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Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers


Movie SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 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--#3--#5
 
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#35--#32#10-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#79--#72--
Genre: Superhero#35--#32#10-
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#185#152#130#172#33#327
All Time Adjusted-#248#219#271#59-
All Time Worldwide#262#151#135#282#73#227
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#130#87#54-#65-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#72#54---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#28#33#18#36#7#45
Opening Weeks#136#205#104#207#42#264
Opening Day Gross#206-#153-#45-
Opening Wednesdays#19#39#14#25#5#30
Single Day Gross#713#582#423#762#90#791
Non-Opening Friday Gross#79-#33-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#54-#26#89#5#43
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#59-#100-#41-
Single Day Friday Gross#292-#153-#67-
Single Day Monday Gross#57#70#67-#4-
Single Day Saturday Gross#280#227#166#296#61#305
Single Day Sunday Gross#159-#118-#93-
Single Day Thursday Gross#70-#34#107#10#56
Single Day Tuesday Gross#65-#108-#46-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#28#87#18#37#5#56
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#180-#94-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#159-#88-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#97--#184--
Opening Weekends#196#215#130#224#68#266
Opening Weekends - July--#19-#9#46
Opening Weekends - June#32--#38--
Opening Weekends - Summer#122-#77#140#41#164
Top 10-Day Grosses#128-#88-#27-
Top 3-Day Grosses#244-#152-#53-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#102-#36-
Top 6-Day Grosses#106-#77-#20-
Top 7-Day Grosses#94#193#75#153#17#181
Top 8-Day Grosses#103-#78-#20-
Top 9-Day Grosses#124-#88-#27-
Top 5-Day Grosses#125-#82#159#30#183
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#26#5#27
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#226-#230#177-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#219-#224#163-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#10-#6-#2#14
Independence Day Weekends#10-#6#70#2#14
Second Weekends--#165#198#56-
Third Weekends-#64--#63-
Fourth Weekends-#132--#81-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#761#738#600#322#463#681
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1418#1379#1159#655#929#1291
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1974#1918#1621#950#1317#1800
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3878#3795#3355#2271#2856#3624
Rated PG-13#105#87#73#97#23-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#125#138#88#142#50-
Widest Releases#81#289#145#162#40#378
Widest Opening Releases#72#304#139#151#44#354
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#49#161#76#83#32-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#53#155#81#90#28-
Fastest to $100 million#94#215#82#183#52#200
Fastest to $150 million#130#142#82#155#32-
Fastest to $200 million-#120#98-#21-
Slowest to $100 million#558#437#570#469#600#452
Slowest to $200 million#10#61#83#25#160-
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#120#191#89#195#20#229
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#55#135#24#75#3#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#41#106#90-#24-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#94#93-#36-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#126-#42-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#52#59#56#218#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#248#194#135#249#29#222
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#130-#101-#60-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#67#156#30#90#7#43
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#48#115#99-#28-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#86#17#31#4#42
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#19-#5#42
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#30--#35--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#183#196#116#207#42#227
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#116-#73#132#25#146
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#155-#42-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#69--#52-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#185--#89-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#110#88#76#97#15-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#124#130#83#137#32-
 
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