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Iron Man

Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man

The Avengers

Iron Man 3

Avengers: Age of Ultron
GenreAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / Adventure
StudioParamountSony / ColumbiaSony / ColumbiaBuena VistaBuena VistaBuena Vista
Release DateMay 2, 2008May 4, 2007May 3, 2002May 4, 2012May 3, 2013May 1, 2015
Domestic Gross$318,412,101$336,530,303$403,706,375$623,357,910$409,013,994$459,005,868
Production Budget$140 million$258 million$139 million$220 million$200 million$250 million
Running Time2 hrs. 6 min.2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 22 min.2 hrs. 9 min.2 hrs. 21 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonsome intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive contentsequences of intense action violencestylized violence and actionintense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive moments.
 

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Domestic SummaryIron ManSpider-Man 3Spider-ManThe AvengersIron Man 3Avengers: Age of Ultron
Total Gross$318,412,101$336,530,303$403,706,375$623,357,910$409,013,994$459,005,868
Opening Weekend*$98,618,668$151,116,516$114,844,116$207,438,708$174,144,585$191,271,109
Theaters4,1054,2523,6154,3494,2534,276
Average$24,024$35,540$31,769$47,698$40,946$44,731
Opening % of Total31.0%44.9%28.4%33.3%42.6%41.7%
Second Weekend Drop-48.1%-61.5%-37.8%-50.3%-58.4%-59.4%
Widest Release4,1544,3243,8764,3494,2534,276
Close DateOctober 2, 2008August 19, 2007August 18, 2002October 4, 2012September 12, 2013October 8, 2015
In Releasen/a112 days / 16 weeks108 days / 15 weeks154 days / 22 weeks133 days / 19 weeks161 days / 23 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryIron ManSpider-Man 3Spider-ManThe AvengersIron Man 3Avengers: Age of Ultron
Worldwide Gross$585,174,222$890,871,626$821,708,551$1,518,812,988$1,214,811,252$1,405,403,694
Foreign Gross$266,762,121$554,341,323$418,002,176$895,455,078$805,797,258$946,397,826
Foreign % of Worldwide45.6%62.2%50.9%59.0%66.3%67.3%
Domestic Gross$318,412,101$336,530,303$403,706,375$623,357,910$409,013,994$459,005,868
Domestic % of Worldwide54.4%37.8%49.1%41.0%33.7%32.7%
 
People SummaryIron ManSpider-Man 3Spider-ManThe AvengersIron Man 3Avengers: Age of Ultron
Actor: Chris Evans---#1-#2
Actor: Chris Hemsworth---#1-#2
Actor: Clark Gregg#2--#1--
Actor: Don Cheadle----#2#1
Actor: Elizabeth Banks-n/an/a---
Actor: Gwyneth Paltrow#2--n/a#1-
Actor: James Franco-#3#1---
Actor: Jeremy Renner---#1-#2
Actor: Jon Favreaun/a---#1-
Actor: Kirsten Dunst-#3#1---
Actor: Mark Ruffalo---#1n/a#2
Actor: Paul Bettanyn/a--n/an/a#1
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.#5--#1#3#2
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a--#1-#2
Actor: Scarlett Johansson---#1-#2
Actor: Stellan Skarsgard---#1-#2
Actor: Tobey Maguire-#3#1---
Actor: Willem Dafoe-n/a#1---
Composer: Brian Tyler----#2#1
Composer: Danny Elfman--#2--#1
Director: Joss Whedon---#1-#2
Director: Sam Raimi-#3#1---
Producer: Alan Fine---#1#3#2
Producer: Avi Arad#4#3#1---
Producer: Jon Favreau#4--#1#3#2
Producer: Kevin Feige#8#6-#1#3#2
Producer: Laura Ziskin-#3#1---
Producer: Louis D'Esposito#5--#1#3#2
Producer: Stan Lee#8#6#4#1#3#2
Producer: Victoria Alonso---#1#3#2
Writer: Joss Whedon---#1-#2
 
Genres & FranchisesIron ManSpider-Man 3Spider-ManThe AvengersIron Man 3Avengers: Age of Ultron
Brand: Marvel Comics#10#8#5#1#3#2
Franchise: Avengers---#1-#2
Franchise: Iron Man#2---#1-
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#6--#1#3#2
Franchise: Spider-Man-#3#1---
Genre: 3D---#4#10#8
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#14#10#7#1#5#3
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)-#24-#4#13#9
Genre: Superhero#14#10#7#1#5#3
Genre: Superhero - Origin#5-#1---
Showdown: 'Avengers' Vs. 'Iron Man 3'---#1#3#2
Showdown: 'Civil War' Comps----#2#1
Showdown: 'Iron Man' Vs. 'Sherlock Holmes'#2---#1-
Showdown: Avengers Assemble#2--#1--
Showdown: Blockbuster Superhero Showdown--#5#1-#3
Showdown: Clanging Metal#5---#1-
Showdown: Marvel Comics Showdown#4#3#2#1--
Showdown: Spider-Man Versus Himself-#3#1---
Showdown: Summer Starter Skirmish#6#5#4#1#3#2
Showdown: Superhero Origin Showdown#3-#1---
Showdown: Superhero Smackdown----#3#1
Showdown: Tony Stark Vs. Steve Rogers#3---#1-
 
