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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$31,768
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: Cate Blanchett#1n/a-
Actor: Elijah Wood#1#2-
Actor: Ian McKellen#1#2-
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: The Lord of the Rings#1#2-
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#2#3-
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1#2-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings Showdown#1#2-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man#2#3#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars#3-#2
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2#3-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. The Matrix#1#2-
Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4-#2
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
All Time Domestic#25#32#18
All Time Adjusted#53#63#37
All Time Worldwide#11#33#46
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#21#42#79
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#28#41-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#48#58#24
Opening Day Gross#50#81#33
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#103#223#45
Non-Opening Friday Gross#29#40#35
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#12#16-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#22#74#45
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#21#62
Single Day Friday Gross#120#169#27
Single Day Monday Gross#37#38#67
Single Day Saturday Gross#81#132#16
Single Day Sunday Gross#59#88#22
Single Day Thursday Gross#18#22-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#27#82#52
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8#12#109
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#15#47#29
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#89#135#17
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#84#125#17
New Years Days#5#9-
Christmas Days#10#15-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#163#149-
Opening Weekends#71#115#23
Opening Weekends - December#5#8-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#16#26-
Eleventh Weekends#69#111-
Ninth Weekends#52#93#89
Tenth Weekends#68#133#113
Top 10-Day Grosses#37#53#21
Top 3-Day Grosses#71#118#26
Top 4-Day Grosses#50#78#31
Top 6-Day Grosses#39#56#34
Top 7-Day Grosses#35#55#34
Top 8-Day Grosses#39#55#29
Top 9-Day Grosses#40#55#24
Twelfth Weekends#32#123-
Twelfth Weekends#48#115-
Top 5-Day Grosses#42#62#34
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34#80#161
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26#65#148
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#68#67-
Second Weekends#29#34#9
Third Weekends#33#48#4
Fourth Weekends#82#70#5
Fifth Weekends#66#65#15
Sixth Weekends#106#115#29
Seventh Weekends#97#111#31
Eighth Weekends#86#130#73
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#88#44#184
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#192#86#387
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#308#142#587
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1050#610#1628
Rated PG-13#17#21#12
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#52#78#20
Widest Releases#173#218#104
Widest Opening Releases#157#196#200
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#84#102#104
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#91#116#56
Fastest to $100 million#51#62#27
Fastest to $150 million#36#54#34
Fastest to $200 million#37#44#25
Fastest to $250 million#21#32#20
Fastest to $300 million#21#28#19
Fastest to $350 million#20-#15
Slowest to $100 million#535#524#559
Slowest to $200 million#118#111#130
Best Picture Nomination Effect#140#152-
BOM Users' Grades#6#14#120
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)-#3#8
Yearly (Wide) 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002-#5#1
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11#17-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#34#39#10
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#21#30#26
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#13#83
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#10#49#25
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#57#12#41
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#89#115#18
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#31#25#50
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#49#84#3
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#35#57#8
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#18#102
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#14#57#32
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#84
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#100#133#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#87#113#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#1#3-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#79#10
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#10#16-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#154-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#87#143#134
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#184#147
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#158-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#21#19#3
Third Weekends Adjusted#26#37#2
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#102#80#4
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#104#98#30
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#157#155#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#168#175#60
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#132#191#106
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#12#15#8
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#35#61#10
 
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