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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$456,942,727
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.n/a
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$456,942,727
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%41.9%
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, 2012n/a
In Release154 days / 22 weeks231 days / 33 weeks108 days / 15 weeks147 days / 21 weeks94 days / 13 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$1,084,439,099$1,398,442,727
Foreign Gross$896,200,000$469,700,000$418,002,176$636,300,000$941,500,000
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$456,942,727
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-#4-#2
Franchise: Avengers#1---#2
Franchise: Batman-#1-#2-
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#1---#2
Genre: 3D#3---#4
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#1#2#6#4#3
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#3#4-#6#5
Genre: Superhero#1#2#6#4#3
Showdown: 'Avengers' Vs. 'Iron Man 3'#1---#2
Showdown: A Special Showdown for Chris Liberge#3---#4
Showdown: All Time Grossers#2#4---
Showdown: All Time Openers-#1-#2-
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
 
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#4#5#18#9#8
All Time Adjusted#28#30#37#64#69
All Time Worldwide#4#22#47#14#6
Worldwide Openings#4#39#79#22#5
Foreign Opening Weekends#14#99-#40#10
Opening Weeks#2#3#24#6#4
Opening Day Gross#4#14#33#5#2
Single Day Gross#4#16#45#5#2
Non-Opening Friday Gross#11#21#35#51#31
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#30#14-#24#87
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#5#2#45#4#17
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#15#6#62#14#41
Single Day Friday Gross#4#13#27#5#2
Single Day Monday Gross#12#5#67#11#39
Single Day Saturday Gross#2#8#16#12#4
Single Day Sunday Gross#2#4#22#6#3
Single Day Thursday Gross#42#20-#36#106
Single Day Tuesday Gross#8#4#52#7#21
Single Day Wednesday Gross#39#23#109#38#77
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#5#2#29#4#16
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#2#11#17#10#4
Theater Averages - All Time Adjusted#141---#170
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends#109---#128
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#2#11#17#10#4
Friday Share of Opening Weekends-#126-#36#77
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends#191#61-#20#41
Summer Starts#1-#6-#2
Opening Weekends#2#7#23#6#3
Opening Weekends - July-#3-#2-
Opening Weekends - May#1-#7-#2
Opening Weekends - Summer#2#7#14#6#3
Eleventh Weekends#135#108---
Ninth Weekends#45#57#89#169-
Tenth Weekends#118#62#113--
Top 10-Day Grosses#2#3#21#6#4
Top 3-Day Grosses#2#7#26#6#3
Top 4-Day Grosses#2#6#31#7#3
Top 6-Day Grosses#2#4#34#7#3
Top 7-Day Grosses#2#3#34#7#4
Top 8-Day Grosses#2#3#29#6#4
Top 9-Day Grosses#2#4#24#6#3
Top 5-Day Grosses#2#4#34#7#3
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#76#33#161#79#166
Consecutive Weekends At #1#60#25#148#64#153
Labor Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#42-#100-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#29-#42-#51
Second Weekends#2#5#9#13#3
Third Weekends#2#5#4#9#6
Fourth Weekends#2#6#5#29#14
Fifth Weekends#5#10#15#51#41
Sixth Weekends#16#24#29#86#130
Seventh Weekends#14#16#31#72-
Eighth Weekends#21#42#73#157#195
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#443#497#184#699#657
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#902#1008#387#1341#1275
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1292#1431#587#1894#1809
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2858#3086#1629#3785#3663
Rated PG-13#4#5#12#7#6
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#2#7#20#6#3
Widest Releases#9#7#105#3#17
Widest Opening Releases#8#5#201#2#14
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#7#5#105#2#11
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#7#5#57#2#14
Fastest to $100 million#2#10#27#7#3
Fastest to $150 million#2#7#34#6#3
Fastest to $200 million#2#4#25#7#3
Fastest to $250 million#2#3#20#6#4
Fastest to $300 million#2#3#19#5#4
Fastest to $350 million#2#3#15#5#4
Fastest to $400 million#2#3#13#6#5
Fastest to $450 million#2#3--#5
Fastest to $500 million#2#4---
Slowest to $100 million#584#576#559#579#583
Slowest to $200 million#153#151#130#148#152
BOM Users' Grades-#1#120--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#2#3#10#6#5
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#22#33#26-#54
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#59#21#83#48#134
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#6#2#25#5#30
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#28#3#41#22#70
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#4#7#18#5#2
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#24#6#50#17#77
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#2#10#3#17#7
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#2#4#8#12#3
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#72#26#102#60#155
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#10#4#32#8#37
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#66#23#84#58#118
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#4#10#6#17#5
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#4#9#6#16#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#1-#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#1-#5-#2
Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#4#10#9#3
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#2#4#10#9#3
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#125#121#134--
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#133#147--
Second Weekends Adjusted#2#5#3#25#10
Third Weekends Adjusted#4#10#2#25#21
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#6#17#4#81#59
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#26#38#30#164#167
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#87#73#42--
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#85#70#60#193-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#84#113#106--
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#6#7#8#16#18
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#4#10#9#3
 
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