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Movie Summary
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---#8
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#1#2#7#4#3
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#4#5-#10#9
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#23#13#12
All Time Adjusted#29#31#38#67#93
All Time Worldwide#5#30#59#19#7
Worldwide Openings#8#53#102#32#9
Foreign Opening Weekends#19#130-#59#14
Opening Weeks#3#4#34#8#5
Opening Day Gross#6#18#44#7#3
Single Day Gross#6#21#67#7#3
Non-Opening Friday Gross#13#24#42#61#38
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#36#19-#30#100
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#10#6#61#9#28
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#22#8#76#20#53
Single Day Friday Gross#6#17#39#7#3
Single Day Monday Gross#18#8#82#17#52
Single Day Saturday Gross#2#14#24#20#8
Single Day Sunday Gross#3#6#31#11#4
Single Day Thursday Gross#48#25-#42#119
Single Day Tuesday Gross#13#8#68#12#32
Single Day Wednesday Gross#47#25#126#45#92
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#10#5#40#9#25
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#3#17#25#16#5
Theater Averages - All Time Adjusted#157---#190
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends#123---#145
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#3#17#24#16#5
Friday Share of Opening Weekends-#141-#39#89
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends-#73-#22#51
Summer Starts#1-#8-#2
Opening Weekends#3#11#32#10#4
Opening Weekends - July-#3-#2-
Opening Weekends - May#1-#9-#2
Opening Weekends - Summer#2#8#18#7#3
Eleventh Weekends#140#110---
Ninth Weekends#48#60#96#179-
Tenth Weekends#123#64#118--
Top 10-Day Grosses#3#5#29#9#6
Top 3-Day Grosses#3#11#35#10#4
Top 4-Day Grosses#3#9#40#11#4
Top 6-Day Grosses#3#5#43#10#4
Top 7-Day Grosses#3#4#44#9#5
Top 8-Day Grosses#3#4#38#10#5
Top 9-Day Grosses#3#6#33#9#4
Top 5-Day Grosses#3#7#43#10#4
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#79#34#174#83#182
Consecutive Weekends At #1#62#26#160#67#168
Labor Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#45-#109-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#30-#43-#53
Second Weekends#3#7#13#19#5
Third Weekends#3#9#7#15#11
Fourth Weekends#3#7#6#35#19
Fifth Weekends#6#13#18#59#48
Sixth Weekends#18#28#33#97#144
Seventh Weekends#15#17#33#79-
Eighth Weekends#21#45#77#168-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#504#567#203#807#759
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#993#1111#421#1489#1416
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1405#1557#628#2073#1978
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3010#3255#1698#4024#3889
Rated PG-13#5#6#15#9#8
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#3#10#26#9#4
Widest Releases#10#8#139#3#21
Widest Opening Releases#9#6#255#2#18
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#7#5#135#2#13
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#7#5#77#2#16
Fastest to $100 million#3#15#36#11#4
Fastest to $150 million#3#11#44#10#4
Fastest to $200 million#3#7#34#10#4
Fastest to $250 million#3#4#28#9#5
Fastest to $300 million#3#5#26#10#6
Fastest to $350 million#3#5#20#9#7
Fastest to $400 million#3#5#18#10#9
Fastest to $450 million#3#5--#9
Fastest to $500 million#3#6---
Slowest to $100 million#636#624#603#628#635
Slowest to $200 million#173#169#142#166#172
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#65#23#89#54#161
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#10#4#33#9#50
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#34#5#48#26#103
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#3#9#24#6#5
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#27#9#57#20#98
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#1#12#4#23#13
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#1#4#9#14#5
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#78#28#108#66#183
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#14#6#40#12#57
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#73#25#92#62#159
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#13#10#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#1#4#11#9#3
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#127#123#137--
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#134#148--
Second Weekends Adjusted#3#6#4#29#14
Third Weekends Adjusted#5#11#3#29#31
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#7#18#5#87#74
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#27#39#31#168#195
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#18#24
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#5#12#10#4
 
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