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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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Chart RankingsReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
All Time Domestic#29#40#22
All Time Adjusted#54#66#38
All Time Worldwide#14#40#57
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#29#55#100
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#40#58-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#59#70#33
Opening Day Gross#60#97#42
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#136#283#64
Non-Opening Friday Gross#34#48#42
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#15#21-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#33#94#60
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#28#76
Single Day Friday Gross#144#200#37
Single Day Monday Gross#48#50#82
Single Day Saturday Gross#100#157#23
Single Day Sunday Gross#74#108#30
Single Day Thursday Gross#21#27-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#38#102#67
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#126
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#22#59#40
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#107#156#24
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#99#142#23
New Years Days#8#13-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#179#164-
Opening Weekends#86#132#31
Opening Weekends - December#7#10-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#21#32-
Eleventh Weekends#71#113-
Ninth Weekends#54#99#95
Tenth Weekends#70#138#117
Top 10-Day Grosses#48#64#28
Top 3-Day Grosses#86#137#34
Top 4-Day Grosses#61#91#39
Top 6-Day Grosses#48#67#42
Top 7-Day Grosses#44#66#43
Top 8-Day Grosses#49#66#37
Top 9-Day Grosses#51#66#32
Twelfth Weekends#33#129-
Twelfth Weekends#49#119-
Top 5-Day Grosses#51#74#42
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#35#84#173
Consecutive Weekends At #1#27#68#159
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#79#78-
Second Weekends#40#45#13
Third Weekends#41#56#6
Fourth Weekends#92#79#6
Fifth Weekends#74#73#18
Sixth Weekends#117#126#33
Seventh Weekends#104#119#33
Eighth Weekends#91#140#76
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#95#49#203
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#209#97#421
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#329#156#628
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1083#633#1694
Rated PG-13#20#24#15
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#60#88#25
Widest Releases#220#270#136
Widest Opening Releases#199#244#248
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#107#129#131
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#116#145#74
Fastest to $100 million#62#74#35
Fastest to $150 million#45#65#43
Fastest to $200 million#46#55#33
Fastest to $250 million#28#42#27
Fastest to $300 million#28#39#25
Fastest to $350 million#26-#19
Slowest to $100 million#573#561#600
Slowest to $200 million#128#119#141
Best Picture Nomination Effect#151#164-
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#42#47#12
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#32#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#89
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#13#60#33
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#66#14#48
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#104#130#24
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#35#28#57
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#58#97#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#42#67#10
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#108
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#17#68#40
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#92
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#109#142#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#95#121#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#3#5-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#56#90#13
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#12#19-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#156-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#88#145#136
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#186#148
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#162-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#23#21#4
Third Weekends Adjusted#29#42#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#107#84#5
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#107#101#31
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#161#159#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#170#177#61
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#134#194#107
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#13#17#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#40#67#12
 
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