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Movie Comparison: Pacific Rim (2013) vs. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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  Pacific RimThe Lord
of the Rings:
The Return
of the King
Domestic Release Date Jul 12, 2013Dec 17, 2003
Production Budget $190,000,000$94,000,000
Opening Weekend Theaters 3,2753,703
Maximum Theaters 3,2853,703
Theatrical Engagements 14,09735,419
Domestic Opening Weekend $37,285,325$72,629,713
Domestic Box Office $101,802,906$377,845,905
Inflation Adjusted
Domestic Box Office
International Box Office $309,200,000$763,557,436
Worldwide Box Office $411,002,906$1,141,403,341

Note: A theatrical engagement is defined as the movie playing in a single theater for one week. So, for example, a film that plays in 3,000 theaters in its first week and 2,000 theaters in its second week will have had 5,000 theatrical engagements.