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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#49#30#92#8#42#38
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#42#75-#19#77#12
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#26-#21
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#24#28#43#42#20#21
Opening Day Gross#27-#70#46#29#19
Opening Wednesdays#5#32#10#8--
Single Day Gross#49#31#101#89#36#25
Non-Opening Friday Gross#4#11#22#27#32#2
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#4#66#17#11-#71
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#19#75#51#16#39#40
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#33#62#54-#56#51
Single Day Friday Gross#41#59#100#109#23#39
Single Day Monday Gross#1#5#80#34#61#26
Single Day Saturday Gross#34#10#37#71#13#19
Single Day Sunday Gross#62#10#24#52#18#13
Single Day Thursday Gross#9#82#23#17-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#24#83#59#21#46#47
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#55#11#8#101#93
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#20#39#13#24#11
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#62#31#25#80#14#18
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#60#31#25#76#14#18
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#145#104#159-#182
Opening Weekends#43#24#50#64#19#23
Opening Weekends - May-#9--#6#8
Opening Weekends - Summer#30#16--#11#15
Eleventh Weekends-#145-#69--
Ninth Weekends-#84#164#51#88-
Tenth Weekends-#102#198#68#112-
Top 10-Day Grosses#16#35#43#32#18#11
Top 3-Day Grosses#32#160#94#64#22#16
Top 4-Day Grosses#22#53#48#44#27#10
Top 6-Day Grosses#11#33#38#35#30#9
Top 7-Day Grosses#9#34#37#31#30#10
Top 8-Day Grosses#11#36#38#35#25#13
Top 9-Day Grosses#16#39#42#35#21#13
Twelfth Weekends-#185-#48--
Twelfth Weekends-#168-#32--
Top 5-Day Grosses#18#34#35#38#30#9
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#159#156#35#34#157#160
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#140-#89--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#111#110--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#146#143#61#26#144#147
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#35#6#18#24#7#16
Third Weekends#46#5#14#28#3#42
Fourth Weekends#63#11#23#77#4#64
Fifth Weekends#111#17#28#62#13#70
Sixth Weekends#172#29#22#102#28#135
Seventh Weekends-#74#3#94#30#174
Eighth Weekends-#79#92#84#72-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#385#115#164#83#178#399
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#811#260#346#186#378#837
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1175#404#532#300#575#1208
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2646#1249#1502#1034#1603#2698
Rated PG-13#16--#15#10#14
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#35--#49#17#20
Widest Releases#24#21#347#157#96#177
Widest Opening Releases#26#23#664#143#182#157
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#20--#76#96#81
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#18--#83#53#96
Fastest to $100 million#32#47#48#46#23#18
Fastest to $150 million#20#36#39#32#30#10
Fastest to $200 million#12#32#35#33#22#14
Fastest to $250 million#12#14#29#18#17#9
Fastest to $300 million#15#12#22#18#16#11
Fastest to $350 million#15#9#17#18#13#14
Fastest to $400 million-#6--#11-
Slowest to $100 million#533#518#517#519#542#547
Slowest to $200 million#134#114#111#113#124#132
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#15#33#30#8#13
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#2#5#16#20#24#1
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#3#61#18#9#81#68
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#15#71#35#8#23#32
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#29#52#44#55#40#45
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#25#42#76#82#16#24
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#1#3#73#30#48#25
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#21#5#25#44#2#10
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#44#5#15#31#6#8
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#72#23#14#98#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#19#80#43#12#30#39
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#43#11#6#83#90
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#74#35#24#96#4#19
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#64#34#23#83#4#18
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6--#4#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted#30#15#37#43#8#16
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#19#10--#8#11
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#186-#109--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#139-#87#133-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#153-#110#147-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#187-#53--
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#2#6#11#7--
Second Weekends Adjusted#33#3#14#19#2#13
Third Weekends Adjusted#43#8#14#24#2#52
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#79#16#31#100#4#96
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#171#41#61#102#30#117
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#53#48#154#42-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#124#7#165#60-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#127#152#132#106-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#12--#11#7#13
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#23--#32#8#14
 
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