PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.
Though some posters of this film state that the characters have thirty-three days. Apparently, this film is set only roughly twenty days in a summer, and at the time the asteroid is discovered, they have just eighteen days till it hits Earth.
This is the Earth, at a time when the dinosaurs roamed a lush and fertile planet.
Narrator: A piece of rock just 6 miles wide changed all that.
Narrator: It hit with the force of 10,000 nuclear weapons. A trillion tons of dirt and rock hurtled into the atmosphere, ...
Even though the second shuttle takes off later then the first, they are neck and neck when they clear the atmosphere.
All initial UK '12' Certificate videos came with the full promo video for Aerosmith's: "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" before the film started. The video only came with the limited widescreen or even more limited 'double feature' boxed video with 'The Making of Armaggedon' as a bonus video. Also some outtakes (1 per character) were featured at the very end of the credits with text underneath saying 'In loving memory of
British TV premiere on Channel 5 (March 2002) excluded the wide shot showing the damage caused to New York by the meteor shower.
English, Russian, Indonesian
$36,089,972 5 July 1998