The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $315,544,750Details
International Box Office $571,672,938
Worldwide Box Office $887,217,688
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
95% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$109,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 2001 (Wide) by New Line
December 5th, 2003 (Limited) by New Line
June 14th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: August 6th, 2002 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary images
Franchise: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings
Keywords: Visual Effects, Lord of the Rings
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 28th, 2012

We are clearly in TV on DVD season on the home market as there are five TV on DVD releases among the top six selling releases, with Battleship being the only first run release to break up the TV on DVD dominance. There are many such releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week: Boardwalk Empire: Season Two on Blu-ray, Homeland: Season One on Blu-ray, Once Upon a Time: Season One on Blu-ray, and The Walking Dead: Season Two on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with The Pirates! Band of Misfits on 3D Combo Pack as the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Monsieur Lazhar on DVD or Blu-ray earns a rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Hugo's Huge in High Definition

Hugo led a limited number of new releases on top of the Blu-ray sales chart. It sold 523,000 units while generating $14.37 million in sales. This is a good result compared to its theatrical run, but not great given the film's production budget. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 51%, which is fantastic for a family film, although this is not your typical family film. More...

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Part I

This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. And as always, I've already done my Christmas shopping, for the most part. (I'm still waiting to see if the B.C.Lions win the Grey Cup. If not, I'll need to look for an alternative gift.) For everyone else who is still searching, we present the first part in our annual Holiday Gift Guide. As usual, the gift guide is divided into several sections, starting with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

Blu-ray Sales: Holdovers Lord Above New Releases

Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Trilogy remained on top of the Blu-ray sales chart this week selling 104,000 units / $5.08 million for the week. It now has generated just over $30 million in sales in just two weeks, and even if you split that between the three movies, it's still an excellent run for a catalog title. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Ring Sucker Punches New Releases

While it's not common for a box set to lead the way on the Blu-ray sales chart, it is also no real surprise that Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Trilogy managed to do just that, as it was clearly the biggest new release of the week. It took top spot with sales of 336,000 units, and thanks to its premium pricing, it generated $25.21 million in opening week consumer spending. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 28th, 2011

It's a bit of a madhouse in terms of DVD and Blu-ray releases this week: Amazon.com has more than 400 listed. That said, a lot of them are catalogue titles that would barely warrant a mention during a slow week. The most intriguing first run release is Sucker Punch on Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy Combo Pack, but while I think it's worth picking up, it's appeal is limited enough that it is not worthy of the Pick of the Week honors. Fortunately, one of the catalogue titles is clearly Pick of the Week material. In fact, Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition - Blu-ray is one of the most anticipated releases in the history of Blu-ray. More...

DVD Sales: Toys Retake Top Spot

It was the Thanksgiving long weekend recently and the sales numbers this week include Black Friday. It should come as no surprise that there was an uptick in sales this week, with a number of older releases seeing a massive jump. This includes Toy Story 3, which shot into top spot with 1.27 million units / $21.19 million for the week and 6.78 million / $124.60 million after a month. It is now the third-best-selling DVD of the year. More...

