The franchise currently ranks ninth, just behind “Twilight.” It only needs to bring in $310 million more to take over the “Twilight” spot, which it should be able to do with ease. Prior to the release of “The Hobbit,” the franchise has earned $2.91 billion.
The top-earning franchise is “Harry Potter,” which has raked in an astounding $7.70 billion in global ticket sales. “LOTR” has some pretty heavy lifting to do if it wants to get anywhere close to that, but it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility.
The first of the three “Hobbit” films is currently playing nationwide.