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The Hobbit finale release moved back

2013-03-01 14:39
The Hobbit
Los Angeles – Bad news for fans of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies: The release of the third Hobbit movie There and Back Again has been delayed by 5 months.

Warner Bros has changed The Hobbit: There and Back Again's release date from 18 July, 2014 to 17 December, 2014, according to a Deadline report.

This schedule shake-up means that There and Back Again will not be competing for box office spoils during the lucrative summer blockbuster season in the US.

The delayed release also prevents the final instalment in Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy from going up against 20th Century Fox's release of another highly anticipated sequel (to a prequel) X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Jackson's other JRR Tolkien adaptations have traditionally been released in mid-December, to coincide with Christmas.

The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has grossed over $980m worldwide since its release on 14 December, 2012. The second instalment, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, will be released on 13 December 2013.

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