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Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers


Movie Summary
Superman Returns

King Kong

War of the Worlds

Batman Begins

Spider-Man 2

Terminator 3
GenreAction / AdventurePeriod AdventureSci-Fi HorrorAction / AdventureAction / AdventureSci-Fi Action
StudioWarner Bros.UniversalParamountWarner Bros.Sony / ColumbiaWarner Bros.
Release DateJune 28, 2006December 14, 2005June 29, 2005June 15, 2005June 30, 2004July 2, 2003
Domestic Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Production Budget$270 million$207 million$132 million$150 million$200 million$200 million
Running Time2 hrs. 34 min.3 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 57 min.2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 49 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13R
MPAA Reasonsome intense action violencefrightening adventure violence and some disturbing imagesfrightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing imagesintense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elementsstylized action violencestrong sci-fi violence and action, language and brief nudity
 

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Domestic SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Total Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Opening Weekend*$52,535,096$50,130,145$64,878,725$48,745,440$88,156,227$44,041,440
Theaters4,0653,5683,9083,8584,1523,504
Average$12,923$14,049$16,601$12,634$21,232$12,568
Opening % of Total26.3%23.0%27.7%23.7%23.6%29.3%
Second Weekend Drop-58.5%-57.6%-53.0%-43.4%-48.7%-55.8%
Widest Release4,0653,6273,9103,8584,1663,504
Close DateNovember 2, 2006April 6, 2006November 22, 2005October 30, 2005December 19, 2004October 30, 2003
In Release128 days / 18 weeks114 days / 16 weeks149 days / 21 weeks142 days / 20 weeks159 days / 23 weeks121 days / 17 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Worldwide Gross$391,081,192$550,517,357$591,745,540$372,710,015$783,766,341$433,371,112
Foreign Gross$191,000,000$332,437,332$357,465,186$167,366,241$410,180,516$283,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide48.8%60.4%60.4%44.9%52.3%65.3%
Domestic Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Domestic % of Worldwide51.2%39.6%39.6%55.1%47.7%34.7%
 
People SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Composer: James Newton Howard-#11-#12--
Composer: John Williamsn/a-#18---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#3--#5
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#10--#9--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#11--#9--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#38--#35#12-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#84--#77--
Genre: Superhero#38--#35#12-
Showdown: Franchise Reboot Battle#4--#3--
Showdown: Independence Day Openings#5-#3-#1#6
Showdown: Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers#5#3#2#4#1#6
 
Chart RankingsSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
All Time Domestic#191#157#134#178#37#335
All Time Adjusted-#253#222#276#62-
All Time Worldwide#273#159#141#293#79#236
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#138#94#58-#69-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#80#61---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#28#34#18#37#7#46
Opening Weeks#141#210#109#212#45#270
Opening Day Gross#212-#157-#49-
Opening Wednesdays#19#40#14#25#5#31
Single Day Gross#754#613#450#806#103#836
Non-Opening Friday Gross#86-#36-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#59-#30#94#5#48
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#66-#109-#46-
Single Day Friday Gross#305-#160-#71-
Single Day Monday Gross#64#77#74-#5-
Single Day Saturday Gross#292#236#175#310#67#319
Single Day Sunday Gross#167-#125-#99-
Single Day Thursday Gross#76-#38#113#10#62
Single Day Tuesday Gross#72-#117-#51-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#29#95#19#41#5#62
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#187-#100-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#163-#92-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#101--#192--
Opening Weekends#200#221#134#230#72#272
Opening Weekends - July--#19-#9#46
Opening Weekends - June#32--#38--
Opening Weekends - Summer#123-#78#141#42#165
Top 10-Day Grosses#133-#92-#30-
Top 3-Day Grosses#249-#156-#57-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#107-#40-
Top 6-Day Grosses#110-#81-#23-
Top 7-Day Grosses#98#199#79#158#20#186
Top 8-Day Grosses#107-#82-#23-
Top 9-Day Grosses#129-#92-#30-
Top 5-Day Grosses#129-#86#164#33#188
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#27#5#28
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#232-#236#182-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#225-#230#168-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#10-#6-#2#14
Independence Day Weekends#10-#6#70#2#14
Second Weekends--#171-#60-
Third Weekends-#68--#67-
Fourth Weekends-#137--#86-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#789#764#620#333#480#703
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1453#1412#1186#670#950#1320
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2018#1960#1655#968#1343#1838
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3946#3860#3410#2304#2900#3683
Rated PG-13#110#92#77#102#27-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#128#142#91#146#53-
Widest Releases#87#307#153#169#44#397
Widest Opening Releases#77#321#146#158#48#372
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#53#171#81#88#35-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#58#165#86#94#31-
Fastest to $100 million#99#223#87#189#56#207
Fastest to $150 million#135#147#86#160#35-
Fastest to $200 million-#125#103-#24-
Slowest to $100 million#570#446#582#480#613#462
Slowest to $200 million#10#62#84#26#163-
BOM Users' Grades#339#211#418#20#71#449
BOM Users' Grades (2005 Releases)-#24#82#1--
Yearly (Wide) 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2005-#8#4#9--
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#33#35#23#38#5#46
Opening Weeks Adjusted#124#196#92#200#23#234
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#31-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#58#140#24#80#3#37
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#46#111#95-#28-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#101#100-#40-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#131-#46-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#57#64#61#226#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#257#202#140#258#32#230
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#136-#107-#64-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#70#162#30#95#7#44
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#53#120#104-#32-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#91#17#32#4#43
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#19-#5#42
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#30--#35--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#187#200#120#211#45#231
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#117-#74#133#25#147
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#159-#45-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#73--#56-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#189--#93-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#115#93#80#102#18-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#127#133#86#140#35-
 
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