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Movie Summary
Spider-Man

Iron Man

Man of Steel

Guardians of the Galaxy
GenreAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / Adventure
StudioSony / ColumbiaParamountWarner Bros.Buena Vista
Release DateMay 3, 2002May 2, 2008June 14, 2013August 1, 2014
Domestic Gross$403,706,375$318,412,101$291,045,518$333,176,600
Production Budget$139 million$140 million$225 million$170 million
Running Time2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 6 min.2 hrs. 23 min.2 hrs. 1 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonstylized violence and actionsome intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive contentintense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language.intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.
 

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Domestic SummarySpider-ManIron ManMan of SteelGuardians of the Galaxy
Total Gross$403,706,375$318,412,101$291,045,518$333,176,600
Opening Weekend*$114,844,116$98,618,668$116,619,362$94,320,883
Theaters3,6154,1054,2074,080
Average$31,768$24,024$27,720$23,118
Opening % of Total28.4%31.0%40.1%28.3%
Second Weekend Drop-37.8%-48.1%-64.6%-55.3%
Widest Release3,8764,1544,2074,088
Close DateAugust 18, 2002October 2, 2008September 19, 2013January 22, 2015
In Release108 days / 15 weeksn/a98 days / 14 weeks175 days / 25 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummarySpider-ManIron ManMan of SteelGuardians of the Galaxy
Worldwide Gross$821,708,551$585,174,222$668,045,518$773,328,629
Foreign Gross$418,002,176$266,762,121$377,000,000$440,152,029
Foreign % of Worldwide50.9%45.6%56.4%56.9%
Domestic Gross$403,706,375$318,412,101$291,045,518$333,176,600
Domestic % of Worldwide49.1%54.4%43.6%43.1%
 
People SummarySpider-ManIron ManMan of SteelGuardians of the Galaxy
Producer: Avi Arad#1#4--
Producer: Kevin Feige-#8-#7
Producer: Louis D'Esposito-#5-#4
Producer: Stan Lee#4#8-#7
 
Genres & FranchisesSpider-ManIron ManMan of SteelGuardians of the Galaxy
Brand: Marvel Comics#5#10-#9
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe-#6-#5
Genre: 3D--#26#21
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#7#14#16#11
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#38#25
Genre: Superhero#7#14#16#11
Genre: Superhero - Origin#1#5#6#3
Showdown: Marvel Comics Showdown#2#4--
Showdown: Summer Starter Skirmish#4#6--
Showdown: Superhero Origin Showdown#1#3#4#2
 
Chart RankingsSpider-ManIron ManMan of SteelGuardians of the Galaxy
All Time Domestic#22#52#74#46
All Time Adjusted#38#135-#165
All Time Worldwide#57#127#97#68
Worldwide Openings#97#48#46#72
Foreign Opening Weekends-#48#71#81
Opening Weeks#32#54#30#46
Opening Day Gross#41#54#34#47
Single Day Gross#61#104#60#98
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#59-#44#37
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#75-#59#63
Single Day Friday Gross#36#48#30#42
Single Day Monday Gross#81-#60#69
Single Day Saturday Gross#22#38#44#73
Single Day Sunday Gross#29#46#14#53
Single Day Tuesday Gross#66-#49#42
Single Day Wednesday Gross#125-#104#109
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#39-#27#32
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#23#56#34#67
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#22#54#33#64
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends--#175#166
Summer Starts#7#8--
Opening Weekends#30#43#27#47
Opening Weekends - May#8#14--
Opening Weekends - Summer#17#27#15#30
Ninth Weekends#94#172-#67
Tenth Weekends#116--#61
Top 10-Day Grosses#27#58#43#55
Top 3-Day Grosses#33#44#30#48
Top 4-Day Grosses#38#55#34#54
Top 6-Day Grosses#41#62#38#56
Top 7-Day Grosses#42#66#38#57
Top 8-Day Grosses#36#64#38#59
Top 9-Day Grosses#31#60#41#57
Top 5-Day Grosses#41#61#37#58
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#173#195-#46
Consecutive Weekends At #1#159#184-#85
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#43#58--
Second Weekends#12#37#72#69
Third Weekends#6#25#97#54
Fourth Weekends#6#26#165#46
Fifth Weekends#18#24-#11
Sixth Weekends#33#88-#31
Seventh Weekends#33#91-#26
Eighth Weekends#76#100-#49
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#203#428#844#634
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#420#872#1546#1227
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#626#1246#2157#1718
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1692#2739#4157#3505
Rated PG-13#15#32#48#27
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#25#34#24#38
Widest Releases#134#39#30#60
Widest Opening Releases#244#49#29#56
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#129#36#22#39
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#74#28#22#41
Fastest to $100 million#34#43#23#55
Fastest to $150 million#42#59#29#58
Fastest to $200 million#32#62#36#57
Fastest to $250 million#26#53#44#54
Fastest to $300 million#24#48-#44
Slowest to $100 million#597#588#608#576
Slowest to $200 million#140#110#136#115
BOM Users' Grades#120#10--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#11#59#49#66
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#32-#71#55
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#48-#106#103
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#23#47#35#49
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#57-#103#112
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#4#39#65#101
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#9#52#24#84
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#108-#87-
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#39-#80#63
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#92-#163#159
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#6#94#100#161
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#6#81#87#135
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#6#18--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#12#47#45#62
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#11#31#29#42
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#136--#170
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#148--#163
Second Weekends Adjusted#4#43#133#102
Third Weekends Adjusted#3#32-#131
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#5#44-#130
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#31#76-#57
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#42#177-#109
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#61#198-#103
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#107--#158
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#9#41#81#50
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#12#35#34#46
 
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