More people in the world will instantly recognize the Star Wars theme, Darth Vader's Theme, The Force theme, and not know even ONE theme from any LOTR movie to date.
As much as I dislike LOTR, I have to admit that's not true. In college everybody was humming the Fellowship Theme the day before the movie opened. And by everybody I mean most musically illeterate folks who did know they what they where humming. And that theme gets played in a lot of ringtones.
I have to admit the Ring Theme and the Fellowship Theme are excellent. The rest of the score just