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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#28#21#7
All Time Adjusted#54#38#18
All Time Worldwide#14#54#22
Worldwide Openings#26#91-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14-#20
Opening Weeks#56#30#89
Opening Day Gross#57#39#77
Opening Wednesdays#8-#9
Single Day Gross#127#58#216
Non-Opening Friday Gross#32#39#51
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15-#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#28#54#92
Single Day Friday Gross#135#34#200
Single Day Monday Gross#43#75#30
Single Day Saturday Gross#94#21#129
Single Day Sunday Gross#68#28#82
Single Day Thursday Gross#21-#48
Single Day Tuesday Gross#33#61#100
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#118#11
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#19#35#37
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#101#22#77
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#94#21#72
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#173-#94
Opening Weekends#80#28#118
Opening Weekends - May-#8#39
Opening Weekends - Summer-#16#74
Eleventh Weekends#71-#34
Ninth Weekends#54#93#26
Tenth Weekends#70#115#30
Top 10-Day Grosses#45#26#67
Top 3-Day Grosses#80#31#129
Top 4-Day Grosses#58#36#82
Top 6-Day Grosses#45#39#62
Top 7-Day Grosses#41#40#62
Top 8-Day Grosses#46#34#65
Top 9-Day Grosses#48#29#67
Twelfth Weekends#33-#56
Twelfth Weekends#49-#72
Top 5-Day Grosses#48#39#65
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#169#77
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#90-#114
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#155#59
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#121-#92
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#43#18
Second Weekends#38#12#33
Third Weekends#40#5#20
Fourth Weekends#89#6#9
Fifth Weekends#72#18#8
Sixth Weekends#113#32#10
Seventh Weekends#101#33#14
Eighth Weekends#89#75#16
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#92#196-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#202#409#87
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#319#612#143
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1067#1666#609
Rated PG-13#19#14-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#56#23-
Widest Releases#203#124#700
Widest Opening Releases#184#229-
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#100#121-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#107#68-
Fastest to $100 million#60#33#65
Fastest to $150 million#43#41#67
Fastest to $200 million#43#30#53
Fastest to $250 million#26#25#45
Fastest to $300 million#26#23#28
Fastest to $350 million#24#18#21
Fastest to $400 million-#16#17
Slowest to $100 million#553#580#548
Slowest to $200 million#123#136#113
BOM Users' Grades#6#120#473
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11-#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#39#11#41
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#28#22
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#86#18
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#29#34
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#62#45#40
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#99#21#98
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#34#54#11
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#56#4#46
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#40#9#27
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#105#23
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#16#36#41
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#88#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#106#6#35
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#92#6#34
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6#19
Opening Weekends Adjusted#52#12#47
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer-#11#31
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109-#39
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#88#136#29
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#148#35
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53-#61
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7-#5
Second Weekends Adjusted#22#4#8
Third Weekends Adjusted#28#3#9
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#106#5#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#107#31#5
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#160#42#11
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#170#61#21
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#134#107#21
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#13#9-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#38#12-
 
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