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Alien Invasion

War of the Worlds' vs. 'Independence Day' vs. 'Men in Black' vs. 'Signs'


Movie SummaryWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
GenreSci-Fi HorrorSci-Fi ActionSci-Fi ComedySci-Fi ComedySci-Fi HorrorSci-Fi Comedy
StudioParamountFoxSony / ColumbiaSony / ColumbiaBuena VistaSony / Columbia
Release DateJune 29, 2005July 3, 1996July 2, 1997July 3, 2002August 2, 2002May 25, 2012
Domestic Gross$234,280,354$306,169,268$250,690,539$190,418,803$227,966,634$179,020,854
Production Budget$132 million$75 million$90 million$140 million$72 million$225 million
Running Time1 hr. 57 min.2 hrs. 33 min.1 hr. 37 min.1 hr. 28 min.1 hr. 47 min.1 hr. 46 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonfrightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing imagessci-fi destruction and violencelanguage and sci-fi violencesci-fi action violence and some provocative humorsome frightening momentssci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content.
 

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Domestic SummaryWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
Total Gross$234,280,354$306,169,268$250,690,539$190,418,803$227,966,634$179,020,854
Opening Weekend*$64,878,725$50,228,264$51,068,455$52,148,751$60,117,080$54,592,779
Theaters3,9082,8823,0203,5573,2644,248
Average$16,601$17,428$16,910$14,660$18,418$12,851
Opening % of Total27.7%16.4%20.4%27.4%26.4%30.5%
Second Weekend Drop-53.0%-29.8%-41.1%-53.2%-51.0%-48.6%
Widest Release3,9102,9773,1803,6413,4534,248
Close DateNovember 22, 2005January 12, 1997n/aSeptember 2, 2002February 6, 2003September 9, 2012
In Release149 days / 21 weeksn/an/a62 days / 9 weeks189 days / 27 weeks108 days / 15 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
Worldwide Gross$591,745,540$817,400,891$589,390,539$441,818,803$408,247,917$624,026,776
Foreign Gross$357,465,186$511,231,623$338,700,000$251,400,000$180,281,283$445,005,922
Foreign % of Worldwide60.4%62.5%57.5%56.9%44.2%71.3%
Domestic Gross$234,280,354$306,169,268$250,690,539$190,418,803$227,966,634$179,020,854
Domestic % of Worldwide39.6%37.5%42.5%43.1%55.8%28.7%
 
People SummaryWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
Actor: Tommy Lee Jones--#1#2-#6
Actor: Will Smith-#2#4#6-#8
Composer: Danny Elfman--#6#9-#12
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld--#1#2-#3
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy#7---#9-
Producer: Steven Spielberg--#6#11-#14
 
Genres & FranchisesWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
Franchise: Men in Black--#1#2-#3
Genre: Action - Buddy Comedy--#1#4-#5
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation--#23#37-#42
Genre: Disaster#5#2----
Genre: Sci-Fi - Alien Invasion#9#5#7#12#10#13
Genre: Sci-Fi Comedy--#1#2-#3
Genre: Sci-Fi Horror#2---#3-
Showdown: Alien Invasion#3#1#2#5#4#6
Showdown: Will Smith Vs. Himself (July Edition)-#1#2#4--
 
Chart RankingsWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
All Time Domestic#130#65#110#201#139#234
All Time Adjusted#219#39#85#263#192-
All Time Worldwide#135#65#136#221#250#122
Yearly 2002---#8#6-
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002---#8#6-
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002---#5#3-
Worldwide Openings#54----#63
Worldwide Yearly 2002---#5#7-
Foreign Opening Weekends#54----#40
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#18#32#30#29--
Opening Weeks#104#169#181#197#135#149
Opening Day Gross#153#219-#195#155#210
Opening Wednesdays#14#20#26#17--
Single Day Gross#424#770#569#596#489#663
Non-Opening Friday Gross#33#62-#43--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#26#13#27#18--
Single Day Friday Gross#153#243-#193#171#246
Single Day Monday Gross#67#159--#139#39
Single Day Saturday Gross#166#298#220#276#190#260
Single Day Sunday Gross#118---#163#160
Single Day Thursday Gross#34#19#37#24--
Single Day Tuesday Gross#108#60----
Single Day Wednesday Gross#18#30#44#23--
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#93--#82-
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#180#153#173-#128-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#159#142#155-#120-
Opening Weekends#130#213#204#200#149#183
Opening Weekends - July#19#41#37#36--
Opening Weekends - Summer#77#135#127#125#90#112
Eleventh Weekends-#81#121---
Ninth Weekends-#51#145-#169-
Tenth Weekends-#72#155-#175-
Top 10-Day Grosses#88#126----
Top 3-Day Grosses#152#193#255#173#142#177
Top 4-Day Grosses#102#141-#127--
Top 6-Day Grosses#77#108#130#109#144-
Top 7-Day Grosses#75#104#127#111#143#160
Top 8-Day Grosses#78#114-#127--
Top 9-Day Grosses#88#129----
Twelfth Weekends-#88#132---
Twelfth Weekends-#31#133---
Top 5-Day Grosses#82#114#138#106#146#154
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#14#15#19#17--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#80#87#228#103-
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#51#148---
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#63#71#222#200-
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#40#127---
Independence Day Opening Weekends#6#13#12#11--
Independence Day Weekends#6#13#12#11--
Second Weekends#165#107#167-#174#191
Third Weekends-#97#138-#132-
Fourth Weekends-#102#145-#92-
Fifth Weekends-#62#171-#28-
Sixth Weekends-#56#188-#75-
Seventh Weekends-#88#185-#103-
Eighth Weekends-#67--#144-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#600-#278#614#534#461
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1159#203#552#1178#1051#926
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1621#320#810#1643#1480#1312
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3355#1061#2031#3384#3127#2846
Rated PG-13#73#40#65#112#81#135
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#88#137#131#129#99#118
Widest Releases#145-#708#285#425#32
Widest Opening Releases#138-#891#312#550#30
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#76--#168-#21
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#81--#153-#23
Fastest to $100 million#82#85#124#127#142#162
Fastest to $150 million#82#91#121#146#145#182
Fastest to $200 million#98#84#116-#131-
Slowest to $100 million#570#567#528#525#510#490
Slowest to $200 million#83#97#65-#50-
BOM Users' Grades#418#286#254#592#326-
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)---#103#33-
Yearly (Wide) 2002---#8#6-
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002---#8#6-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#23#12#15#25--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#89#58#70#148#93#235
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#30#12#29#31--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#24#1#7#9--
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#90#31#55#159#103-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#93#42#58-#107-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#126#86#124#127#115-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#56#60#90#230#105#66
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#135#89#65#182#120-
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#101#75#77-#103-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#30#4#12#14--
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#99#9#63#169#112-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#17#15#21#20#165-
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted-#50#68-#121-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted-#48#62-#107-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July#19#12#14#22--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#116#73#82#136#105#271
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#73#49#55#87#68#175
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#76#114---
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#39#130---
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#70#142---
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#89#119---
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#15#3#12#16--
Second Weekends Adjusted#155#30#56-#122-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#25#45-#105-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#35#59-#84-
Fifth Weekends Adjusted-#29#95-#37-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#31#124-#95-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#57#137-#129-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#51#170-#182-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#76#10#22#95#64#191
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#83#54#61#95#76#167
 
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