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Lord of the Rings vs. The Matrix


Movie Summary
Return of the King

The Matrix Revolutions

Two Towers

The Matrix Reloaded
GenreFantasySci-Fi ActionFantasySci-Fi Action
StudioNew LineWarner Bros.New LineWarner Bros.
Release DateDecember 17, 2003November 5, 2003December 18, 2002May 15, 2003
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$139,313,948$339,789,881$281,576,461
Production Budget$94 million$150 million$94 million$150 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 15 min.2 hrs. 59 min.2 hrs. 18 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13RPG-13R
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesfor sci-fi violence and brief sexual contentepic battle sequences and scary imagessci-fi violence and some sexuality
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingThe Matrix RevolutionsTwo TowersThe Matrix Reloaded
Total Gross$377,027,325$139,313,948$339,789,881$281,576,461
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$48,475,154$62,007,528$91,774,413
Theaters3,7033,5023,6223,603
Average$19,613$13,842$17,119$25,471
Opening % of Total19.3%34.8%18.2%32.6%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-66.1%-21.2%-59.8%
Widest Release3,7033,5023,6223,603
Close DateJune 3, 2004March 4, 2004August 24, 2003November 13, 2003
In Release170 days / 24 weeksn/a250 days / 36 weeks183 days / 26 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryReturn of the KingThe Matrix RevolutionsTwo TowersThe Matrix Reloaded
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$427,343,298$923,285,627$742,128,461
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$288,029,350$583,495,746$460,552,000
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%67.4%63.2%62.1%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$139,313,948$339,789,881$281,576,461
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%32.6%36.8%37.9%
 
People SummaryReturn of the KingThe Matrix RevolutionsTwo TowersThe Matrix Reloaded
Actor: Carrie-Anne Moss-#3-#1
Actor: Cate Blanchett#1-n/a-
Actor: Elijah Wood#1-#2-
Actor: Ian McKellen#1-#2-
Actor: Jada Pinkett-Smith-#5-#1
Actor: Karl Urban#1-#2-
Actor: Keanu Reeves-#3-#1
Actor: Laurence Fishburne-#4-#2
Actor: Liv Tyler#1-#2-
Actor: Monica Bellucci-n/a-#2
Actor: Orlando Bloom#2-#3-
Actor: Viggo Mortensen#1-#2-
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie#1-#2-
Cinematographer: Bill Pope-#5-#3
Composer: Howard Shore#1-#2-
Director: Andy & Lana Wachowski-#3-#1
Director: Peter Jackson#1-#2-
Producer: Fran Walsh#1-#2-
Producer: Joel Silver-#7-#1
Producer: Peter Jackson#1-#2-
Writer: Andy & Lana Wachowski-#3-#1
Writer: Philippa Boyens#1-#2-
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingThe Matrix RevolutionsTwo TowersThe Matrix Reloaded
Franchise: The Lord of the Rings#1-#2-
Franchise: The Matrix-#3-#1
Genre: Action - Wire-Fu-#4-#1
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#2-#3-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)-#68-#27
Genre: Man vs. Machine-#7-#1
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1-#2-
Genre: Virtual Reality-#4-#1
Showdown: 'Matrix' Vs. 'Inception' Vs. 'Prometheus'-#4-#2
Showdown: Lord of the Rings Showdown#1-#2-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man#2-#3-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2-#3-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. The Matrix#1#4#2#3
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingThe Matrix RevolutionsTwo TowersThe Matrix Reloaded
All Time Domestic#23#312#28#62
All Time Adjusted#52-#62#113
All Time Worldwide#8#173#29#60
Yearly 2003#1#9-#4
Yearly Opening Weekends 2003#3#8-#1
Yearly R Rated 2003-#3-#1
Worldwide Openings#18#34#39#53
Worldwide Yearly 2003#1#8-#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#25#26#38-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#35#22#6
Opening Weeks#41#203#51#40
Opening Day Gross#45#87#72#35
Opening Wednesdays#8#12#11-
Single Day Gross#87#255#196#62
Non-Opening Friday Gross#26#54#36#6
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#11#48#15-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#16-#63-
Single Day Friday Gross#107#211#154#44
Single Day Monday Gross#34-#35#81
Single Day Saturday Gross#70#170#116#30
Single Day Sunday Gross#51-#79#30
Single Day Thursday Gross#17#62#21#2
Single Day Tuesday Gross#21-#71-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8#13#12-
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#13-#41#40
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#79-#122#33
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#75-#115#33
New Years Days#5-#9-
Christmas Days#8-#12-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#160-#146-
Opening Weekends#63#170#105#35
Opening Weekends - December#5-#8-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#15#33#25-
Eleventh Weekends#69-#109-
Ninth Weekends#51-#92-
Tenth Weekends#67-#131-
Top 10-Day Grosses#31-#46#35
Top 3-Day Grosses#63#146#108#25
Top 4-Day Grosses#43#103#70#22
Top 6-Day Grosses#34#90#49#27
Top 7-Day Grosses#30#96#48#28
Top 8-Day Grosses#34-#48#33
Top 9-Day Grosses#34-#48#35
Twelfth Weekends#48-#114-
Twelfth Weekends#32-#122-
Top 5-Day Grosses#37#85#55#27
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#19#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34-#78-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26-#63-
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#63-#62-
Second Weekends#23-#27#67
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops-#169-#437
Third Weekends#28-#43#174
Fourth Weekends#75-#63-
Fifth Weekends#62-#61-
Sixth Weekends#102-#111-
Seventh Weekends#94-#108-
Eighth Weekends#84-#127-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#82#700#42#621
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#185#1354#84#1226
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#298#1932#139#1758
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1031#3869#602#3594
Rated PG-13#15-#18-
Rated R-#44-#2
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#48-#73-
Rated R, Opening Weekends-#16-#1
Widest Releases#152#265#193#206
Widest Opening Releases#138#249#173#188
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#74-#92-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#81-#105-
Widest R Rated Openings-#8-#3
Widest R Rated Releases-#9-#3
Fastest to $100 million#45#141#56#24
Fastest to $150 million#31-#48#27
Fastest to $200 million#32-#38#33
Fastest to $250 million#18-#27#41
Fastest to $300 million#18-#24-
Slowest to $100 million#514#418#503#535
Slowest to $200 million#113-#107#112
Best Picture Nomination Effect#134-#146-
BOM Users' Grades#6#581#14#440
BOM Users' Grades (2003 Releases)#1#98-#58
Yearly (Wide) 2003#1#10-#4
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2003#3#8-#1
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11#32#17#3
Opening Weeks Adjusted#29#191#34#28
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#20#43#28#3
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#40#13-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#8-#41#77
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#54-#11#91
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#81#170#105#26
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#30-#24#67
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#43#138#75#17
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#31-#52#18
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#48#18#2
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12-#49#86
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#13#9#143
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#95-#126#34
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#82-#107#33
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#1-#3-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#42#147#72#24
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#9#34#15-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109-#154-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#87-#142-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110-#183-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53-#158-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7-#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#19-#17#51
Third Weekends Adjusted#24-#35#194
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#99-#77-
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#102-#96-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#154-#152-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#165-#172-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#132-#190-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#11-#14-
Rated R Adjusted-#89-#11
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#31-#57-
Rated R, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#9-#1
 
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