The red carpet took place in Wellington, New Zealand and was attended by key cast members including Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, the Company of Dwarves and director Peter Jackson.
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Stormy front expected to bring wind, rain, thunder and lightning to much of the country as it moves its way north.
Jennifer Lopez announced relief efforts to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Source: AP