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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#34#19
All Time Adjusted#55#65#38
All Time Worldwide#13#35#50
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#23#46#84
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#32#46-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#50#60#25
Opening Day Gross#52#84#35
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#113#242#51
Non-Opening Friday Gross#31#43#38
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#14#18-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#24#77#48
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#24#65
Single Day Friday Gross#126#177#30
Single Day Monday Gross#39#40#69
Single Day Saturday Gross#85#137#18
Single Day Sunday Gross#61#92#24
Single Day Thursday Gross#20#24-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#29#85#55
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#113
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#17#49#31
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#94#141#19
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#87#129#18
New Years Days#6#11-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#168#154-
Opening Weekends#73#118#24
Opening Weekends - December#6#9-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#18#29-
Eleventh Weekends#69#111-
Ninth Weekends#52#94#90
Tenth Weekends#68#133#113
Top 10-Day Grosses#39#55#22
Top 3-Day Grosses#73#122#27
Top 4-Day Grosses#52#80#32
Top 6-Day Grosses#40#58#35
Top 7-Day Grosses#36#57#35
Top 8-Day Grosses#41#57#30
Top 9-Day Grosses#42#57#25
Twelfth Weekends#33#125-
Twelfth Weekends#49#117-
Top 5-Day Grosses#43#64#35
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#83#165
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#67#151
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#72#71-
Second Weekends#31#36#10
Third Weekends#34#49#5
Fourth Weekends#84#72#6
Fifth Weekends#68#67#16
Sixth Weekends#109#118#30
Seventh Weekends#99#113#32
Eighth Weekends#87#133#74
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#91#46#192
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#200#90#404
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#317#146#606
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1063#618#1654
Rated PG-13#18#22#13
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#54#81#21
Widest Releases#186#232#111
Widest Opening Releases#168#209#213
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#91#110#112
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#98#124#61
Fastest to $100 million#53#64#28
Fastest to $150 million#37#56#35
Fastest to $200 million#38#46#26
Fastest to $250 million#22#33#21
Fastest to $300 million#22#30#20
Fastest to $350 million#21-#16
Slowest to $100 million#546#535#571
Slowest to $200 million#120#112#132
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#35#40#11
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#32#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#85
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#11#51#27
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#60#14#44
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#93#118#19
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#33#27#52
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#51#87#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#36#59#9
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#104
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#15#59#34
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#87
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#102#135#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#88#114#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#48#81#11
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#11#18-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#154-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#87#143#134
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#184#147
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#160-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#22#20#4
Third Weekends Adjusted#26#38#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#103#81#4
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#105#99#31
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#158#156#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#169#176#60
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#133#192#107
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#13#16#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#36#63#11
 
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