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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#25#32#18
All Time Adjusted#53#63#36
All Time Worldwide#11#33#46
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#47#57#23
Opening Day Gross#49#80#32
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#101#220#44
Non-Opening Friday Gross#29#40#35
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#12#16-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#21#73#44
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#21#61
Single Day Friday Gross#118#167#26
Single Day Monday Gross#37#38#66
Single Day Saturday Gross#80#131#16
Single Day Sunday Gross#58#87#22
Single Day Thursday Gross#18#22-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#26#81#51
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8#12#108
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#15#46#28
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#88#134#17
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#83#124#17
New Years Days#5#9-
Christmas Days#10#15-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#163#150-
Opening Weekends#70#114#22
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#36#52#21
Top 3-Day Grosses#70#117#25
Top 4-Day Grosses#49#77#30
Top 6-Day Grosses#38#55#33
Top 7-Day Grosses#34#54#33
Top 8-Day Grosses#38#54#28
Top 9-Day Grosses#39#54#24
Twelfth Weekends#32#123-
Twelfth Weekends#48#115-
Top 5-Day Grosses#41#61#33
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34#80#161
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26#65#148
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#68#67-
Second Weekends#29#33#9
Third Weekends#33#48#4
Fourth Weekends#81#69#5
Fifth Weekends#64#63#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#1049#610#1627
Rated PG-13#17#21#12
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#52#78#20
Widest Releases#170#215#103
Widest Opening Releases#154#193#197
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#82#100#102
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#89#114#56
Fastest to $100 million#50#61#26
Fastest to $150 million#35#53#33
Fastest to $200 million#36#43#25
Fastest to $250 million#21#31#20
Fastest to $300 million#21#27#19
Fastest to $350 million#20-#15
Slowest to $100 million#533#522#557
Slowest to $200 million#118#111#129
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#33#38#10
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#21#30#26
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#13#83
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#9#48#24
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#56#12#41
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#88#114#18
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#31#25#50
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#48#83#3
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#35#56#8
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#18#102
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#13#56#31
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#84
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#99#132#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#86#112#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#1#3-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#46#78#10
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#21#19#3
Third Weekends Adjusted#26#37#2
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#102#80#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#12#15#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#35#61#10
 
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