Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
‘Hobbit’ Beats ‘Anchorman 2’
still got itWarner Bros./AP
The Daily Beast
The Channel 4 news team can't beat a bunch of Middle-earth creatures. After taking first place at the box office its opening weekend, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug returned to the top spot, beating out Anchorman 2 with $403.8 million worldwide. The Anchorman sequel took in $26.8 million in its debut, $2 million less than the original.