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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-#18---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#3--#5
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#10--#9--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#11--#9--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#37--#34#11-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#83--#76--
Genre: Superhero#37--#34#11-
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#190#156#133#177#36#333
All Time Adjusted-#252#221#275#61-
All Time Worldwide#271#157#140#291#78#235
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#136#92#56-#67-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#78#59---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#28#34#18#37#7#46
Opening Weeks#140#209#108#211#44#269
Opening Day Gross#210-#155-#47-
Opening Wednesdays#19#40#14#25#5#31
Single Day Gross#741#601#438#793#97#823
Non-Opening Friday Gross#85-#35-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#58-#29#93#5#47
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#64-#107-#45-
Single Day Friday Gross#302-#157-#69-
Single Day Monday Gross#63#76#73-#5-
Single Day Saturday Gross#288#232#171#306#64#315
Single Day Sunday Gross#163-#122-#96-
Single Day Thursday Gross#75-#37#112#10#61
Single Day Tuesday Gross#70-#115-#50-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#29#94#19#40#5#61
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#184-#97-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#161-#90-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#99--#189--
Opening Weekends#198#219#132#228#70#270
Opening Weekends - July--#19-#9#46
Opening Weekends - June#32--#38--
Opening Weekends - Summer#122-#77#140#41#164
Top 10-Day Grosses#132-#91-#29-
Top 3-Day Grosses#247-#154-#55-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#105-#38-
Top 6-Day Grosses#109-#80-#22-
Top 7-Day Grosses#97#198#78#157#19#185
Top 8-Day Grosses#106-#81-#22-
Top 9-Day Grosses#128-#91-#29-
Top 5-Day Grosses#128-#85#163#32#187
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#27#5#28
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#231-#235#181-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#224-#229#167-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#10-#6-#2#14
Independence Day Weekends#10-#6#70#2#14
Second Weekends--#170-#59-
Third Weekends-#67--#66-
Fourth Weekends-#136--#85-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#786#761#619#333#480#701
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1450#1409#1185#670#950#1318
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2015#1957#1654#968#1343#1836
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3940#3855#3407#2302#2898#3679
Rated PG-13#109#91#76#101#26-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#127#141#90#145#52-
Widest Releases#85#304#151#167#42#394
Widest Opening Releases#75#318#144#156#46#369
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#52#169#80#87#34-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#57#163#85#93#30-
Fastest to $100 million#97#221#85#187#54#205
Fastest to $150 million#134#146#85#159#34-
Fastest to $200 million-#124#102-#23-
Slowest to $100 million#570#446#582#480#613#462
Slowest to $200 million#10#62#84#26#163-
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#123#195#91#199#22#233
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#57#139#24#79#3#37
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#45#110#94-#27-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#100#99-#39-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#128-#44-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#56#63#60#224#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#253#199#137#254#31#227
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#133-#104-#62-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#69#161#30#94#7#44
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#52#119#103-#31-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#90#17#32#4#43
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#19-#5#42
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#30--#35--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#185#198#118#209#44#229
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--#158-#44-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#72--#55-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#188--#92-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#114#92#79#101#17-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#126#132#85#139#34-
 
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