It has been revealed that Peter Jackson and his crew have thus far spent over $560 million on making three Hobbit movies.
Variety are reporting that work on the trilogy has so far passed the $550million mark, already more than was spent on the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy.
That astronomical figure includes the 266 days spent filming last year, as well as two months of additional shooting earlier this year. That total will also been increased with additional post-production work on the next two films. Jacksion’s decision to shoot the pictures in 3D and at 48fps also contributed to the amount.
However, despite the high figures, New Line and Warner Bros. won’t be overly concerned, seeing as An Unexpected Journey took over $1billion at the box office, with The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again extremely likely to do the same.
The Desolation of Smaug is due to release on December 13.