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The Dark Knight

Titanic

Shrek 2

The Phantom Menace

Avatar

The Avengers
GenreAction / AdventureRomanceAnimationSci-Fi FantasySci-Fi AdventureAction / Adventure
StudioWarner Bros.ParamountDreamWorksFoxFoxBuena Vista
Release DateJuly 18, 2008December 19, 1997May 19, 2004May 19, 1999December 18, 2009May 4, 2012
Domestic Gross (Adjusted)$533,251,600$921,523,500$510,145,700$609,049,300$688,591,700$551,195,800
Production Budget$185 million$200 million$150 million$115 millionn/a$220 million
Running Time2 hrs. 30 min.3 hrs. 14 min.1 hr. 33 min.2 hrs. 13 min.2 hrs. 40 min.2 hrs. 22 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PGPGPG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonintense sequences of violence and some menacedisaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief languagefor some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content sci-fi action/violenceintense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smokingintense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.
 

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Domestic SummaryThe Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Total Gross (Adjusted)$533,251,600$921,523,500$510,145,700$609,049,300$688,591,700$551,195,800
Opening Weekend* (Adjusted)$158,411,500$44,797,800$124,913,400$91,617,000$72,673,200$183,424,900
Theaters4,3662,6744,1632,9703,4524,349
Average (Adjusted)$36,300$16,800$30,000$30,800$21,100$42,200
Opening % of Total29.7%4.9%24.5%15.0%10.6%33.3%
Second Weekend Drop-52.5%+23.8%-33.2%-20.7%-1.8%-50.3%
Widest Release4,3663,2654,2233,1263,4614,349
Close DateMarch 5, 2009n/aNovember 25, 2004February 3, 2000August 12, 2010October 4, 2012
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide Summary
(Not Adjusted)
The Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Worldwide Gross$1,003,045,358$2,128,888,188$919,838,758$983,588,295$2,777,223,601$1,518,594,910
Foreign Gross$469,700,000$1,528,100,000$478,612,511$552,500,000$2,027,457,462$895,237,000
Foreign % of Worldwide46.8%71.8%52.0%56.2%73.0%59.0%
Domestic Gross$533,345,358$600,788,188$441,226,247$431,088,295$749,766,139$623,357,910
Domestic % of Worldwide53.2%28.2%48.0%43.8%27.0%41.0%
 
People Summary
(Adjusted Ranks)
The Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson---#999-#1
Composer: James Horner-#1--#2-
Director: James Cameron-#1--#2-
Producer: Jon Landau-#1--#2-
Writer: James Cameron-#1--#2-
 
Genres & Franchises
(Adjusted Ranks)
The Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Genre: 3D----#1#2
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#2----#1
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#3---#1#2
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure---#7#4-
Genre: Superhero#2----#1
Showdown: All Time Grossers#5#1#6#3#2#4
Showdown: Blockbuster Superhero Showdown#2----#1
Showdown: Cameron Clash-#1--#2-
 
