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Movie Summary
Return of the King

Spider-Man

The Phantom Menace
GenreFantasyAction / AdventureSci-Fi Fantasy
StudioNew LineSony / ColumbiaFox
Release DateDecember 17, 2003May 3, 2002May 19, 1999
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Production Budget$94 million$139 million$115 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 13 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesstylized violence and actionsci-fi action/violence
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Total Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$114,844,116$64,820,970
Theaters3,7033,6152,970
Average$19,613$31,768$21,825
Opening % of Total19.3%28.4%15.0%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-37.8%-20.7%
Widest Release3,7033,8763,126
Close DateJune 3, 2004August 18, 2002February 3, 2000
In Release170 days / 24 weeks108 days / 15 weeks261 days / 37 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 KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$821,708,551$983,588,295
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$418,002,176$552,500,000
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%50.9%56.2%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%49.1%43.8%
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Showdown: All Time Wednesday Opener Bout#3-#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man#2#1-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars#3#2#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2-#1
Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4#2-
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
All Time Domestic#24#17#5
All Time Adjusted#52#36#17
All Time Worldwide#10#45#18
Worldwide Openings#21#79-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14-#20
Opening Weeks#45#22#78
Opening Day Gross#48#31#66
Opening Wednesdays#8-#9
Single Day Gross#96#41#170
Non-Opening Friday Gross#28#34#45
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#11-#32
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#18#41#75
Single Day Friday Gross#115#25#176
Single Day Monday Gross#36#64#25
Single Day Saturday Gross#77#15#110
Single Day Sunday Gross#55#20#67
Single Day Thursday Gross#17-#44
Single Day Tuesday Gross#23#48#83
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8#103#10
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#14#26#28
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#85#16#62
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#81#16#60
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#163-#90
Opening Weekends#68#21#104
Opening Weekends - May-#7#37
Opening Weekends - Summer-#12#67
Eleventh Weekends#69-#34
Ninth Weekends#52#89#25
Tenth Weekends#68#113#30
Top 10-Day Grosses#35#20#56
Top 3-Day Grosses#68#24#114
Top 4-Day Grosses#47#29#71
Top 6-Day Grosses#37#32#51
Top 7-Day Grosses#33#32#51
Top 8-Day Grosses#37#27#54
Top 9-Day Grosses#38#23#56
Twelfth Weekends#32-#54
Twelfth Weekends#48-#70
Top 5-Day Grosses#40#32#54
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34#160#74
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#89-#113
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26#147#57
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#119-#91
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#40#17
Second Weekends#27#8#25
Third Weekends#31#3#14
Fourth Weekends#80#4#7
Fifth Weekends#63#14#6
Sixth Weekends#104#28#9
Seventh Weekends#96#31#13
Eighth Weekends#86#73#16
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#87#183-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#191#386#81
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#307#586#137
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1048#1625#598
Rated PG-13#16#11-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#51#19-
Widest Releases#166#101#630
Widest Opening Releases#150#193-
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#80#100-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#87#55-
Fastest to $100 million#48#25#53
Fastest to $150 million#34#32#55
Fastest to $200 million#35#24#42
Fastest to $250 million#20#19#35
Fastest to $300 million#20#18#22
Fastest to $350 million#19#14#17
Fastest to $400 million-#12#13
Slowest to $100 million#532#555#527
Slowest to $200 million#116#127#109
BOM Users' Grades#6#120#473
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11-#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#32#9#34
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#21#25#20
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#82#16
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#8#23#29
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#55#40#35
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#86#17#85
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#30#49#8
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#46#2#39
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#33#7#21
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#101#21
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#30#36
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#83#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#98#5#31
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#85#5#30
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#5#18
Opening Weekends Adjusted#45#9#40
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer-#9#27
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109-#39
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#87#134#29
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#147#35
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53-#61
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7-#5
Second Weekends Adjusted#20#2#6
Third Weekends Adjusted#25#2#7
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#101#4#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#103#30#5
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#156#42#11
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#167#60#21
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#132#106#21
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#11#7-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#34#9-
 
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