The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Grosses

Domestic (33.7%)
$377,027,325
Summary Details
DistributorNew Line Cinema
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Opening$72,629,713
3,703 theaters
Budget$94,000,000
MPAAPG-13
Running Time3 hr 21 min
GenresAdventure Drama Fantasy
In Release381 days/54 weeks
Widest Release3,703 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Dec 17, 2003Wednesday1$34,450,834--3,703$9,303$34,450,8341
Dec 18, 2003Thursday1$17,019,987-50.6%-3,703$4,596$51,470,8212
Dec 19, 2003Friday1$21,811,549+28.2%-3,703$5,890$73,282,3703
Dec 20, 2003Saturday1$27,492,053+26%-3,703$7,424$100,774,4234
Dec 21, 2003Sunday1$23,326,111-15.2%-3,703$6,299$124,100,5345
Dec 22, 2003Monday1$13,563,208-41.9%-3,703$3,662$137,663,7426
Dec 23, 2003Tuesday1$12,476,242-8%-3,703$3,369$150,139,9847
Dec 24, 2003Wednesday1$7,544,400-39.5%-78.1%3,703$2,037$157,684,3848
Dec 25, 2003
Christmas Day
Thursday1$13,986,220+85.4%-17.8%3,703$3,776$171,670,6049
Dec 26, 2003Friday1$19,152,196+36.9%-12.2%3,703$5,172$190,822,80010
Dec 27, 2003Saturday1$17,249,267-9.9%-37.3%3,703$4,658$208,072,06711
Dec 28, 2003Sunday1$14,196,641-17.7%-39.1%3,703$3,833$222,268,70812
Dec 29, 2003Monday1$10,052,588-29.2%-25.9%3,703$2,714$232,321,29613
Dec 30, 2003Tuesday1$9,615,240-4.4%-22.9%3,703$2,596$241,936,53614
Dec 31, 2003
New Year's Eve
Wednesday1$7,509,391-21.9%-0.5%3,703$2,027$249,445,92715
Jan 1, 2004
New Year's Day
Thursday1$12,784,656+70.2%-8.6%3,703$3,452$262,230,58316
Jan 2, 2004Friday1$10,602,130-17.1%-44.6%3,703$2,863$272,832,71317
Jan 3, 2004Saturday1$10,563,221-0.4%-38.8%3,703$2,852$283,395,93418
Jan 4, 2004Sunday1$7,015,027-33.6%-50.6%3,703$1,894$290,410,96119
Jan 5, 2004Monday1$2,228,471-68.2%-77.8%3,703$601$292,639,43220
Jan 6, 2004Tuesday1$2,015,440-9.6%-79%3,703$544$294,654,87221
Jan 7, 2004Wednesday1$1,805,059-10.4%-76%3,703$487$296,459,93122
Jan 8, 2004Thursday1$1,651,907-8.5%-87.1%3,703$446$298,111,83823
Jan 9, 2004Friday2$3,676,960+122.6%-65.3%3,532$1,041$301,788,79824
Jan 10, 2004Saturday1$6,439,410+75.1%-39%3,532$1,823$308,228,20825
Jan 11, 2004Sunday1$4,092,728-36.4%-41.7%3,532$1,158$312,320,93626
Jan 12, 2004Monday1$1,098,097-73.2%-50.7%3,532$310$313,419,03327
Jan 13, 2004Tuesday1$1,148,156+4.6%-43%3,532$325$314,567,18928
Jan 14, 2004Wednesday1$989,404-13.8%-45.2%3,532$280$315,556,59329
Jan 15, 2004Thursday1$1,036,039+4.7%-37.3%3,532$293$316,592,63230
Jan 16, 2004Friday4$2,376,259+129.4%-35.4%3,003$791$318,968,89131
Jan 17, 2004Saturday2$4,614,194+94.2%-28.3%3,003$1,536$323,583,08532
Jan 18, 2004Sunday2$3,229,017-30%-21.1%3,003$1,075$326,812,10233
Jan 19, 2004
MLK Day
Monday3$2,228,291-31%+102.9%3,003$742$329,040,39334
Jan 20, 2004Tuesday2$739,324-66.8%-35.6%3,003$246$329,779,71735
Jan 21, 2004Wednesday2$610,621-17.4%-38.3%3,003$203$330,390,33836
