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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#160#127#110#147#26#285
All Time Worldwide#216#119#105#231#54#185
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#110#172#82#174#28#225
Opening Day Gross#172-#124-#31-
Opening Wednesdays#19#35#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#568#457#328#609#58#637
Non-Opening Friday Gross#64-#28-#4-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#48-#20#76#4#37
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#38-#73-#25-
Single Day Friday Gross#240-#120-#46-
Single Day Monday Gross#41#53#50-#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross#224#178#130#239#42#248
Single Day Sunday Gross#125-#90-#70-
Single Day Thursday Gross#64-#28#94#9#50
Single Day Tuesday Gross#44-#81-#30-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#25#70#16#30#5#47
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#152-#71-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#136-#68-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#87--#166--
Opening Weekends#162#179#105#188#49#224
Opening Weekends - July--#17-#7#39
Opening Weekends - June#28--#34--
Opening Weekends - Summer#108-#68#125#34#147
Top 10-Day Grosses#104-#67-#19-
Top 3-Day Grosses#204-#123-#36-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#81-#25-
Top 6-Day Grosses#85-#60-#14-
Top 7-Day Grosses#73#161#58#126#11#151
Top 8-Day Grosses#82-#60-#14-
Top 9-Day Grosses#100-#67-#19-
Top 5-Day Grosses#99-#64#133#21#152
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#61#2#13
Second Weekends--#136#165#41-
Third Weekends-#52#200#192#51-
Fourth Weekends-#108--#68-
Fifth Weekends-#177--#115-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#638#623#511#283#406#575
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1248#1217#1031#591#838#1142
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1771#1724#1467#874#1207#1622
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3605#3534#3145#2153#2699#3384
Rated PG-13#91#73#63#83#18-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#103#115#72#119#38-
Widest Releases#52#217#98#112#27#293
Widest Opening Releases#46#231#94#103#29#274
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#32#123#52#58#22-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#35#117#55#63#20-
Fastest to $100 million#73#180#64#154#36#167
Fastest to $150 million#107#118#62#131#23-
Fastest to $200 million-#97#77-#15-
Slowest to $100 million#516#409#525#435#553#422
Slowest to $200 million#9#58#78#24#140-
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#103#169#74#173#14#205
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#28-#2-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#49#125#22#69#3#33
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#34#86#73-#17-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#84#83-#30-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#105-#29-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#45#52#49#195#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#216#168#113#217#24#193
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#111-#85-#49-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#61#146#28#84#7#40
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#41#95#82-#21-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#22#77#16#29#4#39
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#184-#67-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#17-#6#40
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#27--#32--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#159#172#98#183#34#203
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#108-#66#124#22#138
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#135#180#37-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#61--#45-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#175--#82-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#101#80#68#88#13-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#109#115#71#122#26-
 
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