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FOTR Dominates the Box Office over Opening Weekend

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December 24, 2001

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Dominates the Box Office over
Opening Weekend

Ticket sales reached an all time high on the weekend before Christmas with “THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING” opening to the No. 1 movie and breaking all previous opening weekend records by taking over $2million in 4 days!!

This enormous opening breaks the previous all time opening weekend record, held by Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, which took $1.5 million in its opening weekend.

Roadshow Film Distributors General Manager, Lisa Hubbard said “The interest and fervour to see THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is incredible.”

The first instalment of Peter Jackson’s eagerly anticipated THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING” released throughout New Zealand on Thursday 20 December.


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