2010 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II

Christmas shopping season is in full swing and this week we have the second part of our Holiday Gift Guide. Last week, Part I talked about big first run releases, while this week we look at box sets and TV on DVD releases. When it comes to the latter, this list is limited to Full Series Megasets and the first season of shows that made their home market debut this year, mostly. This is because when it comes to full season sets from the middle of a show's run, they don't really make good gifts, unless the person is already collecting the series. "Here's season three of a great show. You'll have to buy the first two yourself and get caught up before watching this one." Anyhoo, there are still plenty of releases worth giving as gifts this season, starting with... More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/12/19 1 $18,214,211   3,359 $5,423   $18,214,211 1
2001/12/20 1 $9,700,000 -47% 3,359 $2,888   $27,900,000 2
2001/12/21 1 $14,293,000 +47% 3,359 $4,255   $42,200,000 3
2001/12/22 1 $17,025,000 +19% 3,359 $5,068   $59,225,000 4
2001/12/23 1 $15,143,000 -11% 3,359 $4,508   $74,368,000 5
2001/12/24 1 $7,334,000 -52% 3,359 $2,183   $82,463,000 6
2001/12/25 1 $11,570,000 +58% 3,359 $3,444   $94,032,719 7
2001/12/26 1 $13,964,000 +21% 3,359 $4,157   $107,997,000 8
2001/12/27 1 $11,115,000 -20% 3,359 $3,309   $119,112,000 9
2001/12/28 1 $12,109,000 +9% 3,359 $3,605   $131,221,000 10
2001/12/29 1 $13,422,000 +11% 3,359 $3,996   $144,643,000 11
2001/12/30 1 $11,651,000 -13% 3,359 $3,469   $156,294,000 12
2001/12/31 1 $8,069,000 -31% 3,359 $2,402   $164,363,000 13
2002/01/01 1 $10,188,000 +26% 3,359 $3,033   $174,119,499 14
2002/01/02 1 $5,205,000 -49% 3,359 $1,550   $179,324,000 15
2002/01/03 1 $3,732,000 -28% 3,359 $1,111   $182,503,000 16
2002/01/04 1 $6,971,000 +87% 3,381 $2,062   $189,474,000 17
2002/01/05 1 $10,285,000 +48% 3,381 $3,042   $199,555,000 18
2002/01/06 1 $5,955,000 -42% 3,381 $1,761   $205,509,869 19
2002/01/07 1 $1,929,000 -68% 3,381 $571   $207,439,000 20
2002/01/08 1 $2,213,000 +15% 3,381 $655   $209,652,000 21
2002/01/09 1 $1,701,000 -23% 3,381 $503   $211,354,000 22
2002/01/10 1 $1,379,000 -19% 3,381 $408   $212,120,000 23
2002/01/11 3 $4,105,000 +198% 3,381 $1,214   $216,225,000 24
2002/01/12 1 $7,496,000 +83% 3,381 $2,217   $223,721,000 25
2002/01/13 1 $4,680,000 -38% 3,381 $1,384   $228,320,875 26
2002/01/14 1 $1,284,000 -73% 3,381 $380   $229,605,000 27
2002/01/15 1 $1,467,000 +14% 3,381 $434   $231,072,000 28
2002/01/16 1 $1,214,000 -17% 3,381 $359   $232,286,000 29
2002/01/17 2 $1,097,000 -10% 3,381 $324   $232,945,000 30
2002/01/18 4 $3,198,000 +192% 3,266 $979   $236,143,000 31
2002/01/19 3 $5,467,000 +71% 3,266 $1,674   $241,610,000 32
2002/01/20 3 $4,180,000 -24% 3,266 $1,280   $245,790,000 33
2002/01/21 3 $2,423,000 -42% 3,266 $742   $248,213,000 34
2002/01/22 3 $1,040,000 -57% 3,266 $318   $249,253,000 35
2002/01/23 3 $839,000 -19% 3,266 $257   $250,093,000 36
2002/01/24 3 $775,000 -8% 3,266 $237   $250,646,000 37
2002/01/25 9 $1,980,000 +155% 2,703 $733   $252,626,000 38
2002/01/26 7 $3,633,000 +83% 2,703 $1,344   $256,259,000 39
2002/01/27 8 $2,020,000 -44% 2,703 $747   $258,449,272 40
2002/01/28 8 $567,000 -72% 2,703 $210   $259,016,000 41
2002/01/29 6 $652,000 +15% 2,703 $241   $259,668,000 42
2002/01/30 6 $547,000 -16% 2,703 $202   $260,215,000 43
2002/01/31 8 $510,000 -7% 2,703 $189   $260,570,000 44
2002/02/01 8 $1,485,000 +191% 2,309 $643   $262,055,000 45
2002/02/02 7 $3,582,000 +141% 2,309 $1,551   $265,637,000 46
2002/02/03 8 $1,210,000 -66% 2,309 $524   $266,274,199 47
2002/02/04 6 $392,000 -68% 2,309 $170   $266,666,000 48
2002/02/05 6 $451,000 +15% 2,309 $195   $267,117,000 49
2002/02/06 6 $412,000 -9% 2,309 $178   $267,529,000 50
2002/02/07 7 $374,000 -9% 2,309 $162   $267,799,000 51
2002/02/08 11 $854,000 +128% 1,705 $501   $268,653,000 52
2002/02/09 11 $1,788,000 +109% 1,705 $1,049   $270,441,000 53
2002/02/10 11 $975,000 -45% 1,705 $572   $271,416,919 54
2002/02/11 11 $295,000 -70% 1,705 $173   $271,712,000 55
2002/02/12 8 $372,000 +26% 1,706 $218   $272,084,000 56
2002/02/13 5 $364,000 -2% 1,706 $213   $272,448,000 57
2002/02/14 8 $638,000 +75% 1,706 $374   $272,934,000 58
2002/02/15 11 $1,138,000 +78% 1,507 $755   $274,072,000 59
