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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#28#11#29#27#20#26
All Time Adjusted#58#35#62#54#38#63
All Time Worldwide#61#39#109#14#54#50
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#51#88-#26#91#18
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#35-#28
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#33#38#56#55#29#30
Opening Day Gross#37-#86#56#39#26
Opening Wednesdays#5#32#10#8--
Single Day Gross#76#53#144#125#58#41
Non-Opening Friday Gross#6#15#27#32#39#4
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#5#76#21#15-#81
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#31#93#67#27#53#55
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#39#75#66-#68#62
Single Day Friday Gross#54#76#123#133#34#52
Single Day Monday Gross#3#8#95#43#74#33
Single Day Saturday Gross#51#18#54#93#21#29
Single Day Sunday Gross#80#17#36#67#28#21
Single Day Thursday Gross#10#94#29#21-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#36#101#75#32#60#62
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#60#13#9#116#107
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#30#51#19#34#16
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#80#41#34#100#22#27
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#75#40#33#93#21#26
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#156#112#173-#196
Opening Weekends#56#33#64#79#28#32
Opening Weekends - May-#11--#8#10
Opening Weekends - Summer#36#21--#16#20
Eleventh Weekends-#150-#71--
Ninth Weekends-#88#174#54#93-
Tenth Weekends-#104-#70#115-
Top 10-Day Grosses#24#48#56#44#26#18
Top 3-Day Grosses#43#188#113#79#31#24
Top 4-Day Grosses#30#66#61#57#36#16
Top 6-Day Grosses#18#42#48#44#39#16
Top 7-Day Grosses#15#43#47#40#39#17
Top 8-Day Grosses#18#46#48#45#34#20
Top 9-Day Grosses#24#52#55#47#29#21
Twelfth Weekends-#174-#33--
Twelfth Weekends-#192-#49--
Top 5-Day Grosses#26#43#44#47#39#16
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)-#142-#90--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#113#112--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#156#153#65#27#154#157
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#167----
Second Weekends#49#11#27#37#12#25
Third Weekends#56#9#20#38#5#52
Fourth Weekends#74#15#29#88#6#75
Fifth Weekends#122#22#33#71#18#79
Sixth Weekends#185#33#26#112#32#147
Seventh Weekends-#81#3#101#33#186
Eighth Weekends-#82#97#89#75-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#424#128#181#92#196#442
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#873#283#373#202#409#903
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1251#431#564#319#612#1288
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2758#1293#1557#1067#1665#2815
Rated PG-13#20--#19#14#18
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#42--#56#23#26
Widest Releases#31#27#409#199#120#221
Widest Opening Releases#33#30#756#180#225#195
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#25--#98#119#103
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#23--#105#66#119
Fastest to $100 million#43#59#60#58#32#26
Fastest to $150 million#28#46#49#41#39#16
Fastest to $200 million#19#41#45#42#30#21
Fastest to $250 million#19#21#39#26#25#16
Fastest to $300 million#20#17#30#26#23#16
Fastest to $350 million#19#13#21#23#17#18
Fastest to $400 million-#9--#15-
Slowest to $100 million#565#549#548#550#576#582
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#18#21#42#39#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#84#45#12#28#42
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#33#58#50#61#45#51
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#36#53#92#98#21#35
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#2#4#81#35#54#28
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#27#7#32#56#4#15
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#56#8#22#40#9#11
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#79#25#15#105#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#24#93#53#16#35#49
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#47#12#6#88#96
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#83#42#29#106#6#23
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#72#41#28#92#6#22
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#8--#6#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted#38#20#46#52#12#22
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#23#13--#11#14
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#189-#109--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#142-#88#136-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#155-#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#24#4#16
Third Weekends Adjusted#48#10#16#27#3#57
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#85#17#33#105#5#101
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#177#43#64#107#31#122
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#54#48#160#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#29--#38#12#20
 
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