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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#29#22#9
All Time Adjusted#54#38#18
All Time Worldwide#14#57#23
Worldwide Openings#28#96-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14-#20
Opening Weeks#58#32#94
Opening Day Gross#59#41#81
Opening Wednesdays#8-#9
Single Day Gross#132#61#226
Non-Opening Friday Gross#33#41#53
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15-#39
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#32#58#97
Single Day Friday Gross#141#36#207
Single Day Monday Gross#48#81#34
Single Day Saturday Gross#97#22#133
Single Day Sunday Gross#71#29#85
Single Day Thursday Gross#21-#51
Single Day Tuesday Gross#37#65#105
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#125#11
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#22#39#41
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#104#23#80
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#97#22#75
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#181-#99
Opening Weekends#84#30#122
Opening Weekends - May-#8#39
Opening Weekends - Fall#84#30#122
Opening Weekends - Summer-#17#75
Eleventh Weekends#71-#34
Ninth Weekends#54#94#26
Tenth Weekends#70#115#30
Top 10-Day Grosses#47#27#70
Top 3-Day Grosses#84#33#133
Top 4-Day Grosses#60#38#85
Top 6-Day Grosses#47#41#64
Top 7-Day Grosses#43#42#64
Top 8-Day Grosses#48#36#67
Top 9-Day Grosses#50#31#71
Twelfth Weekends#33-#56
Twelfth Weekends#49-#72
Top 5-Day Grosses#50#41#67
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#172#77
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#90-#114
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#158#59
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#121-#92
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#43#18
Second Weekends#39#12#34
Third Weekends#41#6#21
Fourth Weekends#92#6#9
Fifth Weekends#74#18#8
Sixth Weekends#116#33#10
Seventh Weekends#103#33#14
Eighth Weekends#90#75#16
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#95#202-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#208#419#91
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#328#625#150
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1081#1689#620
Rated PG-13#20#15-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#60#25-
Widest Releases#215#133#729
Widest Opening Releases#194#242-
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#106#129-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#115#74-
Fastest to $100 million#61#34#66
Fastest to $150 million#44#42#69
Fastest to $200 million#45#32#55
Fastest to $250 million#27#26#47
Fastest to $300 million#27#24#30
Fastest to $350 million#26#19#22
Fastest to $400 million-#17#18
Slowest to $100 million#564#591#559
Slowest to $200 million#127#140#117
BOM Users' Grades#6#120#473
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11-#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#41#11#43
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#28#22
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#89#18
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#13#32#38
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#66#48#43
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#102#23#101
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#36#57#12
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#57#4#47
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#41#9#28
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#108#23
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#17#39#45
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#92#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#108#6#36
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#94#6#35
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6#19
Opening Weekends Adjusted#55#12#49
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#55#12#49
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#22#4#8
Third Weekends Adjusted#29#3#9
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#107#5#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#107#31#5
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#161#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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