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  ROTK is third biggest film ever
Updated 11 February 2004, 09.51
Return of the King
The third Lord of the Rings film, The Return of the King, has become the third most successful film of all time.

Peter Jackson's epic flick has made $942.7m (517.9m) worldwide, and is expected to top $1bn after it is released in Japan on 14 February.

Only 1997's Titanic and 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone have taken more cash at the box office.

ROTK is up for 11 Oscars at this year's Academy Awards, including best picture and best director for Jackson.

Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
It has already scooped loads of awards, including best film and best director at the Golden Globes.

Gollum actor Andy Serkis also won the award for best actor at the Empire Film Awards.

The first two Rings films, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, are also in the top 10 film earners.

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