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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-#10-#11--
Composer: John Williamsn/a-#17---
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)#62--#55--
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#163#130#112#150#27#291
All Time Worldwide#223#124#110#240#57#192
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#101#66#39-#48-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#50#37---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#27#32#18#35#7#43
Opening Weeks#113#176#84#178#29#230
Opening Day Gross#176-#127-#33-
Opening Wednesdays#19#36#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#596#483#348#639#65#667
Non-Opening Friday Gross#67-#30-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#50-#22#79#5#39
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#41-#76-#27-
Single Day Friday Gross#247-#125-#50-
Single Day Monday Gross#43#55#52-#3-
Single Day Saturday Gross#234#186#135#250#46#259
Single Day Sunday Gross#129-#94-#73-
Single Day Thursday Gross#66-#30#97#10#52
Single Day Tuesday Gross#47-#84-#32-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#27#74#18#32#5#50
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#157-#75-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#139-#70-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#89--#170--
Opening Weekends#166#183#108#192#51#230
Opening Weekends - July--#17-#7#39
Opening Weekends - June#28--#34--
Opening Weekends - Summer#108-#68#125#34#147
Top 10-Day Grosses#107-#69-#20-
Top 3-Day Grosses#209-#126-#38-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#83-#26-
Top 6-Day Grosses#87-#62-#15-
Top 7-Day Grosses#75#164#60#129#12#154
Top 8-Day Grosses#84-#62-#15-
Top 9-Day Grosses#103-#69-#20-
Top 5-Day Grosses#102-#66#136#22#155
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#209-#213#167-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#202-#207#153-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#61#2#13
Second Weekends--#142#172#43-
Third Weekends-#53-#197#52-
Fourth Weekends-#113--#70-
Fifth Weekends-#181--#118-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#660#645#530#293#418#596
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1285#1254#1063#611#862#1177
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1813#1766#1502#895#1234#1661
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3663#3591#3192#2182#2736#3436
Rated PG-13#94#76#65#86#19-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#107#119#75#123#40-
Widest Releases#54#228#102#117#28#307
Widest Opening Releases#48#241#98#108#30#286
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#34#128#55#61#23-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#37#122#58#66#21-
Fastest to $100 million#75#184#66#158#38#171
Fastest to $150 million#109#121#64#134#24-
Fastest to $200 million-#99#79-#16-
Slowest to $100 million#524#415#533#441#561#428
Slowest to $200 million#9#59#79#24#142-
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#105#171#76#175#15#206
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#51#128#24#71#3#35
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#32#89#75-#19-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#85#84-#32-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#108-#32-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#47#54#51#197#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#221#172#117#222#25#197
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#112-#86-#51-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#63#149#30#86#7#42
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#39#98#84-#23-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#80#17#31#4#41
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#186-#68-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#17-#5#40
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#27--#32--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#162#175#100#186#34#205
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#108-#66#124#21#137
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#137#182#37-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#62--#46-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#176--#83-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#103#81#69#90#14-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#112#118#73#125#27-
 
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