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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-#17---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#2--#4
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#8--#7--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#11--#9--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#30--#27#8-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#72--#65--
Genre: Superhero#30--#27#8-
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#176#143#123#163#30#310
All Time Worldwide#243#137#121#261#65#210
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#117#76#45-#55-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#61#44---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#28#33#18#36#7#44
Opening Weeks#126#191#95#193#36#249
Opening Day Gross#191-#141-#39-
Opening Wednesdays#19#38#14#24#5#29
Single Day Gross#661#539#387#709#79#737
Non-Opening Friday Gross#75-#32-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#54-#26#87#5#43
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#52-#90-#36-
Single Day Friday Gross#273-#140-#58-
Single Day Monday Gross#54#66#63-#4-
Single Day Saturday Gross#259#209#150#275#54#284
Single Day Sunday Gross#145-#107-#84-
Single Day Thursday Gross#70-#34#105#10#56
Single Day Tuesday Gross#58-#98-#41-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#28#84#18#36#5#55
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#170-#84-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#150-#79-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#95--#180--
Opening Weekends#182#199#120#208#59#249
Opening Weekends - July--#18-#8#43
Opening Weekends - June#29--#35--
Opening Weekends - Summer#115-#73#132#38#155
Top 10-Day Grosses#119-#79-#25-
Top 3-Day Grosses#228-#140-#46-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#93-#32-
Top 6-Day Grosses#97-#70-#19-
Top 7-Day Grosses#85#180#68#143#16#170
Top 8-Day Grosses#94-#71-#19-
Top 9-Day Grosses#115-#79-#25-
Top 5-Day Grosses#115-#74#149#28#170
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#26#5#27
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#220-#224#175-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#213-#218#161-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#66#2#13
Second Weekends--#156#187#51-
Third Weekends-#60--#59-
Fourth Weekends-#124--#77-
Fifth Weekends-#193--#128-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#722#700#576#315#449#647
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1367#1329#1126#640#907#1247
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1912#1858#1580#931#1291#1747
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3791#3711#3293#2239#2814#3549
Rated PG-13#100#82#69#92#21-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#116#128#82#132#44-
Widest Releases#67#262#124#141#33#343
Widest Opening Releases#59#273#118#130#36#322
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#42#146#66#73#27-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#45#141#70#79#24-
Fastest to $100 million#85#201#74#172#46#188
Fastest to $150 million#121#133#74#146#30-
Fastest to $200 million-#111#90-#20-
Slowest to $100 million#546#430#557#459#585#443
Slowest to $200 million#10#61#82#25#152-
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#113#182#83#186#19#219
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#55#134#24#75#3#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#39#100#85-#23-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#93#92-#36-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#117-#38-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#52#59#56#212#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#236#184#127#237#27#211
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#122-#94-#57-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#67#155#30#90#7#43
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#46#109#94-#27-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#85#17#31#4#42
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#194-#74-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#18-#5#41
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#28--#33--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#173#186#108#197#40#217
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#112-#70#128#24#142
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#149#194#40-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#66--#50-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#182--#87-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#107#85#73#94#15-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#118#124#77#131#31-
 
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