THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES Over the last few days, we’ve noticed theatres around the world are starting to put up running time estimates for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. IMAX Raleigh, for example, lists 144 minutes, and Swedish website has the same figure, as does Event Cinemas in Australia.

Production sources have reaffirmed to us that the running time is somewhere between 140 to 150 minutes. So 144 minutes could well be it, folks.