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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#10--#8--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#24--#21#6-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#55--#49--
Genre: Superhero#24--#21#6-
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#155#123#106#143#24#277
All Time Adjusted--#199-#55-
All Time Worldwide#211#115#101#225#51#180
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#106#163#78#165#25#215
Opening Day Gross#164-#118-#29-
Opening Wednesdays#19#35#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#538#431#310#578#54#605
Non-Opening Friday Gross#62-#27-#4-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#47-#19#73#4#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#33-#67-#20-
Single Day Friday Gross#229-#113-#43-
Single Day Monday Gross#39#50#47-#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross#211#168#124#226#38#235
Single Day Sunday Gross#120-#85-#65-
Single Day Thursday Gross#63-#27#91#9#49
Single Day Tuesday Gross#39-#75-#25-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#24#68#16#29#5#46
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#145-#66-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#131-#64-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#84--#159--
Opening Weekends#154#171#101#180#46#215
Opening Weekends - July--#16-#6#36
Opening Weekends - June#26--#32--
Opening Weekends - Summer#100-#64#117#31#138
Top 10-Day Grosses#100-#63-#17-
Top 3-Day Grosses#195-#118-#34-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#77-#23-
Top 6-Day Grosses#81-#56-#12-
Top 7-Day Grosses#69#153#54#121#9#143
Top 8-Day Grosses#78-#56-#12-
Top 9-Day Grosses#96-#63-#17-
Top 5-Day Grosses#95-#60#127#19#144
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#203-#207#162-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#197-#202#149-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#58#2#13
Second Weekends--#131#159#37-
Third Weekends-#49#195#187#48-
Fourth Weekends-#105--#65-
Fifth Weekends-#174--#112-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#622#607#500#279#399#563
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1228#1197#1019#587#829#1127
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1748#1702#1454#869#1197#1605
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3576#3505#3126#2144#2684#3361
Rated PG-13#89#71#61#81#16-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#98#110#70#114#37-
Widest Releases#49#203#92#105#25#279
Widest Opening Releases#44#218#88#97#27#261
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#31#115#49#55#21-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#34#108#52#59#19-
Fastest to $100 million#70#172#61#147#34#160
Fastest to $150 million#104#115#59#128#22-
Fastest to $200 million-#93#73-#13-
Slowest to $100 million#508#406#517#431#544#418
Slowest to $200 million#9#57#77#23#137-
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#99#165#70#169#12#199
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#27-#2-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#48#122#22#68#3#32
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#29#81#68-#15-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#79#78-#29-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#100-#27-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#44#51#48#189#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#210#163#108#211#23#187
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#106-#81-#46-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#60#143#28#83#7#39
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#36#90#77-#19-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#22#76#16#28#4#38
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#180-#66-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#16-#5#39
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#25--#30--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#155#168#95#179#32#198
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#104-#63#120#20#133
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#131#176#35-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#59--#43-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#172--#80-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#99#78#66#86#12-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#107#113#70#120#25-
 
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