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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#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#29#12#30#28#21#27
All Time Adjusted#58#35#62#54#38#63
All Time Worldwide#62#40#112#14#55#51
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#52#89-#27#92#18
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#36-#28
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#35#40#58#57#31#32
Opening Day Gross#38-#88#58#40#27
Opening Wednesdays#5#32#10#8--
Single Day Gross#77#54#148#129#59#42
Non-Opening Friday Gross#6#15#27#32#39#4
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#5#77#21#15-#82
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#33#97#69#29#55#57
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#41#78#69-#71#65
Single Day Friday Gross#56#78#125#137#35#54
Single Day Monday Gross#3#8#97#43#76#33
Single Day Saturday Gross#53#18#56#95#21#29
Single Day Sunday Gross#82#17#38#69#28#21
Single Day Thursday Gross#10#95#29#21-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#38#105#77#34#62#64
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#60#13#9#119#110
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#32#53#19#36#16
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#82#42#35#102#22#28
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#77#41#34#95#21#27
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#156#112#173-#196
Opening Weekends#58#34#66#81#29#33
Opening Weekends - May-#11--#8#10
Opening Weekends - Summer#38#22--#17#21
Eleventh Weekends-#150-#71--
Ninth Weekends-#88#174#54#93-
Tenth Weekends-#104-#70#115-
Top 10-Day Grosses#24#50#58#46#26#18
Top 3-Day Grosses#45#192#115#81#32#25
Top 4-Day Grosses#31#68#63#59#37#16
Top 6-Day Grosses#18#44#50#46#40#16
Top 7-Day Grosses#15#45#49#42#41#17
Top 8-Day Grosses#18#48#50#47#35#20
Top 9-Day Grosses#24#54#57#49#30#21
Twelfth Weekends-#174-#33--
Twelfth Weekends-#192-#49--
Top 5-Day Grosses#27#45#46#49#40#16
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#172#169#36#35#170#173
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#142-#90--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#113#112--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#158#155#65#27#156#159
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#50#11#27#38#12#25
Third Weekends#58#10#21#40#5#54
Fourth Weekends#76#15#30#90#6#77
Fifth Weekends#124#22#33#73#18#81
Sixth Weekends#187#33#26#114#32#149
Seventh Weekends-#82#3#102#33#188
Eighth Weekends-#82#97#89#75-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#429#128#181#92#196#447
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#881#283#373#202#409#911
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1260#431#564#319#612#1297
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2771#1293#1558#1067#1667#2828
Rated PG-13#20--#19#14#18
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#43--#57#24#27
Widest Releases#33#29#417#205#126#228
Widest Opening Releases#35#32#770#186#232#202
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#26--#102#123#107
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#24--#109#70#123
Fastest to $100 million#45#61#62#60#33#27
Fastest to $150 million#29#48#51#43#41#16
Fastest to $200 million#19#43#47#44#31#21
Fastest to $250 million#19#21#41#26#25#16
Fastest to $300 million#20#17#31#26#23#16
Fastest to $350 million#20#14#22#25#18#19
Fastest to $400 million-#10--#16-
Slowest to $100 million#572#556#555#557#584#590
Slowest to $200 million#148#124#120#123#136#146
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#18#21#43#40#11#19
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#3#6#19#23#28#2
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#3#66#20#10#86#73
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#20#86#47#12#29#44
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#33#58#50#62#45#51
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#37#54#93#100#22#36
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#2#4#80#34#54#28
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#27#7#32#56#4#15
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#55#8#22#40#9#11
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#79#25#15#105#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#24#95#55#16#36#51
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#47#12#6#88#96
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#84#42#29#107#6#23
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#73#41#28#93#6#22
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#8--#6#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted#39#20#47#53#12#22
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-#192-#53--
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#2#6#11#7--
Second Weekends Adjusted#39#5#17#22#4#16
Third Weekends Adjusted#49#10#16#28#3#58
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#85#17#33#106#5#102
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#177#42#64#107#31#122
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#53#48#160#42-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#125#7#170#61-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#129#154#134#107-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#14--#13#9#15
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#30--#39#12#20
 
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