The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $117,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $117,600,000
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Synopsis

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide—unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Fresh
Critics
69% - Fresh

Movie Details

Production Budget:$250,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 17th, 2014 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
December 17th, 2014 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: December 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Finland)
December 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Norway)
December 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Sweden)
December 11th, 2014 (Wide), released as Le Hobbit: La Bataille Des Cinq Armées (Belgium)
December 11th, 2014 (Wide), released as Le Hobbit: La Bataille Des Cinq Armées (France)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
(Rating bulletin 2351, 12/3/2014)
Running Time: 144 minutes
Franchise: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Keywords: 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D, Lord of the Rings
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Metor-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Wingnut Films

Cast

   Gandalf the Grey
   Bilbo
   Thorin Oakenshield
   Tauriel
   Thranduil
   Bard
Benedict Cumberbatch    Smaug/Necromancer
Ken Stott    Balin
James Nesbitt    Bofur
Cate Blanchett    Galadriel
Ian Holm    Old Bilbo
Christopher Lee    Saruman
Hugo Weaving    Elrond
Orlando Bloom    Legolas
Stephen Fry    Master of Laketown
John Bell    Bain
Manu Bennett    Azog
Jed Brophy    Nori
Adam Brown    Ori
John Callen    Oin
Billy Connolly    Dain
Ryan Gage    Alfrid
Mark Hadlow    Dori
Stephen Hunter    Bombur
William Kircher    Bifur
Sylvester McCoy    Radagast
Graham McTavish    Dwalin
Dean O'Gorman    Fili
Mikael Persbrandt    Beorn
Aidan Turner    Kili
Peter Hambleton    Gloin
Lee Pace    Thranduil
Peggy Nesbitt    Sigrid
Mary Nesbitt    Tilda
John Tui    Bolg
Mark Mitchinson    Braga
Kelly Kilgour    Soury
Sarah Peirse    Hilda Bianca
Nick Blake    Percy
Simon London    Feren
Conan Stevens    Keeper of the Dungeons
Allan Smith    Ragash
Miranda Harcourt    Olga
Thomasin McKenzie    Astrid
Erin Banks    Lobelia Sackville Baggins
Brian Hotter    Otho Sackville Baggins
Timothy Bartlett    Master Worrywort
Merv Smith    Tosser Grubb
Martin Kwok    Voice of Ragash
Dee Bradley Baker    Creature Voice
Olof Johnsson    Creature Voice
Jon Olson    Creature Voice
Otep Shamaya    Creature Voice
Debra Wilson    Creature Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Fran Walsh
Screenwriter    Philippa Boyens
Screenwriter    Peter Jackson
Screenwriter    Guillermo Del Toro
Story Creator    J.R.R. Tolkien
Producer    Peter Jackson
Producer    Carolynne Cunningham
Producer    Zane Weiner
Producer    Fran Walsh
Executive Producer    Alan Horn
Executive Producer    Tony Emmerich
Executive Producer    Ken Kamins
Executive Producer    Carolyn Blackwood
Director of Photography    Andrew Lesnie
Production Designer    Dan Hannah
Editor    Jabez Olssen
Special Visual Effects Supervisor    Joe Letteri
Visual Effects and Animation    Weta Digital
Co-Producer    Philippa Boyens
Co-Producer    Eileen Moran
Composer    Howard Shore
Animation Supervisor    David Clayton
Animation Supervisor    Michael Cozens
Animation Supervisor    Aaron Gilman
Associate Producer    Matthew Dravitzki
Associate Producer    Amanda Walker
Costume Designer    Richard Taylor
Costume Designer    Bob Buck
Costume Designer    Ann Maskrey
Casting Director-U.K. Casting    Amy Hubbard
Casting Director-U.K. Casting    John Hubbard
Casting Director-U.S. Casting    Victoria Burrows
Casting Director-U.S. Casting    Scot Boland
Casting Director-New Zealand Casting    Liz Mullane
Casting Director-New Zealand Casting    Miranda Rivers
Casting Director-Australian Casting    Ann Robinson
Special Make up Effects-Armour, Weapons, Creatures and Special Make up    Richard Taylor
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Saindon
Visual Effects Supervisor    R. Christopher White
Visual Effects Supervisor    Matt Aitken
Unit Production Manager    Brigitte Yorke
Unit Production Manager    Zane Weiner
Assistant Director-First Assistant Director    Carolynne Cunningham
Second Unit Director    Andy Serkis
Supervising Sound Editor    Brent Burge
Supervising Sound Editor    Jason Canovas
Sound Designer    David Farmer
Sound Editor    Dave Whitehead
Re-recording Mixer    Christopher Boyes
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Hedges
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Music Editor-Supervising Music Editor    Mark Willsher
Post-Production Supervisor    Joshua Levinson
Supervising Art Director    Simon Bright
Art Director    Andy McLaren
Art Director    Brad Mill
Art Director    Brian Massey
Set Decorator    R.A. Vincent
Sound Mixer    Tony Johnson
Script Supervisor    Victoria Sullivan
Sound Effects Editor    Justin Webster
Sound Effects Editor    Hayden Collow
Dialogue Editor    Martin Kwok
Dialogue Editor    Ray Beentjes
Dialogue Editor    Matt Stutter
Production Supervisor    Stephanie Weststrate
Stunt Coordinator    Glenn Boswell

