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 (33.2%)
$381,878,219
International (66.8%)
$769,172,437
Worldwide
$1,151,462,071
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$1,140,703,091
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, 2021EMEA, APAC$237,586$402,532
2021 Re-releaseMarch 18-July 29, 20219 markets$405,302$3,595,459$4,226,150
2023 Re-release (20th Anniversary)April 13-November 24, 20235 markets$1,176,085$962,714$2,138,799
2024 Re-releaseJune 7-10, 2024EMEA, Domestic$2,450,927$3,182$2,454,109

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic5$381,878,21950
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom4$106,692,96616
Germany1$87,207,0007
France1$48,409,84744
Spain2$40,052,6278
Italy2$35,837,79618
Sweden1$24,123,7673
Netherlands3$19,623,99413
Denmark1$16,188,2494
Norway1$12,460,3706
Russia1$12,122,4314
Switzerland1$10,991,06111
Belgium1$9,902,58914
Austria1$9,867,8227
Greece1$8,037,2006
Poland1$7,968,19570
Finland1$7,096,2098
Türkiye2$5,607,738123
Portugal1$4,702,01318
South Africa1$3,840,41824
Czech Republic1$3,694,17346
Czech Republic/Slovakia1$3,575,8904
Hungary1$2,943,62420
Israel1$2,890,08259
Palestine1$2,197,3561
Ukraine2$1,623,212204
Lebanon/United Arab Emirates1$1,533,2291
Croatia1$1,245,95013
Iceland2$1,006,0143
Baltic States1$937,4151
Serbia and Montenegro1$680,35429
Slovenia1$620,87239
Bulgaria1$609,501129
Slovakia1$532,439194
Romania1$414,102452
Estonia1$402,85953
Lithuania1$275,877240
Latvia1$258,67996
Egypt1$219,683331
Lebanon1$150,000577
United Arab Emirates1$19,7285,084
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan2$95,377,50138
Australia2$36,645,59623
South Korea3$28,770,329173
Russia/CIS2$14,080,000263
Taiwan1$11,756,95338
New Zealand3$9,008,5187
Hong Kong1$4,983,077147
Thailand1$4,630,75270
Singapore1$3,143,349155
Malaysia1$1,903,364364
Philippines1$1,605,882379
Indonesia1$1,323,144327
India1$944,651906
Vietnam1$105,370814
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Mexico2$15,685,944223
Brazil1$9,902,206301
Argentina1$4,698,147158
Chile1$3,113,642137
Colombia1$2,592,113251
Central America+1$2,289,57113
Puerto Rico1$1,871,30815
Peru1$1,390,557266
Venezuela1$1,196,154455
Ecuador1$643,687275
West Indies1$540,0132
Bolivia1$291,146266
Uruguay1$288,591179
China# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
China2$13,827,541754