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Release Summary

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

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $339,789,881$377,027,325$403,706,375
Opening Weekend $62,007,528$72,629,713$114,844,116
Opening % of Total18.2%19.3%28.4%
Widest Release3,6223,7033,876
Close DateAug 24, 2003Jun 3, 2004Aug 18, 2002
In Release379 days / 54 weeks381 days / 54 weeks243 days / 34 weeks
Weekends at #1342
Weekends in Top 108128

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$936,689,735$1,140,682,011$821,708,551
Foreign Gross$596,899,854$763,654,686$418,002,176
Foreign % of Worldwide63.7%66.9%50.9%
Domestic Gross$339,789,881$377,027,325$403,706,375
Domestic % of Worldwide36.3%33.1%49.1%