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The Avengers

The Dark Knight

Spider-Man

The Dark Knight Rises

Avengers: Age of Ultron
GenreAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction ThrillerAction / Adventure
StudioBuena VistaWarner Bros.Sony / ColumbiaWarner Bros.Buena Vista
Release DateMay 4, 2012July 18, 2008May 3, 2002July 20, 2012May 1, 2015
Domestic Gross$623,357,910$533,345,358$403,706,375$448,139,099$459,005,868
Production Budget$220 million$185 million$139 million$250 million$250 million
Running Time2 hrs. 22 min.2 hrs. 30 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 45 min.2 hrs. 21 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonintense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.intense sequences of violence and some menacestylized violence and actionintense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive moments.
 

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Domestic SummaryThe AvengersThe Dark KnightSpider-ManThe Dark Knight RisesAvengers: Age of Ultron
Total Gross$623,357,910$533,345,358$403,706,375$448,139,099$459,005,868
Opening Weekend*$207,438,708$158,411,483$114,844,116$160,887,295$191,271,109
Theaters4,3494,3663,6154,4044,276
Average$47,698$36,283$31,769$36,532$44,731
Opening % of Total33.3%29.7%28.4%35.9%41.7%
Second Weekend Drop-50.3%-52.5%-37.8%-61.4%-59.4%
Widest Release4,3494,3663,8764,4044,276
Close DateOctober 4, 2012March 5, 2009August 18, 2002December 13, 2012October 8, 2015
In Release154 days / 22 weeks231 days / 33 weeks108 days / 15 weeks147 days / 21 weeks161 days / 23 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryThe AvengersThe Dark KnightSpider-ManThe Dark Knight RisesAvengers: Age of Ultron
Worldwide Gross$1,518,812,988$1,003,045,358$821,708,551$1,084,939,099$1,405,403,694
Foreign Gross$895,455,078$469,700,000$418,002,176$636,800,000$946,397,826
Foreign % of Worldwide59.0%46.8%50.9%58.7%67.3%
Domestic Gross$623,357,910$533,345,358$403,706,375$448,139,099$459,005,868
Domestic % of Worldwide41.0%53.2%49.1%41.3%32.7%
 
People SummaryThe AvengersThe Dark KnightSpider-ManThe Dark Knight RisesAvengers: Age of Ultron
Actor: Chris Evans#1---#2
Actor: Chris Hemsworth#1---#2
Actor: Christian Bale-#1-#2-
Actor: Cillian Murphy-n/a-n/a-
Actor: Gary Oldman-#1-#2-
Actor: Jeremy Renner#1---#2
Actor: Mark Ruffalo#1---#2
Actor: Michael Caine-#1-#2-
Actor: Morgan Freeman-#1-#2-
Actor: Paul Bettanyn/a---#1
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.#1---#2
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson#1---#2
Actor: Scarlett Johansson#1---#2
Actor: Stellan Skarsgard#1---#2
Cinematographer: Wally Pfister-#1-#2-
Composer: Danny Elfman--#2-#1
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#1-#2-
Director: Christopher Nolan-#1-#2-
Director: Joss Whedon#1---#2
Producer: Alan Fine#1---#2
Producer: Christopher Nolan-#1-#2-
Producer: Emma Thomas-#1-#2-
Producer: Jon Favreau#1---#2
Producer: Kevin Feige#1---#2
Producer: Louis D'Esposito#1---#2
Producer: Stan Lee#1-#4-#2
Producer: Thomas Tull-#2-#3-
Producer: Victoria Alonso#1---#2
Writer: Christopher Nolan-#1-#2-
Writer: David S. Goyer-#1-#2-
Writer: Joss Whedon#1---#2
 
Genres & FranchisesThe AvengersThe Dark KnightSpider-ManThe Dark Knight RisesAvengers: Age of Ultron
Brand: DC Comics-#1-#2-
Brand: Legendary Pictures-#2-#3-
Brand: Marvel Comics#1-#5-#2
Franchise: Avengers#1---#2
Franchise: Batman-#1-#2-
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#1---#2
Franchise: The Dark Knight Trilogy-#1-#2-
Genre: 3D#4---#9
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#1#2#8#4#3
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#4#6-#11#10
Genre: Superhero#1#2#8#4#3
Showdown: 'Avengers' Vs. 'Iron Man 3'#1---#2
Showdown: All Time Grossers#4#6---
Showdown: All Time Openers-#3-#4-
Showdown: Batman Battle-#1-#2-
Showdown: Biggest 2D-Only Openers-#1-#2-
Showdown: Blockbuster Superhero Showdown#1#2#5#4#3
Showdown: Marvel Comics Showdown#1-#2--
Showdown: Summer Starter Skirmish#1-#4-#2
Showdown: Superhero Smackdown---#2#1
 