2002/02/16 11 $2,157,000 +90% 1,507 $1,431   $276,229,000 60
2002/02/17 10 $1,811,000 -16% 1,507 $1,202   $278,040,000 61
2002/02/18 10 $1,008,000 -44% 1,507 $669   $278,643,000 62
2002/02/19 9 $521,000 -48% 1,507 $346   $279,164,000 63
2002/02/20 9 $425,000 -18% 1,507 $282   $279,590,000 64
2002/02/21 11 $385,000 -9% 1,507 $255   $279,733,224 65
2002/02/22 10 $1,072,776 +179% 1,507 $712   $280,806,000 66
2002/02/23 11 $1,694,000 +58% 1,510 $1,122   $282,500,000 67
2002/02/24 11 $970,000 -43% 1,510 $642   $283,191,086 68
2002/02/25 8 $302,000 -69% 1,510 $200   $283,493,000 69
2002/02/26 7 $354,000 +17% 1,510 $234   $283,847,000 70
2002/02/27 7 $309,000 -13% 1,510 $205   $284,156,000 71
2002/02/28 7 $280,000 -9% 1,510 $185   $284,255,000 72
2002/03/01 10 $733,000 +162% 1,510 $485   $284,988,000 73
2002/03/02 10 $1,566,000 +114% 1,510 $1,037   $286,554,000 74
2002/03/03 10 $1,020,000 -35% 1,303 $783   $287,573,505 75
2002/03/04 8 $273,000 -73% 1,303 $210   $287,847,000 76
2002/03/05 8 $304,000 +11% 1,303 $233   $288,151,000 77
2002/03/06 8 $278,000 -9% 1,303 $213   $288,429,000 78
2002/03/07 8 $222,000 -20% 1,303 $170   $288,466,000 79
2002/03/08 11 $615,000 +177% 1,210 $508   $289,081,000 80
2002/03/09 10 $1,260,000 +105% 1,210 $1,041   $290,342,000 81
2002/03/10 10 $807,000 -36% 1,210 $667   $291,149,457 82
2002/03/11 10 $266,000 -67% 1,210 $220   $291,415,000 83
2002/03/12 10 $327,000 +23% 1,210 $270   $291,742,000 84
2002/03/13 10 $280,000 -14% 1,210 $231   $292,022,000 85
2002/03/14 10 $248,000 -11% 1,210 $205   $292,225,000 86
2002/03/15 10 $911,000 +267% 1,210 $753   $293,136,000 87
2002/03/16 11 $964,000 +6% 1,101 $876   $294,100,000 88
2002/03/17 10 $620,000 -36% 1,101 $563   $294,343,844 89
2002/03/18 10 $208,000 -66% 1,101 $189   $294,552,000 90
2002/03/19 10 $239,000 +15% 1,101 $217   $294,791,000 91
2002/03/20 10 $213,000 -11% 1,101 $193   $295,004,000 92
2002/03/21 10 $208,000 -2% 1,101 $189   $295,167,000 93
2002/03/22 13 $598,000 +188% 1,317 $454   $295,765,000 94
2002/03/23 11 $1,157,000 +93% 1,317 $879   $296,922,000 95
2002/03/24 11 $609,000 -47% 1,317 $462   $297,530,963 96
2002/03/25 10 $377,000 -38% 1,317 $286   $297,908,000 97
2002/03/26 10 $387,000 +3% 1,317 $294   $298,295,000 98
2002/03/27 10 $353,000 -9% 1,317 $268   $298,648,000 99
2002/03/28 10 $278,000 -21% 1,317 $211   $298,926,000 100
2002/03/29 12 $917,000 +230% 1,120 $819   $299,843,000 101
2002/03/30 12 $903,000 -2% 1,120 $806   $300,746,000 102
2002/03/31 12 $562,000 -38% 1,120 $502   $301,308,405 103
2002/04/01 12 $372,000 -34% 1,120 $332   $301,680,000 104
2002/04/02 12 $296,000 -20% 1,120 $264   $301,976,000 105
2002/04/03 12 $290,000 -2% 1,120 $259   $302,266,000 106
2002/04/04 12 $229,000 -21% 1,120 $204   $302,376,987 107
2002/04/05 15 $477,000 +108% 977 $488   $302,854,000 108
2002/04/06 12 $795,000 +67% 977 $814   $303,649,000 109
2002/04/07 11 $438,000 -45% 977 $448   $304,117,086 110
2002/04/08 12 $135,000 -69% 977 $138   $304,252,000 111
2002/04/09 12 $158,000 +17% 977 $162   $304,410,000 112
2002/04/10 12 $134,000 -15% 977 $137   $304,544,000 113
2002/04/11 12 $119,000 -11% 977 $122   $304,663,000 114
2002/04/12 11 $297,000 +150% 868 $342   $304,960,000 115
2002/04/13 11 $605,000 +104% 868 $697   $305,565,000 116
2002/04/14 11 $317,000 -48% 868 $365   $305,819,565 117
2002/04/15 11 $114,000 -64% 868 $131   $305,934,000 118
2002/04/16 11 $127,000 +11% 868 $146   $306,061,000 119
2002/04/17 11 $122,000 -4% 868 $141   $306,183,000 120
2002/04/18 11 $102,000 -16% 868 $118   $306,228,000 121
2002/04/19 13 $183,000 +79% 706 $259   $306,411,000 122
2002/04/20 13 $374,000 +104% 706 $530   $306,785,000 123
2002/04/21 13 $215,000 -43% 706 $305   $306,999,514 124
2002/04/22 13 $83,000 -61% 706 $118   $307,083,000 125
2002/04/23 13 $81,000 -2% 706 $115   $307,164,000 126
2002/04/24 13 $81,000 n/c 706 $115   $307,245,000 127
2002/04/25 13 $75,000 -7% 706 $106   $307,320,000 128
2002/04/26 11 $203,000 +171% 529 $384   $307,523,000 129
2002/04/27 11 $359,000 +77% 529 $679   $307,882,000 130
2002/04/28 11 $236,000 -34% 529 $446   $308,078,986 131
2002/04/29 11 $63,000 -73% 529 $119   $308,142,000 132
2002/04/30 11 $68,000 +8% 529 $129   $308,210,000 133
2002/05/01 11 $65,000 -4% 529 $123   $308,275,000 134
2011/06/14 7 $768,580   522 $1,472   $315,544,750 3,465

