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Should NZ have paid to ensure the Hobbit films were made here?

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The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has earned $US959 million ($1.15 billion) worldwide, a third of this in the United States.

The National-led Government controversially changed employment laws and granted tax breaks amounting to $NZ67 million to Warners in 2010 after director Sir Peter Jackson warned The Hobbit franchise could be moved to countries where it was cheaper to film.

A majority of New Zealanders polled by the Herald back the $67 million in tax breaks given to the producers of The Hobbit by the Government - but only if the films return more than that to the local economy.

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