Peter Jackson had to use large resources to give life to the work of Tolkien on the big screen. His trilogy, which ended with The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King , broadcast on France 2 at 8:55 p.m., contains some very surprising figures. Wondering how many extras participated in the filming? Or what size are the hobbits? Was the answer.
A historical saga
The literary saga has 1,300 pages.
400 pages of script were filmed .
The trilogy Peter Jackson has cost $ 300 million
915,000 meters. is the length of all the films end to end. This equates to roughly the distance between Paris and Marseille …
If he takes the urge you to watch the trilogy long version in its entirety, know that it will take you at all !, 11 hours and 23 minutes
Hours of preparation
3 and a half years: the period during which the latex ovens turned to create all the masks and prosthetics of the trilogy.
12 million rings were laid by hand to make the coats of mail. People have been specially hired for that and worked throughout the shooting.
It took 159 nose prostheses Ian McKellen to look like Gandalf.
1,600 feet prostheses were required to dress the toes of the Hobbits. Please note in passing that Hobbit measuring 1m20.
19,000 costumes were used.
350 sets had to be built and the trilogy took more than 100 shooting locations.
A huge success
$ 860 million in revenue in the world (313 million US) and 6.8 million entries in France for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
$ 910 million in revenue worldwide ($ 337 million US) and 6. 9 million admissions in France for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
1.119 million dollars in revenue in the world (361 million US). and 7.2 million admissions in France for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
17 Oscars gathered for the three films of the saga