Even though the reviews were mixed, it did not stop Hobbit fans from turning out in droves this weekend
. The film raked in over $84M in the US and added another $138M internationally. The previous best December opening was for Avatar which took in $77M, but I don't think this movie will beat Avatar. I just think that Avatar had more staying power than The Hobbit will. Unlike the three Rings films, Hobbit did not get any Golden Globe nominations. On a side note, Skyfall has almost hit $1B globally which means there will be another 20 years of Bond films and Daniel Craig can probably ask for an receive a fortune for the next installment.