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The Hobbit cast discuss how they relaxed in New Zealand

31 December 2012 Last updated at 00:20 GMT

The cast of The Hobbit have discussed how they spent their time away from filming.

James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner have revealed in the early days of shooting they went out in the evening while Martin Freeman admitted that he usually went home.

The film has set a US box office record for December, taking $84.8m (£52.4m) in its opening weekend.

Newsbeat spoke to James Nesbitt, Aidan Turner, Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage about their experiences while filming in New Zealand.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is currently on release in cinemas across the UK.

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