Story by: Jack Foley
THE successes keep on coming for the final film in the Lord of
the Rings trilogy, as The Return
of the King has now become the third most successful film
of all time.
Peter Jackson's Oscar-tipped epic has now taken a colossal $942.7m
(£517.9m) worldwide, and is due to pass the $1bn mark after
its release, in Japan, on February 14.
Only James Camerons Titanic and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's
Stone have taken more money - although the Return of the King
could yet surpass at least one of those totals.
The other two films in Tolkiens film trilogy, The
Fellowship of the Ring and The
Two Towers, are also in the top 10, making it the most successful
(as well as the best) franchise of all-time.
The accolades have been nearly constant since the release of
the film in December, and it is seen as the hot favourite to sweep
the board at this years Oscars, having already triumphed
at the Golden Globes, as well as winning several notable awards,
such as the Directors Guild of America accolade.