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The Lord of the Rings



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioGross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line $377,027,325 3,703 $72,629,713 3,703 12/17/03
2 2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line $339,789,881 3,622 $62,007,528 3,622 12/18/02
3 3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line $313,364,114 3,381 $47,211,490 3,359 12/19/01
4 7 The Lord of the Rings (1978) United Artists $30,471,420 31 $626,649 31 11/15/78
5 4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros. $303,003,568 4,100 $84,617,303 4,045 12/14/12
6 5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Warner Bros. $258,366,855 3,928 $73,645,197 3,903 12/13/13
7 6 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Warner Bros. $249,576,000 3,875 $54,724,334 3,875 12/17/14
TOTAL:$1,871,599,163----
AVERAGE:$267,371,3093,234$56,494,6023,220-

Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $510,766,500 $377,027,325 12/17/03
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $475,583,900 $339,789,881 12/18/02
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $452,098,900 $313,364,114 12/19/01
4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $314,032,100 $303,003,568 12/14/12
5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $261,575,300 $258,366,855 12/13/13
6 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB $249,576,000 $249,576,000 12/17/14
7 The Lord of the Rings (1978) UA $108,082,400 $30,471,420 11/15/78
TOTAL:$2,371,715,000$1,871,599,163-
AVERAGE:$338,816,400$267,371,309-

Worldwide (Unadjusted)
RankTitle (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $1,119.1 $377.0 33.7% $742.1 66.3% 2003
2 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $1,017.0 $303.0 29.8% $714.0 70.2% 2012
3 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $960.4 $258.4 26.9% $702.0 73.1% 2013
4 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $923.3 $339.8 36.8% $583.5 63.2% 2002
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $869.3 $313.4 36% $556.0 64% 2001
6 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB $809.7 $249.6 30.8% $560.1 69.2% 2014
TOTAL:$5,698.8$1,841.132.3%$3,857.767.7%-
AVERAGE:$949.8$306.932.3%$642.967.7%-





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