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  Final Rings film breaks US record
Updated 22 December 2003, 14.48
The Lord of the Rings has made loads of money
The final film in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King, has broken records in the US.

It's made a massive $125m (71m) in its first five days, more than any other film in the same period.

That's $20m (12.5m) more than the previous record holder, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace which hit cinemas back in 1999.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is third on the list, taking $102m (64m) when it was released in 2002.

Director Peter Jackson has made the films
Director Peter Jackson has made the films

The Return of the King also took more $121m (68m) in the other 28 countries it was released in its first five days.

It's expected to make loads more too. The international marketing president for New Line - who made the films - reckons it'll eventually make around $470m (267m)!

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