The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy of epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson and based on the J. R. R. Tolkien novel of the same name. Tolkien, J. R. R. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003) are the subtitles for the three films (2003). It’s an international collaboration between New Zealand and the United States, produced and released by New Line Cinema with WingNut Films as a co-producer. Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, and Sean Bean are among the ensemble cast members in the movie. But, the main question that arises is that did it make a profit? Read below to know the answer.
The films are set in the fictitious Middle-earth and follow Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring on a mission to destroy the One Ring in order to secure the demise of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. After the Fellowship disbands, Frodo continues his journey with his faithful friend Sam and the evil Gollum. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Gondor’s exiled heir, joins forces with Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Merry, Pippin, and the wizard Gandalf to organise the Free Peoples of Middle-earth in the War of the Ring to help Frodo by diverting Sauron’s attention away from him.
From 11 October 1999 to 22 December 2000, the three films were shot concurrently and fully in Jackson’s home New Zealand, with pick-up shooting taking place between 2001 and 2004. With a budget of $281 million, it was one of the most expensive and ambitious cinema productions ever attempted. The Lord of the Rings is largely considered one of the most important and influential film series of all time. It was a huge commercial success, with $2.991 billion in worldwide earnings, making it one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. It is regarded as one of the most profit generating movie series.