The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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.

All Releases

Domestic (33%)
$377,845,905
International (67%)
$768,185,007
Worldwide
$1,146,030,912
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorNew Line Cinema
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Domestic Opening$72,629,713
Budget$94,000,000
Earliest Release DateDecember 17, 2003 (21 markets)
MPAAPG-13
Running Time3 hr 21 min
GenresAction Adventure Drama Fantasy

By Release

Release GroupRolloutMarketsDomesticInternationalWorldwide
Original ReleaseDecember 17-December 18, 200467 markets$377,027,325$763,654,686$1,140,682,011
2005 Re-releaseFebruary 5, 2005Japan$411,329$411,329
2011 Re-releaseJune 28, 2011Domestic$818,580$818,580
2017 Re-releaseJanuary 25, 2017South Korea$307,481$307,481
2020 Re-releaseJune 25-February 18, 2021APAC, EMEA$237,586$237,586
2021 Re-releaseMarch 18-July 29, 20218 markets$3,573,925$3,573,925

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic2$377,845,90545
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom3$106,689,78411
Germany1$87,207,0006
France1$48,409,84739
Spain1$39,834,5387
Italy2$35,837,79615
Sweden1$24,123,7673
Netherlands2$19,348,3138
Denmark1$16,188,2493
Norway1$12,460,3706
Russia1$12,122,4314
Switzerland1$10,991,0617
Belgium1$9,902,58912
Austria1$9,867,8226
Greece1$8,037,2006
Poland1$7,968,19556
Finland1$7,096,2097
Turkey1$5,244,164123
Portugal1$4,702,01314
South Africa1$3,840,41820
Czech Republic1$3,694,17334
Czech Republic/Slovakia1$3,575,8904
Hungary1$2,943,62418
Israel1$2,890,08249
Palestine1$2,197,3561
Ukraine2$1,623,212188
Lebanon/United Arab Emirates1$1,533,2291
Croatia1$1,245,9509
Iceland2$1,006,0143
Baltic States1$937,4151
Serbia and Montenegro1$680,35420
Slovenia1$620,87232
Bulgaria1$609,501101
Slovakia1$532,439158
Romania1$414,102350
Estonia1$402,85944
Lithuania1$275,877189
Latvia1$258,67982
Egypt1$219,683321
Lebanon1$150,000548
United Arab Emirates1$19,7284,316
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan2$95,377,50130
Australia2$36,645,59621
South Korea3$28,770,329150
Russia/CIS2$14,080,000253
Taiwan1$11,756,95333
New Zealand3$8,986,9845
Hong Kong1$4,983,077123
Thailand1$4,630,75261
Singapore1$3,143,349138
Malaysia1$1,903,364337
Philippines1$1,605,882352
Indonesia1$1,323,144285
India1$944,651793
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Mexico2$15,685,944188
Brazil1$9,902,206271
Argentina1$4,698,147136
Chile1$3,113,642117
Colombia1$2,592,113212
Central America+1$2,289,57113
Puerto Rico1$1,871,30815
Peru1$1,390,557246
Venezuela1$1,196,154452
Ecuador1$643,687259
West Indies1$540,0131
Bolivia1$291,146247
Uruguay1$288,591167
China# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
China2$13,827,541712