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The Lord of the Rings
The Return of the King

1st December 2003
3h 21m
Peter Jackson
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 Oscar and BAFTA winning Action Adventure film released on 1st December; Peter Jackson directed the film which stars Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, and Sean Astin. The film is a sequel to the 2002 film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $1,024,888,979 on its budget.

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Rotten Tomatoes
93%
IMDb
8.9

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 12:25am.

Cast (49)

Christopher Lee's profile Christopher Lee Saruman
Age at Filming ≈ 80
Elijah Wood's profile Elijah Wood Frodo Baggins
Age at Filming ≈ 21
Sean Astin's profile Sean Astin Samwise Gamgee
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Cate Blanchett's profile Cate Blanchett Galadriel
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Ian McKellen's profile Ian McKellen Gandalf
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Viggo Mortensen's profile Viggo Mortensen Aragorn
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Sean Bean's profile Sean Bean
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Orlando Bloom's profile Orlando Bloom Legolas
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Hugo Weaving's profile Hugo Weaving
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Liv Tyler's profile Liv Tyler
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Brad Dourif's profile Brad Dourif Wormtongue
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Ian Holm's profile Ian Holm Bilbo Baggins
Age at Filming ≈ 71
Karl Urban's profile Karl Urban
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Miranda Otto's profile Miranda Otto Éowyn
Age at Filming ≈ 35
John Rhys-Davies's profile John Rhys-Davies Gimli
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Andy Serkis's profile Andy Serkis Gollum
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Bruce Spence's profile Bruce Spence
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Marton Csokas's profile Marton Csokas
Age at Filming ≈ 36
David Wenham's profile David Wenham
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Bernard Hill's profile Bernard Hill King Theoden
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Sala Baker's profile Sala Baker
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Billy Boyd's profile Billy Boyd
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Dominic Monaghan's profile Dominic Monaghan
Age at Filming ≈ 26
John Noble
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Joel Tobeck's profile Joel Tobeck
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Alan Howard
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Jed Brophy's profile Jed Brophy
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Phil Grieve's profile Phil Grieve
Age at Filming ≈ 36
John Bach's profile John Bach
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Lawrence Makoare's profile Lawrence Makoare
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Pete Smith
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Stephen Ure's profile Stephen Ure
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Shane Rangi
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Bruce Hopkins's profile Bruce Hopkins
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Bruce Phillips's profile Bruce Phillips
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Bret McKenzie
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Harry Sinclair's profile Harry Sinclair
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Alistair Browning
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Ian Hughes
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Sarah McLeod
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Paul Norell
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Ali Astin's profile Ali Astin
Age at Filming ≈ 6

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Production Companies

WingNut Films The Saul Zaentz Company

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

2% 0-12
12% 20-29
31% 30-39
16% 40-49
18% 50-59
2% 60-69
2% 70-79
2% 80-89
14% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

12% Female
88% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

2% Good
2% Bad
96% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

2% Hobbit
2% Sindar Elf
96% Unknown

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King FAQ

When was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King released?

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was released on Monday December 1st, 2003.

Who plays the lead role(s) in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King?

The lead role is played by Elijah Wood in the role of Frodo Baggins.

How much did The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King cost to make?

The budget was $94,000,000.

How much money did The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King make?

The worldwide revenue was $1,118,888,979.

Is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on Netflix?

No, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on Amazon Prime?

No, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on Disney Plus?

No, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States