RINGS ruled movie world in January (Mania.com)

By:Christopher Allan Smith
Date: Monday, February 04, 2002
Source: Hollywood Reporter

January of 2002 was the most profitable January in the history of film, due in large part to THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING taking in almost $270 million.

In the last month, almost 114 million tickets were sold, many to the first in the RINGS trilogy. That's a movie ticket for almost one of every two people in America.