Lords (and lady) of the red carpet

Stars were out in force for the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at London's Leicester Square on Monday.

Peter Jackson

Director of The Hobbit trilogy

Martin Freeman

Bilbo Baggins

Ian McKellen

Gandalf the Grey

Orlando Bloom


Luke Evans

Bard the Bowman

Evangeline Lilly


Benedict Cumberbatch

Smaug / Necromancer


16 Number of years director Peter Jackson spent on the two trilogies

266 Number of days for the entire The Hobbit trilogy shoot

1937 The year JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit was first published

36,000 Number of orcs created digitally for the final epic battle

$2.6 billion Worldwide boxoffice figures for the first two The Hobbit movies

$3.8 billion Worldwide boxoffice figures for The Lord Of The Rings trilogy