Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies‘ has managed to stay at the top of the US box office rankings for the 4th consecutive weekend. In total the movie has earned an epic $700 million in the US alone. This mega blockbuster is the final chapter to ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy of movies, and completes the journey of Bilbo Baggins. The film should be well on its way to grossing $1 billion before exiting theaters, and then raking in even more money in the rental and disc sales later.
Hobbit Tops Box Office For 4th Week Earning $700 Million Total
The film was expected to be a major box office player, with both of its predecessors earning roughly $1 billion each. Even if the film manages to fall short of that grand total, it still had an impressive run. This success adds to the already mounting success of Peter Jackson’s film career, which has got to be one of the most successful in movie history.
Critics have said good things about the film, and it has earned equally good reviews by critics. Though being much longer than the average film in most theaters, it still manages to fill more seats per showing that its competition, helping it bring in its impressive totals.
The country of New Zealand, which was home to many of the movie sets in all of the Tolkien based movies has enjoyed a healthy surge of tourism thanks to the allure of the movie sets. Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fans have flocked to the remote island nation to tour the hobbit houses and various other locations key to the films.
IMDB currently ranks the film as a 7.8 out of 10, which is a respectable score. This places it currently 0.2 behind the previous Hobbit film, which earned an 8.0 out of 10.
Hobbit Tops Box Office For 4th Week Earning $700 Million Total.