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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-#11-#12--
Composer: John Williamsn/a-#17---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#2--#4
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#9--#8--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#11--#9--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#33--#30#9-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#76--#69--
Genre: Superhero#33--#30#9-
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#181#148#126#168#32#321
All Time Worldwide#252#145#128#271#68#219
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#125#83#51-#61-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#69#51---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#28#33#18#36#7#44
Opening Weeks#132#198#100#200#39#257
Opening Day Gross#199-#147-#42-
Opening Wednesdays#19#38#14#24#5#29
Single Day Gross#692#565#408#740#85#769
Non-Opening Friday Gross#77-#33-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#54-#26#89#5#43
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#55-#96-#39-
Single Day Friday Gross#283-#147-#63-
Single Day Monday Gross#56#68#65-#4-
Single Day Saturday Gross#272#220#159#288#58#297
Single Day Sunday Gross#154-#114-#89-
Single Day Thursday Gross#70-#34#107#10#56
Single Day Tuesday Gross#61-#104-#44-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#28#85#18#36#5#55
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#176-#90-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#155-#84-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#96--#183--
Opening Weekends#190#208#125#217#64#258
Opening Weekends - July--#18-#8#43
Opening Weekends - June#31--#37--
Opening Weekends - Summer#119-#75#136#40#159
Top 10-Day Grosses#124-#84-#27-
Top 3-Day Grosses#237-#147-#50-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#98-#34-
Top 6-Day Grosses#102-#74-#20-
Top 7-Day Grosses#90#187#72#149#17#177
Top 8-Day Grosses#99-#75-#20-
Top 9-Day Grosses#120-#84-#27-
Top 5-Day Grosses#121-#79#155#30#177
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#26#5#27
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#223-#228#176-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#216-#222#162-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#66#2#13
Second Weekends--#161#194#54-
Third Weekends-#63--#62-
Fourth Weekends-#128--#79-
Fifth Weekends-#198--#132-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#737#715#584#317#454#660
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1386#1348#1137#644#914#1263
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1935#1881#1595#937#1300#1767
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3823#3742#3315#2250#2829#3577
Rated PG-13#103#85#71#95#22-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#121#133#85#137#47-
Widest Releases#75#277#133#150#38#361
Widest Opening Releases#67#289#127#139#42#338
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#47#155#72#79#31-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#50#150#76#85#27-
Fastest to $100 million#90#208#79#179#49#195
Fastest to $150 million#126#138#79#151#32-
Fastest to $200 million-#116#94-#21-
Slowest to $100 million#551#433#562#462#592#446
Slowest to $200 million#10#61#83#25#156-
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#117#187#86#191#20#225
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#55#135#24#75#3#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#41#103#88-#24-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#94#93-#36-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#122-#40-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#52#59#56#216#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#243#191#131#244#29#218
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#127-#98-#59-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#67#156#30#90#7#43
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#48#112#97-#28-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#85#17#31#4#42
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#198-#76-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#18-#5#41
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#29--#34--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#178#191#112#202#42#222
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#114-#72#130#25#144
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#152#199#42-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#69--#52-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#184--#88-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#109#86#74#96#15-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#121#127#80#134#32-
 
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