Hobbit sequel earns $800 million worldwide and climbing

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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Photo: Warner Bros.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” has crossed the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office in its fifth week in global release, now standing at more than $803 million and still climbing.

The conclusion to Peter Jackson’s acclaimed “The Hobbit” Trilogy, based on the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” has earned an estimated $244.5 million domestically to date and held the top spot at the box office for its first three weekends. Jackson now has the distinction of having all three films in both his “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy and “The Hobbit” Trilogy be number one at the box office for at least three consecutive weekends, which is a record for any film series.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” dominated the international box office for its first four weekends in a row, and has grossed $558.6 million to date. China opens the film on January 23, 2015.

Moviegoers who want to enjoy “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” on the largest possible canvas have filled IMAX theatres worldwide. The film has grossed $35.3 million domestically, and $31.8 million for a global total of $67.1 million.

Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM. Like the first two films in the Trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” was released in High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D) in select theaters, other 2D and 3D formats, and IMAX. For showtimes near you, visit www.thehobbit.com.

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