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 --­ given it rated three films against one, and many viewers hadn't seen all three Rings movies --­ 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%

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