APNewsBreak: “Hobbit” Trilogy Cost $561m So Far

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Trilogy

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Trilogy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  -- Making "The Hobbit" movie trilogy has so far cost $561 million and counting, double the amount spent on "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

That figure includes the major shoots with actors, although there will likely be additional post-production costs as the next two movies are completed.

According to financial documents filed Friday in New Zealand, where the movies are being made, production has so far cost 676 million New Zealand dollars, or $561 million at current exchange rates.

Distributor Warner Bros. and director Peter Jackson may consider it money well spent. To date, only the first movie in the latest trilogy has been released. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" took in just over $1 billion at the box office.

Oct 4, 7:07 AM EDT

 
 

News Sources

  • ABC
  • Access Hollywood
  • Associated Press
  • BBC
  • Bloomberg
  • Boston Globe
  • C-SPAN
  • CBS
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Center for Public Integrity
  • CNN
  • Congressional Quarterly
  • Democracy Now!
  • Digg
  • E! Online
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Financial Times
  • Forbes
  • Foreign Policy
  • Fortune
  • Front Street Magazine

  • Administrator : Dascot
  • Administrator : Peter Starr
  • Editor: Ava Greenberg
  • Editor: Seth Walton
  • Contributor: Jerry Adler
  • News Sources

  • Fox News
  • Google News
  • Guardian
  • Huffington Post
  • Independent
  • LA Weekly
  • Los Angeles Times
  • McClatchy
  • Mother Jones
  • National Journal
  • NBC New
  • New York Post
  • New York Times
  • Newsweek
  • Newsy
  • NPR
  • PBS NewsHour
  • People
  • Politico
  • Reuters
  • TPM
  • Washington Post
  • Thanks For Your Support!

    Advertisement
     

    Copyright © 2017 Front Street. All Rights Reserved.