Jan 22, 2004Thursday3$641,904+5.1%-38%3,003$213$331,032,24237
Jan 23, 2004Friday6$1,509,646+135.2%-36.5%2,558$590$332,541,88838
Jan 24, 2004Saturday6$3,158,167+109.2%-31.6%2,558$1,234$335,700,05539
Jan 25, 2004Sunday3$2,117,943-32.9%-34.4%2,558$827$337,817,99840
Jan 26, 2004Monday3$527,010-75.1%-76.3%2,558$206$338,345,00841
Jan 27, 2004Tuesday3$546,848+3.8%-26%2,558$213$338,891,85642
Jan 28, 2004Wednesday3$576,890+5.5%-5.5%2,558$225$339,468,74643
Jan 29, 2004Thursday3$552,266-4.3%-14%2,558$215$340,021,01244
Jan 30, 2004Friday7$1,371,409+148.3%-9.2%2,256$607$341,392,42145
Jan 31, 2004Saturday4$2,739,574+99.8%-13.3%2,256$1,214$344,131,99546
Feb 1, 2004Sunday4$1,199,820-56.2%-43.3%2,256$531$345,331,81547
Feb 2, 2004Monday4$387,715-67.7%-26.4%2,256$171$345,719,53048
Feb 3, 2004Tuesday4$399,383+3%-27%2,256$177$346,118,91349
Feb 4, 2004Wednesday4$368,338-7.8%-36.2%2,256$163$346,487,25150
Feb 5, 2004Thursday4$352,421-4.3%-36.2%2,256$156$346,839,67251
Feb 6, 2004Friday9$907,810+157.6%-33.8%1,878$483$347,747,48252
Feb 7, 2004Saturday7$2,014,866+121.9%-26.5%1,878$1,072$349,762,34853
Feb 8, 2004Sunday7$1,370,995-32%+14.3%1,878$730$351,133,34354
Feb 9, 2004Monday6$295,586-78.4%-23.8%1,878$157$351,428,92955
Feb 10, 2004Tuesday6$282,298-4.5%-29.3%1,878$150$351,711,22756
Feb 11, 2004Wednesday6$263,172-6.8%-28.6%1,878$140$351,974,39957
Feb 12, 2004Thursday5$303,176+15.2%-14%1,878$161$352,277,57558
Feb 13, 2004Friday8$799,613+163.7%-11.9%1,663$480$353,077,18859
Feb 14, 2004Saturday7$1,957,907+144.9%-2.8%1,663$1,177$355,035,09560
Feb 15, 2004Sunday7$1,429,675-27%+4.3%1,663$859$356,464,77061
Feb 16, 2004
Presidents' Day
Monday6$903,086-36.8%+205.5%1,663$543$357,367,85662
Feb 17, 2004Tuesday7$309,557-65.7%+9.7%1,663$186$357,677,41363
Feb 18, 2004Wednesday7$297,803-3.8%+13.2%1,663$179$357,975,21664
Feb 19, 2004Thursday6$293,263-1.5%-3.3%1,663$176$358,268,47965
Feb 20, 2004Friday12$653,702+122.9%-18.2%1,407$464$358,922,18166
Feb 21, 2004Saturday10$1,299,866+98.8%-33.6%1,407$923$360,222,04767
Feb 22, 2004Sunday7$896,887-31%-37.3%1,407$637$361,118,93468
Feb 23, 2004Monday10$210,728-76.5%-76.7%1,407$149$361,329,66269
Feb 24, 2004Tuesday10$225,112+6.8%-27.3%1,407$159$361,554,77470
Feb 25, 2004Wednesday11$187,721-16.6%-37%1,407$133$361,742,49571
Feb 26, 2004Thursday10$198,452+5.7%-32.3%1,407$141$361,940,94772
Feb 27, 2004Friday13$495,714+149.8%-24.2%1,112$445$362,436,66173
Feb 28, 2004Saturday12$1,021,754+106.1%-21.4%1,112$918$363,458,41574
Feb 29, 2004Sunday11$657,197-35.7%-26.7%1,112$591$364,115,61275
Mar 1, 2004Monday6$278,415-57.6%+32.1%1,112$250$364,394,02776
Mar 2, 2004Tuesday7$281,259+1%+24.9%1,112$252$364,675,28677
Mar 3, 2004Wednesday7$244,837-12.9%+30.4%1,112$220$364,920,12378
Mar 4, 2004Thursday7$252,225+3%+27.1%1,112$226$365,172,34879
Mar 5, 2004Friday8$720,571+185.7%+45.4%1,903$378$365,892,91980
