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Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars


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$31,769$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#30#23#9
All Time Adjusted#54#38#18
All Time Worldwide#14#59#25
Worldwide Openings#30#101-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14-#20
Opening Weeks#60#33#97
Opening Day Gross#61#43#84
Opening Wednesdays#8-#9
Single Day Gross#137#65#234
Non-Opening Friday Gross#34#42#54
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15-#39
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#33#60#101
Single Day Friday Gross#145#38#213
Single Day Monday Gross#48#82#34
Single Day Saturday Gross#101#23#137
Single Day Sunday Gross#74#30#88
Single Day Thursday Gross#21-#51
Single Day Tuesday Gross#38#67#109
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#126#11
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#22#40#42
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#108#24#82
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#100#23#77
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#178-#99
Opening Weekends#87#31#125
Opening Weekends - May-#8#39
Opening Weekends - Summer-#17#75
Eleventh Weekends#71-#34
Ninth Weekends#54#95#26
Tenth Weekends#70#117#30
Top 10-Day Grosses#48#28#72
Top 3-Day Grosses#87#34#137
Top 4-Day Grosses#62#39#88
Top 6-Day Grosses#48#42#66
Top 7-Day Grosses#44#43#66
Top 8-Day Grosses#49#37#69
Top 9-Day Grosses#51#32#74
Twelfth Weekends#33-#56
Twelfth Weekends#49-#72
Top 5-Day Grosses#51#42#69
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#173#77
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#91-#115
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#159#59
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#123-#93
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#43#18
Second Weekends#40#13#35
Third Weekends#42#7#22
Fourth Weekends#93#6#9
Fifth Weekends#75#18#8
Sixth Weekends#118#33#10
Seventh Weekends#104#33#14
Eighth Weekends#91#76#16
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#95#203-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#209#421#92
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#329#628#151
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1085#1697#622
Rated PG-13#20#15-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#61#25-
Widest Releases#222#137#747
Widest Opening Releases#201#250-
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#108#132-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#117#75-
Fastest to $100 million#63#35#68
Fastest to $150 million#45#43#71
Fastest to $200 million#46#33#56
Fastest to $250 million#28#27#48
Fastest to $300 million#28#25#31
Fastest to $350 million#27#20#23
Fastest to $400 million-#18#19
Slowest to $100 million#575#603#570
Slowest to $200 million#128#141#118
BOM Users' Grades#6#120#473
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11-#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#42#11#44
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#28#22
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#89#18
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#13#33#39
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#66#48#43
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#105#24#104
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#35#57#12
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#58#4#48
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#42#9#28
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#108#23
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#17#40#46
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#92#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#109#6#36
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#95#6#35
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6#19
Opening Weekends Adjusted#56#13#50
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer-#11#32
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#23#4#9
Third Weekends Adjusted#30#3#9
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#108#5#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#107#31#5
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#162#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#40#12-
 
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