Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Twin Towers Conquers NZ Box Office

“Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS conquers the NZ box office and receives international acclaim!”

New Zealander’s returned to cinemas yesterday in record numbers, to be amongst the first to see Peter Jackson’s, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS.

The central film in the trilogy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, has broken New Zealand’s opening day record with a staggering $757,887. This record was previously held by THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, which took $720,933 in its opening day!

Roadshow Film Distributors General Manager, Lisa Hubbard said, “This is an exceptional result for an outstanding film, and is a true testament to the unwavering support from the New Zealand public for THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy.”

Not only has the New Zealand public embraced and acknowledged this masterpiece, but so too have the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who today announced the 2003 Golden Globe nominations with THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS nominated for:

Best Motion Picture – Drama Best Director – Motion Picture

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS released throughout New Zealand yesterday in 70 cinema locations on 103 screens.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland