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 (33.1%)
$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
GenresAction Adventure Drama Fantasy
In Release381 days/54 weeks
Widest Release3,703 theaters
ChartRanking
Top Opening Weekends By Month - December9
Slowest to $100–$900 Million - $350M12
Top Holiday Single Day Grosses - New Year's Day12
Top Holiday Single Day Grosses - Christmas Day18
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Thursday20
Top Opening Weekends By Season - Holiday season26
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Thursday40
Fastest to $100–$900 Million - $250M41
Fastest to $100–$900 Million - $300M42
Fastest to $100–$900 Million - $350M42
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Friday43
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Thursday46
Slowest to $100–$900 Million - $300M47
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Tuesday57
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 2ND58
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Friday60
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 12TH61
Fastest to $100–$900 Million - $150M62
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 7-days62
Fastest to $100–$900 Million - $200M65
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 10-days66
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 3RD66
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Monday66
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 6-days66
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 8-days68
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 5-days70
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 9-days72
Top Opening Weekends by MPAA Rating - PG-1377
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 9TH80
Opening Days83
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 4-days88
Slowest to $100–$900 Million - $250M89
Fastest to $100–$900 Million - $100M89
Holiday Weekends - MLK wknd93
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Sunday100
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 10TH100
Smallest Second Weekend Drops - Saturated 3,000+ Theaters106
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Tuesday109
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 5TH110
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 11TH112
Opening Weekends112
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 3-days114
Top Opening Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends119
Top Opening Grosses by Days in Release - 2-days122
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 4TH126
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Wednesday128
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 8TH130
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Wednesday131
Top Weekend Theater Averages - All Weekends - Wide133
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Saturday134
Top Single Day Non-Opening Grosses by Day of the Week - Monday139
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 7TH148
Slowest to $100–$900 Million - $200M149
Widest Openings by MPAA Rating - PG-13150
Top Weekends: 2nd – 12th - 6TH159
Widest Releases by MPAA Rating - PG-13162
Top Single Day Grosses196