Chart Rankings
(Adjusted Where Noted)
The Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Opening Weekends Under 3,000 Theaters-#75-#1--
Opening Weekends Under 3,000 Theaters Adjusted-#43-#1--
All Time Domestic#4#2#8#5#1#3
All Time Adjusted#29#5#33#17#14#27
All Time Worldwide#19#2#30#16#1#3
Worldwide Openings#36-#73-#20#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#95---#15#12
Non-Friday Opening Weekends--#3#20--
Opening Weeks#2#267#27#73#30#1
Opening Day Gross#11--#61#68#2
Opening Wednesdays--#31#9--
Single Day Gross#12-#30#156#161#2
Non-Opening Friday Gross#18-#11#41#16#10
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#13#38#65#31#18#28
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#1#74#73#69#2#4
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#5#56#61-#4#13
Single Day Friday Gross#10-#58#165#67#2
Single Day Monday Gross#4-#5#24#9#11
Single Day Saturday Gross#6-#10#100#64#1
Single Day Sunday Gross#2-#10#62#39#1
Single Day Thursday Gross#19#51#81#41#24#38
Single Day Tuesday Gross#3#82#81#77#4#7
Single Day Wednesday Gross#21#100#53#10#20#36
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#1-#20#26#2#4
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#8-#30#57#54#1
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends#192----#102
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#8-#30#55#53#1
New Years Days-#6--#1-
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends#52----#173
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#140#145#87#161-
Opening Weekends#5#439#23#97#58#1
Opening Weekends - December-#30--#3-
Opening Weekends - May--#9#35-#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#88--#13-
Opening Weekends - Summer#5-#16#65-#1
Eleventh Weekends#106#1#144#34#2#133
Ninth Weekends#56#1#83#25#2#44
Tenth Weekends#61#1#101#30#2#116
Top 10-Day Grosses#2-#34#52#21#1
Top 3-Day Grosses#5-#158#107#57#1
Top 4-Day Grosses#4-#52#66#55#1
Top 6-Day Grosses#2-#32#47#43#1
Top 7-Day Grosses#2-#33#47#40#1
Top 8-Day Grosses#2-#35#50#32#1
Top 9-Day Grosses#2-#38#52#26#1
Twelfth Weekends#178#1#167#54#3-
Twelfth Weekends-#1#185#70#2-
Top 5-Day Grosses#2-#33#50#45#1
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday--#8#11--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#33#2#155#73#12#74
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#139#5#140#113#64-
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)#75#3--#23-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#25#1#142#56#10#58
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#117#4#118#91#50-
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5#66#4--#17-
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#7--#1-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#187#7#17-#29
Independence Day Weekends--#161#105--
President's Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#12--#14-
Second Weekends#3#75#6#21#2#1
Third Weekends#4#11#5#13#1#2
Fourth Weekends#5#3#11#7#1#2
Fifth Weekends#8#2#17#6#1#5
Sixth Weekends#23#2#29#9#1#15
Seventh Weekends#16#2#74#13#1#14
Eighth Weekends#42#1#78#16#2#21
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#462-#113-#15#408
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#962#10#258#79#29#857
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1380#16#401#134#45#1242
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3012#67#1245#590#225#2785
Rated G and PG--#3#1--
Rated PG--#3#1--
Rated PG-13#4#2--#1#3
Rated PG, Opening Weekends--#3#21--
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends--#4#25--
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#5---#43#1
Widest Releases#7#436#21#591#298#9
Widest Opening Releases#5-#23-#281#8
Widest PG Rated Releases--#5#169--
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#5---#153#7
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#5---#166#7
Fastest to $100 million#8#165#46#50#49#1
Fastest to $150 million#5#103#35#52#34#1
Fastest to $200 million#2#75#31#39#22#1
Fastest to $250 million#2#51#14#32#13#1
Fastest to $300 million#2#30#12#20#7#1
Fastest to $350 million#2#20#9#16#4#1
Fastest to $400 million#2#10#6#12#3#1
Fastest to $450 million#2#4--#3#1
Fastest to $500 million#3#4--#2#1
Slowest to $100 million#551#394#513#509#510#558
Slowest to $200 million#143#70#114#106#123#144
Best Picture Nomination Effect-#73--#106-
BOM Users' Grades#1#264#171#473#57-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted--#1#9--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#2#143#15#31#41#1
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#31#48#5#19#33#21
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#21#15#61#16#35#57
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#1#22#69#27#2#5
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#3#20#51#34#5#26
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#5#183#40#80#90#2
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#6#63#3#8#15#23
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#8#207#5#36#93#1
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#2-#5#20#62#1
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#26#20#72#21#42#68
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#3#29#78#34#5#9
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#22#55#42#7#25#63
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#8#144#35#29#130#3
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#7-#34#28#110#3
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#18--#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May--#6#17-#1
Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#255#15#37#89#1
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#57--#20-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#2-#10#26-#1
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#180#1#185#39#5-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#120#1#139#29#3#124
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#133#1#153#35#3-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#1#186#61#14-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#6#5--
Second Weekends Adjusted#4#27#3#6#7#1
Third Weekends Adjusted#9#3#8#7#1#4
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#17#2#16#3#1#6
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#38#1#41#5#2#26
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#73#1#53#11#3#86
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#70#1#124#21#2#85
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#113#1#127#21#4#84
Rated G and PG Adjusted--#23#11--
Rated PG Adjusted--#13#6--
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#6#1--#2#5
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#2#8--
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#2#9--
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#152--#66#1
 
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