The Lord Of The Rings needs no introduction. The franchise is often suggested to them, who have just started watching the Hollywood cinema. It is amongst those rare examples where all the instalments of the franchise struck gold, commercially as well as critically.
Featuring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler and others, The Lord Of The Rings is a trilogy which is helmed by Peter Jackson. After the first instalment arriving in 2001, the other two parts released in the next two years. The epic fantasy adventure trilogy garnered a huge sum globally and is considered as a cult in its respective genre.
Take a look at the global box office performance of the trilogy:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The first instalment opened to highly positive reviews from both critics and ticket paying audience as well. It earned a global sum of $888 million, as per Box Office Mojo. It has a rating of 8.8 out of 10 on IMDb.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
It too opened on a highly positive note and its IMDb ratings of 8.7 out of 10 are proof. It made $937 million in its theatrical run, thus missing a 1 billion mark by a short distance.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The third instalment is considered one of the greatest and most influential films ever made. It collected a whopping sum of $1.14 billion in its lifetime run. It has a rating of 8.9 out of 10 on IMDb.
On the whole, the franchise has a global collection of $2.96 billion under its kitty, thus missing a $3 billion mark by a small distance.