Armageddon opened in theaters only two-and-a-half months after a similar impact-based movie, Deep Impact. Armageddon fared better at the box office, while astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate. Both films were equally received by film critics. Armageddon was an international box-office success, despite generally negative reviews from critics. It became the highest-grossing film of 1998 worldwide.
- Narration By Charlton Heston