Every Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movie, Ranked by Box Office Results

The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful and beloved franchises in modern history. The trilogy of films in the early 2000s, adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary work, were landmark releases of their time. They are collectively considered one of the best film trilogies of all time, and to this day people still return to them and fall in love with the world of Middle-Earth all over again. Even the trilogy of movies based on The Hobbit, despite not being as universally adored as The Lord of the Rings, managed to make enormous waves at the box office. Across both trilogies, The Lord of the Rings franchise has averaged just $12 million short of a billion dollars per film. It’s no wonder why Warner Bros. is hoping to revive the series into a franchise reminiscent of Star Wars. Here’s how each film in the Lord of the Rings franchise ranks in terms of the box office:


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