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

 

Return Of The King Reigns Over NZ Box Office

Return Of The King Reigns Supreme Over The New Zealand Box Office

National cinematic history has been rewritten again, with Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING conquering the New Zealand Box Office to claim the highest ever Opening Weekend Record.

The final instalment in the celebrated New Line trilogy screened to packed cinemas from Thursday through to Sunday, grossing NZD $2,609,992.

The lofty result for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING has left previous Opening Weekend Records in its wake;

#1 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING NZD$2,609,992 #2 The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers NZD$2,290,584 #3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NZD$2,125,910 #4 Stars Wars Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones NZD$1,754,974 #5 The Matrix Reloaded NZD$1,746,493

During the four-day box office weekend, the film also broke single day records for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Roadshow Film Distributors General Manager Lisa Hubbard said, “Peter Jackson and his team have created a theatrical masterpiece. This exceptional result is a testimony to their tireless work and New Zealander’s passion for The Lord Of The Rings.”

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING released throughout New Zealand on Thursday 18 December in 75 cinema locations and on 114 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>>

ALSO:

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:
K Emma Ng's Old Asian, New Asian

This book, written by a young second-generation Chinese New Zealander, gives many examples of the racism that Asian New Zealanders experience. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION