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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

2003
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
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Sean Astin
Dominic Monaghan
Billy Boyd
Bernard Hill
Miranda Otto
John Rhys-Davies
Ian Holm
Bruce Hopkins
Hugo Weaving
David Wenham
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This week marks a bit of a mile stone in film global grosses, Despicable Me 3 goes over $1 billion, the first of the series to do so, this means now the top 30 top global grossing movies have all grossed over $1 Billion.

The first movie to do so was Titanic back in 1998 and was the only film to do so for a long time, that film had another bite of the cherry in 2012 and its gross is now over $2 billion.

The next film to do it was The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King in 2003, since then we have had at least one film a year do the fate.

The oldest film to go over $1 Billion is Jurassic Park from 1993, but again that had another go in 2011 which pushed it over the mark, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace similarly did the same.

To date only 3 film have gone to $2 Billion, Avatar (the top grossing movie of all time), Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The next milestone will be the top 50 all over a billion, which at the current rate will be some time in 2020/21, and then of course we look forward to the next Star Wars film going over the $2 Billion mark!.

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The first film to do the feat was Titanic back in 1997, that held on as the only film to do so until The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King did it in 2004.

Since then we have had the likes of a Harry Potter film, a Transformers film, a Star Wars film after a re-release and a couple of Pirates of the Caribbean films do it.

Two animated films have also done the feat, Toy Story 3 and of course Disney's biggest hit to date Frozen.

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Movie details
UK total gross
£60,666,284
UK top grossing film

US total gross
£377,845,905
37
38
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
39

Global total gross
£1,119,929,521
21
22
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
23

UK BBFC Certificate: 12

Popular in: United Kingdom and Canada

Box Office
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 14

Box Office History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£15,021,761
£15,021,761
1▲▼
£7,149,427
£27,989,784
1▲▼
£6,496,723
£41,841,702
1▲▼
£3,713,999
£48,099,432
1▲▼
£2,377,268
£51,871,207
2
£1,552,713
£54,366,487
3
£1,176,333
£56,086,272
5
£726,791
£57,292,366
7
£485,580
£58,078,953
8
£451,847
£59,066,064
9
£313,535
£59,570,599
10
£343,852
£60,108,816
11
£203,433
£60,454,287
13
£103,663
£60,666,284
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