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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#8--#7--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#11--#9--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#29--#26#8-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#69--#62--
Genre: Superhero#29--#26#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#171#138#120#158#29#303
All Time Worldwide#238#133#118#256#63#205
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#111#72#43-#52-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#56#41---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#27#32#18#35#7#43
Opening Weeks#122#187#91#189#35#242
Opening Day Gross#187-#137-#38-
Opening Wednesdays#19#36#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#642#522#378#687#77#715
Non-Opening Friday Gross#70-#31-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#51-#23#81#5#40
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#48-#85-#33-
Single Day Friday Gross#264-#136-#56-
Single Day Monday Gross#49#61#58-#3-
Single Day Saturday Gross#253#203#147#269#53#278
Single Day Sunday Gross#141-#104-#82-
Single Day Thursday Gross#67-#31#99#10#53
Single Day Tuesday Gross#54-#93-#38-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#28#78#18#33#5#51
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#167-#82-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#147-#77-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#91--#175--
Opening Weekends#177#194#117#203#58#242
Opening Weekends - July--#18-#8#43
Opening Weekends - June#29--#35--
Opening Weekends - Summer#115-#73#132#38#155
Top 10-Day Grosses#115-#76-#24-
Top 3-Day Grosses#221-#137-#45-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#90-#31-
Top 6-Day Grosses#94-#69-#18-
Top 7-Day Grosses#82#175#67#138#15#165
Top 8-Day Grosses#91-#69-#18-
Top 9-Day Grosses#111-#76-#24-
Top 5-Day Grosses#111-#73#145#27#166
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#217-#221#172-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#210-#215#158-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#66#2#13
Second Weekends--#150#180#50-
Third Weekends-#59--#58-
Fourth Weekends-#119--#76-
Fifth Weekends-#189--#125-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#691#671#551#302#431#620
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1328#1292#1095#623#883#1213
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1866#1814#1543#911#1264#1706
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3733#3655#3246#2209#2777#3497
Rated PG-13#97#79#68#89#20-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#113#125#79#129#43-
Widest Releases#63#251#119#134#33#331
Widest Opening Releases#56#262#113#123#35#310
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#40#140#64#70#26-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#43#135#68#76#24-
Fastest to $100 million#82#195#73#168#45#182
Fastest to $150 million#117#129#71#142#29-
Fastest to $200 million-#107#87-#19-
Slowest to $100 million#536#423#545#450#573#436
Slowest to $200 million#10#60#80#25#148-
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#112#178#82#182#18#215
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#52#130#24#72#3#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#36#96#82-#20-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#89#88-#33-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#115-#37-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#49#56#53#206#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#233#182#126#234#27#208
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#120-#93-#55-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#64#151#30#87#7#43
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#43#105#91-#24-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#81#17#31#4#42
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#193-#73-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#18-#5#41
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#28--#33--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#170#183#107#194#39#214
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#112-#70#128#24#142
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#145#190#39-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#65--#49-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#181--#85-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#106#84#71#93#14-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#115#121#76#128#30-
 
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