The Lord of the Rings is the sixth-highest grossing franchise ever. Both books and films have defined and redefined fantasy over the years. We have 10 facts about the franchise that you definitely don't know.
In The Lord of the Ring, the reason the eagles don't just fly everyone to Mount Doom because "the eagles are their own race and do things for their own reasons." Also, Tolkien didn't like them to be seen as "Middle-Earth taxis."