Mar 6, 2004Saturday7$1,433,740+99%+40.3%1,903$753$367,326,65981
Mar 7, 2004Sunday7$883,511-38.4%+34.4%1,903$464$368,210,17082
Mar 8, 2004Monday6$222,746-74.8%-20%1,903$117$368,432,91683
Mar 9, 2004Tuesday6$239,109+7.3%-15%1,903$125$368,672,02584
Mar 10, 2004Wednesday6$218,626-8.6%-10.7%1,903$114$368,890,65185
Mar 11, 2004Thursday6$235,642+7.8%-6.6%1,903$123$369,126,29386
Mar 12, 2004Friday10$486,695+106.5%-32.5%1,307$372$369,612,98887
Mar 13, 2004Saturday9$908,040+86.6%-36.7%1,307$694$370,521,02888
Mar 14, 2004Sunday9$626,766-31%-29.1%1,307$479$371,147,79489
Mar 15, 2004Monday9$207,934-66.8%-6.6%1,307$159$371,355,72890
Mar 16, 2004Tuesday9$229,529+10.4%-4%1,307$175$371,585,25791
Mar 17, 2004Wednesday9$199,466-13.1%-8.8%1,307$152$371,784,72392
Mar 18, 2004Thursday9$224,086+12.3%-4.9%1,307$171$372,008,80993
Mar 19, 2004Friday12$361,805+61.5%-25.7%1,021$354$372,370,61494
Mar 20, 2004Saturday12$598,062+65.3%-34.1%1,021$585$372,968,67695
Mar 21, 2004Sunday11$390,881-34.6%-37.6%1,021$382$373,359,55796
Mar 22, 2004Monday10$120,947-69.1%-41.8%1,021$118$373,480,50497
Mar 23, 2004Tuesday10$122,720+1.5%-46.5%1,021$120$373,603,22498
Mar 24, 2004Wednesday12$116,907-4.7%-41.4%1,021$114$373,720,13199
Mar 25, 2004Thursday11$130,624+11.7%-41.7%1,021$127$373,850,755100
Mar 26, 2004Friday15$177,824+36.1%-50.9%661$269$374,028,579101
Mar 27, 2004Saturday16$331,070+86.2%-44.6%661$500$374,359,649102
Mar 28, 2004Sunday15$196,923-40.5%-49.6%661$297$374,556,572103
Mar 29, 2004Monday15$61,634-68.7%-49%661$93$374,618,206104
Mar 30, 2004Tuesday15$66,946+8.6%-45.4%661$101$374,685,152105
Mar 31, 2004Wednesday15$71,951+7.5%-38.5%661$108$374,757,103106
Apr 1, 2004Thursday15$73,544+2.2%-43.7%661$111$374,830,647107
Apr 2, 2004Friday19$99,709+35.6%-43.9%348$286$374,930,356108
Apr 3, 2004Saturday19$165,106+65.6%-50.1%348$474$375,095,462109
Apr 4, 2004Sunday19$109,088-33.9%-44.6%348$313$375,204,550110
Apr 5, 2004Monday19$38,323-64.9%-37.8%348$110$375,242,873111
Apr 6, 2004Tuesday19$45,294+18.2%-32.3%348$130$375,288,167112
Apr 7, 2004Wednesday20$40,151-11.4%-44.2%348$115$375,328,318113
Apr 8, 2004Thursday20$49,682+23.7%-32.4%348$142$375,378,000114
Apr 9, 2004Friday21$96,875+95%-2.8%338$286$375,474,875115
Apr 10, 2004Saturday22$120,030+23.9%-27.3%338$355$375,594,905116
Apr 11, 2004
Easter Sunday
Sunday21$72,328-39.7%-33.7%338$213$375,667,233117
Apr 12, 2004Monday22$49,044-32.2%+28%338$145$375,716,277118
Apr 13, 2004Tuesday21$41,307-15.8%-8.8%338$122$375,757,584119
Apr 14, 2004Wednesday21$37,286-9.7%-7.1%338$110$375,794,870120
Apr 15, 2004Thursday21$36,360-2.5%-26.8%338$107$375,831,230121
Apr 16, 2004Friday26$62,995+73.3%-35%295$213$375,894,225122
Apr 17, 2004Saturday25$103,154+63.7%-14.1%295$349$375,997,379123
Apr 18, 2004Sunday25$61,172-40.7%-15.4%295$207$376,058,551124
