Box Office Mojo
December 22, 2001

FotR Draws $14.3 Million Friday
Staff Reporter

The Lord of the Rings drew in an estimated $14.3 million on Friday, keeping it on course to do around $65 million for the five-day weekend and over $90 million for its first week. By comparison, Harry Potter did $90.3 million in its opening three-day weekend, however it bowed in a November, a month more conducive to huge starts than December. Rings has New Year's weekend to look forward to, so it should have longer legs than the boy wizard.