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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#57#36#103#13#50#46
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#49#82-#24#85#16
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#32-#26
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#29#34#51#50#25#26
Opening Day Gross#34-#82#53#36#23
Opening Wednesdays#5#32#10#8--
Single Day Gross#68#48#134#116#53#36
Non-Opening Friday Gross#6#15#26#31#38#4
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#5#75#20#14-#80
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#27#87#62#24#48#50
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#38#71#63-#65#60
Single Day Friday Gross#51#72#117#127#31#49
Single Day Monday Gross#3#8#89#39#69#30
Single Day Saturday Gross#47#15#50#86#18#25
Single Day Sunday Gross#74#16#32#62#25#19
Single Day Thursday Gross#10#93#28#20-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#32#95#70#29#55#57
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#59#13#9#113#105
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#27#47#17#31#14
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#76#38#31#95#20#24
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#71#37#30#88#19#23
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#157#113#171-#195
Opening Weekends#52#30#60#74#25#29
Opening Weekends - May-#10--#7#9
Opening Weekends - Summer#34#19--#14#18
Eleventh Weekends-#148-#69--
Ninth Weekends-#86#171#53#91-
Tenth Weekends-#102-#68#113-
Top 10-Day Grosses#20#43#51#39#22#15
Top 3-Day Grosses#39#182#107#74#28#21
Top 4-Day Grosses#26#61#56#52#32#14
Top 6-Day Grosses#15#38#44#40#35#13
Top 7-Day Grosses#12#39#43#36#35#14
Top 8-Day Grosses#15#42#44#41#30#17
Top 9-Day Grosses#20#47#50#42#25#17
Twelfth Weekends-#172-#33--
Twelfth Weekends-#189-#49--
Top 5-Day Grosses#22#39#40#43#35#13
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#167#164#36#35#165#168
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#140-#89--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#112#111--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#153#150#65#27#151#154
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#118-#119--
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5--#98#97--
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#7--#42#14
Independence Day Weekends#2#167----
Second Weekends#43#9#23#31#10#21
Third Weekends#52#8#17#34#5#48
Fourth Weekends#70#13#27#84#6#71
Fifth Weekends#118#20#31#68#16#76
Sixth Weekends#182#31#24#110#30#144
Seventh Weekends-#79#3#99#32#183
Eighth Weekends-#81#95#87#74-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#418#126#178#91#192#435
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#863#281#370#201#405#892
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1236#429#561#318#607#1272
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2738#1287#1549#1064#1655#2793
Rated PG-13#19--#18#13#17
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#40--#54#21#24
Widest Releases#28#24#391#186#111#208
Widest Opening Releases#30#27#731#168#213#183
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#23--#91#112#96
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#21--#98#61#112
Fastest to $100 million#39#55#56#54#29#23
Fastest to $150 million#24#42#45#37#35#14
Fastest to $200 million#16#37#41#38#26#18
Fastest to $250 million#16#18#34#22#21#13
Fastest to $300 million#18#15#26#22#20#14
Fastest to $350 million#18#12#20#21#16#17
Fastest to $400 million-#9--#14-
Slowest to $100 million#561#545#544#546#571#577
Slowest to $200 million#142#121#117#120#132#140
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#15#18#38#35#11#16
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#79#42#11#27#39
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#32#57#49#60#44#50
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#33#50#88#94#19#32
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#2#4#77#33#52#28
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#25#7#30#52#4#14
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#52#8#21#37#9#11
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#78#25#15#104#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#23#88#50#15#34#46
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#46#12#6#87#95
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#80#40#27#103#6#22
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#69#39#26#89#6#21
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#7--#5#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted#35#18#43#49#11#20
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#21#12--#10#13
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#187-#109--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#141-#88#135-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#153-#110#147-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#190-#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#46#10#16#26#3#55
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#83#17#33#103#4#99
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#175#42#63#105#31#120
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#53#48#158#42-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#125#7#169#60-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#128#153#133#107-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#14--#13#9#15
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#27--#36#11#18
 
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