All good things are coming to an end, and most of them will end with a bang, especially for the supposed last movie about the Middle Earth — “The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies” — as it surpassed the half a billion dollar mark in the recent global box office standings. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies” has been heading its box office date since it was released last Dec. 17, 2014 in theaters worldwide. Checking tabs on North America, Peter Jackson’s supposed last hoorah for the Middle Earth has been taking the first place in the domestic box office. Now, the movie has been brimming with strength overseas as well, making the third film reach an estimated gross of $700 million worldwide. This information proves that the film has not only been heading the domestic US sales for the four succeeding weeks of its release. It’s been taking the foreign box office grossing in the past four weeks too!
According to Flickering Myth, “The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies” is now getting really close to stealing the fifth spot in the worldwide box office movie released in 2014 with the way it was able to garner an estimate of $52.2 million over the weekend. As the digits would show, its earnings of $722.9 million is so close to overtaking prime fifth spot holder, Universal’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which earned $746 million while it was shown in the cinemas for over 20 weeks. Comparing the “X-Men’s” 20-week stand to “The Hobbit’s” 4 weeks, it would be safe to say that the conclusion of the Middle Earth saga will be overtaking more of the top 5 prime spot holders any time soon, especially with China not having its release yet until the 23rd of January this year.
On the promotional assessment of Comic Book Movie, “The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies” didn’t really get that much reception as other anticipated films had last year. The hype wasn’t really loud on the final installment, but with the numbers to prove, it’s safe to say that the Middle Earth fans just know how to keep their emotions at bay until the final sword has been drawn. Looking back in Middle Earth’s cinematic records, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” did earn $1 billion back in 2012. Case in point, will “The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies” reach that or maybe even surpass it? What do you think?
That concludes our update on the box office standing of “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more movie updates.
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