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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$31,769$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#8---#6-
Franchise: Spider-Man#2---#1-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#11---#9-
Genre: Superhero#11---#9-
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#36#16#37#35#27#34
All Time Adjusted#61#36#65#56#39#66
All Time Worldwide#78#47#133#18#68#63
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#67#112-#36#115#22
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#48-#36
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#44#49#69#68#39#40
Opening Day Gross#47-#103#69#49#34
Opening Wednesdays#5#35#10#8--
Single Day Gross#97#73#177#158#79#55
Non-Opening Friday Gross#6#16#30#36#44#4
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#5#88#27#17-#94
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#45#120#89#40#73#75
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#52#91#82-#84#78
Single Day Friday Gross#69#94#144#158#44#65
Single Day Monday Gross#5#11#113#56#92#43
Single Day Saturday Gross#64#25#67#113#29#37
Single Day Sunday Gross#96#23#49#82#35#27
Single Day Thursday Gross#10#107#35#23-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#50#128#97#45#80#82
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#70#13#9#136#127
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#39#60#23#43#20
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#97#51#43#117#27#35
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#90#49#41#108#26#34
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#174#124#190--
Opening Weekends#70#42#79#95#37#41
Opening Weekends - May-#12--#9#11
Opening Weekends - Summer#41#24--#19#23
Eleventh Weekends-#161-#74--
Ninth Weekends-#97#184#58#102-
Tenth Weekends-#112-#74#124-
Top 10-Day Grosses#29#59#67#55#31#23
Top 3-Day Grosses#55#215#130#95#40#30
Top 4-Day Grosses#38#80#74#70#45#20
Top 6-Day Grosses#22#52#59#55#48#20
Top 7-Day Grosses#19#53#58#50#49#21
Top 8-Day Grosses#22#57#59#56#43#24
Top 9-Day Grosses#29#63#67#58#36#26
Twelfth Weekends-#185-#33--
Top 5-Day Grosses#32#54#55#58#48#20
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#181#178#37#36#179#182
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#149-#91--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#117#116--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#167#164#68#28#165#168
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#126-#127--
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5--#101#100--
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#7--#44#16
Independence Day Weekends#2#180----
Second Weekends#59#13#35#46#15#33
Third Weekends#66#15#28#48#9#62
Fourth Weekends#85#20#37#100#7#86
Fifth Weekends#140#25#38#80#21#89
Sixth Weekends-#36#29#123#35#162
Seventh Weekends-#89#3#110#36-
Eighth Weekends-#88#104#96#81-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#480#138#195#101#214#499
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#950#301#396#219#438#982
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1343#452#593#339#648#1383
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2898#1337#1621#1109#1739#2959
Rated PG-13#26--#25#19#24
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#52--#68#30#33
Widest Releases#42#37#491#253#161#280
Widest Opening Releases#46#42#874#232#286#253
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#34--#126#151#134
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#30--#135#89#152
Fastest to $100 million#54#72#73#71#41#32
Fastest to $150 million#34#57#60#51#49#20
Fastest to $200 million#23#52#56#53#37#25
Fastest to $250 million#24#26#49#31#30#20
Fastest to $300 million#25#22#37#32#28#21
Fastest to $350 million#26#18#29#32#23#25
Fastest to $400 million-#14--#20-
Slowest to $100 million#613#595#594#596#626#635
Slowest to $200 million#163#134#130#133#149#161
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#22#25#48#45#13#23
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#3#6#19#23#28#2
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#3#73#20#10#93#80
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#27#98#57#16#37#54
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#39#67#57#70#52#58
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#44#63#106#113#26#43
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#2#5#90#38#61#32
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#31#7#36#64#4#18
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#62#9#25#45#11#14
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#86#25#15#113#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#31#107#65#20#44#61
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#49#12#6#98#106
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#89#46#32#114#8#26
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#78#45#31#100#8#25
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#8--#6#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted#44#24#53#62#15#26
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#25#13--#11#14
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#192-#110--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#146-#89#139-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#156-#112#150-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#199-#53--
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#2#6#11#7--
Second Weekends Adjusted#44#6#19#24#4#18
Third Weekends Adjusted#55#11#19#33#3#64
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#92#18#34#113#5#109
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#182#43#66#110#32#125
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#55#50#164#43-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#127#7#172#61-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#131#158#137#109-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#17--#15#10#18
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#34--#45#14#23
 
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