Ringer Spy Krameon sends in some news from Norway regarding the overseas release of LOTR:

Hi there!

Love your pages. I’ve just got some additional info on the release date of the movie. I contacted several major cinemas in the largest cities in Norway and got the official release date for the movie in Norway. It’s (as it is in Sweden) December 19th, 2001. I guess Scandinavia will have the same release date, and maybe the rest of the world as well??