Daily Archives: December 16, 2012

The Hobbit Makes An Unexpected Gross: Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

Colour all of us here at Biff Bam Pop just a little bit surprised with how the weekend turned out. Sure, the surefire hit of the holiday season claimed the top spot at predicted, but if these numbers hold up, and there’s no reason to doubt they won’t, it looks as though Peter Jackson’s return to middle-earth under performed on its opening weekend. Here’s what went down.

The-Hobbit-poster-2The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened at number one with a very strong $84 million. That’s nothing to turn our noses at. But, and of course there’s a but, with the hype and the legacy of the Lord of the Rings films theoretically in its favour, it’s very surprising that the film didn’t make at least $100 million in its first three days. Perhaps it’s the running time…the myriad of methods one can view the film in…whatever the case, I think more than a few Hobbit/Tolkien fanatics are going to be a little let down with the grosses. Still, its $37 million Friday take home was the biggest December opening day record, which is impressive indeed. Look for the The Hobbit to hold steady over the next few weekends.

Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
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Biff Bam Pop Holiday Gift Guide: Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop! Anthology

This holiday season, a lot of books are going to be given as gifts. Due to recent film releases, how many copies of Life of Pi, The Hobbit or Les Miserables are going to make their way under the tree? How many copies of <a-hem> Fifty Shades of Grey will be wrapped up with a red bow?

With the release of the iPad Mini, how many of those devices and other reading tablets will find themselves in the hands of readers with smiling faces by the 25th of this month? I’ll tell you the answer: lots.

Lots and lots and lots.

Well, we’ve got you covered at Biff Bam Pop! Books can be expensive and tablets need e-books to make them worthwhile. And if you haven’t already heard (or need to be reminded), our first short story anthology, Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop Short Story Anthology is waiting for you to gift to a loved one or yourself this holiday season!

You can read just how strange – and how cool – it is after the jump!

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