LoTR: Fellowship of the Ring first released.

Lord of The Rings - The Fellowship of The Ring (2001)

Lord of The Rings – The Fellowship of The Ring (2001)

Twelve years ago today, the first instalment of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy was released. ‘The Fellowship of The Ring’ would make over $47 million on its opening weekend.

Director Peter Jackson and his team would go on to rake-in over $281 million with the releases of ‘The Two Towers’ (2002) and ‘The Return of The King’ (2003).

J.R.R Tolkein’s original series of epic fantasy books were a worldwide smash and have been followed more recently by prequel title ‘The Hobbit’, also turned into a trilogy by New Zealander Jackson.

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