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, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
In the movie, a lot of the music was performed by Aerosmith, whose lead singer is Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler's father.
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, ...
The dog actually puts 3 different animals in its mouth. The first shot shows a very small toy (green/orange). The next shot shows a much larger balloon type toy (mostly green). The third shot shows a balloon type toy (with plates on its back).
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
American Television Version deletes a 5-second scene of the World Trade Center, damaged and in flames, after the opening asteroid shower. In addition, a second scene of the World Trade Center Tower 2 being hit by a fragment is cut short.
English, Russian, Indonesian
$36,089,972 (USA) (5 July 1998)
$201,573,391 (USA) (6 December 1998)