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/12/21 1 $47,211,490   3,359 $14,055   $74,368,000 5
2001/12/28 1 $38,695,582 -18% 3,359 $11,520   $174,119,499 12
2002/01/04 1 $23,006,447 -41% 3,381 $6,805   $205,509,869 19
2002/01/11 1 $16,201,260 -30% 3,381 $4,792   $228,320,875 26
2002/01/18 3 $12,473,748 -23% 3,266 $3,819   $248,212,887 33
2002/01/25 8 $7,803,075 -37% 2,703 $2,887   $258,449,272 40
2002/02/01 8 $5,704,259 -27% 2,309 $2,470   $266,274,199 47
2002/02/08 11 $3,618,397 -37% 1,706 $2,121   $271,416,919 54
2002/02/15 12 $4,701,851 +30% 1,507 $3,120   $278,643,479 61
2002/02/22 12 $3,457,862 -26% 1,510 $2,290   $283,191,086 68
2002/03/01 10 $3,318,231 -4% 1,303 $2,547   $287,573,505 75
2002/03/08 10 $2,683,317 -19% 1,210 $2,218   $291,149,457 82
2002/03/15 11 $2,118,375 -21% 1,101 $1,924   $294,343,844 89
2002/03/22 11 $2,363,869 +12% 1,317 $1,795   $297,530,963 96
2002/03/29 12 $2,382,794 +1% 1,120 $2,127   $301,308,405 103
2002/04/05 12 $1,740,099 -27% 977 $1,781   $304,117,086 110
2002/04/12 15 $1,219,369 -30% 868 $1,405   $305,819,565 117
2002/04/19 17 $771,711 -37% 706 $1,093   $306,999,514 124
2002/04/26 17 $797,997 +3% 529 $1,509   $308,078,986 131
2002/05/03 22 $452,061 -43% 408 $1,108   $308,791,984 138
2002/05/10 19 $502,487 +11% 440 $1,142   $309,471,992 145
2002/05/17 18 $411,515 -18% 418 $984   $310,078,970 152
2002/05/24 20 $358,567 -13% 335 $1,070   $310,714,976 159
2002/05/31 21 $224,662 -37% 259 $867   $311,053,126 166
2002/06/07 23 $223,059 -1% 239 $933   $311,407,091 173
2002/06/14 25 $178,838 -20% 221 $809   $311,705,137 180
2002/06/21 28 $156,740 -12% 214 $732   $312,014,743 187
2002/06/28 29 $149,167 -5% 185 $806   $312,274,288 194
2002/07/05 34 $150,369 +1% 167 $900   $312,549,779 201
2002/07/12 33 $114,543 -24% 160 $716   $312,762,385 208
2002/07/19 35 $106,238 -7% 140 $759   $312,965,191 215
2002/07/26 40 $81,178 -24% 102 $796   $313,111,364 222
2002/08/02 43 $69,067 -15% 107 $645   $313,240,158 229
2002/08/09 53 $43,794 -37% 61 $718   $313,322,223 236
2002/08/16 72 $18,034 -59% 40 $451   $313,364,114 243
2003/12/05 17 $473,463   126 $3,758   $313,837,577 719

