Lord of the Rings Showdown

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies







Release Summary

Genre Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Adventure Fantasy Adventure Fantasy Adventure Fantasy
DistributorNew Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner) Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Warner Bros.
Release DateDec 17, 2003Dec 18, 2002Dec 19, 2001Dec 14, 2012Dec 13, 2013Dec 17, 2014
Domestic Gross $377,027,325$339,789,881$313,364,114$303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788
Production Budget$94,000,000$94,000,000$93,000,000
Running Time3 hr 21 min2 hr 59 min2 hr 58 min2 hr 49 min2 hr 41 min2 hr 24 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesRated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesRated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and scary imagesPG-13Rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary imagesRated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening imagesRated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, frightening images and fleeting nudityRated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images(Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images. )Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening imagesRated R for some violence

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $377,027,325$339,789,881$313,364,114$303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788
Opening Weekend $72,629,713$62,007,528$47,211,490$84,617,303$73,645,197$54,724,334
Opening % of Total19.3%18.2%15.1%27.9%28.5%21.5%
Widest Release3,7033,6223,3814,1003,9283,875
Close DateJun 3, 2004Aug 24, 2003Apr 25, 2013Apr 17, 2014Apr 2, 2015
In Release381 days / 54 weeks379 days / 54 weeks378 days / 54 weeks383 days / 54 weeks384 days / 54 weeks380 days / 54 weeks
Weekends at #1434333
Weekends in Top 101289655

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$1,140,682,011$936,689,735$883,726,270$1,017,003,568$958,366,855$956,019,788
Foreign Gross$763,654,686$596,899,854$570,362,156$714,000,000$700,000,000$700,900,000
Foreign % of Worldwide66.9%63.7%64.5%70.2%73%73.3%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$313,364,114$303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788
Domestic % of Worldwide33.1%36.3%35.5%29.8%27%26.7%