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Movie SummaryAustraliaCold MountainFar and AwayAlexander
GenrePeriod AdventureWar RomancePeriod DramaHistorical Epic
StudioFoxMiramaxUniversalWarner Bros.
Release DateNovember 26, 2008December 25, 2003May 22, 1992November 24, 2004
Domestic Gross$49,554,002$95,636,509$58,883,840$34,297,191
Production Budget$130 million$79 million$60 million$155 million
Running Time2 hrs. 45 min.2 hrs. 35 min.2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 56 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13RPG-13R
MPAA Reasonsome violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief strong languagefor violence and sexualitysome violence and sensualityviolence and some sexuality/nudity
 

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Domestic SummaryAustraliaCold MountainFar and AwayAlexander
Total Gross$49,554,002$95,636,509$58,883,840$34,297,191
Opening Weekend*$14,800,723$14,574,213$10,194,520$13,687,087
Theaters2,6422,1631,5832,445
Average$5,602$6,737$6,440$5,597
Opening % of Total29.9%15.2%17.3%39.9%
Second Weekend Drop-52.4%-20.5%-26.3%-65.2%
Widest Release2,7212,8021,8852,445
Close DateMarch 26, 2009July 1, 2004n/aFebruary 1, 2005
In Release121 days / 17 weeks190 days / 27 weeksn/a72 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 SummaryAustraliaCold MountainFar and AwayAlexander
Worldwide Gross$211,342,221$173,013,509$137,783,840$167,298,192
Foreign Gross$161,788,219$77,377,000$78,900,000$133,001,001
Foreign % of Worldwide76.6%44.7%57.3%79.5%
Domestic Gross$49,554,002$95,636,509$58,883,840$34,297,191
Domestic % of Worldwide23.4%55.3%42.7%20.5%
 
People SummaryAustraliaCold MountainFar and AwayAlexander
Actor: Brendan Gleeson-#7n/a-
Actor: Nicole Kidman#15#5#12-
 
Genres & FranchisesAustraliaCold MountainFar and AwayAlexander
Genre: Romantic Drama-#12#28-
Showdown: Clash of the Kidman Epics#3#1#2#4
 
Chart RankingsAustraliaCold MountainFar and AwayAlexander
All Time Domestic#1564#674#1273#2219
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#152#156-#168
Opening Weeks#1359#835#1632#1515
Thanksgiving 3-day Openings#34--#37
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#79--#83
Thanksgiving 5-day Openings#38--#34
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#75--#71
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Biggest Drops#187--#24
Opening Weekends#1216#1239#1798#1329
Opening Weekends - November#131--#139
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1508#141-#2122
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3187#604#845#4116
BOM Users' Grades-#441-#657
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#180#159-#170
Opening Weeks Adjusted#1729#857#1103#1676
Thanksgiving 3-day Openings Adjusted#44--#41
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#106--#97
Thanksgiving 5-day Openings Adjusted#45--#37
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#83--#68
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#169--#159
Opening Weekends Adjusted#1584#1316#1276#1459
 
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