Lord of the Rings Showdown

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Release Summary

Genre 3D Dragon IMAX Sword and Sorcery Prequel Fantasy Prequel Sword and Sorcery Fantasy 3D IMAX Dragon Dragon Sword and Sorcery 3D Fantasy IMAX Prequel Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Sword and Sorcery
DistributorWarner Bros. Warner Bros. Warner Bros. New Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner)
Release DateDec 14, 2012Dec 13, 2013Dec 17, 2014Dec 18, 2002Dec 19, 2001Dec 17, 2003
Gross To Date $303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788$339,789,881$313,364,114$377,027,325
Production Budget$94,000,000$93,000,000$94,000,000
Running Time2 hr 49 min2 hr 41 min2 hr 24 min2 hr 59 min2 hr 58 min3 hr 21 min
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13RPG-13PG-13PG-13

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788$339,789,881$313,364,114$377,027,325
Opening Weekend $84,617,303$73,645,197$54,724,334$62,007,528$47,211,490$72,629,713
Opening % of Total27.9%28.5%21.5%18.2%15.1%19.3%
Widest Release4,1003,9283,8753,6223,3813,703
Close DateApr 25, 2013Apr 17, 2014Apr 2, 2015Aug 24, 2003Jun 3, 2004
In Release383 days / 54 weeks384 days / 54 weeks380 days / 54 weeks379 days / 54 weeks378 days / 54 weeks381 days / 54 weeks
Weekends at #1333344
Weekends in Top 106558912

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$1,017,003,568$958,366,855$956,019,788$936,689,735$880,839,846$1,140,682,011
Foreign Gross$714,000,000$700,000,000$700,900,000$596,899,854$567,475,732$763,654,686
Foreign % of Worldwide70.2%73%73.3%63.7%64.4%66.9%
Domestic Gross$303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788$339,789,881$313,364,114$377,027,325
Domestic % of Worldwide29.8%27%26.7%36.3%35.6%33.1%