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Release Summary

Genre Space Opera Prequel Adventure Fantasy Comic Book Adaptation Adventure Origin Story Superhero Sword and Sorcery Fantasy
Distributor20th Century Fox Film Corporation Sony Pictures Releasing New Line (Pre-Warner)
Release DateMay 19, 1999May 3, 2002Dec 17, 2003
Gross To Date $431,088,295$403,706,375$377,027,325
Production Budget$115,000,000$139,000,000$94,000,000
Running Time2 hr 16 min2 hr 1 min3 hr 21 min
MPAA RatingPGPG-13PG-13

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $431,088,295$403,706,375$377,027,325
Opening Weekend $64,820,970$114,844,116$72,629,713
Opening % of Total15%28.4%19.3%
Widest Release3,1263,8763,703
Close DateFeb 3, 2000Aug 18, 2002Jun 3, 2004
In Release593 days / 84 weeks243 days / 34 weeks381 days / 54 weeks
Weekends at #1424
Weekends in Top 1011812

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$924,305,084$821,708,551$1,140,682,011
Foreign Gross$493,216,789$418,002,176$763,654,686
Foreign % of Worldwide53.4%50.9%66.9%
Domestic Gross$431,088,295$403,706,375$377,027,325
Domestic % of Worldwide46.6%49.1%33.1%