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 Felloswhip mourns Gandalf's loss outside Moria, a shocked, tearful Frodo turns to face the camera. Director Peter Jackson had told Elijah Wood before filming the shot, "I want your grief to be frightening."
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...
During the prologue, when it says, "nine rings were given to the race of men..." a man on the right is not holding a ring and is merely pretending to do so.
Toward the end of the credits, there are some lines in Maori, thanking the people of New Zealand, where the movie was filmed.: He mihi nui hoki ki nga tangata whenua o Aotearoa. Ma rangi raua ko papa tatou e manaaki, e tiaki hei nga tau e tu mai nei.
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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