Those who liked the film liked it better than the first, while those who didn't like it didn't like the first one to begin with
No cause for alarm if "Smaug" opens a little shy of "Journey" -- there's just more competition at home this year
"Unexpected Journey's" $1 billion global haul was 70 percent foreign -- and 'Smaug" is positioned to do even better
The Comedy Central star swears he's in it -- but he may not be easy to find
Thousands of theaters will show "Desolation of Smaug" at director Peter Jackson's preferred speed, but Warner Bros. and Jackson hope the divisive format stays out...
Clearer and more engaging than its predecessor, this second installation in the "Hobbit" trilogy deftly brings out the human side of dwarves and elves while...
He also calls Jimmy Kimmel "Jay" -- oops
The airline adds Smaug to its fleet of 'Hobbit'-themed planes
"The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit" should deliver, and here's betting on more hits than misses at Christmas
The first installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy grossed $13 million from its midnight showings
They'll receive the annual honor for new media and technology at PGA Awards ceremony on Jan. 19
Oscar-winning director tells New Zealand paper he wants to move away from blockbusters
Two new television promos for Peter Jackson's second film in his "Hobbit" trilogy highlight the action -- and rivalries -- Bilbo and company encounter as...
Connolly's condition will not prevent him from continuing to work
In case you missed it, Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign took another hit, Cheryl Boone Isaacs became the Academy's first African-American president, and WikiLeaks mole Bradley Manning...
Freddie Wong's new show has garnered 1.3 million views in three days
Mr. Smudge marks the end of a long journey that Jackson shared with fans through avid use of social media
The actors, who play Legolas, Thranduil and Tauriel in the sequel, respectively, can't get enough of the over-the-top trailer reaction from two obsessed fans
The soon-to-be-spun-off Time Inc. reported a loss for the quarter
"The Hobbit" has currently grossed $960 million worldwide and opens in China this week
The release date means China could push Peter Jackson's epic over the top in its bid to hit $1B at the worldwide box office
With past winners favored to land nominations, the category could tie a record for the most past champs
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" bested initial estimates that had pegged the debut at $12.4 million
Reviews for "The Hobbit" are solid, but many critics hate higher frame rates
Anticipation, 3D and a bigger foreign market mean "The Hobbit" will outperform the "Lord of the Ring" movies at the worldwide box office
Moviegoers can choose from six screen formats for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." A new Fandango survey suggests the high-frame-rate is piquing interest
Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" opens Friday, but a production company wanted to release its parody of the subject a few days earlier
Behold the first image of Orlando Bloom reprising his "Lord of the Rings" role in the third and final "Hobbit" film
New clips from Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" show a few of the many new encounters Bilbo Baggins has on his unexpected journey
A first look at Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" suggests those nagging questions about the hyper-sharp projection format won't go away anytime soon