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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$31,768$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#5---#4-
Franchise: Spider-Man#2---#1-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#7---#6-
Genre: Superhero#7---#6-
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#27#11#28#26#19#25
All Time Adjusted#58#35#62#55#38#63
All Time Worldwide#59#37#108#13#52#48
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#51#85-#25#88#17
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#35-#28
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#31#36#54#53#27#28
Opening Day Gross#35-#84#54#37#24
Opening Wednesdays#5#32#10#8--
Single Day Gross#71#49#138#119#54#38
Non-Opening Friday Gross#6#15#26#31#38#4
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#5#75#20#14-#80
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#28#90#64#24#50#52
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#38#73#64-#66#60
Single Day Friday Gross#52#74#119#129#32#50
Single Day Monday Gross#3#8#91#41#71#32
Single Day Saturday Gross#49#16#52#89#19#27
Single Day Sunday Gross#77#16#34#65#26#19
Single Day Thursday Gross#10#93#28#20-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#33#98#72#29#57#59
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#59#13#9#114#105
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#28#48#18#32#15
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#78#39#32#98#21#25
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#73#38#31#91#20#24
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#157#112#171-#196
Opening Weekends#54#31#62#77#26#30
Opening Weekends - May-#10--#7#9
Opening Weekends - Summer#34#19--#14#18
Eleventh Weekends-#149-#70--
Ninth Weekends-#88#173#54#93-
Tenth Weekends-#103-#69#114-
Top 10-Day Grosses#22#46#54#42#24#16
Top 3-Day Grosses#41#185#110#77#29#22
Top 4-Day Grosses#28#64#59#55#34#15
Top 6-Day Grosses#16#40#46#42#37#14
Top 7-Day Grosses#13#41#45#38#37#15
Top 8-Day Grosses#16#44#46#43#32#18
Top 9-Day Grosses#22#50#53#45#27#19
Twelfth Weekends-#173-#33--
Twelfth Weekends-#191-#49--
Top 5-Day Grosses#24#41#42#45#37#14
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#170#167#36#35#168#171
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#141-#89--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#113#112--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#156#153#65#27#154#157
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#119-#120--
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5--#99#98--
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#7--#42#14
Independence Day Weekends#2#167----
Second Weekends#47#9#25#35#10#23
Third Weekends#55#9#19#37#5#51
Fourth Weekends#72#14#28#86#6#73
Fifth Weekends#121#21#32#70#17#78
Sixth Weekends#184#32#25#111#31#146
Seventh Weekends-#80#3#100#33#185
Eighth Weekends-#82#96#88#75-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#422#127#180#91#195#439
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#870#282#372#201#408#899
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1248#430#563#318#611#1284
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2752#1290#1553#1065#1661#2808
Rated PG-13#19--#18#13#17
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#41--#55#22#25
Widest Releases#30#26#401#193#115#215
Widest Opening Releases#32#29#743#174#219#189
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#25--#95#116#100
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#23--#102#63#116
Fastest to $100 million#41#57#58#56#30#24
Fastest to $150 million#26#44#47#39#37#15
Fastest to $200 million#17#39#43#40#28#19
Fastest to $250 million#17#19#37#24#23#14
Fastest to $300 million#18#15#28#24#21#14
Fastest to $350 million#18#12#20#22#16#17
Fastest to $400 million-#9--#14-
Slowest to $100 million#563#547#546#548#574#580
Slowest to $200 million#146#124#120#123#135#144
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#16#19#40#37#11#17
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#3#6#19#23#28#2
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#3#65#20#10#85#72
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#19#81#42#11#27#39
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#32#57#49#60#44#50
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#34#51#90#96#20#33
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#2#4#79#34#53#28
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#26#7#31#54#4#14
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#54#8#21#38#9#11
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#78#25#15#104#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#23#90#50#15#34#46
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#46#12#6#87#95
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#81#41#28#104#6#22
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#70#40#27#90#6#21
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#7--#5#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted#36#19#44#50#11#21
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#21#12--#10#13
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#188-#109--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#142-#88#136-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#154-#110#148-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#191-#53--
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#2#6#11#7--
Second Weekends Adjusted#37#5#17#22#4#16
Third Weekends Adjusted#48#10#16#27#3#57
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#84#17#33#104#5#100
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#176#43#64#106#31#121
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#54#48#159#42-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#126#7#170#61-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#129#154#134#107-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#14--#13#9#15
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#28--#37#11#19
 
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