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/19/2010165,900 5,900$91,395$91,395424
11/28/20108134,958 157,838$2,157,981$2,520,882434
12/5/20101639,904-70% 197,742$638,066$3,158,948435
1/6/20131622,131 297,768$220,426$4,155,154544

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Cast

Elijah Wood    Frodo Baggins
Ian McKellen    Gandalf the Grey
Liv Tyler    Arwen
Viggo Mortensen    Aragorn
Sean Astin    Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee
Cate Blanchett    Galadriel
John Rhys-Davies    Gimli
Billy Boyd    Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
Dominic Monaghan    Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Orlando Bloom    Legolas Greenleaf
Christopher Lee    Saruman the White
Hugo Weaving    Elrond
Sean Bean    Boromir
Ian Holm    Bilbo Baggins
Andy Serkis    Gollum
Marton Csokas    Celeborn
Craig Parker    Haldir
Lawrence Makoare    Lurtz
Alexandra Astin    Elanor Gamgee
Sala Baker    Sauron
Timothy Bartlett    A Hobbit
Mark Ferguson    Gil-Galad
Taea Hartwell    Child Hobbit
Bruce Hopkins    Gamling
Nathaniel Lees    Ugluk
John Leigh    Hama
Peter Mackenzie    Elendil
Robyn Malcolm    Morwen
Sarah McLeod    Rosie Cotton
Martyn Sanderson    Harry Goatleaf
Brian Sergent    Ted Sandyman
Harry Sinclair    Isildur
Bruce Spence    Mouth of Sauron
Stephen Ure    Gorbag

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Barrie M. Osborne
Director    Peter Jackson
Producer    Peter Jackson
Producer    Fran Walsh
Producer    Tim Sanders
Executive Producer    Mark Ordesky
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Robert Shaye
Executive Producer    Michael Lynne
Co-Producer    Rick Porras
Co-Producer    Jamie Selkirk
Screenwriter    Fran Walsh
Screenwriter    Philippa Boyens
Screenwriter    Peter Jackson
Story Creator    J.R.R. Tolkien
Cinematographer    Andrew Lesnie
Editor    John Gilbert
Composer    Howard Shore
Production Designer    Grant Major
Art Director    Joe Bleakley
Art Director    Rob Otterside
Art Director    Phil Ivey
Art Director    Mark Robins
Set Decorator    Dan Hennah
Costume Designer    Ngila Dickson
Costume Designer    Richard Taylor
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jim Rygiel
Sound Mixer    Hammond Peek
Sound Mixer    Ken Saville
Sound Mixer    Malcolm Cromie
Supervising Sound Editor    Ethan Van der Ryn
Sound Designer    Ethan Van der Ryn
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael Hopkins
Sound Designer    David Farmer
Associate Producer    Ellen M. Somers
Assistant Director    Carolynne Cunningham
Stunt Coordinator    George Marshall Ruge
Second Unit Director    John Mahaffie
Second Unit Director    Geoff Murphy
Second Unit Camera    Allen Guilford
Second Unit Camera    John Cavill
Second Unit Camera    Simon Raby
Second Unit Camera    Richard Bluck
Second Unit Camera    Nigel Bluck
Second Unit Camera    Alun Bollinger
Casting Director    John Hubbard
Casting Director    Amy MacLean
Re-recording Mixer    Christopher Boyes