Month: December 2012

BuzzHub in 2012: What You Read and Watched

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views. Click here to see the complete report. Thanks a lot for supporting BuzzHub throughout 2012, and we hope you continue to read our stories throughout the coming year!

‘The Hobbit’ surpasses $500m worldwide

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has surpassed the $500 million benchmark at the worldwide box office. To date, the blockbuster has earned an estimated $179.7 million domestically. In addition, on the heels of its record-breaking release in Australia — the biggest Boxing Day opening of all time — The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has grossed an estimated $344 million internationally, for a global total of $523.7 million.

‘Les Mis’ and ‘Django’ top a successful Christmas Day box office

Tom Hooper’s musical Les Misérables, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, took the top spot with an estimated $18.2 million, the second-largest Christmas Day opening, while Quentin Tarantino’s Western Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, took second place with $15 million. That would make it the third-biggest Christmas Day opening ever.

‘How I Met Your Mother’ renewed for possible final season following Segal contract negotiations

It looks like “How I Met Your Mother” fans will have to wait a little longer to find out the identity of the show’s titular matriarch. According to Deadline, “How I Met Your Mother” has been renewed and will return for a ninth season, after all five stars reportedly signed on for another year following weeks of contract negotiations.

Trailer and poster for ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey released

In the March 15, 2013 release, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt’s growing ego. But lately the duo’s greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they’ve grown to loathe each other.