Record Returns of the 'King'
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King lived up to expectations over the weekend as it took in an estimated $73.6 million, to bring its five-day total to $125 million. The results certified it as the biggest December opener ever. It was also the biggest five-day opening for a movie premiering on a Wednesday. Its total for the five days was 24 percent bigger than last year's second sequel, The Two Towers. It was the fourth-fastest movie to cross the $100-million mark.
In those first five days, I saw the movie twice. Number three will probably be this weekend.