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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-
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#29#40#22
All Time Adjusted#54#66#38
All Time Worldwide#14#40#57
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#28#53#96
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#38#55-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#58#68#32
Opening Day Gross#59#95#41
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#132#276#61
Non-Opening Friday Gross#33#47#41
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15#21-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#32#90#58
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#28#75
Single Day Friday Gross#141#195#36
Single Day Monday Gross#48#49#81
Single Day Saturday Gross#97#152#22
Single Day Sunday Gross#71#105#29
Single Day Thursday Gross#21#27-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#37#98#65
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#125
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#22#58#39
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#104#153#23
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#97#140#22
New Years Days#8#13-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#179#163-
Opening Weekends#84#130#30
Opening Weekends - December#7#10-
Opening Weekends - Fall#84#130#30
Opening Weekends - Holiday#21#32-
Eleventh Weekends#71#113-
Ninth Weekends#54#98#94
Tenth Weekends#70#136#115
Top 10-Day Grosses#47#63#27
Top 3-Day Grosses#84#134#33
Top 4-Day Grosses#60#89#38
Top 6-Day Grosses#47#66#41
Top 7-Day Grosses#43#65#42
Top 8-Day Grosses#48#65#36
Top 9-Day Grosses#50#65#31
Twelfth Weekends#33#128-
Twelfth Weekends#49#118-
Top 5-Day Grosses#50#72#41
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#84#172
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#68#158
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#72#71-
Second Weekends#39#44#12
Third Weekends#41#56#6
Fourth Weekends#92#79#6
Fifth Weekends#74#73#18
Sixth Weekends#115#124#33
Seventh Weekends#103#117#33
Eighth Weekends#90#138#75
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#95#49#201
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#208#96#418
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#328#155#624
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1081#632#1688
Rated PG-13#20#24#15
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#60#88#25
Widest Releases#215#263#133
Widest Opening Releases#194#237#241
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#106#126#128
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#115#142#74
Fastest to $100 million#61#72#34
Fastest to $150 million#44#64#42
Fastest to $200 million#45#54#32
Fastest to $250 million#27#41#26
Fastest to $300 million#27#38#24
Fastest to $350 million#26-#19
Slowest to $100 million#564#553#591
Slowest to $200 million#127#118#140
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#41#46#11
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#32#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#89
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#13#59#32
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#66#14#48
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#102#128#23
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#36#28#57
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#57#95#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#41#66#9
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#108
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#17#67#39
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#92
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#108#141#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#94#120#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#3#5-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#55#89#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#55#89#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#12#19-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#156-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#88#145#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#22#20#4
Third Weekends Adjusted#29#42#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#107#84#5
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#107#101#31
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#161#159#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#170#177#61
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#134#193#107
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#13#17#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#40#67#12
 
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