Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace





Release Summary

Genre Adventure Drama Fantasy Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Adventure Drama Fantasy Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
DistributorNew Line (Pre-Warner) 20th Century Fox Film Corporation New Line (Pre-Warner) 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Release DateDec 17, 2003May 16, 2002Dec 18, 2002May 19, 1999
Domestic Gross $377,027,325$302,191,252$339,785,181$431,088,295
Production Budget$94,000,000$115,000,000$94,000,000$115,000,000
Running Time3 hr 21 min2 hr 22 min2 hr 59 min2 hr 16 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesRated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesRated PG for sustained sequences of sci-fi action/violenceRated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and scary imagesPG-13Rated PG for sci-fi action/violence

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $377,027,325$302,191,252$339,785,181$431,088,295
Opening Weekend $72,629,713$80,027,814$62,007,528$64,820,970
Opening % of Total19.3%26.5%18.2%15%
Widest Release3,7033,1613,6223,126
Close DateJun 3, 2004Nov 3, 2002Aug 24, 2003Feb 3, 2000
In Release381 days / 54 weeks232 days / 33 weeks379 days / 54 weeks593 days / 84 weeks
Weekends at #14234
Weekends in Top 10127811

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$1,118,887,224$640,912,840$923,015,234$924,305,084
Foreign Gross$741,859,899$338,721,588$583,225,353$493,216,789
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%52.8%63.2%53.4%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$302,191,252$339,785,181$431,088,295
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%47.2%36.8%46.6%
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