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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-#9-#10--
Composer: John Williamsn/a-#16---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#2--#4
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#6--#5--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#11--#9--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#25--#22#7-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#58--#51--
Genre: Superhero#25--#22#7-
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#159#125#108#146#26#280
All Time Worldwide#213#117#103#227#53#182
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#95#62#35-#44-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#45#32---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#27#32#18#35#7#43
Opening Weeks#109#168#81#170#27#221
Opening Day Gross#168-#121-#30-
Opening Wednesdays#19#35#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#558#450#324#599#57#627
Non-Opening Friday Gross#64-#28-#4-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#48-#20#75#4#37
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#37-#72-#24-
Single Day Friday Gross#236-#117-#45-
Single Day Monday Gross#41#52#49-#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross#219#176#129#234#41#243
Single Day Sunday Gross#124-#89-#69-
Single Day Thursday Gross#64-#28#93#9#50
Single Day Tuesday Gross#43-#80-#29-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#25#69#16#30#5#47
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#150-#69-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#134-#66-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#87--#165--
Opening Weekends#158#175#104#184#48#220
Opening Weekends - July--#16-#6#36
Opening Weekends - June#28--#34--
Opening Weekends - Summer#104-#67#121#33#143
Top 10-Day Grosses#103-#66-#19-
Top 3-Day Grosses#200-#121-#35-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#80-#25-
Top 6-Day Grosses#84-#59-#14-
Top 7-Day Grosses#72#157#57#125#11#147
Top 8-Day Grosses#81-#59-#14-
Top 9-Day Grosses#99-#66-#19-
Top 5-Day Grosses#98-#63#131#21#148
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#205-#209#163-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#199-#204#150-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#58#2#13
Second Weekends--#135#163#40-
Third Weekends-#51#197#189#50-
Fourth Weekends-#106--#66-
Fifth Weekends-#175--#113-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#629#614#505#280#402#569
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1235#1204#1023#588#832#1133
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1756#1710#1458#870#1200#1612
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3586#3516#3132#2147#2689#3370
Rated PG-13#91#73#63#83#18-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#101#113#72#117#38-
Widest Releases#51#211#95#108#26#287
Widest Opening Releases#45#225#91#100#28#268
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#32#118#50#56#22-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#35#112#53#60#20-
Fastest to $100 million#72#176#63#150#35#163
Fastest to $150 million#106#117#61#130#23-
Fastest to $200 million-#96#76-#15-
Slowest to $100 million#511#407#520#433#548#420
Slowest to $200 million#9#58#78#24#139-
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#102#168#73#172#14#203
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#28-#2-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#49#124#22#69#3#33
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#33#85#72-#16-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#83#82-#30-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#104-#28-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#45#52#49#194#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#215#167#112#216#24#192
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#110-#84-#48-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#61#145#28#84#7#40
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#40#94#81-#20-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#22#77#16#29#4#39
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#182-#67-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#16-#5#39
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#27--#32--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#158#171#97#182#33#201
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#107-#65#123#21#136
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#134#179#37-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#61--#45-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#173--#81-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#101#80#68#88#13-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#109#115#71#122#26-
 
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