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The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series consist of high fantasy adventure films based on the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit novels by J. R. R Tolkien it began with 3 animated films and 6 live-action films.

Early Films (1977-1980)Edit

Peter Jackson Films (2001-2014)Edit

The Lord of the Rings Films (2001-2003)Edit

# Title Release Date Worldwide Gross RT MC
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring December 19, 2001 $871.5 million 91% 92%
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers December 18, 2002 $926.0 million 96% 88%
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King December 17, 2003 $1.119 billion 95% 94%

The Hobbit Films (2012-2014)Edit

# Title Release Date Worldwide Gross RT MC
4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey December 14, 2012 $1.017 billion 64% 58%
5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug December 13, 2013 $960.3 million 74% 66%
6

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

December 17, 2014 $955.1 million 59% 59%
Middle-earth
Early Films The Hobbit (1977), The Lord of the Rings (1978), The Return of the King (1980)
The Lord of the Rings Films The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), The Return of the King (2003)
The Hobbit Films An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

TimelineEdit

Movies' chronology
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