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Uber-Blockbuster Showdown

Revenge of the Sith vs. Spider-Man 2 vs. Shrek 2 vs. The Passion vs. Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man


Movie Summary
Spider-Man 2

Shrek 2

Passion of the Christ

Return of the King

Spider-Man

Revenge of the Sith
GenreAction / AdventureAnimationHistorical DramaFantasyAction / AdventureSci-Fi Fantasy
StudioSony / ColumbiaDreamWorksNewmarketNew LineSony / ColumbiaFox
Release DateJune 30, 2004May 19, 2004February 25, 2004December 17, 2003May 3, 2002May 19, 2005
Domestic Gross$373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Production Budget$200 million$150 million$30 million$94 million$139 million$113 million
Running Time2 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 33 min.2 hrs. 6 min.3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 26 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PGRPG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonstylized action violencefor some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content for sequences of graphic violencefor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesstylized violence and actionsci-fi violence and some intense images
 

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Domestic SummarySpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Total Gross$373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Opening Weekend*$88,156,227$108,037,878$83,848,082$72,629,713$114,844,116$108,435,841
Theaters4,1524,1633,0433,7033,6153,661
Average$21,232$25,951$27,554$19,613$31,769$29,619
Opening % of Total23.6%24.5%22.6%19.3%28.4%28.5%
Second Weekend Drop-48.7%-33.2%-36.5%-30.3%-37.8%-49.1%
Widest Release4,1664,2233,4083,7033,8763,663
Close DateDecember 19, 2004November 25, 2004July 29, 2004June 3, 2004August 18, 2002October 20, 2005
In Release159 days / 23 weeks149 days / 21 weeks156 days / 22 weeks170 days / 24 weeks108 days / 15 weeks155 days / 22 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummarySpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Worldwide Gross$783,766,341$919,838,758$611,391,094$1,119,110,941$821,708,551$848,754,768
Foreign Gross$410,180,516$478,612,511$241,116,490$742,083,616$418,002,176$468,484,191
Foreign % of Worldwide52.3%52.0%39.4%66.3%50.9%55.2%
Domestic Gross$373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Domestic % of Worldwide47.7%48.0%60.6%33.7%49.1%44.8%
 
People SummarySpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Actor: Elizabeth Banksn/a---n/a-
Actor: James Franco#2---#1-
Actor: Kirsten Dunst#2---#1-
Actor: Tobey Maguire#2---#1-
Actor: Willem Dafoen/a---#1-
Composer: Danny Elfman#3---#2-
Director: Sam Raimi#2---#1-
Producer: Avi Arad#2---#1-
Producer: Laura Ziskin#2---#1-
Producer: Stan Lee#5---#4-
 
Genres & FranchisesSpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Brand: Marvel Comics#9---#7-
Franchise: Spider-Man#2---#1-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#12---#10-
Genre: Superhero#13---#11-
Showdown: All Time Wednesday Opener Bout#4--#3--
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man---#2#1-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars---#3#2-
Showdown: Spider-Man Versus Himself#2---#1-
Showdown: Summer Spectacular#5#1--#3#4
Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#5#1#6#4#2#3
 
Chart RankingsSpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
All Time Domestic#38#18#39#37#29#36
All Time Adjusted#62#37#66#57#40#67
All Time Worldwide#81#49#137#20#71#66
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#71#118-#39#121#23
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#51-#39
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#48#53#74#72#43#44
Opening Day Gross#51-#109#74#53#38
Opening Wednesdays#5#35#10#8--
Single Day Gross#108#83#192#172#89#63
Non-Opening Friday Gross#6#17#32#38#46#4
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#5#92#29#17-#98
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#50#129#98#44#82#84
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#57#98#88-#90#84
Single Day Friday Gross#75#101#152#166#48#71
Single Day Monday Gross#5#13#120#60#97#46
Single Day Saturday Gross#69#29#72#119#33#41
Single Day Sunday Gross#103#27#54#89#40#31
Single Day Thursday Gross#10#111#37#23-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#55#137#106#49#89#91
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#73#13#9#143#134
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#43#65#26#47#23
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#102#55#47#122#30#38
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#94#53#45#112#29#37
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#179#128#196--
Opening Weekends#74#46#84#101#41#45
Opening Weekends - May-#13--#10#12
Opening Weekends - Summer#44#27--#22#26
Eleventh Weekends-#162-#75--
Ninth Weekends-#97#185#58#102-
Tenth Weekends-#112-#74#124-
Top 10-Day Grosses#32#63#71#59#34#26
Top 3-Day Grosses#59#221#136#101#44#34
Top 4-Day Grosses#42#85#79#75#49#23
Top 6-Day Grosses#25#56#63#59#52#23
Top 7-Day Grosses#22#57#62#54#53#24
Top 8-Day Grosses#25#61#63#60#47#27
Top 9-Day Grosses#32#67#71#62#39#29
Twelfth Weekends-#186-#34--
Top 5-Day Grosses#35#58#59#62#52#23
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#182#179#37#36#180#183
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#149-#92--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#118#117--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#168#165#69#28#166#169
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#126-#127--
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5--#102#101--
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#8--#46#17
Independence Day Weekends#2#180----
Second Weekends#62#15#38#49#17#36
Third Weekends#69#17#30#51#11#65
Fourth Weekends#88#22#39#103#8#89
Fifth Weekends#143#27#40#82#23#91
Sixth Weekends-#37#29#124#36#164
Seventh Weekends-#90#3#111#36-
Eighth Weekends-#89#105#97#82-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#483#138#195#101#214#503
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#954#302#397#220#439#987
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1347#453#594#340#649#1388
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2905#1341#1625#1111#1743#2968
Rated PG-13#27--#26#20#25
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#54--#72#32#35
Widest Releases#49#43#501#262#169#289
Widest Opening Releases#53#49#887#241#296#262
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#38--#132#158#140
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#34--#141#94#158
Fastest to $100 million#58#77#78#76#45#36
Fastest to $150 million#37#61#64#55#53#23
Fastest to $200 million#26#56#60#57#40#28
Fastest to $250 million#27#29#53#34#33#23
Fastest to $300 million#28#25#40#35#31#24
Fastest to $350 million#29#21#32#35#26#28
Fastest to $400 million-#16--#22-
Slowest to $100 million#617#598#597#599#630#639
Slowest to $200 million#165#135#131#134#151#163
BOM Users' Grades#71#171#240#6#120#97
BOM Users' Grades (2004 Releases)#4#17#30---
Yearly (Wide) 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2004#3#1#4---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#5#1#8#11-#2
Opening Weeks Adjusted#24#27#51#48#15#25
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#3#6#19#23#29#2
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#3#75#20#10#95#82
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#30#104#61#18#40#57
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#41#70#59#74#54#60
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#48#67#111#119#28#47
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#2#5#93#40#64#34
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#33#8#39#68#5#20
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#66#11#27#49#13#16
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#88#25#15#115#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#34#113#69#22#47#64
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#50#12#6#100#108
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#92#48#34#117#9#27
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#81#47#33#103#9#26
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#8--#6#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#26#57#66#17#28
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#27#14--#12#15
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#193-#111--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#146-#89#139-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#156-#112#150-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#200-#53--
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#2#6#11#7--
Second Weekends Adjusted#46#7#21#26#5#20
Third Weekends Adjusted#57#12#20#35#3#66
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#94#18#35#115#5#111
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#184#43#66#112#32#127
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#55#50#165#43-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#127#7#172#61-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#131#158#137#109-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#18--#16#11#19
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#36--#47#15#24
 
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