International Box Office: Hobbit Stands Tall

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies started its international run earning first place with $122.2 million on 15,395 screens in 37 markets. Not only did it earn the best opening of The Hobbit Trilogy, but it was often times the biggest opening in Peter Jackson's career, or even occasionally in Warner Bros' history. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it pulled in $20.5 million on 1,442 screens. Next up was the U.K. and France, which had nearly identical openings of $15.2 million on 1,489 screens and $15.1 million on 914 screens respectively. It earned $13.56 million on 2,390 screens in Russia. Brazil and Mexico were neck-and-neck with $6.8 million on 1,037 screens and $6.3 million on 2,775 screens respectively. It earned $2.4 million on 640 screens in Japan, which seems low compared to the other markets, but it is nearly double the debut The Desolation of Smaug earned. More...

Contest: The Devil Made Me Do It

Next week, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens on Wednesday. Normally this would prevent it from being the target film in our weekly box office prediction contest. However, it will still earn more than the other two wide releases, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie, will make combined. As such, The Battle of the Five Armies is the clear choice for for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of At the Devil's Door on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Cam2Cam on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: December

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Australia 12/16/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Austria 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Belgium 12/11/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Bolivia 12/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Brazil 12/13/2014 $6,900,000 1037 1037 1037 $6,900,000 12/14/2014
Chile 12/26/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
China 2/21/2015 $0 0 0 0 $0
Colombia 12/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Croatia 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Cyprus 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Czech Republic 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Egypt 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Estonia 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Finland 12/10/2014 $0 0 195 0 $499,000 12/11/2014
France 12/11/2014 $14,500,000 914 914 914 $14,500,000 12/14/2014
Germany 12/12/2014 $19,500,000 1442 1442 1442 $19,500,000 12/14/2014
Greece 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Hong Kong 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
India 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Indonesia 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Italy 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Japan 2/28/2015 $2,500,000 644 644 644 $2,500,000 12/14/2014
Latvia 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Lebanon 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Lithuania 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Malaysia 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Mexico 12/12/2014 $6,400,000 3010 3010 3010 $6,400,000 12/14/2014
Netherlands 12/11/2014 $2,299,300 226 226 226 $2,928,564 12/15/2014
New Zealand 12/12/2014 $1,849,322 104 104 104 $1,849,322 12/16/2014
Norway 12/10/2014 $0 0 311 0 $1,030,000 12/11/2014
Panama 12/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Peru 12/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Philippines 12/11/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Russia (CIS) 12/18/2014 $13,596,168 2390 2390 2390 $13,400,000 12/16/2014
Serbia and Montenegro 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Singapore 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Slovakia 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Slovenia 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
South Africa 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
South Korea 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Spain 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Sweden 12/10/2014 $0 0 443 0 $1,500,000 12/11/2014
Switzerland (French Speaking) 12/11/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Switzerland (German Speaking) 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Taiwan 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Thailand 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Turkey 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Ukraine 12/18/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Arab Emirates 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Kingdom 12/13/2014 $15,150,000 1490 1490 1490 $15,150,000 12/14/2014
Uruguay 12/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Venezuela 12/25/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
Rest of World $31,443,114
 
International Total$117,600,000 12/16/2014

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies