Whale Rider pips Lord of the Rings in viewer poll - The National Business Review
Whale Rider pips Lord of the Rings in viewer poll
The National Business Review
The latest NBR-Phillips Fox poll richly illustrates how pervasive the success of New Zealand as a film making country has been on the population.
Nearly 70% of New Zealanders have seen one or two Lord of the Rings films. Thirty-nine per cent saw all three films and 45% went to Whale Rider.
In an entertaining finding that doesn't mean much --Â given it rated three films against one, and many viewers hadn't seen all three Rings movies --Â but entertaining all the same, more people said they enjoyed Whale Rider than Lord of the Rings.
But only just. Whale Rider was the preferred viewing option of 41% against 38%