While we had no question that the Hobbit movies cost a staggering amount of money, this is something else altogether.
Financial documents published in New Zealand have revealed that Peter Jackson’s trilogy has reached a total cost of over $745 million.
This means that, basically, since it all filmed together, it is the most expensive film production in history. And since the documents only chart until March 2014, it’s likely the total is higher still.
Still, Newline are happy enough since the first two parts have already scored $1.98 billion, and the third is expected to put another billion on there. So it seems that sometimes to make money, you do indeed need to spend money.
Oh and there’s a new poster for The Battle of the Five Armies too. Which we’ve put at the top of the page. Which is nice.
Source: The Guardian