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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$31,768$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$1,519,557,910$1,003,045,358$821,708,551$1,084,939,099$1,405,413,868
Foreign Gross$896,200,000$469,700,000$418,002,176$636,800,000$946,408,000
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---#6
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#1#2#7#4#3
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#4#5-#8#7
Genre: Superhero#1#2#7#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#6#21#11#10
All Time Adjusted#29#31#38#66#91
All Time Worldwide#5#26#56#17#7
Worldwide Openings#7#47#92#28#8
Foreign Opening Weekends#18#117-#51#13
Opening Weeks#3#4#31#7#5
Opening Day Gross#6#17#40#7#3
Single Day Gross#6#20#59#7#3
Non-Opening Friday Gross#13#23#39#56#35
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#33#17-#27#93
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#8#5#55#7#24
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#19#8#71#17#48
Single Day Friday Gross#6#16#35#7#3
Single Day Monday Gross#16#7#76#15#46
Single Day Saturday Gross#2#12#21#17#7
Single Day Sunday Gross#3#5#28#10#4
Single Day Thursday Gross#45#23-#39#112
Single Day Tuesday Gross#11#7#62#10#28
Single Day Wednesday Gross#43#25#119#41#85
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#8#4#36#7#21
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#3#15#22#14#5
Theater Averages - All Time Adjusted#152---#185
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends#118---#140
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#3#15#21#14#5
Friday Share of Opening Weekends-#137-#39#86
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends-#66-#21#46
Summer Starts#1-#7-#2
Opening Weekends#3#10#29#9#4
Opening Weekends - July-#3-#2-
Opening Weekends - May#1-#8-#2
Opening Weekends - Summer#2#8#17#7#3
Eleventh Weekends#138#110---
Ninth Weekends#47#59#94#176-
Tenth Weekends#120#64#115--
Top 10-Day Grosses#3#4#26#8#5
Top 3-Day Grosses#3#10#32#9#4
Top 4-Day Grosses#3#8#37#10#4
Top 6-Day Grosses#3#5#40#9#4
Top 7-Day Grosses#3#4#41#8#5
Top 8-Day Grosses#3#4#35#8#5
Top 9-Day Grosses#3#5#30#8#4
Top 5-Day Grosses#3#6#40#9#4
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#79#34#170#82#177
Consecutive Weekends At #1#62#26#156#66#163
Labor Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#45-#109-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#30-#43-#53
Second Weekends#3#6#12#16#4
Third Weekends#3#7#5#13#9
Fourth Weekends#3#7#6#33#17
Fifth Weekends#6#13#18#57#46
Sixth Weekends#18#27#32#94#139
Seventh Weekends#15#17#33#76-
Eighth Weekends#21#44#75#164-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#477#538#196#762#717
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#959#1075#409#1435#1365
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1363#1512#613#2007#1917
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2952#3194#1670#3935#3806
Rated PG-13#5#6#14#8#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#3#10#24#9#4
Widest Releases#10#8#128#3#19
Widest Opening Releases#9#6#234#2#16
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#7#5#124#2#11
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#7#5#71#2#14
Fastest to $100 million#3#13#33#10#4
Fastest to $150 million#3#10#41#9#4
Fastest to $200 million#3#6#31#9#4
Fastest to $250 million#3#4#25#8#5
Fastest to $300 million#3#4#23#8#5
Fastest to $350 million#3#4#18#7#5
Fastest to $400 million#3#4#16#8#7
Fastest to $450 million#3#4--#7
Fastest to $500 million#3#5---
Slowest to $100 million#615#605#585#608#614
Slowest to $200 million#164#161#136#158#163
BOM Users' Grades-#1#120--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#3#4#11#6#8
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#24#35#28--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#62#23#86#51#154
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#9#4#29#8#46
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#31#5#45#25#98
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#3#9#22#6#5
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#26#8#54#19#92
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#1#11#4#21#12
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#1#4#9#13#5
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#75#28#105#63#176
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#13#6#36#11#53
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#69#25#88#61#152
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#5#11#6#19#9
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#5#10#6#18#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#1-#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#1-#6-#2
Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#5#12#10#4
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#28#13
Third Weekends Adjusted#5#11#3#27#29
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#7#18#5#84#73
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#27#39#31#166#191
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#89#75#42--
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#86#71#61#196-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#84#114#107--
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#7#8#9#17#23
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#5#12#10#4
 
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