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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.



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After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies  »

Box Office


$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,724,334 (USA) (19 December 2014)


$255,108,370 (USA) (27 March 2015)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Samuel Taylor: A young Hobbit at the auction of Bag End. See more »


When Legolas grabs the Gundabad bat to fly to nearby tower, he is upside down for couple of minutes. His arrows should have fallen out of his quiver. However, when he lands, his quiver is full of arrows. See more »


Gandalf: [to army] You have but one question to answer: How shall this day end?
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening title is divided into two parts: "The Hobbit" appears at the beginning of the film, and after Smaug's death "The Battle of the Five Armies" appears. See more »


Referenced in Studio C: Episode #5.2 (2014) See more »


The Last Goodbye
Written by Billy Boyd, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh
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User Reviews

That's what happens when you expand a single book into three movies

Well, I have to say that I'm glad that's over. The final movie was well worth the price of admission, which in my case was a free ticket to a preview screening.

I found this movie to be a stretch and as the final movie in a trilogy that was getting less interesting the further you went into the series, I left feeling extremely disappointed, and glad I didn't pay for the premium experience (3D, Imax, etc).

There was a little too much CG this time around, and it wasn't even all that great. Case in point two close scenes with a rider approaching and leaving were clearly CG...they couldn't even afford to use a real horse and rider? Come on...

The battle scenes went on way too long and in parts were even more ridiculous than the "riding the broken wooden bridges all the way down to the bottom of the cavern..." scene in the earlier edition of this series, and since the battle scenes were pretty much all that carried this movie, well...

Yes, this movie does have to be seen and it should be viewed on a big screen. However, in the opinion of this reviewer, waiting until it appears in a second run theatre will provide better value for money.

It's a movie that wraps up a series, but when compared to Peter Jackson's original LOTR work it pales and is as pale as an orc who has been working in the basement of Orthanc. At night. With the lights out.

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