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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: Andy Serkis#2#3-
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: Middle Earth#1#2-
Franchise: The Lord of the Rings#1#2-
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#2#3-
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1#2-
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Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars#3-#2
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#26#36#19
All Time Adjusted#55#65#38
All Time Worldwide#13#37#54
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#26#49#89
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#35#50-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#54#64#28
Opening Day Gross#55#89#38
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#122#258#56
Non-Opening Friday Gross#31#44#38
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#14#18-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#25#81#51
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#24#67
Single Day Friday Gross#131#184#33
Single Day Monday Gross#41#42#72
Single Day Saturday Gross#91#145#20
Single Day Sunday Gross#66#98#27
Single Day Thursday Gross#20#24-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#30#89#58
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#115
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#18#51#33
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#99#147#22
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#92#134#21
New Years Days#6#11-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#174#157-
Opening Weekends#78#124#27
Opening Weekends - December#6#9-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#18#29-
Eleventh Weekends#71#113-
Ninth Weekends#54#97#93
Tenth Weekends#70#136#115
Top 10-Day Grosses#43#59#25
Top 3-Day Grosses#78#128#30
Top 4-Day Grosses#56#84#35
Top 6-Day Grosses#43#62#38
Top 7-Day Grosses#39#61#38
Top 8-Day Grosses#44#61#33
Top 9-Day Grosses#46#61#28
Twelfth Weekends#33#127-
Twelfth Weekends#49#118-
Top 5-Day Grosses#46#68#38
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#83#168
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#67#154
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#72#71-
Second Weekends#36#41#11
Third Weekends#38#53#5
Fourth Weekends#88#76#6
Fifth Weekends#71#70#18
Sixth Weekends#112#121#32
Seventh Weekends#101#115#33
Eighth Weekends#88#135#75
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#92#47#196
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#202#92#409
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#319#148#612
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1066#620#1662
Rated PG-13#18#23#13
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#56#84#23
Widest Releases#196#242#117
Widest Opening Releases#177#218#222
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#96#115#117
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#103#129#64
Fastest to $100 million#57#68#31
Fastest to $150 million#40#60#38
Fastest to $200 million#41#50#29
Fastest to $250 million#25#37#24
Fastest to $300 million#25#34#22
Fastest to $350 million#23-#17
Slowest to $100 million#548#537#574
Slowest to $200 million#123#114#135
Best Picture Nomination Effect#145#157-
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#38#43#11
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#32#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#85
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#11#52#27
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#60#14#44
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#97#122#21
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#34#27#53
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#55#91#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#39#63#9
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#104
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#15#60#34
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#87
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#105#139#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#91#118#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#51#85#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#11#18-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#156-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#88#145#136
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#186#148
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#161-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#23#21#4
Third Weekends Adjusted#27#40#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#105#83#5
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#107#101#31
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#160#158#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#170#177#61
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#134#193#107
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#13#16#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#38#65#12
 
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