International grosses for the R-rated sequel's ancient warriors is 10 percent ahead of the original "300"
McDonough will continue to oversee communications and publicity for New Line while taking an expanded role at Warner Bros.
A local train in Poland stands in for the Balrog as a Gandalf stand-in roars, "You shall not pass!"
J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation is precious with foreign audiences
France leads way as Peter Jackson's epic sequel brings in $8.5 million in its first day, a little ahead of "Unexpected Journey"
Judge rejects bid by author's heirs to dismiss counterclaims by studio, Saul Zaentz
In an online opinion piece, Weinstein also reiterates his charge that Warner Bros. is using the dispute to get "Hobbit" rights back
The studio says the "Lord of the Rings" author's estate has cost it millions and hurt "The Hobbit" by not allowing it to license online...
Horror fans, neglected over holiday season, push 3D Leatherface to stunning $23M opening weekend at box office
Universal's "Les Misérables" adds $12M on second day, "Hobbit" does $11.2M and "Django" is next with $10M at the domestic box office
"Hobbit" repeats atop box office with $36M, followed by "Jack Reacher" at $15M with Judd Apatow's "This is 40" next at $12M. "Guilt Trip" can't...
"Hobbit" heads for $32M 2nd week. "Jack Reacher" on $16M pace and Judd Apatow's "This is $40" looking at $13M opening
Animal-rights group wants Peter Jackson to use computer-generated creatures exclusively for his films after allegations of animal mistreatment during "Hobbit" production
Peter Jackson says a thorough investigation found no evidence a horse was "hobbled"
Jackson said that 27 animals did not die on the set of "The Hobbit"; the American Humane Association calls off-set animal deaths "needless and unacceptable"
"Lord of the Rings" director announces on Facebook that there's enough story to warrant three "Hobbit" films
The 3D re-release of the Disney/Pixar classic will be the only animated film to bow in December
Filmmaker is hospitalized in New Zealand with perforated ulcer, delaying production start on his next film
Studio has until Oct. 29 to make a $450 million payment to 100 lenders
Studio would re-emerge with scaled-down production slate that includes James Bond and "The Hobbit"
The money would go toward the making of "The Hobbit" and the Bond series as part of MGM's new standalone plan
Jackson says prequels still on schedule for 2011, and Ian McKellen is the only returning cast member