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 (32.8%)
$379,427,292
International (67.2%)
$776,766,888
Worldwide
$1,156,600,472
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$1,140,697,968
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$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, 20237 markets$1,176,085$8,560,347$9,736,432
2024 Re-releaseJune 17, 2024Domestic

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic5$379,427,29253
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom3$106,689,78417
Germany1$87,207,0007
France1$48,409,84743
Spain2$40,052,6278
Italy2$35,837,79617
Sweden1$24,123,7673
Norway2$20,048,5321
Netherlands3$19,623,99414
Denmark1$16,188,2494
Russia1$12,122,4314
Switzerland1$10,991,06111
Belgium1$9,902,58914
Austria1$9,867,8227
Greece1$8,037,2006
Poland1$7,968,19567
Finland1$7,096,2097
Türkiye2$5,607,738122
Portugal1$4,702,01318
South Africa1$3,840,41824
Czech Republic1$3,694,17346
Czech Republic/Slovakia1$3,575,8904
Hungary1$2,943,62421
Israel1$2,890,08258
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$609,501127
Slovakia1$532,439191
Romania1$414,102446
Estonia1$402,85952
Lithuania1$275,877237
Latvia1$258,67995
Egypt1$219,683331
Lebanon1$150,000577
United Arab Emirates1$19,7285,033
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan2$95,377,50137
Australia2$36,645,59627
South Korea3$28,770,329173
Russia/CIS2$14,080,000262
Taiwan1$11,756,95337
New Zealand4$9,017,9898
Hong Kong1$4,983,077146
Thailand1$4,630,75270
Singapore1$3,143,349154
Malaysia1$1,903,364361
Philippines1$1,605,882376
Indonesia1$1,323,144324
India1$944,651902
Vietnam1$105,370794
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Mexico2$15,685,944219
Brazil1$9,902,206298
Argentina1$4,698,147156
Chile1$3,113,642135
Colombia1$2,592,113246
Central America+1$2,289,57113
Puerto Rico1$1,871,30815
Peru1$1,390,557265
Venezuela1$1,196,154455
Ecuador1$643,687274
West Indies1$540,0132
Bolivia1$291,146265
Uruguay1$288,591178
China# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
China2$13,827,541750