A Friday Video: The Economic Impact of The Lord of the Rings

You probably haven’t heard, but Peter Jackson’s tiny, independent film, The Hobbit, is devouring theater screens all over the world. Obviously, it comes just a decade on the heels of his enormously popular Lord of the Rings trilogy.  And all of it derives from the gobs and gobs of copies sold of J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy works. As you can imagine, the Lord of the Rings franchise has generated a tremendous economic impact. The folks at OnlineMBA.com have put together a fascinating video that breaks it all down. If you’re a fan of The Lord of the Rings, the movie business in general, or infographic-type statistics broken down into easily digestible bite-sized pieces, then it’s well worth the view.


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One response to “A Friday Video: The Economic Impact of The Lord of the Rings

  1. “This doesn’t include the sales of used books” Trust me, the “used” market for early editions of these books is well over the $15 average they were quoting.

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