Lord of the Rings Showdown

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Release Summary

Genre Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Dragon IMAX Sword and Sorcery Prequel 3D Fantasy 3D Sword and Sorcery Prequel IMAX Dragon Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Dragon 3D Fantasy IMAX Prequel
DistributorNew Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner) Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Warner Bros.
Release DateDec 18, 2002Dec 19, 2001Dec 17, 2003Dec 14, 2012Dec 13, 2013Dec 17, 2014
Gross To Date $339,789,881$313,364,114$377,027,325$303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788
Production Budget$94,000,000$93,000,000$94,000,000
Running Time2 hr 59 min2 hr 58 min3 hr 21 min2 hr 49 min2 hr 41 min2 hr 24 min
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13R

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $339,789,881$313,364,114$377,027,325$303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788
Opening Weekend $62,007,528$47,211,490$72,629,713$84,617,303$73,645,197$54,724,334
Opening % of Total18.2%15.1%19.3%27.9%28.5%21.5%
Widest Release3,6223,3813,7034,1003,9283,875
Close DateAug 24, 2003Jun 3, 2004Apr 25, 2013Apr 17, 2014Apr 2, 2015
In Release379 days / 54 weeks378 days / 54 weeks381 days / 54 weeks383 days / 54 weeks384 days / 54 weeks380 days / 54 weeks
Weekends at #1344333
Weekends in Top 108912655

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$936,689,735$880,839,846$1,140,682,011$1,017,003,568$958,366,855$956,019,788
Foreign Gross$596,899,854$567,475,732$763,654,686$714,000,000$700,000,000$700,900,000
Foreign % of Worldwide63.7%64.4%66.9%70.2%73%73.3%
Domestic Gross$339,789,881$313,364,114$377,027,325$303,003,568$258,366,855$255,119,788
Domestic % of Worldwide36.3%35.6%33.1%29.8%27%26.7%