The Lord of the Rings is known widely as one of the most important and influential film series of all time. It was a huge financial success, with $2.991 billion in worldwide receipts, making it one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time.
J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was released in 1954. The book is well-liked by children, parents, and academic professionals, and it has been adopted by schools and colleges all around the world. “The Fellowship of the Ring”, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Liv Tyler, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, and Sean Bean, was the first film version of Tolkien’s written work, released in 2001.
The Lord of the Rings film trilogy was a huge hit. As a result, it’s no surprise that The Lord of the Rings shattered plenty of records and traveled to Mount Doom. The Lord of the Rings rewrote the record books quicker than Shadowfax swept the plains of Rohan, from behind-the-scenes production successes to box office awards and award ceremony honors. Taking all six films into account, Jackson’s epic series still retains the record for the most Oscar nominations and wins for a film series, with 17 out of 37 awards.
Peter Jackson famously turned New Zealand into Middle-earth for his films, tying The Fellowship of the Ring with Shakespeare in Love for the most Academy Award nominations for a film made at least partially by non-Americans. Each Lord of the Rings film outperformed its predecessor in terms of box office, and the three films surpassed the original Star Wars trilogy to become the highest-grossing film trilogy of all time, which they still are in 2020. Away from the glitz and glam of awards season, The Lord of the Rings had a record-breaking production, and Guinness still lists 200,000 fighting characters as the global record for the largest battle sequences on film.