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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#2---#1-
Director: Sam Raimi#2---#1-
Producer: Avi Arad#2---#1-
Producer: Laura Ziskin#2---#1-
Producer: Stan Lee#4---#3-
 
Genres & FranchisesSpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Brand: Marvel Comics#4---#3-
Franchise: Spider-Man#2---#1-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#6---#5-
Genre: Superhero#6---#5-
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#24#8#25#23#16#22
All Time Adjusted#55#33#59#52#36#60
All Time Worldwide#51#32#95#9#44#40
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#43#76-#20#78#13
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#27-#22
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#25#29#45#44#21#22
Opening Day Gross#28-#73#47#30#20
Opening Wednesdays#5#32#10#8--
Single Day Gross#51#33#106#93#38#26
Non-Opening Friday Gross#4#12#23#28#33#2
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#4#69#17#11-#74
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#20#78#54#17#40#42
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#33#63#55-#57#52
Single Day Friday Gross#42#62#104#113#24#40
Single Day Monday Gross#1#5#82#36#63#27
Single Day Saturday Gross#37#11#40#75#14#20
Single Day Sunday Gross#64#10#25#54#19#13
Single Day Thursday Gross#9#87#25#17-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#25#86#62#22#47#49
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#55#11#8#102#94
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#21#40#14#25#11
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#65#32#26#83#15#19
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#63#32#26#79#15#19
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#145#104#159-#182
Opening Weekends#45#25#53#67#20#24
Opening Weekends - May-#9--#6#8
Opening Weekends - Summer#30#16--#11#15
Eleventh Weekends-#146-#69--
Ninth Weekends-#85#168#52#89-
Tenth Weekends-#102-#68#113-
Top 10-Day Grosses#17#37#45#34#19#12
Top 3-Day Grosses#33#168#98#67#23#17
Top 4-Day Grosses#23#55#50#46#28#11
Top 6-Day Grosses#12#34#39#36#31#10
Top 7-Day Grosses#9#35#38#32#31#11
Top 8-Day Grosses#12#37#39#36#26#14
Top 9-Day Grosses#17#41#44#37#22#14
Twelfth Weekends-#169-#32--
Twelfth Weekends-#187-#48--
Top 5-Day Grosses#19#35#36#39#31#10
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#162#159#35#34#160#163
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#140-#89--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#111#110--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#149#146#62#26#147#150
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#118-#119--
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5--#97#96--
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#7--#40#14
Independence Day Weekends#2#161----
Second Weekends#37#6#20#26#7#18
Third Weekends#48#5#14#30#3#44
Fourth Weekends#65#11#24#79#4#66
Fifth Weekends#112#18#29#63#14#71
Sixth Weekends#174#29#22#104#28#137
Seventh Weekends-#76#3#96#31#177
Eighth Weekends-#80#94#86#73-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#399#119#169#87#183#413
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#829#265#352#191#386#855
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1197#412#541#307#586#1230
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2684#1264#1521#1048#1625#2736
Rated PG-13#16--#15#10#14
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#36--#50#18#21
Widest Releases#24#21#356#162#99#183
Widest Opening Releases#26#23#682#147#189#161
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#20--#78#98#83
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#18--#85#54#98
Fastest to $100 million#33#48#49#47#24#19
Fastest to $150 million#21#37#40#33#31#11
Fastest to $200 million#13#33#36#34#23#15
Fastest to $250 million#13#15#30#19#18#10
Fastest to $300 million#15#12#23#19#17#11
Fastest to $350 million#15#9#17#18#13#14
Fastest to $400 million-#6--#11-
Slowest to $100 million#544#529#528#530#553#558
Slowest to $200 million#137#117#114#116#127#135
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#12#16#34#31#8#14
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#2#5#17#21#25#1
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#3#62#18#9#82#69
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#15#71#35#8#23#33
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#29#52#44#55#40#45
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#26#43#79#85#16#25
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#1#3#75#30#49#25
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#22#5#26#45#2#10
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#45#5#15#32#6#8
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#75#23#14#101#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#19#80#43#12#30#40
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#43#11#6#83#90
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#75#36#25#97#4#19
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#65#35#24#84#4#18
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6--#4#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted#31#16#38#44#8#17
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#19#10--#8#11
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#187-#109--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#140-#87#134-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#153-#110#147-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#188-#53--
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#2#6#11#7--
Second Weekends Adjusted#35#3#14#19#2#13
Third Weekends Adjusted#43#8#14#24#2#52
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#80#16#31#100#4#96
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#172#41#61#103#30#118
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#53#48#156#42-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#124#7#167#60-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#127#152#132#106-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#12--#11#7#13
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#24--#33#8#15
 
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