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The Lord of the Rings voted best film adapatation

Vue Cinemas have done a survey of cinema-goers and have discovered that The Lord of the Rings trilogy has beaten the Harry Potter series to claim the crown as best book-to-film adaptation.

Following the results of the survey, Vue says:

Director Peter Jackson scored a box office hat trick with his movie adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary masterpiece, the Lord of the Rings.

With ticket sales amassing $2,917,506,956 (£1,787,304,818) globally, it came as no surprise that the majority of those surveyed preferred the movies to the books, with the exception of fans in East Anglia, the North West, Yorkshire and Humber districts.

Although both sexes chose the movies over the books, a larger percentage of males preferred the books. Over 50% of respondents that felt key moments from the books were missing from the movies – many fans agreed that the absence of Tom Bombadil left a major gap in the plot.

Peter Jackson has addressed this issue in the past, stating that they simply couldn’t figure out a way to include Bombadil without losing momentum on the rest of the plot.

About the Author: The Tolkien Society
The Tolkien Society is an educational charity and worldwide membership organisation devoted to promoting research into, and educating the public in, the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Society organises regular events (such as Oxonmoot and Tolkien Reading Day), publishes regular books and journal (such as Amon Hen and Mallorn), and is working towards a permanent home to Tolkien in the UK.