During an interview with The Miami Herald about his upcoming film "Pain & Gain," Bay said he wishes he could re-shoot important parts of "Armageddon" adding that dire circumstances like time constraints and a mental breakdown from a team member kept the movie from being as good as it could have been.
“I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks,” Bay says. “It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ‘What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?’ But the movie did fine.”
Despite, the director's mea culpa about the movie's creative flaws, "Armageddon" did incredibly well at the box office grossing $553,709,788 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.