“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third and final installment to “The Hobbit” trilogy, opens at $117.6 million in its early foreign launch. Read on for further details.
Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” opens to a strong start with the early foreign launch of the third and last installment to “The Hobbit” trilogy, which is based on the award-winning book by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The earnings of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” in its early foreign release is higher than the previous “The Hobbit” movies. The film, starring Martin Freeman, has scored a record for the best international Imax December opening with $6.4 million, surpassing the movie’s first installment, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which earned $5.025 million.
The film received 1.4 million admissions in the UK, grossing a whopping $15.15 million from 1,490 screens. The movie also had a stellar opening in Germany (which earned the movie $19.5 million from 1.46 million admissions), Brazil and Mexico ($17.9 million each), France ($14.5 million) and Russia ($13.4 million).
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” follows the story of Bilbo Baggins and his newly found friends among this group of dwarves as they face the consequences of unleashing the dragon. As you all well know, Smaug dies in the early part of the movie (after breathing fire at Lake-town and causing destruction), thanks to Bard’s iron sword. But what leads the story is not entirely Bilbo Baggins but Thorin Oakshield — his greed over the reclaimed gold and his obsession over the Arkenstone also known as the “Dragon Sickness.” The elves and the people of Lake-town want their share of gold in the Lonely Mountain, which leads Thorin to declare war amongst the elves and the people as he sees his cousin arrive with an army. Not long before they start fighting each other comes the Orcs, causing the elves, dwarves and people to fight together, not against each other.
The movie will be released in the U.S., Italy, South Korea and Spain on Dec. 17, 2014 and in Australia on Boxing Day, Dec. 26, 2014.
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