PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
As the belching peasant, outside the Prancing Pony Inn in Bree.
The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest...
After Gimli shatters his axe when attempting to destroy the Ring during the Council of Elrond, the axe shards can be seen surrounding the unharmed Ring, some of them quite close. In all of the subsequent close-up shots of the Ring, however, the axe shards aren't visible near the Ring or in its wide reflection.
There are no opening credits after the title has been shown.
In the US theatrical and DVD releases (both versions), the New Line Cinema logo at the beginning says "An AOL Time Warner Company" underneath it. For the US Blu Ray release (both versions), the logo has been changed to simply say "A TimeWarner Company" underneath it.
$844,711 (Belgium) (21 December 2001)
$315,544,750 (USA) (14 June 2011)
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