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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)#67--#60--
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#168#135#117#155#28#297
All Time Worldwide#231#130#115#248#61#200
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#106#70#42-#51-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#54#40---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#27#32#18#35#7#43
Opening Weeks#118#181#88#183#32#235
Opening Day Gross#182-#132-#36-
Opening Wednesdays#19#36#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#623#505#366#667#74#695
Non-Opening Friday Gross#69-#30-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#50-#22#79#5#39
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#44-#80-#29-
Single Day Friday Gross#255-#130-#53-
Single Day Monday Gross#47#59#56-#3-
Single Day Saturday Gross#246#197#143#262#50#271
Single Day Sunday Gross#137-#100-#78-
Single Day Thursday Gross#66-#30#97#10#52
Single Day Tuesday Gross#50-#88-#34-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#27#74#18#32#5#50
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#163-#79-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#144-#74-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#91--#173--
Opening Weekends#172#189#114#198#55#236
Opening Weekends - July--#17-#7#39
Opening Weekends - June#28--#34--
Opening Weekends - Summer#110-#70#127#35#149
Top 10-Day Grosses#112-#73-#23-
Top 3-Day Grosses#215-#132-#42-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#87-#29-
Top 6-Day Grosses#91-#66-#17-
Top 7-Day Grosses#79#169#64#134#14#159
Top 8-Day Grosses#88-#66-#17-
Top 9-Day Grosses#108-#73-#23-
Top 5-Day Grosses#107-#70#141#25#160
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#214-#218#170-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#207-#212#156-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#61#2#13
Second Weekends--#147#177#48-
Third Weekends-#57--#56-
Fourth Weekends-#117--#74-
Fifth Weekends-#185--#122-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#674#658#540#298#423#607
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1305#1273#1079#619#872#1194
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1840#1792#1524#905#1250#1684
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3696#3622#3217#2194#2754#3464
Rated PG-13#96#78#67#88#20-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#110#122#78#126#42-
Widest Releases#58#238#108#123#30#316
Widest Opening Releases#51#250#103#113#32#295
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#37#133#58#64#25-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#40#127#61#69#23-
Fastest to $100 million#79#189#70#163#42#176
Fastest to $150 million#114#126#68#139#27-
Fastest to $200 million-#104#84-#18-
Slowest to $100 million#526#416#535#442#563#429
Slowest to $200 million#10#60#80#25#146-
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#109#175#79#179#17#211
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#51#128#24#71#3#35
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#32#92#78-#19-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#85#84-#32-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#112-#35-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#48#55#52#201#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#229#178#123#230#27#204
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#117-#90-#55-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#63#149#30#86#7#42
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#39#101#87-#23-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#80#17#31#4#41
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#190-#71-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#17-#5#40
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#27--#32--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#167#180#104#192#37#211
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#109-#67#126#22#139
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#142#187#38-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#65--#48-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#179--#85-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#105#83#71#92#14-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#114#120#75#128#29-
 
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