Chart RankingsThe AvengersThe Dark KnightSpider-ManThe Dark Knight RisesAvengers: Age of Ultron
Worldwide Yearly 2012#1--#3-
Yearly (Wide) 2012#1--#2-
Yearly 2012#1--#2-
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2012#1--#2-
Yearly Opening Weekends 2012#1--#2-
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2012#1--#2-
All Time Domestic#5#7#25#14#13
All Time Adjusted#29#31#38#68#94
All Time Worldwide#5#32#66#20#7
Worldwide Openings#9#59#110#36#10
Foreign Opening Weekends#21#143-#66#16
Opening Weeks#4#5#38#9#6
Opening Day Gross#7#19#48#8#4
Single Day Gross#7#22#75#8#4
Non-Opening Friday Gross#13#25#43#66#39
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#39#21-#33#106
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#12#7#71#11#33
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#25#9#82#23#58
Single Day Friday Gross#7#18#43#8#4
Single Day Monday Gross#21#9#91#19#59
Single Day Saturday Gross#2#15#27#22#9
Single Day Sunday Gross#3#7#33#12#5
Single Day Thursday Gross#51#27-#45#125
Single Day Tuesday Gross#15#9#78#14#37
Single Day Wednesday Gross#51#26#134#49#99
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#11#5#43#10#26
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#4#18#26#17#6
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends#135---#158
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#4#18#25#17#6
Friday Share of Opening Weekends-#151-#44#95
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends-#78-#23#56
Summer Starts#1-#8-#2
Opening Weekends#4#12#36#11#5
Opening Weekends - July-#3-#2-
Opening Weekends - May#1-#9-#2
Opening Weekends - Summer#2#8#19#7#3
Eleventh Weekends#143#111---
Ninth Weekends#48#60#98#181-
Tenth Weekends#125#64#120--
Top 10-Day Grosses#3#6#30#10#7
Top 3-Day Grosses#4#12#39#11#5
Top 4-Day Grosses#4#10#44#12#5
Top 6-Day Grosses#4#6#47#11#5
Top 7-Day Grosses#4#5#48#10#6
Top 8-Day Grosses#4#5#42#11#6
Top 9-Day Grosses#4#7#35#10#5
Top 5-Day Grosses#4#8#47#11#5
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#79#34#177#84#185
Consecutive Weekends At #1#62#26#163#68#171
Labor Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#46-#111-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#31-#44-#54
Second Weekends#3#7#14#20#5
Third Weekends#3#10#8#18#13
Fourth Weekends#3#8#6#39#22
Fifth Weekends#6#13#19#61#50
Sixth Weekends#18#28#33#99#146
Seventh Weekends#15#17#33#80-
Eighth Weekends#21#45#78#170-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#523#591#210#846#797
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1022#1145#434#1542#1467
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1438#1595#643#2134#2037
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3060#3314#1727#4110#3973
Rated PG-13#5#7#17#10#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#4#11#29#10#5
Widest Releases#11#9#157#4#23
Widest Opening Releases#10#7#276#3#20
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#7#5#145#2#14
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#7#5#86#2#17
Fastest to $100 million#4#16#40#12#5
Fastest to $150 million#4#12#48#11#5
Fastest to $200 million#4#8#36#11#5
Fastest to $250 million#4#5#29#10#6
Fastest to $300 million#4#6#27#11#7
Fastest to $350 million#4#6#22#10#8
Fastest to $400 million#4#6#19#11#10
Fastest to $450 million#4#6--#10
Fastest to $500 million#4#7---
Slowest to $100 million#657#645#621#649#656
Slowest to $200 million#180#176#148#173#179
BOM Users' Grades-#1#120--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#3#4#12#7#9
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#24#35#28--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#68#23#92#56#165
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#5#36#10#55
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#36#5#51#28#108
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#4#10#25#7#6
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#29#9#60#21#105
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#1#13#4#23#14
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#1#4#10#15#5
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#81#28#111#68#187
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#16#7#43#13#62
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#76#25#97#64#166
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#5#12#7#20#10
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#5#11#7#19#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#1-#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#1-#6-#2
Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#6#14#11#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#1#4#11#9#3
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#127#123#136--
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#134#148--
Second Weekends Adjusted#3#6#4#29#14
Third Weekends Adjusted#5#11#3#31#33
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#7#18#5#90#77
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#27#39#31#169#196
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#89#75#42--
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#86#71#61#197-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#84#114#107--
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#7#8#9#19#25
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#6#13#11#5
 
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