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The Hobbit trilogy cost HOW MUCH?! Also new Five Armies poster

October 24th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….