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The Lord of the Rings (1978)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $27,000,000Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,869 $27,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,888 $27,000,000

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 15th, 1978 (Limited) by United Artists
Video Release: September 11th, 2001 by Warner Home Video, released as The Lord of the Rings (1978 Animated Film)
MPAA Rating: PG
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Keywords: Lord of the Rings
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Rotoscoping
Production Countries: United States

Production and Technical Credits

Saul Zaentz    Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1978/11/17 1 $626,649   31 $20,214   $921,769 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1978/11/15 1 $159,963   30 $5,332   $159,963 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/11/20102526,793 26,793$441,817$441,817448

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/11/20101113,619 13,619$285,860$285,860448

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