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RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line $377,845,905 3,703 $72,629,713 3,703 12/17/03
2 2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line $342,551,365 3,622 $62,007,528 3,622 12/18/02
3 3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line $315,544,750 3,381 $47,211,490 3,359 12/19/01
4 8 The Lovely Bones Paramount (DreamWorks) $44,114,232 2,638 $116,616 3 12/11/09
5 9 West of Memphis Sony Classics $310,154 40 $13,360 5 12/25/12
6 7 King Kong Universal $218,080,025 3,627 $50,130,145 3,568 12/14/05
7 4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros. (New Line) $303,003,568 4,100 $84,617,303 4,045 12/14/12
8 5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Warner Bros. (New Line) $258,366,855 3,928 $73,645,197 3,903 12/13/13
9 6 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Warner Bros. (New Line) $255,119,788 3,875 $54,724,334 3,875 12/17/14
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (9): $2,114,936,642
Average: $234,992,960
Opening Gross Average (7): $63,566,530 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $530,717,800 $377,845,905 12/17/03
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $497,014,700 $342,551,365 12/18/02
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $471,821,800 $315,544,750 12/19/01
4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB (NL) $325,748,200 $303,003,568 12/14/12
5 King Kong Uni. $290,764,900 $218,080,025 12/14/05
6 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB (NL) $271,344,900 $258,366,855 12/13/13
7 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB (NL) $267,589,400 $255,119,788 12/17/14
8 The Lovely Bones P/DW $47,791,900 $44,114,232 12/11/09
9 West of Memphis SPC $334,700 $310,154 12/25/12
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $2,703,128,300
Average: $300,347,600


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $1,119.1 $377.0 33.7% $742.1 66.3% 2003
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB (NL) $1,021.1 $303.0 29.7% $718.1 70.3% 2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB (NL) $958.4 $258.4 27% $700.0 73% 2013
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB (NL) $956.0 $255.1 26.7% $700.9 73.3% 2014
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $923.3 $339.8 36.8% $583.5 63.2% 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $869.3 $313.4 36% $556.0 64% 2001
King Kong Uni. $550.5 $218.1 39.6% $332.4 60.4% 2005
The Lovely Bones P/DW $93.6 $44.1 47.1% $49.5 52.9% 2009
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $6,491.4 million




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