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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-#7-#8--
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#23--#20#6-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#52--#46--
Genre: Superhero#23--#20#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#150#118#102#138#24#267
All Time Adjusted--#196-#55-
All Time Worldwide#202#109#96#216#49#172
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#93#60#33-#42-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#43#30---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#26#31#18#34#7#42
Opening Weeks#102#158#75#160#24#207
Opening Day Gross#157-#112-#27-
Opening Wednesdays#18#34#13#22#5#27
Single Day Gross#514#409#293#552#49#576
Non-Opening Friday Gross#57-#25-#4-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#46-#19#70#4#35
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#32-#64-#19-
Single Day Friday Gross#219-#107-#41-
Single Day Monday Gross#37#48#45-#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross#199#157#116#214#34#223
Single Day Sunday Gross#115-#82-#62-
Single Day Thursday Gross#60-#25#86#9#46
Single Day Tuesday Gross#38-#72-#24-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#23#67#15#28#5#45
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#139-#62-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#197#126-#60-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#84--#161--
Opening Weekends#147#162#96#171#43#206
Opening Weekends - July--#16-#6#36
Opening Weekends - June#26--#32--
Opening Weekends - Summer#99-#63#116#30#137
Top 10-Day Grosses#95-#60-#15-
Top 3-Day Grosses#186-#113-#32-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#74-#22-
Top 6-Day Grosses#77-#54-#11-
Top 7-Day Grosses#65#148#52#116#9#138
Top 8-Day Grosses#73-#53-#11-
Top 9-Day Grosses#91-#60-#15-
Top 5-Day Grosses#91-#58#122#18#139
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#17-#14#24#5#25
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#199-#203#158-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#193-#198#145-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#58#2#13
Second Weekends--#125#153#34-
Third Weekends-#47#188#180#46-
Fourth Weekends-#100-#199#61-
Fifth Weekends-#169--#111-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#601#586#483#270#384#544
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1199#1168#995#574#810#1101
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1715#1669#1426#852#1174#1575
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3525#3455#3081#2113#2644#3314
Rated PG-13#86#68#58#78#16-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#95#106#68#110#35-
Widest Releases#48#192#89#99#24#267
Widest Opening Releases#43#207#86#93#26#249
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#30#110#47#51#20-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#33#104#50#55#18-
Fastest to $100 million#67#166#59#142#32#155
Fastest to $150 million#101#112#56#124#20-
Fastest to $200 million-#90#70-#12-
Slowest to $100 million#497#398#505#422#532#409
Slowest to $200 million#9#55#75#23#133-
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#97#161#68#165#12#194
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#26-#2-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#48#119#22#67#3#32
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#28#80#67-#15-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#78#77-#29-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#96-#25-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#43#50#47#185#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#202#157#104#203#21#180
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#103-#79-#44-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#58#138#28#80#7#39
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#35#89#76-#19-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#21#75#16#27#4#37
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#176-#64-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#16-#5#39
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#25--#30--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#150#163#91#174#30#193
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#103-#62#119#19#132
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#127#171#33-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#59--#43-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#169--#79-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#96#76#64#84#12-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#105#111#68#118#23-
 
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