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Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man


Movie Summary
Return of the King

Two Towers

Spider-Man
GenreFantasyFantasyAction / Adventure
StudioNew LineNew LineSony / Columbia
Release DateDecember 17, 2003December 18, 2002May 3, 2002
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Production Budget$94 million$94 million$139 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 59 min.2 hrs. 1 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesepic battle sequences and scary imagesstylized violence and action
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Total Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$62,007,528$114,844,116
Theaters3,7033,6223,615
Average$19,613$17,119$31,768
Opening % of Total19.3%18.2%28.4%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-21.2%-37.8%
Widest Release3,7033,6223,876
Close DateJune 3, 2004August 24, 2003August 18, 2002
In Release170 days / 24 weeks250 days / 36 weeks108 days / 15 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$923,285,627$821,708,551
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$583,495,746$418,002,176
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%63.2%50.9%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%36.8%49.1%
 
People SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Actor: Andy Serkis#2#3-
Actor: Cate Blanchett#1n/a-
Actor: Elijah Wood#1#2-
Actor: Ian McKellen#1#2-
Actor: Karl Urban#1#2-
Actor: Liv Tyler#1#2-
Actor: Orlando Bloom#2#3-
Actor: Viggo Mortensen#1#2-
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie#1#2-
Composer: Howard Shore#1#2-
Director: Peter Jackson#1#2-
Producer: Fran Walsh#1#2-
Producer: Peter Jackson#1#2-
Writer: Philippa Boyens#1#2-
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Franchise: Middle Earth#1#2-
Franchise: The Lord of the Rings#1#2-
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#2#3-
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1#2-
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Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2#3-
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Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4-#2
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
All Time Domestic#28#38#21
All Time Adjusted#54#65#38
All Time Worldwide#14#38#54
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#26#49#91
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#35#51-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#56#66#30
Opening Day Gross#57#91#39
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#127#265#58
Non-Opening Friday Gross#32#45#39
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15#19-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#28#85#54
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#25#70
Single Day Friday Gross#135#188#34
Single Day Monday Gross#43#44#75
Single Day Saturday Gross#94#148#21
Single Day Sunday Gross#68#101#28
Single Day Thursday Gross#21#25-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#33#93#61
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#118
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#19#54#35
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#101#149#22
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#94#136#21
New Years Days#6#11-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#173#157-
Opening Weekends#80#126#28
Opening Weekends - December#6#9-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#18#29-
Eleventh Weekends#71#113-
Ninth Weekends#54#97#93
Tenth Weekends#70#136#115
Top 10-Day Grosses#45#61#26
Top 3-Day Grosses#80#130#31
Top 4-Day Grosses#58#86#36
Top 6-Day Grosses#45#64#39
Top 7-Day Grosses#41#63#40
Top 8-Day Grosses#46#63#34
Top 9-Day Grosses#48#63#29
Twelfth Weekends#33#127-
Twelfth Weekends#49#118-
Top 5-Day Grosses#48#70#39
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#83#169
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#67#155
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#72#71-
Second Weekends#38#43#12
Third Weekends#40#55#5
Fourth Weekends#89#77#6
Fifth Weekends#72#71#18
Sixth Weekends#113#122#32
Seventh Weekends#101#115#33
Eighth Weekends#89#136#75
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#92#47#196
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#202#92#409
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#319#148#612
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1067#621#1666
Rated PG-13#19#23#14
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#56#84#23
Widest Releases#203#249#124
Widest Opening Releases#184#225#229
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#100#119#121
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#107#133#68
Fastest to $100 million#60#71#33
Fastest to $150 million#43#63#41
Fastest to $200 million#43#52#30
Fastest to $250 million#26#39#25
Fastest to $300 million#26#35#23
Fastest to $350 million#24-#18
Slowest to $100 million#553#542#580
Slowest to $200 million#123#114#136
Best Picture Nomination Effect#145#157-
BOM Users' Grades#6#14#120
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)-#3#9
Yearly (Wide) 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002-#5#1
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11#17-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#39#44#11
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#32#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#86
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#55#29
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#62#14#45
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#99#124#21
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#34#27#54
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#56#93#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#40#64#9
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#105
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#16#63#36
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#88
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#106#139#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#92#118#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#52#87#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#11#18-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#156-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#88#145#136
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#186#148
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#161-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#22#20#4
Third Weekends Adjusted#28#41#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#106#83#5
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#107#101#31
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#160#158#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#170#177#61
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#134#193#107
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#13#16#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#38#65#12
 
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