The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): $1,021,103,568
The success of this film is testament to the power of story telling. The Hobbit was a book before it was made up into the three films, this one being the first in the trilogy. With an all-star cast and some computer animations never seen before, Martin Freeman led audiences on a mesmerizing adventure of nearly three hours. The box office of over a billion proved the immense popularity of this iconic legend and fans were anxiously awaiting the next two installments.