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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#9--#8--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#11--#9--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#34--#31#10-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#78--#71--
Genre: Superhero#34--#31#10-
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#183#150#128#170#33#324
All Time Worldwide#258#149#133#277#71#223
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#127#84#52-#62-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#70#52---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#28#33#18#36#7#45
Opening Weeks#134#203#102#205#40#262
Opening Day Gross#203-#150-#43-
Opening Wednesdays#19#39#14#25#5#30
Single Day Gross#701#571#413#749#86#778
Non-Opening Friday Gross#77-#33-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#54-#26#89#5#43
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#57-#98-#41-
Single Day Friday Gross#287-#150-#64-
Single Day Monday Gross#57#70#67-#4-
Single Day Saturday Gross#275#222#161#291#59#300
Single Day Sunday Gross#156-#115-#90-
Single Day Thursday Gross#70-#34#107#10#56
Single Day Tuesday Gross#63-#106-#46-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#28#87#18#37#5#56
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#177-#91-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#156-#85-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#96--#183--
Opening Weekends#193#212#127#221#65#263
Opening Weekends - July--#19-#9#46
Opening Weekends - June#32--#38--
Opening Weekends - Summer#122-#77#140#41#164
Top 10-Day Grosses#126-#86-#27-
Top 3-Day Grosses#241-#149-#51-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#100-#34-
Top 6-Day Grosses#104-#75-#20-
Top 7-Day Grosses#92#191#73#151#17#179
Top 8-Day Grosses#101-#76-#20-
Top 9-Day Grosses#122-#86-#27-
Top 5-Day Grosses#123-#80#157#30#181
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#26#5#27
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#224-#228#176-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#217-#222#162-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#10-#6-#2#14
Independence Day Weekends#10-#6#70#2#14
Second Weekends--#163#196#54-
Third Weekends-#63--#62-
Fourth Weekends-#131--#80-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#747#725#590#320#459#670
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1398#1360#1145#649#921#1275
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1950#1896#1605#943#1308#1782
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3841#3760#3328#2257#2839#3595
Rated PG-13#104#86#72#96#23-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#123#136#86#140#48-
Widest Releases#79#283#139#156#40#369
Widest Opening Releases#70#295#132#144#44#345
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#48#158#74#81#32-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#52#153#79#88#28-
Fastest to $100 million#92#213#80#181#50#198
Fastest to $150 million#128#140#80#153#32-
Fastest to $200 million-#118#96-#21-
Slowest to $100 million#557#436#569#468#599#451
Slowest to $200 million#10#61#83#25#158-
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#118#189#87#193#20#227
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#55#135#24#75#3#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#41#105#90-#24-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#94#93-#36-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#123-#41-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#52#59#56#218#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#244#191#132#245#29#219
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#128-#99-#59-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#67#156#30#90#7#43
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#48#114#99-#28-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#86#17#31#4#42
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#198-#76-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#19-#5#42
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#30--#35--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#180#193#113#204#42#224
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#116-#73#132#25#146
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#153#199#42-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#69--#52-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#185--#89-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#110#88#75#97#15-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#122#128#81#135#32-
 
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