Mikko writes: Yes, it’s official… Lord of the rings has gone past Potter in its 5th week here in Finland as in Sweden. Amazing.

The ecxact number was 439,917 people this friday, when Potter was running at 437,967.

What makes this even more amazing is the fact that practically all professionals predicted Potter to win by a mile… AND Rings got a few blunt reviews from our biggest magazines… AND it was released with 10 copies less than Potter.

Now the predictions run at 600,000 viewers. Only two have accomplished this before: A certain boat flick with a skinny, annoying hero and a certain alien flick with a hero trying to call home.