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Transformers

Superman Returns

War of the Worlds

Spider-Man 2

Terminator 3

Hancock
GenreSci-Fi ActionAction / AdventureSci-Fi HorrorAction / AdventureSci-Fi ActionFantasy Drama
StudioParamount (DreamWorks)Warner Bros.ParamountSony / ColumbiaWarner Bros.Sony / Columbia
Release DateJuly 3, 2007June 28, 2006June 29, 2005June 30, 2004July 2, 2003July 2, 2008
Domestic Gross$319,246,193$200,081,192$234,280,354$373,585,825$150,371,112$227,946,274
Production Budget$150 million$270 million$132 million$200 million$200 million$150 million
Running Time2 hrs. 23 min.2 hrs. 34 min.1 hr. 57 min.2 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 49 min.1 hr. 32 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13RPG-13
MPAA Reasonintense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and languagesome intense action violencefrightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing imagesstylized action violencestrong sci-fi violence and action, language and brief nuditysome intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and language
 

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Domestic SummaryTransformersSuperman ReturnsWar of the WorldsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3Hancock
Total Gross$319,246,193$200,081,192$234,280,354$373,585,825$150,371,112$227,946,274
Opening Weekend*$70,502,384$52,535,096$64,878,725$88,156,227$44,041,440$62,603,879
Theaters4,0114,0653,9084,1523,5043,965
Average$17,577$12,923$16,601$21,232$12,568$15,789
Opening % of Total22.1%26.3%27.7%23.6%29.3%27.5%
Second Weekend Drop-47.5%-58.5%-53.0%-48.7%-55.8%-48.8%
Widest Release4,0504,0653,9104,1663,5043,965
Close DateNovember 8, 2007November 2, 2006November 22, 2005December 19, 2004October 30, 2003September 7, 2008
In Releasen/a128 days / 18 weeks149 days / 21 weeks159 days / 23 weeks121 days / 17 weeks72 days / 10 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryTransformersSuperman ReturnsWar of the WorldsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3Hancock
Worldwide Gross$709,709,780$391,081,192$591,745,540$783,766,341$433,371,112$624,386,746
Foreign Gross$390,463,587$191,000,000$357,465,186$410,180,516$283,000,000$396,440,472
Foreign % of Worldwide55.0%48.8%60.4%52.3%65.3%63.5%
Domestic Gross$319,246,193$200,081,192$234,280,354$373,585,825$150,371,112$227,946,274
Domestic % of Worldwide45.0%51.2%39.6%47.7%34.7%36.5%
 
People SummaryTransformersSuperman ReturnsWar of the WorldsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3Hancock
Composer: John Williams-n/a#17---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#2-#4-
Producer: Ian Bryce#4----#7
 
Genres & FranchisesTransformersSuperman ReturnsWar of the WorldsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3Hancock
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation-#30-#8--
Genre: Cyborg / Android / Robot#4---#10-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#28#72----
Genre: Sci-Fi - Alien Invasion#4-#9---
Genre: Superhero-#30-#8-#24
Showdown: Independence Day Openings#2#5#3#1#6#4
Showdown: Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers-#5#2#1#6-
 
Chart RankingsTransformersSuperman ReturnsWar of the WorldsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3Hancock
All Time Domestic#51#176#123#30#309#133
All Time Adjusted#121--#59--
All Time Worldwide#87#243#121#65#210#109
Worldwide Openings#52#117#45#55-#59
Foreign Opening Weekends--#44--#66
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#15#28#18#7#44#21
Opening Weeks#88#126#95#36#249#118
Opening Day Gross#84#191#141#39-#205
Opening Wednesdays-#19#14#5#29#21
Single Day Gross#219#661#387#79#737#289
Non-Opening Friday Gross#30#75#32#6-#52
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#9#54#26#5#43#14
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#94#52#90#36--
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#2--#45--
Single Day Friday Gross#132#273#140#58-#207
Single Day Monday Gross#108#54#63#4-#144
Single Day Saturday Gross#114#259#150#54#284#112
Single Day Sunday Gross#80#145#107#84-#130
Single Day Thursday Gross#14#70#34#10#56#20
Single Day Tuesday Gross#4#58#98#41--
Single Day Wednesday Gross#10#28#18#5#55#31
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#61----#83
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#140-#170#84-#189
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#131-#150#79-#168
Opening Weekends#90#182#120#59#249#126
Opening Weekends - July#15-#18#8#43#21
Opening Weekends - Summer#54#115#73#38#155#78
Top 10-Day Grosses#53#119#79#25-#98
Top 3-Day Grosses#77#228#140#46-#175
Top 4-Day Grosses#62-#93#32-#97
Top 6-Day Grosses#40#97#70#19-#75
Top 7-Day Grosses#39#85#68#16#170#74
Top 8-Day Grosses#43#94#71#19-#78
Top 9-Day Grosses#49#115#79#25-#95
Top 5-Day Grosses#49#115#74#28#170#81
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday-#18#14#5#27#12
Independence Day Opening Weekends#4#9#5#2#13#7
Independence Day Weekends#4#9#5#2#13#7
Second Weekends#88-#156#51-#138
Third Weekends#101--#59--
Fourth Weekends#155--#77--
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#410#720#574#448#645#456
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#836#1365#1124#906#1245#915
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1203#1910#1578#1290#1745#1299
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2681#3789#3291#2813#3547#2825
Rated PG-13#31#100#69#21-#78
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#64#116#82#44-#85
Widest Releases#73#67#124#33#343#95
Widest Opening Releases#74#59#118#36#322#87
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#48#42#66#27-#54
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#48#45#70#24-#57
Fastest to $100 million#54#85#74#46#188#70
Fastest to $150 million#35#121#74#30-#76
Fastest to $200 million#49-#90#20-#91
Fastest to $250 million#46--#20--
Fastest to $300 million#40--#21--
Slowest to $100 million#576#545#556#584#442#560
Slowest to $200 million#123#10#82#152-#81
BOM Users' Grades#116#339#418#71#449#475
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#22#33#23#5#46#27
Opening Weeks Adjusted#95#113#83#19#219#137
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#33-#30#3-#59
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#11#55#24#3#36#21
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#106#39#85#23-#148
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#2-#92#36--
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#133-#117#38-#230
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#114#52#56#2-#164
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#112#236#127#27#211#131
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#80#122#94#57-#146
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#16#67#30#7#43#26
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#3#46#94#27-#158
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#13#24#17#4#42#29
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#194#74--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July#17-#18#5#41#25
Opening Weekends Adjusted#103#173#108#40#217#138
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#68#112#70#24#142#90
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15#2-#18
Second Weekends Adjusted#93-#149#40-#170
Third Weekends Adjusted#150--#50--
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#36#107#73#15-#99
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#74#118#77#31-#94
 
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