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Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers


Movie Summary
Superman Returns

King Kong

War of the Worlds

Batman Begins

Spider-Man 2

Terminator 3
GenreAction / AdventurePeriod AdventureSci-Fi HorrorAction / AdventureAction / AdventureSci-Fi Action
StudioWarner Bros.UniversalParamountWarner Bros.Sony / ColumbiaWarner Bros.
Release DateJune 28, 2006December 14, 2005June 29, 2005June 15, 2005June 30, 2004July 2, 2003
Domestic Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Production Budget$270 million$207 million$132 million$150 million$200 million$200 million
Running Time2 hrs. 34 min.3 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 57 min.2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 49 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13R
MPAA Reasonsome intense action violencefrightening adventure violence and some disturbing imagesfrightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing imagesintense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elementsstylized action violencestrong sci-fi violence and action, language and brief nudity
 

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Domestic SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Total Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Opening Weekend*$52,535,096$50,130,145$64,878,725$48,745,440$88,156,227$44,041,440
Theaters4,0653,5683,9083,8584,1523,504
Average$12,923$14,049$16,601$12,634$21,232$12,568
Opening % of Total26.3%23.0%27.7%23.7%23.6%29.3%
Second Weekend Drop-58.5%-57.6%-53.0%-43.4%-48.7%-55.8%
Widest Release4,0653,6273,9103,8584,1663,504
Close DateNovember 2, 2006April 6, 2006November 22, 2005October 30, 2005December 19, 2004October 30, 2003
In Release128 days / 18 weeks114 days / 16 weeks149 days / 21 weeks142 days / 20 weeks159 days / 23 weeks121 days / 17 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Worldwide Gross$391,081,192$550,517,357$591,745,540$372,710,015$783,766,341$433,371,112
Foreign Gross$191,000,000$332,437,332$357,465,186$167,366,241$410,180,516$283,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide48.8%60.4%60.4%44.9%52.3%65.3%
Domestic Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Domestic % of Worldwide51.2%39.6%39.6%55.1%47.7%34.7%
 
People SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Composer: James Newton Howard-#10-#11--
Composer: John Williamsn/a-#17---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#2--#4
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#7--#6--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#11--#9--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#28--#25#8-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#68--#61--
Genre: Superhero#28--#25#8-
Showdown: Franchise Reboot Battle#4--#3--
Showdown: Independence Day Openings#5-#3-#1#6
Showdown: Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers#5#3#2#4#1#6
 
Chart RankingsSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
All Time Domestic#170#137#119#157#29#300
All Time Worldwide#234#131#116#251#61#202
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#109#71#42-#51-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#55#40---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#27#32#18#35#7#43
Opening Weeks#121#184#90#186#34#239
Opening Day Gross#185-#135-#37-
Opening Wednesdays#19#36#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#637#517#375#682#76#710
Non-Opening Friday Gross#70-#31-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#51-#23#81#5#40
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#47-#84-#32-
Single Day Friday Gross#262-#134-#55-
Single Day Monday Gross#48#60#57-#3-
Single Day Saturday Gross#251#201#146#267#52#276
Single Day Sunday Gross#140-#103-#81-
Single Day Thursday Gross#67-#31#99#10#53
Single Day Tuesday Gross#53-#92-#37-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#28#77#18#33#5#51
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#166-#81-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#146-#76-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#91--#172--
Opening Weekends#175#192#116#201#57#240
Opening Weekends - July--#18-#8#42
Opening Weekends - June#29--#35--
Opening Weekends - Summer#113-#72#130#37#153
Top 10-Day Grosses#114-#75-#24-
Top 3-Day Grosses#219-#135-#44-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#89-#30-
Top 6-Day Grosses#93-#68-#18-
Top 7-Day Grosses#81#172#66#137#15#162
Top 8-Day Grosses#90-#68-#18-
Top 9-Day Grosses#110-#75-#24-
Top 5-Day Grosses#110-#72#144#26#163
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#215-#219#171-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#208-#213#157-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#66#2#13
Second Weekends--#149#179#50-
Third Weekends-#59--#58-
Fourth Weekends-#118--#75-
Fifth Weekends-#187--#123-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#682#663#544#298#425#612
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1317#1282#1086#619#876#1203
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1852#1801#1531#905#1254#1693
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3713#3636#3229#2198#2762#3478
Rated PG-13#96#78#67#88#20-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#111#123#78#127#42-
Widest Releases#62#245#115#130#32#325
Widest Opening Releases#55#257#110#120#34#304
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#39#137#62#68#25-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#42#131#65#73#23-
Fastest to $100 million#82#192#73#167#45#180
Fastest to $150 million#117#129#71#142#29-
Fastest to $200 million-#106#86-#19-
Slowest to $100 million#531#421#540#446#568#433
Slowest to $200 million#10#60#80#25#147-
BOM Users' Grades#339#211#418#20#71#449
BOM Users' Grades (2005 Releases)-#24#82#1--
Yearly (Wide) 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2005-#8#4#9--
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#33#35#23#38#5#46
Opening Weeks Adjusted#111#177#81#181#18#214
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#52#130#24#72#3#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#35#95#81-#20-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#88#87-#33-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#114-#36-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#49#56#53#205#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#232#181#125#233#27#207
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#119-#92-#55-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#64#151#30#87#7#43
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#42#104#90-#24-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#81#17#31#4#42
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#192-#72-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#18-#5#41
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#28--#33--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#169#182#106#193#38#213
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#111-#69#127#23#141
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#144#189#39-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#65--#49-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#180--#85-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#105#83#71#92#14-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#114#120#75#127#29-
 
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