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10. “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

Inflation-adjusted worldwide gross: $1.16 billion
Actual gross: $925.28 million
Year released: 2002

“Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” is the second film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The films are based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and were directed by Peter Jackson. The entire project took eight years, with filming for all three films done simultaneously in picturesque locations in New Zealand. The books were written between 1937 and 1949 and were developed from Tolkein’s earlier work, “The Hobbit.”

Photo: New Line Cinema