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Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man


Movie Summary
Return of the King

Two Towers

Spider-Man
GenreFantasyFantasyAction / Adventure
StudioNew LineNew LineSony / Columbia
Release DateDecember 17, 2003December 18, 2002May 3, 2002
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Production Budget$94 million$94 million$139 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 59 min.2 hrs. 1 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesepic battle sequences and scary imagesstylized violence and action
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Total Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$62,007,528$114,844,116
Theaters3,7033,6223,615
Average$19,613$17,119$31,769
Opening % of Total19.3%18.2%28.4%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-21.2%-37.8%
Widest Release3,7033,6223,876
Close DateJune 3, 2004August 24, 2003August 18, 2002
In Release170 days / 24 weeks250 days / 36 weeks108 days / 15 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 KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$923,285,627$821,708,551
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$583,495,746$418,002,176
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%63.2%50.9%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%36.8%49.1%
 
People SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Actor: Andy Serkis#3#4-
Actor: Cate Blanchett#1n/a-
Actor: Elijah Wood#1#2-
Actor: Ian McKellen#2#3-
Actor: Karl Urban#1#2-
Actor: Liv Tyler#1#2-
Actor: Orlando Bloom#2#3-
Actor: Viggo Mortensen#1#2-
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie#1#2-
Composer: Howard Shore#1#2-
Director: Peter Jackson#1#2-
Producer: Fran Walsh#1#2-
Producer: Peter Jackson#1#2-
Writer: Philippa Boyens#1#2-
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Franchise: Middle Earth#1#2-
Franchise: The Lord of the Rings#1#2-
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#3#4-
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1#2-
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Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2#3-
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Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4-#2
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
All Time Domestic#33#45#25
All Time Adjusted#55#67#38
All Time Worldwide#17#44#67
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#36#64#112
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#47#69-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#67#79#38
Opening Day Gross#69#107#49
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#155#313#78
Non-Opening Friday Gross#35#49#43
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#17#23-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#39#106#71
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#31#83
Single Day Friday Gross#157#215#44
Single Day Monday Gross#55#57#91
Single Day Saturday Gross#111#172#28
Single Day Sunday Gross#81#118#34
Single Day Thursday Gross#23#29-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#44#114#78
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#135
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#23#62#43
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#116#165#27
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#108#151#26
New Years Days#10#15-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#188#172-
Opening Weekends#95#143#37
Opening Weekends - December#8#11-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#24#35-
Eleventh Weekends#72#116-
Ninth Weekends#57#105#101
Tenth Weekends#71#143#121
Top 10-Day Grosses#54#71#30
Top 3-Day Grosses#95#148#40
Top 4-Day Grosses#69#100#44
Top 6-Day Grosses#54#75#47
Top 7-Day Grosses#49#74#48
Top 8-Day Grosses#55#74#42
Top 9-Day Grosses#57#74#35
Twelfth Weekends#33#131-
Twelfth Weekends#49#120-
Top 5-Day Grosses#57#82#47
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#86#178
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#69#164
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#86#85-
Second Weekends#45#51#14
Third Weekends#47#62#8
Fourth Weekends#99#86#6
Fifth Weekends#79#78#20
Sixth Weekends#122#131#34
Seventh Weekends#109#124#35
Eighth Weekends#95#144#80
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#100#53#212
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#218#104#436
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#338#163#645
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1107#651#1733
Rated PG-13#23#28#17
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#68#97#30
Widest Releases#248#302#158
Widest Opening Releases#227#275#280
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#122#145#147
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#131#161#87
Fastest to $100 million#71#83#41
Fastest to $150 million#51#74#49
Fastest to $200 million#52#61#36
Fastest to $250 million#30#47#29
Fastest to $300 million#31#44#27
Fastest to $350 million#31-#22
Slowest to $100 million#592#580#622
Slowest to $200 million#133#124#149
Best Picture Nomination Effect#158#171-
BOM Users' Grades#6#14#120
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)-#3#9
Yearly (Wide) 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002-#5#1
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11#17-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#44#49#12
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#32#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#92
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#15#65#36
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#69#15#51
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#113#139#26
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#37#30#60
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#63#104#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#45#71#11
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#111
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#19#73#43
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#97
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#114#148#7
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#100#127#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#4#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#62#98#15
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#14#21-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#156-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#89#148#138
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#187#148
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#162-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#23#21#4
Third Weekends Adjusted#32#45#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#112#88#5
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#109#103#31
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#163#161#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#171#178#61
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#136#196#108
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#14#18#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#45#74#14
 
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