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Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man


Movie SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-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. Star Wars#2#3-
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Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4-#2
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
All Time Domestic#28#39#21
All Time Adjusted#54#65#38
All Time Worldwide#14#39#56
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#27#50#92
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#36#52-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#57#67#31
Opening Day Gross#58#92#40
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#129#268#59
Non-Opening Friday Gross#32#45#39
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15#19-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#29#86#55
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#25#71
Single Day Friday Gross#137#190#35
Single Day Monday Gross#43#44#76
Single Day Saturday Gross#95#149#21
Single Day Sunday Gross#69#102#28
Single Day Thursday Gross#21#25-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#34#94#62
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#119
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#19#55#36
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#102#150#22
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#95#137#21
New Years Days#6#11-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#173#158-
Opening Weekends#81#127#29
Opening Weekends - December#6#9-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#18#29-
Eleventh Weekends#71#113-
Ninth Weekends#54#98#94
Tenth Weekends#70#136#115
Top 10-Day Grosses#46#62#26
Top 3-Day Grosses#81#131#32
Top 4-Day Grosses#59#87#37
Top 6-Day Grosses#46#65#40
Top 7-Day Grosses#42#64#41
Top 8-Day Grosses#47#64#35
Top 9-Day Grosses#49#64#30
Twelfth Weekends#33#128-
Twelfth Weekends#49#118-
Top 5-Day Grosses#49#71#40
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#83#170
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#67#156
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#72#71-
Second Weekends#38#43#12
Third Weekends#40#55#5
Fourth Weekends#90#78#6
Fifth Weekends#73#72#18
Sixth Weekends#114#123#32
Seventh Weekends#102#116#33
Eighth Weekends#89#137#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)#320#149#613
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1070#623#1670
Rated PG-13#19#23#14
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#57#85#24
Widest Releases#207#255#128
Widest Opening Releases#187#230#234
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#102#122#124
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#110#137#71
Fastest to $100 million#60#71#33
Fastest to $150 million#43#63#41
Fastest to $200 million#44#53#31
Fastest to $250 million#26#40#25
Fastest to $300 million#26#37#23
Fastest to $350 million#25-#18
Slowest to $100 million#558#547#585
Slowest to $200 million#123#114#136
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#40#45#11
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#32#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#86
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#56#29
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#62#14#45
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#100#125#22
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#34#27#54
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#56#94#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#40#65#9
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#105
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#16#64#36
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#88
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#107#140#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#93#119#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#53#88#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#162-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#22#20#4
Third Weekends Adjusted#28#41#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#106#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#39#66#12
 
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