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Showdowns


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$31,768$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#6---#5-
Franchise: Spider-Man#2---#1-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#8---#7-
Genre: Superhero#8---#7-
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#30#13#31#29#22#28
All Time Adjusted#59#35#63#54#38#64
All Time Worldwide#65#41#115#14#57#53
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#55#94-#28#97#18
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#38-#29
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#36#41#59#58#32#33
Opening Day Gross#39-#91#59#41#28
Opening Wednesdays#5#33#10#8--
Single Day Gross#79#56#151#132#61#43
Non-Opening Friday Gross#6#15#27#33#41#4
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#5#83#24#15-#88
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#36#102#74#32#59#61
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#45#82#73-#75#69
Single Day Friday Gross#58#81#128#141#36#55
Single Day Monday Gross#4#9#102#48#81#37
Single Day Saturday Gross#54#19#57#97#22#30
Single Day Sunday Gross#84#18#39#71#29#22
Single Day Thursday Gross#10#101#32#21-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#41#110#82#37#66#68
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#64#13#9#125#116
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#35#56#22#39#19
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#84#43#36#104#23#29
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#79#42#35#97#22#28
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#164#118#178--
Opening Weekends#59#35#68#84#30#34
Opening Weekends - May-#11--#8#10
Opening Weekends - Summer#38#22--#17#21
Eleventh Weekends-#152-#71--
Ninth Weekends-#89#176#54#94-
Tenth Weekends-#105-#70#116-
Top 10-Day Grosses#25#51#59#47#27#19
Top 3-Day Grosses#46#196#118#84#33#26
Top 4-Day Grosses#32#69#64#60#38#17
Top 6-Day Grosses#19#45#51#47#41#17
Top 7-Day Grosses#16#46#50#43#42#18
Top 8-Day Grosses#19#49#51#48#36#21
Top 9-Day Grosses#25#55#58#50#31#22
Twelfth Weekends-#177-#33--
Twelfth Weekends-#194-#49--
Top 5-Day Grosses#28#46#47#50#41#17
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#175#172#36#35#173#176
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#142-#90--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#113#112--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#161#158#66#27#159#162
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#120-#121--
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5--#99#98--
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#7--#43#15
Independence Day Weekends#2#174----
Second Weekends#51#11#28#39#12#26
Third Weekends#59#11#22#41#6#55
Fourth Weekends#77#15#31#92#6#78
Fifth Weekends#128#22#34#74#18#83
Sixth Weekends#192#34#27#117#33#153
Seventh Weekends-#84#3#104#33#194
Eighth Weekends-#82#98#90#75-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#448#131#186#95#203#466
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#906#289#381#208#420#936
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1290#440#575#328#626#1327
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2813#1308#1579#1082#1692#2870
Rated PG-13#21--#20#15#19
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#44--#60#25#28
Widest Releases#33#29#434#217#134#241
Widest Opening Releases#36#32#801#196#244#213
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#27--#106#129#112
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#24--#115#74#130
Fastest to $100 million#46#62#63#61#34#28
Fastest to $150 million#30#49#52#44#42#17
Fastest to $200 million#20#44#48#45#32#22
Fastest to $250 million#20#22#42#27#26#17
Fastest to $300 million#21#18#32#27#24#17
Fastest to $350 million#21#15#23#26#19#20
Fastest to $400 million-#11--#17-
Slowest to $100 million#583#567#566#568#595#601
Slowest to $200 million#152#128#124#127#140#150
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#19#22#44#41#11#20
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#3#6#19#23#28#2
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#3#69#20#10#89#76
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#23#89#50#13#32#47
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#36#62#53#65#48#54
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#38#55#95#102#23#37
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#2#4#85#35#57#29
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#27#7#32#57#4#15
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#57#8#22#41#9#11
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#82#25#15#108#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#27#98#58#17#39#54
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#48#12#6#92#100
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#85#43#29#108#6#23
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#74#42#28#94#6#22
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#8--#6#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted#40#21#48#55#12#23
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#24#13--#11#14
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#189-#109--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#142-#88#136-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#154-#110#148-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#194-#53--
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#2#6#11#7--
Second Weekends Adjusted#40#5#17#22#4#16
Third Weekends Adjusted#50#10#17#29#3#59
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#87#17#33#107#5#103
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#178#42#64#107#31#122
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#53#48#161#42-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#125#7#170#61-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#129#154#134#107-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#15--#13#9#16
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#31--#40#12#21
 
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