The bold attempt to film J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fable of Middle-earth has been a resounding success. Already, the first two films in director Peter Jackson’s rousing Lord of the Rings trilogy from New Line Cinema have become classics—very successful classics: The Fellowship of the Ring, with its Hobbits, wizards, elves, and Orcs, generated $862.2 million in box-office revenue; the second film, The Two Towers, topped that with ticket sales of $920.5 million, putting it into fourth place among all films, of all time. [More]