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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$31,769$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#32#24#10
All Time Adjusted#54#38#18
All Time Worldwide#16#63#27
Worldwide Openings#33#106-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14-#20
Opening Weeks#64#36#102
Opening Day Gross#65#46#89
Opening Wednesdays#8-#9
Single Day Gross#146#70#246
Non-Opening Friday Gross#34#42#55
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15-#39
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#36#65#107
Single Day Friday Gross#152#41#223
Single Day Monday Gross#50#86#34
Single Day Saturday Gross#106#25#143
Single Day Sunday Gross#78#31#92
Single Day Thursday Gross#21-#51
Single Day Tuesday Gross#41#72#115
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#129#11
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#22#42#44
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#112#25#86
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#104#24#81
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#186-#100
Opening Weekends#91#34#130
Opening Weekends - May-#9#40
Opening Weekends - Summer-#19#79
Eleventh Weekends#71-#34
Ninth Weekends#55#98#26
Tenth Weekends#70#120#30
Top 10-Day Grosses#52#29#76
Top 3-Day Grosses#91#37#143
Top 4-Day Grosses#66#42#93
Top 6-Day Grosses#52#45#70
Top 7-Day Grosses#47#46#70
Top 8-Day Grosses#53#40#73
Top 9-Day Grosses#55#34#78
Twelfth Weekends#33-#56
Twelfth Weekends#49-#73
Top 5-Day Grosses#55#45#73
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#175#77
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#91-#115
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#161#59
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#125-#93
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#44#19
Second Weekends#43#13#38
Third Weekends#45#7#24
Fourth Weekends#96#6#9
Fifth Weekends#76#19#8
Sixth Weekends#119#33#10
Seventh Weekends#106#33#14
Eighth Weekends#93#78#16
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#95#205-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#210#426#93
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#330#634#152
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1092#1712#626
Rated PG-13#22#16-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#64#27-
Widest Releases#239#153#781
Widest Opening Releases#218#269-
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#116#141-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#125#83-
Fastest to $100 million#67#38#72
Fastest to $150 million#48#46#75
Fastest to $200 million#50#35#60
Fastest to $250 million#29#28#52
Fastest to $300 million#30#26#33
Fastest to $350 million#29#21#25
Fastest to $400 million-#18#19
Slowest to $100 million#584#613#579
Slowest to $200 million#130#145#120
BOM Users' Grades#6#120#473
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11-#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#43#11#45
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#28#22
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#89#18
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#13#33#40
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#66#48#43
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#109#24#108
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#35#57#12
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#60#4#50
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#43#9#29
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#108#23
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#17#40#47
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#93#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#111#6#36
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#97#6#35
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6#20
Opening Weekends Adjusted#59#13#53
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer-#11#34
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#31#3#9
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#110#5#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#108#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#42#12-
 
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