Worldwide, the movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s books have grossed about $6 billion. It’s doubtful that the biopic about the author, Tolkien, will produce such heady box-office numbers, but for many fans, the movie should prove to be extremely illuminating. And, according to its star, Nicholas Hoult, it’s a film that plays out as an inspirational love story that anybody can appreciate.
Tolkien opens in theaters this Friday.