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The Rings Returns to Rule Them All

December 16th, 2003

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New Line rolls out The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King today with an unprecedented day-long event. "Trilogy Tuesday" will pack 126 theaters nationwide for back-to-back-to-back showings of all three movies in the series, including the extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.

But the real big bucks will be made in the days to follow, with 2,001 theaters slated for midnight showings tonight, and the movie playing in 3,687 theaters tomorrow (Wednesday) - the second widest opening of all time after X2: X-Men United.

We're looking at an opening weekend around $70 million, with the key $100 million mark passed sometime on Saturday or Sunday.

We'll have full coverage as news breaks.