Anticipating The Hobbit Online Casino GamePublished December 17, 2012 by OCR Editor
From US box office smasher to online slots?
An Unexpected Journey indeed... despite a really quite tepid response from the critics, Peter Jackson's latest Middle Earth epic has smashed the record for the biggest December opening in US box office history. In its first weekend alone, the movie has taken in $84.8 million in ticket sales.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in a new fantasy trilogy by Peter Jackson, starring Ian McKellen and Benedict Cumberbatch. The trilogy prequels Lord of the Rings, both based on books written by JRR Tolkein.
This weekend's phenomenal success comes as a surprise, after critics panned the film for being one long, overblown battle scene. Another issue they all seemed to take up on, was that it was shot a double the normal frame-rate, making for a jarring view.Hobbit-Themed Slots?
In spite of all this, it probably wouldn't be too hasty to forecast that the new Hobbit trilogy will outsell the $2.9 billion Lord of the Rings movies. And following suite, may follow another state-of-the-art Microgaming video slot game.
As we reported in November, The Lord of the Rings slot game was discontinued when the Tolkein estate sued Warner Bros. for launching unauthorized merchandise with their brand. But no doubt all fixtures will be in place to introduce the new Hobbit brand into the slots world.