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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#24#31#17
All Time Adjusted#52#62#36
All Time Worldwide#10#32#45
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#45#55#22
Opening Day Gross#48#78#31
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#96#212#41
Non-Opening Friday Gross#28#39#34
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#11#15-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#18#69#41
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#20#58
Single Day Friday Gross#115#164#25
Single Day Monday Gross#36#37#64
Single Day Saturday Gross#77#128#15
Single Day Sunday Gross#55#84#20
Single Day Thursday Gross#17#21-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#23#77#48
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8#12#103
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#14#43#26
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#85#131#16
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#81#122#16
New Years Days#5#9-
Christmas Days#10#15-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#163#149-
Opening Weekends#68#112#21
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#35#50#20
Top 3-Day Grosses#68#115#24
Top 4-Day Grosses#47#75#29
Top 6-Day Grosses#37#53#32
Top 7-Day Grosses#33#52#32
Top 8-Day Grosses#37#52#27
Top 9-Day Grosses#38#52#23
Twelfth Weekends#32#123-
Twelfth Weekends#48#115-
Top 5-Day Grosses#40#59#32
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34#79#160
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26#64#147
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#68#67-
Second Weekends#27#31#8
Third Weekends#31#46#3
Fourth Weekends#80#68#4
Fifth Weekends#63#62#14
Sixth Weekends#104#113#28
Seventh Weekends#96#110#31
Eighth Weekends#86#130#73
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#87#44#183
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#191#86#386
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#307#142#586
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1048#610#1625
Rated PG-13#16#20#11
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#51#77#19
Widest Releases#166#211#101
Widest Opening Releases#150#189#193
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#80#98#100
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#87#112#55
Fastest to $100 million#48#59#25
Fastest to $150 million#34#51#32
Fastest to $200 million#35#41#24
Fastest to $250 million#20#30#19
Fastest to $300 million#20#26#18
Fastest to $350 million#19-#14
Slowest to $100 million#532#521#555
Slowest to $200 million#116#110#127
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#32#37#9
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#21#29#25
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#13#82
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#8#45#23
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#55#11#40
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#86#111#17
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#30#24#49
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#46#81#2
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#33#54#7
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#18#101
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#53#30
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#83
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#98#130#5
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#85#111#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#1#3-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#45#76#9
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#20#18#2
Third Weekends Adjusted#25#36#2
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#101#79#4
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#103#97#30
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#156#154#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#167#174#60
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#132#191#106
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#11#14#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#34#60#9
 
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