Apr 19, 2004Monday24$18,112-70.4%-63.1%295$61$376,076,663125
Apr 20, 2004Tuesday24$22,106+22.1%-46.5%295$74$376,098,769126
Apr 21, 2004Wednesday24$21,226-4%-43.1%295$71$376,119,995127
Apr 22, 2004Thursday24$22,707+7%-37.5%295$76$376,142,702128
Apr 23, 2004Friday27$51,014+124.7%-19%268$190$376,193,716129
Apr 24, 2004Saturday24$84,490+65.6%-18.1%268$315$376,278,206130
Apr 25, 2004Sunday23$59,226-29.9%-3.2%268$220$376,337,432131
Apr 26, 2004Monday25$16,461-72.2%-9.1%268$61$376,353,893132
Apr 27, 2004Tuesday25$16,145-1.9%-27%268$60$376,370,038133
Apr 28, 2004Wednesday23$15,675-2.9%-26.2%268$58$376,385,713134
Apr 29, 2004Thursday22$16,239+3.6%-28.5%268$60$376,401,952135
Apr 30, 2004Friday32$39,716+144.6%-22.1%221$179$376,441,668136
May 1, 2004Saturday30$69,865+75.9%-17.3%221$316$376,511,533137
May 2, 2004Sunday30$45,050-35.5%-23.9%221$203$376,556,583138
May 3, 2004Monday27$13,579-69.9%-17.5%221$61$376,570,162139
May 4, 2004Tuesday27$14,092+3.8%-12.7%221$63$376,584,254140
May 5, 2004Wednesday26$14,571+3.4%-7%221$65$376,598,825141
May 6, 2004Thursday27$13,794-5.3%-15.1%221$62$376,612,619142
May 7, 2004Friday27$27,643+100.4%-30.4%190$145$376,640,262143
May 8, 2004Saturday27$45,050+63%-35.5%190$237$376,685,312144
May 9, 2004Sunday26$31,016-31.2%-31.2%190$163$376,716,328145
May 10, 2004Monday23$10,006-67.7%-26.3%190$52$376,726,334146
May 11, 2004Tuesday23$10,904+9%-22.6%190$57$376,737,238147
May 12, 2004Wednesday23$11,159+2.3%-23.4%190$58$376,748,397148
May 13, 2004Thursday22$12,034+7.8%-12.8%190$63$376,760,431149
May 14, 2004Friday31$23,542+95.6%-14.8%153$153$376,783,973150
May 15, 2004Saturday27$41,933+78.1%-6.9%153$274$376,825,906151
May 16, 2004Sunday28$27,096-35.4%-12.6%153$177$376,853,002152
May 17, 2004Monday25$8,125-70%-18.8%153$53$376,861,127153
May 18, 2004Tuesday26$8,624+6.1%-20.9%153$56$376,869,751154
May 19, 2004Wednesday25$7,767-9.9%-30.4%153$50$376,877,518155
May 20, 2004Thursday23$9,271+19.4%-23%153$60$376,886,789156
May 21, 2004Friday28$19,356+108.8%-17.8%135$143$376,906,145157
May 22, 2004Saturday28$31,462+62.5%-25%135$233$376,937,607158
May 23, 2004Sunday28$21,358-32.1%-21.2%135$158$376,958,965159
May 24, 2004Monday24$9,451-55.7%+16.3%135$70$376,968,416160
May 25, 2004Tuesday27$6,047-36%-29.9%135$44$376,974,463161
May 26, 2004Wednesday26$6,260+3.5%-19.4%135$46$376,980,723162
May 27, 2004Thursday25$7,046+12.6%-24%135$52$376,987,769163
May 28, 2004Friday30$6,990-0.8%-63.9%61$114$376,994,759164
May 29, 2004Saturday30$9,765+39.7%-69%61$160$377,004,524165
May 30, 2004Sunday29$8,549-12.5%-60%61$140$377,013,073166
May 31, 2004
Memorial Day
Monday30$6,179-27.7%-34.6%61$101$377,019,252167
Jun 1, 2004Tuesday28$2,326-62.4%-61.5%61$38$377,021,578168
Jun 2, 2004Wednesday29$2,498+7.4%-60.1%61$40$377,024,076169
Jun 3, 2004Thursday28$3,249+30.1%-53.9%61$53$377,027,325170