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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-#9-#10--
Composer: John Williamsn/a-#16---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#2--#4
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#6--#5--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#10--#8--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#25--#22#7-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#56--#50--
Genre: Superhero#25--#22#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#156#124#107#144#25#277
All Time Adjusted--#200-#55-
All Time Worldwide#211#116#102#225#52#180
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#95#62#35-#44-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#45#32---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#27#32#18#35#7#43
Opening Weeks#107#165#79#167#26#218
Opening Day Gross#166-#119-#29-
Opening Wednesdays#19#35#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#544#437#313#585#54#612
Non-Opening Friday Gross#63-#27-#4-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#47-#19#73#4#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#34-#68-#21-
Single Day Friday Gross#233-#114-#43-
Single Day Monday Gross#40#51#48-#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross#214#171#126#229#39#238
Single Day Sunday Gross#121-#86-#66-
Single Day Thursday Gross#63-#27#91#9#49
Single Day Tuesday Gross#40-#76-#26-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#24#68#16#29#5#46
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#147-#66-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#132-#64-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#87--#164--
Opening Weekends#156#173#102#182#46#218
Opening Weekends - July--#16-#6#36
Opening Weekends - June#26--#32--
Opening Weekends - Summer#102-#65#119#31#141
Top 10-Day Grosses#101-#64-#18-
Top 3-Day Grosses#198-#119-#34-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#78-#24-
Top 6-Day Grosses#82-#57-#13-
Top 7-Day Grosses#70#155#55#123#10#145
Top 8-Day Grosses#79-#57-#13-
Top 9-Day Grosses#97-#64-#18-
Top 5-Day Grosses#96-#61#129#20#146
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#204-#208#162-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#198-#203#149-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#58#2#13
Second Weekends--#133#161#38-
Third Weekends-#50#196#188#49-
Fourth Weekends-#106--#66-
Fifth Weekends-#175--#113-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#625#610#501#279#400#565
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1231#1200#1019#587#830#1129
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1751#1705#1454#869#1198#1607
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3580#3510#3127#2145#2686#3364
Rated PG-13#90#72#62#82#17-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#100#112#71#116#37-
Widest Releases#49#207#93#106#25#283
Widest Opening Releases#44#221#89#98#27#264
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#31#116#49#55#21-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#34#110#52#59#19-
Fastest to $100 million#70#173#61#148#34#161
Fastest to $150 million#104#115#59#128#22-
Fastest to $200 million-#94#74-#14-
Slowest to $100 million#510#407#519#432#546#419
Slowest to $200 million#9#57#77#23#137-
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#100#166#71#170#13#201
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#27-#2-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#48#122#22#68#3#32
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#30#82#69-#15-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#80#79-#29-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#101-#27-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#44#51#48#191#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#212#164#109#213#23#189
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#107-#81-#46-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#60#143#28#83#7#39
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#37#91#78-#19-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#22#76#16#28#4#38
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#180-#66-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#16-#5#39
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#25--#30--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#156#169#95#180#32#199
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#105-#63#121#20#134
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#132#177#36-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#60--#44-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#173--#81-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#100#79#67#87#12-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#108#114#70#121#25-
 
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