Chart RankingsIron ManSpider-Man 3Spider-ManThe AvengersIron Man 3Avengers: Age of Ultron
All Time Domestic#53#44#23#5#20#12
All Time Adjusted#136#109#38#29#110#92
All Time Worldwide#132#45#59#5#10#7
Worldwide Openings#51#11#101#8#13#9
Foreign Opening Weekends#51#9-#19#17#14
Opening Weeks#56#20#33#3#13#5
Opening Day Gross#56#23#43#6#14#3
Single Day Gross#109#30#65#6#16#3
Non-Opening Friday Gross-#66#42#13#45#38
Non-Opening Thursday Gross---#36-#100
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#104#60#10#48#28
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross--#76#22#78#53
Single Day Friday Gross#50#21#38#6#14#3
Single Day Monday Gross-#98#82#18#80#52
Single Day Saturday Gross#40#10#23#2#5#8
Single Day Sunday Gross#48#12#30#3#8#4
Single Day Thursday Gross---#48-#119
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#112#67#13#53#32
Single Day Wednesday Gross--#126#47#129#92
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#53#40#10#38#25
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#57#19#24#3#8#5
Theater Averages - All Time Adjusted---#157-#190
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends---#123#174#145
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#55#18#23#3#8#5
Summer Starts#8#5#7#1#4#2
Opening Weekends#45#15#31#3#7#4
Opening Weekends - May#14#5#8#1#4#2
Opening Weekends - Summer#27#9#17#2#5#3
Ninth Weekends#173-#95#47--
Tenth Weekends--#117#122--
Top 10-Day Grosses#59#19#28#3#12#6
Top 3-Day Grosses#46#15#34#3#7#4
Top 4-Day Grosses#57#16#39#3#8#4
Top 6-Day Grosses#64#23#42#3#13#4
Top 7-Day Grosses#68#25#43#3#14#5
Top 8-Day Grosses#65#23#37#3#14#5
Top 9-Day Grosses#61#19#32#3#11#4
Top 5-Day Grosses#63#20#42#3#11#4
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#196#188#173#79#189#180
Consecutive Weekends At #1#185#176#159#62#177#166
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#58#78#43#30#61#53
Second Weekends#38#23#13#3#11#5
Third Weekends#26#39#7#3#14#11
Fourth Weekends#27#87#6#3#33#19
Fifth Weekends#25#192#18#6#137#48
Sixth Weekends#89-#33#18#172#144
Seventh Weekends#91-#33#15--
Eighth Weekends#100-#76#21--
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#430#805#203#504#722#756
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#876#1487#421#993#1367#1413
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1252#2071#628#1404#1914#1974
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2749#4020#1697#3007#3796#3881
Rated PG-13#32#26#15#5#12#8
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#35#14#25#3#6#4
Widest Releases#41#12#137#10#26#20
Widest Opening Releases#51#24#250#9#22#17
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#37#17#132#7#16#12
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#29#9#75#7#19#15
Fastest to $100 million#44#19#35#3#8#4
Fastest to $150 million#60#15#43#3#7#4
Fastest to $200 million#63#24#33#3#13#4
Fastest to $250 million#54#25#27#3#11#5
Fastest to $300 million#49#27#25#3#13#6
Fastest to $350 million--#20#3#12#7
Fastest to $400 million--#18#3#15#9
Fastest to $450 million---#3-#9
Slowest to $100 million#594#619#603#635#630#634
Slowest to $200 million#111#150#141#171#161#170
BOM Users' Grades#10#471#120---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#60#10#11#3#14#8
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#28#24--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted--#89#65-#161
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#113#33#10#79#50
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted--#48#34-#103
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#49#12#24#3#17#5
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#106#57#27#129#98
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#40#5#4#1#6#13
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#53#6#9#1#15#5
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted--#108#78-#183
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#122#40#14#88#57
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted--#92#73-#159
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#95#10#6#5#13#9
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#82#9#6#5#12#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#18#3#6#1#4#2
Opening Weekends Adjusted#48#6#13#2#8#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#31#5#11#1#7#3
Ninth Weekends Adjusted--#136#127--
Second Weekends Adjusted#44#20#4#3#16#14
Third Weekends Adjusted#33#41#3#5#39#31
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#44#142#5#7#106#74
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#76-#31#27-#195
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#178-#42#89--
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#198-#61#86--
Eighth Weekends Adjusted--#107#84--
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#41#32#9#7#33#24
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#35#6#12#2#8#4
 
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