Film Franchises

The Lord of the Rings

6 movies over 12 years and 11 months ($5,847.07M)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Dec 17, 2014
2 years 5 months 8 days ago
$955.12M (16.34%)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Dec 13, 2013
3 years 5 months 12 days ago
$958.40M (16.39%)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Dec 14, 2012
4 years 5 months 11 days ago
$1,017.00M (17.39%)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Dec 17, 2003
13 years 5 months 8 days ago
$1,118.89M (19.14%)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Dec 18, 2002
14 years 5 months 7 days ago
$926.29M (15.84%)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Dec 19, 2001
15 years 5 months 6 days ago
$871.37M (14.9%)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Dec 17, 2014 - 2 years 5 months 8 days ago
$955.12M (16.34%)
Director
Peter Jackson
Writers
Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel)
Actors
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott
After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Dec 13, 2013 - 3 years 5 months 12 days ago
$958.40M (16.39%)
Director
Peter Jackson
Writers
Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel)
Actors
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott
After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Dec 14, 2012 - 4 years 5 months 11 days ago
$1,017.00M (17.39%)
Director
Peter Jackson
Writers
Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel)
Actors
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott
Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Dec 17, 2003 - 13 years 5 months 8 days ago
$1,118.89M (19.14%)
Director
Peter Jackson
Writers
J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay)
Actors
Noel Appleby, Ali Astin, Sean Astin, David Aston
While Frodo & Sam continue to approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, unaware of the path Gollum is leading them, the former Fellowship aid Rohan & Gondor in a great battle in the Pelennor Fields, Minas Tirith and the Black Gates as Sauron wages his last war against Middle-Earth.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Dec 18, 2002 - 14 years 5 months 7 days ago
$926.29M (15.84%)
Director
Peter Jackson
Writers
J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Stephen Sinclair (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay)
Actors
Bruce Allpress, Sean Astin, John Bach, Sala Baker
While Frodo and Sam, now accompanied by a new guide, continue their hopeless journey towards the land of shadow to destroy the One Ring, each member of the broken fellowship plays their part in the battle against the evil wizard Saruman and his armies of Isengard.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Dec 19, 2001 - 15 years 5 months 6 days ago
$871.37M (14.9%)
Director
Peter Jackson
Writers
J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay)
Actors
Alan Howard, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin, Sala Baker
An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign!
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