Lord of the Rings vs. Harry Potter

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets





Release Summary

Genre Adventure Drama Fantasy Adventure Drama Fantasy Adventure Family Fantasy Adventure Family Fantasy Mystery
DistributorNew Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner) Warner Bros. Warner Bros.
Release DateDec 19, 2001Dec 18, 2002Nov 16, 2001Nov 15, 2002
Domestic Gross $313,364,114$339,785,181$317,575,550$261,988,482
Production Budget$93,000,000$94,000,000$125,000,000$100,000,000
Running Time2 hr 58 min2 hr 59 min2 hr 32 min2 hr 41 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary imagesRated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and scary imagesPG-13Rated PG for some scary moments and mild languageRated PG for some scary moments and mild languageRated PG for scary moments, some creature violence and mild languageRated PG for scary moments, some creature violence and mild language

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $313,364,114$339,785,181$317,575,550$261,988,482
Opening Weekend $47,211,490$62,007,528$90,294,621$88,357,488
Opening % of Total15.1%18.2%28.4%33.7%
Widest Release3,3813,6223,6723,682
Close DateAug 24, 2003May 4, 2003
In Release378 days / 54 weeks379 days / 54 weeks411 days / 58 weeks412 days / 58 weeks
Weekends at #14332
Weekends in Top 109898

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$868,385,360$923,015,234$974,755,371$878,979,634
Foreign Gross$555,021,246$583,225,353$657,179,821$616,991,152
Foreign % of Worldwide63.9%63.2%67.4%70.2%
Domestic Gross$313,364,114$339,785,181$317,575,550$261,988,482
Domestic % of Worldwide36.1%36.8%32.6%29.8%
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