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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$31,769
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#4#5-
Actor: Cate Blanchett#1n/a-
Actor: Elijah Wood#1#2-
Actor: Ian McKellen#2#3-
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#3#4-
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1#2-
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Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4-#2
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
All Time Domestic#36#47#28
All Time Adjusted#57#69#39
All Time Worldwide#19#47#69
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#38#66#117
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#50#74-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#70#82#41
Opening Day Gross#72#110#51
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#166#329#84
Non-Opening Friday Gross#37#51#45
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#17#24-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#41#111#76
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#33#85
Single Day Friday Gross#162#220#46
Single Day Monday Gross#57#59#94
Single Day Saturday Gross#116#178#31
Single Day Sunday Gross#85#122#38
Single Day Thursday Gross#23#30-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#46#119#83
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#137
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#24#64#45
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#120#169#28
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#110#153#27
New Years Days#10#15-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#194#176-
Opening Weekends#97#145#39
Opening Weekends - December#8#11-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#24#35-
Eleventh Weekends#75#119-
Ninth Weekends#58#106#102
Tenth Weekends#74#146#124
Top 10-Day Grosses#56#73#32
Top 3-Day Grosses#97#150#42
Top 4-Day Grosses#72#103#47
Top 6-Day Grosses#57#78#50
Top 7-Day Grosses#52#77#51
Top 8-Day Grosses#58#77#45
Top 9-Day Grosses#59#76#37
Twelfth Weekends#34#135-
Twelfth Weekends#50#124-
Top 5-Day Grosses#60#85#50
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#36#88#180
Consecutive Weekends At #1#28#71#166
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#86#85-
Second Weekends#47#53#16
Third Weekends#49#64#10
Fourth Weekends#101#88#8
Fifth Weekends#80#79#21
Sixth Weekends#123#132#35
Seventh Weekends#110#125#36
Eighth Weekends#96#145#81
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#101#53#214
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#219#104#438
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#339#163#648
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1109#652#1741
Rated PG-13#26#30#20
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#69#98#31
Widest Releases#256#312#164
Widest Opening Releases#235#285#290
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#128#152#154
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#137#168#91
Fastest to $100 million#73#85#43
Fastest to $150 million#53#76#51
Fastest to $200 million#54#63#38
Fastest to $250 million#32#49#31
Fastest to $300 million#33#46#29
Fastest to $350 million#33-#24
Slowest to $100 million#596#584#626
Slowest to $200 million#133#124#149
Best Picture Nomination Effect#158#171-
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#46#51#14
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#33#29
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#94
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#17#67#38
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#71#15#53
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#116#143#27
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#39#32#62
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#66#108#5
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#47#75#12
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#114
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#21#75#45
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#99
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#115#151#9
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#101#129#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#4#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#64#100#16
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#14#21-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#111#159-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#89#149#139
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#112#190#150
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#166-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#25#23#5
Third Weekends Adjusted#34#47#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#114#90#5
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#110#104#32
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#164#162#43
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#172#179#61
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#137#197#109
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#16#20#10
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#46#75#15
 
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