The Hobbit: Battle Of Five Armies sat atop the North American box office for the third consecutive week and crossed the $200 million mark last Sunday finishing up with a domestic total of $221 million in sales.
In international markets the last film in the trilogy also continued it’s impressive run by crossing the $500 million mark, putting the total global box office receipts at $721 million (and counting).
Reviews have been fairly positive with Rotten Tomatoes scoring the film at 61% while audiences scored scored the film higher at 77%.
One thing is for sure, we won’t let the opportunity to see the last installment of ‘The Hobbit’ slip by and we recommend seeing the film at an IMAX 3D theater.
‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves.
Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice.
But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), the great enemy Sauron 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 in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.