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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#27--#24#7-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#66--#59--
Genre: Superhero#27--#24#7-
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#167#133#115#154#27#296
All Time Worldwide#230#129#113#247#59#199
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#104#68#41-#50-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#52#39---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#27#32#18#35#7#43
Opening Weeks#117#180#87#182#31#234
Opening Day Gross#180-#130-#35-
Opening Wednesdays#19#36#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#613#498#361#657#71#685
Non-Opening Friday Gross#68-#30-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#50-#22#79#5#39
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#43-#79-#28-
Single Day Friday Gross#252-#128-#52-
Single Day Monday Gross#45#57#54-#3-
Single Day Saturday Gross#242#194#141#258#49#267
Single Day Sunday Gross#134-#98-#77-
Single Day Thursday Gross#66-#30#97#10#52
Single Day Tuesday Gross#49-#87-#33-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#27#74#18#32#5#50
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#161-#78-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#143-#73-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#91--#172--
Opening Weekends#170#187#112#196#54#234
Opening Weekends - July--#17-#7#39
Opening Weekends - June#28--#34--
Opening Weekends - Summer#108-#68#125#34#147
Top 10-Day Grosses#111-#72-#22-
Top 3-Day Grosses#213-#130-#41-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#86-#28-
Top 6-Day Grosses#90-#65-#16-
Top 7-Day Grosses#78#168#63#133#13#158
Top 8-Day Grosses#87-#65-#16-
Top 9-Day Grosses#107-#72-#22-
Top 5-Day Grosses#106-#69#140#24#159
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#212-#216#169-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#205-#210#155-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#61#2#13
Second Weekends--#146#176#47-
Third Weekends-#55--#54-
Fourth Weekends-#115--#72-
Fifth Weekends-#184--#121-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#669#653#536#297#422#603
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1299#1267#1074#617#870#1189
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1834#1786#1519#903#1248#1679
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3689#3615#3212#2192#2752#3458
Rated PG-13#95#77#66#87#19-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#108#120#76#124#41-
Widest Releases#55#234#105#120#29#312
Widest Opening Releases#49#246#100#110#31#291
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#35#131#56#62#24-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#38#125#59#67#22-
Fastest to $100 million#78#188#69#162#41#175
Fastest to $150 million#113#125#67#138#26-
Fastest to $200 million-#103#83-#17-
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#108#174#78#178#16#210
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#51#128#24#71#3#35
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#32#91#77-#19-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#85#84-#32-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#111-#34-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#48#55#52#199#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#227#176#121#228#26#202
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#116-#89-#54-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#63#149#30#86#7#42
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#39#100#86-#23-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#80#17#31#4#41
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#189-#70-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#17-#5#40
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#27--#32--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#166#179#103#190#36#209
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#108-#66#124#21#137
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#141#186#37-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#63--#47-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#178--#84-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#104#82#70#91#14-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#113#119#74#126#28-
 
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