A survey shows most people think the creators of The Hobbit films should repay tax subsidies.
The first part of the Hobbit trilogy, which made NZ$1.2 billion at the box office worldwide, got $67 million in subsidies from the Government.
A UMR survey of 1000 people has found 70% think the film-makers should pay the subsidy back if the films are successful, compared to 18% who do not.
42% of people thought it was worthwhile subsidising the films, while 38% percent disagreed.
UMR Research commissioned the survey itself.