Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Release Summary

Genre Origin Story Superhero Adventure Comic Book Adaptation Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Fantasy Sword and Sorcery
DistributorSony Pictures Releasing New Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner)
Release DateMay 3, 2002Dec 18, 2002Dec 17, 2003
Gross To Date $403,706,375$339,789,881$377,027,325
Production Budget$139,000,000$94,000,000$94,000,000
Running Time2 hr 1 min2 hr 59 min3 hr 21 min
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $403,706,375$339,789,881$377,027,325
Opening Weekend $114,844,116$62,007,528$72,629,713
Opening % of Total28.4%18.2%19.3%
Widest Release3,8763,6223,703
Close DateAug 18, 2002Aug 24, 2003Jun 3, 2004
In Release243 days / 34 weeks379 days / 54 weeks381 days / 54 weeks
Weekends at #1234
Weekends in Top 108812

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$821,708,551$936,689,735$1,140,682,011
Foreign Gross$418,002,176$596,899,854$763,654,686
Foreign % of Worldwide50.9%63.7%66.9%
Domestic Gross$403,706,375$339,789,881$377,027,325
Domestic % of Worldwide49.1%36.3%33.1%