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
Australia 12/26/03 $36,550,919
Argentina 1/1/04 $4,698,147
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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AUSTRALIA
Weekly Box Office


2003
Date
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RankWeekend
Gross
/
% Change
TheatersChange / Avg.Gross-to-DateWeek #
Dec. 25–31 1 $14,220,219 - 453 - $31,391 $14,220,219 1


2004
Date
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RankWeekend
Gross
/
% Change
TheatersChange / Avg.Gross-to-DateWeek #
Jan. 1–7 1 $8,419,982 -40.8% 453 - $18,587 $22,640,201 2
Jan. 8–14 1 $4,374,670 -48.0% 451 -2 $9,700 $27,014,871 3
Jan. 15–21 2 $2,721,663 -37.8% 431 -20 $6,315 $28,712,518 4
Jan. 22–28 4 $2,032,924 -25.3% 366 -65 $5,554 $30,745,442 5
Jan. 29–Feb. 4 4 $1,197,578 -41.1% 319 -47 $3,754 $31,943,020 6
Feb. 5–11 4 $886,377 -26.0% 282 -37 $3,143 $32,829,397 7
Feb. 12–18 5 $723,573 -18.4% 233 -49 $3,105 $33,552,970 8
Feb. 19–25 4 $661,503 -8.6% 177 -56 $3,737 $34,214,473 9
Feb. 26–Mar. 3 6 $508,009 -23.2% 158 -19 $3,215 $34,620,722 10
Mar. 4–10 5 $523,461 +3.0% 166 +8 $3,153 $35,162,499 11
Mar. 11–17 5 $519,228 -0.8% 204 +38 $2,545 $35,681,727 12
Mar. 18–24 10 $252,375 -51.4% 132 -72 $1,912 $35,924,102 13
Mar. 25–31 13 $154,797 -38.7% 59 -73 $2,624 $36,078,899 14
Apr. 1–7 13 $131,946 -14.8% 58 -1 $2,275 $36,210,845 15
Apr. 8–14 18 $96,952 -26.5% 25 -33 $3,878 $36,307,797 16
Apr. 15–21 19 $62,862 -35.2% 22 -3 $2,857 $36,370,659 17

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