Middle Earth from The Hobbit movie
Image Courtesy of New Zealand Tourism/Ian Brodie
"The Hobbit", the latest movie produced by Peter Jackson and which was filmed entirely in New Zealand, is proving to be a huge hit. Gross sales now past the US$500 million mark. This is an amazing achievement and is set to continue. As the first of a trilogy of films, the entire series could prove to be one of the biggest-earning movie franchises of all time.
It is also doing great things for tourism to New Zealand. There are a number of tourist operators in the country offering tours of the movie locations (and those of the preceding "Lord of the Rings" trilogy). They are reporting a significant increase in bookings from fans all around the world, wanting to come here to see where and how the movies were made.
The success of "The Hobbit" is great for movie-goers and it's also great for New Zealand. If you haven't yet seen the movie yourself, get along to the theater and see what all the fuss is about. You'll see some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery.
More about "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" movies:
- Review of the Hobbit movie by Rebecca Murray, About.com Movies Guide
- Best North Island Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Movie Location Tours
- Best South Island Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Movie Location Tours
- Queenstown Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Movie Location Tours