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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#33#25#11
All Time Adjusted#55#38#18
All Time Worldwide#17#67#28
Worldwide Openings#36#112-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14-#20
Opening Weeks#67#38#106
Opening Day Gross#69#49#93
Opening Wednesdays#8-#9
Single Day Gross#155#78#258
Non-Opening Friday Gross#35#43#58
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#17-#42
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#39#71#113
Single Day Friday Gross#157#44#230
Single Day Monday Gross#55#91#38
Single Day Saturday Gross#111#28#148
Single Day Sunday Gross#81#34#96
Single Day Thursday Gross#23-#54
Single Day Tuesday Gross#44#78#121
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#135#11
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#23#43#45
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#116#27#90
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#108#26#85
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#188-#102
Opening Weekends#95#37#134
Opening Weekends - May-#9#40
Opening Weekends - Summer-#19#79
Eleventh Weekends#72-#34
Ninth Weekends#57#101#27
Tenth Weekends#71#121#30
Top 10-Day Grosses#54#30#79
Top 3-Day Grosses#95#40#147
Top 4-Day Grosses#69#44#96
Top 6-Day Grosses#54#47#73
Top 7-Day Grosses#49#48#73
Top 8-Day Grosses#55#42#76
Top 9-Day Grosses#57#35#81
Twelfth Weekends#33-#56
Twelfth Weekends#49-#73
Top 5-Day Grosses#57#47#76
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#178#78
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#91-#115
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#164#59
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#125-#93
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#44#19
Second Weekends#45#14#40
Third Weekends#47#8#26
Fourth Weekends#99#6#10
Fifth Weekends#79#20#9
Sixth Weekends#122#34#11
Seventh Weekends#109#35#15
Eighth Weekends#95#80#17
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#100#212-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#218#436#99
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#338#645#158
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1107#1733#639
Rated PG-13#23#17-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#68#30-
Widest Releases#248#158#799
Widest Opening Releases#227#280-
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#122#147-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#131#87-
Fastest to $100 million#71#41#76
Fastest to $150 million#51#49#79
Fastest to $200 million#52#36#62
Fastest to $250 million#30#29#53
Fastest to $300 million#31#27#34
Fastest to $350 million#31#22#26
Fastest to $400 million-#19#20
Slowest to $100 million#592#622#587
Slowest to $200 million#133#149#123
BOM Users' Grades#6#120#473
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11-#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#44#12#46
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#28#22
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#92#18
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#15#36#43
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#69#51#46
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#113#26#112
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#37#60#12
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#63#4#53
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#45#11#31
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#111#23
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#19#43#50
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#97#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#114#7#38
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#100#7#37
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6#20
Opening Weekends Adjusted#62#15#56
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer-#11#34
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109-#39
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#89#138#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#32#3#9
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#112#5#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#109#31#5
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#163#42#11
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#171#61#21
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#136#108#21
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#14#9-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#45#14-
 
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