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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. $168,522,000 3,875 $54,724,334 3,875 12/17/14
TOTAL:$1,790,545,163----
AVERAGE:$255,792,1663,234$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 $499,689,700 $377,027,325 12/17/03
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $465,270,000 $339,789,881 12/18/02
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $442,294,400 $313,364,114 12/19/01
4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $307,221,700 $303,003,568 12/14/12
5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $255,902,500 $258,366,855 12/13/13
6 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB $169,356,300 $168,522,000 12/17/14
7 The Lord of the Rings (1978) UA $105,738,400 $30,471,420 11/15/78
TOTAL:$2,245,473,000$1,790,545,163-
AVERAGE:$320,781,900$255,792,166-

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 $958.4 $258.4 27% $700.0 73% 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 $495.9 $168.5 34% $327.4 66% 2014
TOTAL:$5,383.0$1,760.132.7%$3,623.067.3%-
AVERAGE:$897.2$293.332.7%$603.867.3%-





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