THE LORD OF THE RINGS:
THE RETURN OF THE KING


Domestic Total Gross: $377,027,325
Domestic Lifetime Gross: $377,845,905
Distributor: New LineRelease Date: December 17, 2003
Genre: FantasyRuntime: 3 hrs. 20 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13Production Budget: $94 million


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Country
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Release
Date
Total Gross
FOREIGN TOTAL 12/17/03 $742,083,616
Argentina 1/1/04 $4,698,147
Australia 12/26/03 $36,550,919
Austria 12/17/03 $9,858,870
Baltic States 1/2/04 $937,415
Belgium 12/17/03 $9,902,589
Bolivia 12/25/03 $291,146
Brazil 12/25/03 $9,902,206
Bulgaria 1/9/04 $609,501
Central America and the Greater Antilles 12/25/03 $2,289,571
Chile 12/17/03 $3,113,642
China 3/12/04 $10,427,541
Colombia 12/25/03 $2,592,113
Croatia 1/1/04 $1,245,950
Czech Republic 1/15/04 $3,043,451
Czech Republic/Slovakia 1/15/04 $3,575,890
Denmark 12/17/03 $16,188,249
Ecuador 12/25/03 $643,687
Egypt 2/11/04 $219,683
Estonia 1/2/04 $402,859
Finland 12/17/03 $7,096,209
France 12/17/03 $48,409,847
Germany 12/17/03 $87,481,674
Greece 12/17/03 $8,032,233
Hong Kong 12/18/03 $4,983,077
Hungary 1/8/04 $2,943,624
Iceland 12/26/03 $1,001,355
India 2/8/04 $944,651
Indonesia 1/14/04 $1,323,144
Israel 12/18/03 $2,890,082
Italy 1/22/04 $35,837,796
Japan 2/14/04 $94,966,172
Latvia 1/9/04 $258,679
Lebanon 12/24/03 $150,000
Lebanon/United Arab Emirates 12/24/03 $1,533,229
Lithuania 1/2/04 $275,877
Malaysia 12/18/03 $1,903,364
Mexico 12/17/03 $15,626,424
Netherlands 12/17/03 $19,162,315
New Zealand 12/18/03 $8,879,189
Norway 12/17/03 $12,460,370
Palestine 12/25/03 $2,197,356
Peru 12/17/03 $1,390,557
Philippines 1/8/04 $1,605,882
Poland 1/1/04 $7,968,195
Portugal 12/17/03 $4,702,013
Puerto Rico 12/17/03 $1,871,308
Romania 1/2/04 $414,102
Russia 1/22/04 $12,122,431
Russia - CIS 1/22/04 $14,080,000
Serbia & Montenegro 12/25/03 $680,354
Singapore 12/18/03 $3,143,349
Slovakia 1/15/04 $532,439
Slovenia 1/8/04 $620,872
South Africa (Entire Region) 12/17/03 $3,840,418
South Korea 12/17/03 $28,462,848
Spain 12/17/03 $39,834,538
Sweden 12/17/03 $24,123,767
Switzerland 12/17/03 $10,991,061
Taiwan 12/18/04 $11,756,953
Thailand 12/19/03 $4,630,752
Turkey 12/19/03 $5,110,660
Ukraine 1/22/04 $1,623,212
United Kingdom 12/17/03 $106,643,712
Uruguay 12/25/03 $288,591
Venezuela 12/25/03 $1,196,154
West Indies 12/24/03 $540,013
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OVERSEAS TOTAL
Weekend Box Office


2003
Date
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RankWeekend
Gross
/
% Change
TerritoriesChange / Avg.Gross-to-DateWeek #
Dec. 19–21 1 $125,900,000 - 28 - $4,496,429 $125,900,000 1
Dec. 26–28 1 $82,500,000 -34.5% 38 +10 $2,171,053 $268,400,000 2


2004
Date
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RankWeekend
Gross
/
% Change
TerritoriesChange / Avg.Gross-to-DateWeek #
Jan. 9–11 1 $35,200,000 - 51 - $690,196 $454,951,776 4
Jan. 16–18 2 $23,100,000 -34.4% 54 +3 $427,778 $496,780,187 5
Jan. 23–25 2 $28,700,000 +24.2% 57 +3 $503,509 $538,715,365 6
Jan. 30–Feb. 1 2 $20,700,000 -27.9% 58 +1 $356,897 $572,774,454 7
Feb. 6–8 2 $11,100,000 -46.4% 58 - $191,379 $591,535,706 8
Feb. 13–15 1 $21,700,000 +95.5% 60 +2 $361,667 $618,390,990 9
Feb. 20–22 1 $13,900,000 -35.9% 60 - $231,667 $644,261,478 10
Feb. 27–29 3 $11,000,000 -20.9% 60 - $183,333 $663,095,093 11
Mar. 5–7 1 $9,400,000 -14.6% 60 - $156,667 $679,422,744 12
Mar. 19–21 - $7,500,000 - 61 - $122,951 $708,889,182 14
Mar. 26–28 - $5,000,000 -33.3% 0 -61 n/a $717,971,592 15
Apr. 2–4 - $3,100,000 -38.0% 50 +50 $62,000 $725,245,702 16
Apr. 23–25 - $1,030,549 - 0 - n/a $735,624,928 19
Apr. 30–May 2 - $921,212 -10.6% 39 +39 $23,621 $738,805,944 20
May 7–9 - $511,142 -44.5% 38 -1 $13,451 $739,503,157 21
May 14–16 - $270,692 -47.0% 37 -1 $7,316 $740,111,678 22
May 21–23 - $172,540 -36.3% 38 +1 $4,541 $740,575,454 23
May 28–30 - $46,967 -72.8% 33 -5 $1,423 $740,775,843 24

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