The holiday movie-going season is in its early stages right now, and all eyes are slowly turning toward the looming release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14. Early reports today suggest that the film ate up 33 percent of Fandango sales on Wednesday, overtaking both Skyfall and next week'sTwilight finale for #1 on the popular ticketing site.
What will surely be the year's final mega-blockbuster has a lot to live up to. That's not just because of the weight of history it carries fromThe Lord of the Rings trilogy, but also because of the fact that 2012 - while hit and miss overall at the box office - has already produced three huge blockbusters. As the first to ever generate three $400+ million grossing films domestically, one might say this year has gone on an unexpected journey itself. Can The Hobbit live up to and carry on that namesake?
As a bit of advance Twitter tracking, let's check out where this year's biggest films stood in the social media circle 6 weeks out from their release.
Edited by ShawnMR, 08 November 2012 - 10:14 AM.