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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#2#3-
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#32#43#24
All Time Adjusted#54#66#38
All Time Worldwide#16#43#63
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#33#60#106
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#44#64-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#64#76#36
Opening Day Gross#65#103#46
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#146#299#70
Non-Opening Friday Gross#34#48#42
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15#21-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#36#100#65
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#28#78
Single Day Friday Gross#152#210#41
Single Day Monday Gross#50#52#86
Single Day Saturday Gross#106#166#25
Single Day Sunday Gross#78#114#31
Single Day Thursday Gross#21#27-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#41#108#72
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#129
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#22#61#42
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#112#161#25
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#104#147#24
New Years Days#8#13-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#186#169-
Opening Weekends#91#139#34
Opening Weekends - December#7#10-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#21#32-
Eleventh Weekends#71#114-
Ninth Weekends#55#102#98
Tenth Weekends#70#142#120
Top 10-Day Grosses#52#68#29
Top 3-Day Grosses#91#144#37
Top 4-Day Grosses#66#97#42
Top 6-Day Grosses#52#72#45
Top 7-Day Grosses#47#71#46
Top 8-Day Grosses#53#71#40
Top 9-Day Grosses#55#71#34
Twelfth Weekends#33#130-
Twelfth Weekends#49#120-
Top 5-Day Grosses#55#79#45
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#84#175
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#68#161
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#79#78-
Second Weekends#43#48#13
Third Weekends#45#60#7
Fourth Weekends#96#83#6
Fifth Weekends#76#75#19
Sixth Weekends#119#128#33
Seventh Weekends#106#121#33
Eighth Weekends#93#142#78
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#95#49#205
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#210#98#426
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#330#157#634
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1092#638#1712
Rated PG-13#22#26#16
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#64#93#27
Widest Releases#239#291#153
Widest Opening Releases#218#265#269
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#116#139#141
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#125#155#83
Fastest to $100 million#67#79#38
Fastest to $150 million#48#70#46
Fastest to $200 million#50#59#35
Fastest to $250 million#29#46#28
Fastest to $300 million#30#42#26
Fastest to $350 million#29-#21
Slowest to $100 million#584#572#613
Slowest to $200 million#130#121#145
Best Picture Nomination Effect#151#164-
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#43#48#11
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#32#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#89
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#13#62#33
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#66#14#48
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#109#135#24
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#35#28#57
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#60#101#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#43#68#9
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#108
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#17#70#40
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#93
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#111#145#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#97#124#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#3#5-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#59#95#13
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#12#19-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#156-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#88#146#136
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#186#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#31#44#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#110#86#5
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#108#102#31
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#162#160#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#170#177#61
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#134#194#107
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#13#17#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#42#71#12
 
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