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Lord Of The Rings a triumph: $73.1m in five days

It was a spectacular launch, as expected, for New Line Cinema's The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring in the domestic market, taking $73.1m in the five day period from Wednesday to Sunday. In the three day weekend (Fri to Sun), it took $45.25m - a record for a December opening beating the $38.1m taken a fortnight ago by Ocean's Eleven.In contrast, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone took $90.3m in its first weekend, exactly twice that of Lord ...

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