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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#6---#8-
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--#20#31-#36
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#120#59#102#187#127#219
All Time Adjusted-#39#83-#188-
All Time Worldwide#118#57#119#199#225#107
Yearly 2002---#8#6-
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002---#8#6-
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002---#5#3-
Worldwide Openings#43----#51
Worldwide Yearly 2002---#5#7-
Foreign Opening Weekends#41----#32
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#18#31#29#28--
Opening Weeks#91#154#165#179#121#135
Opening Day Gross#137#200-#176#139#191
Opening Wednesdays#14#20#24#17--
Single Day Gross#378#695#512#536#438#597
Non-Opening Friday Gross#31#55-#40--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#23#13#24#16--
Single Day Friday Gross#136#217-#173#152#220
Single Day Monday Gross#58#144--#127#34
Single Day Saturday Gross#147#271#198#250#170#234
Single Day Sunday Gross#104---#145#142
Single Day Thursday Gross#31#19#34#22--
Single Day Tuesday Gross#93#51----
Single Day Wednesday Gross#18#29#39#23--
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#83--#75-
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#167#140#160-#116-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#147#130#143-#109-
Opening Weekends#117#193#185#181#134#166
Opening Weekends - July#18#38#35#34--
Opening Weekends - Summer#73#127#120#118#85#106
Eleventh Weekends-#81#120---
Ninth Weekends-#50#140-#164-
Tenth Weekends-#72#149-#168-
Top 10-Day Grosses#76#113----
Top 3-Day Grosses#137#175#232#157#127#161
Top 4-Day Grosses#90#128-#114--
Top 6-Day Grosses#69#96#117#97#130-
Top 7-Day Grosses#67#92#115#99#129#145
Top 8-Day Grosses#69#101-#114--
Top 9-Day Grosses#76#116----
Twelfth Weekends-#87#130---
Twelfth Weekends-#31#131---
Top 5-Day Grosses#73#101#124#94#132#140
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#14#15#19#17--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#80#86#219#102-
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#51#144---
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#63#70#213#192-
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#40#123---
Labor Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#196--#12-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#5#12#11#10--
Independence Day Weekends#5#12#11#10--
Second Weekends#150#95#152-#159#174
Third Weekends-#90#126-#122-
Fourth Weekends-#95#132-#87-
Fifth Weekends-#59#161-#25-
Sixth Weekends-#53#177-#71-
Seventh Weekends-#84#176-#99-
Eighth Weekends-#65#194-#139-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#551-#263#565#491#429
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1096#196#526#1115#994#881
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1545#311#778#1567#1412#1260
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3248#1040#1977#3277#3030#2768
Rated PG-13#68#36#61#104#74#126
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#79#124#119#117#88#106
Widest Releases#119-#644#247#378#26
Widest Opening Releases#113-#809#271#497#24
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#64--#147-#17
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#68--#133-#19
Fastest to $100 million#73#75#111#114#129#148
Fastest to $150 million#71#78#108#133#132#167
Fastest to $200 million#87#76#103-#118-
Slowest to $100 million#545#543#507#504#489#470
Slowest to $200 million#80#91#64-#49-
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#82#53#64#137#86#221
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#30#12#29#31--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#24#1#7#9--
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#82#26#49#146#94-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#88#39#55-#101-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#115#77#113#116#104-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#53#57#84#218#96#63
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#126#82#60#170#112-
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#93#69#71-#95-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#30#4#12#14--
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#91#8#57#156#103-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#17#15#21#20#156-
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted-#48#64-#116-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#193#46#58-#102-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July#18#11#13#21--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#107#66#75#125#96#256
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#70#46#52#84#65#170
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#76#114---
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#39#130-#198-
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#145#29#52-#114-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#22#42-#101-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#35#58-#81-
Fifth Weekends Adjusted-#29#94-#37-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#31#123-#95-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#57#137-#129-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#51#169-#181-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#71#10#21#91#61#183
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#76#49#56#87#69#156
 
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