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Return of the King

Attack of the Clones

Two Towers

The Phantom Menace
GenreFantasySci-Fi FantasyFantasySci-Fi Fantasy
StudioNew LineFoxNew LineFox
Release DateDecember 17, 2003May 16, 2002December 18, 2002May 19, 1999
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$302,191,252$339,789,881$431,088,295
Production Budget$94 million$115 million$94 million$115 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 12 min.2 hrs. 59 min.2 hrs. 13 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PGPG-13PG
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagessustained sequences of sci-fi action/violenceepic battle sequences and scary imagessci-fi action/violence
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingAttack of the ClonesTwo TowersThe Phantom Menace
Total Gross$377,027,325$302,191,252$339,789,881$431,088,295
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$80,027,814$62,007,528$64,820,970
Theaters3,7033,1613,6222,970
Average$19,613$25,317$17,119$21,825
Opening % of Total19.3%26.5%18.2%15.0%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-40.2%-21.2%-20.7%
Widest Release3,7033,1613,6223,126
Close DateJune 3, 2004November 3, 2002August 24, 2003February 3, 2000
In Release170 days / 24 weeks172 days / 25 weeks250 days / 36 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 KingAttack of the ClonesTwo TowersThe Phantom Menace
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$640,912,840$923,285,627$983,588,295
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$338,721,588$583,495,746$552,500,000
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%52.8%63.2%56.2%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$302,191,252$339,789,881$431,088,295
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%47.2%36.8%43.8%
 
People SummaryReturn of the KingAttack of the ClonesTwo TowersThe Phantom Menace
Actor: Cate Blanchett#1-n/a-
Actor: Elijah Wood#1-#2-
Actor: Ewan McGregor-#3-#1
Actor: Ian McKellen#1-#2-
Actor: Karl Urban#1-#2-
Actor: Liv Tyler#1-#2-
Actor: Natalie Portman-#3-#1
Actor: Orlando Bloom#2-#3-
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson-n/a-n/a
Actor: Viggo Mortensen#1-#2-
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie#1-#2-
Composer: Howard Shore#1-#2-
Composer: John Williams-#8-#1
Director: George Lucas-#4-#1
Director: Peter Jackson#1-#2-
Producer: Fran Walsh#1-#2-
Producer: George Lucas-#5-#1
Producer: Peter Jackson#1-#2-
Producer: Rick McCallum-#3-#1
Writer: George Lucas-#5-#1
Writer: Philippa Boyens#1-#2-
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingAttack of the ClonesTwo TowersThe Phantom Menace
Franchise: Star Wars-#4-#1
Franchise: The Lord of the Rings#1-#2-
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#2-#3-
Genre: Prequel-#3-#1
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure-#7-#2
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1-#2-
Showdown: 'Star Wars' Vs. 'Star Trek'-#3-#1
Showdown: All Time Wednesday Opener Bout#3--#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings Showdown#1-#2-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man#2-#3-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars#3--#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2#4#3#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. The Matrix#1-#2-
Showdown: Pre-Memorial Day Sci-Fi Showdown-#3-#1
Showdown: Star Wars Prequel-#3-#1
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingAttack of the ClonesTwo TowersThe Phantom Menace
All Time Domestic#23#39#28#5
All Time Adjusted#52#87#62#17
All Time Worldwide#8#78#29#16
Yearly 2002-#3#2-
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#3#5-
Worldwide Openings#18#46#39-
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#4#1-
Foreign Opening Weekends#25#59#38-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#11#22#20
Opening Weeks#41#50#51#73
Opening Day Gross#45#57#72#61
Opening Wednesdays#8-#11#9
Single Day Gross#87#122#196#156
Non-Opening Friday Gross#26#17#36#41
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#11-#15#31
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#16-#63#69
Single Day Friday Gross#107#85#154#165
Single Day Monday Gross#34#46#35#24
Single Day Saturday Gross#70#48#116#100
Single Day Sunday Gross#51#42#79#62
Single Day Thursday Gross#17#4#21#41
Single Day Tuesday Gross#21-#71#77
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8-#12#10
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#13#29#41#26
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#79#34#122#57
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#75#34#115#55
New Years Days#5-#9-
Christmas Days#8-#12-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#159-#146#86
Opening Weekends#63#52#105#97
Opening Weekends - December#5-#8-
Opening Weekends - May-#22-#35
Opening Weekends - Holiday#15-#25-
Opening Weekends - Summer-#36-#65
Eleventh Weekends#69-#109#34
Ninth Weekends#51-#91#25
Tenth Weekends#67-#131#30
Top 10-Day Grosses#31#43#46#52
Top 3-Day Grosses#63#48#108#107
Top 4-Day Grosses#43#37#70#66
Top 6-Day Grosses#34#41#49#47
Top 7-Day Grosses#30#42#48#47
Top 8-Day Grosses#34#44#48#50
Top 9-Day Grosses#34#46#48#52
Twelfth Weekends#48-#114#70
Twelfth Weekends#32-#122#54
Top 5-Day Grosses#37#39#55#50
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#13#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34#164#78#73
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#89--#113
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26#152#63#56
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#119--#91
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#63-#62-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#20-#17
Second Weekends#23#28#27#21
Third Weekends#28#75#43#13
Fourth Weekends#75#78#63#7
Fifth Weekends#62#84#61#6
Sixth Weekends#102#187#111#9
Seventh Weekends#94-#108#13
Eighth Weekends#83-#126#16
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#82#209#42-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#185#441#84#79
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#298#671#139#134
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1031#1794#602#590
Rated G and PG-#13-#1
Rated PG-#10-#1
Rated PG-13#15-#18-
Rated PG, Opening Weekends-#8-#21
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends-#10-#25
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#48-#73-
Widest Releases#152#549#192#590
Widest Opening Releases#138#504#173-
Widest PG Rated Releases-#164-#169
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#74-#92-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#81-#104-
Fastest to $100 million#45#38#56#50
Fastest to $150 million#31#46#48#52
Fastest to $200 million#32#37#38#39
Fastest to $250 million#18#40#27#32
Fastest to $300 million#18#42#24#20
Fastest to $350 million#18--#16
Slowest to $100 million#514#521#503#509
Slowest to $200 million#113#108#107#106
Best Picture Nomination Effect#134-#146-
BOM Users' Grades#6#431#14#473
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)-#55#3-
Yearly (Wide) 2002-#3#2-
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002-#3#5-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11#7#17#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#29#33#34#31
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#20#8#28#19
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#117#13#16
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#8#70#41#27
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#54#73#11#34
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#81#54#105#80
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#30#38#24#8
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#43#23#75#36
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#31#23#52#20
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#3#18#21
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#79#49#34
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#121#9#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#95#25#126#29
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#82#24#107#28
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#1-#3-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#15-#17
Opening Weekends Adjusted#42#34#72#37
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#9-#15-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer-#24-#26
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109-#154#39
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#87-#142#29
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110-#183#35
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53-#158#61
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7-#14#5
Second Weekends Adjusted#19#20#17#6
Third Weekends Adjusted#24#64#35#7
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#99#81#77#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#102#109#96#5
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#154-#152#11
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#165-#172#21
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#132-#189#21
Rated G and PG Adjusted-#48-#11
Rated PG Adjusted-#28-#6
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#11-#14-
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#7-#8
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#8-#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#31-#57-
 
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