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Release Summary

Genre Science Fiction Post-Apocalypse The Chosen One Person vs. Machine IMAX Wire-Fu Virtual Reality Virtual Reality Person vs. Machine The Chosen One Wire-Fu IMAX Post-Apocalypse Science Fiction Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy
DistributorWarner Bros. Warner Bros. New Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner)
Release DateNov 5, 2003May 15, 2003Dec 18, 2002Dec 17, 2003
Gross To Date $139,313,948$281,576,461$339,789,881$377,027,325
Production Budget$150,000,000$150,000,000$94,000,000$94,000,000
Running Time2 hr 9 min2 hr 18 min2 hr 59 min3 hr 21 min
MPAA RatingRRPG-13PG-13

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $139,313,948$281,576,461$339,789,881$377,027,325
Opening Weekend $48,475,154$91,774,413$62,007,528$72,629,713
Opening % of Total34.8%32.6%18.2%19.3%
Widest Release3,5023,6033,6223,703
Close DateMar 4, 2004Nov 13, 2003Aug 24, 2003Jun 3, 2004
In Release423 days / 60 weeks232 days / 33 weeks379 days / 54 weeks381 days / 54 weeks
Weekends at #11134
Weekends in Top 1036812

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$427,343,298$739,412,035$936,689,735$1,140,682,011
Foreign Gross$288,029,350$457,835,574$596,899,854$763,654,686
Foreign % of Worldwide67.4%61.9%63.7%66.9%
Domestic Gross$139,313,948$281,576,461$339,789,881$377,027,325
Domestic % of Worldwide32.6%38.1%36.3%33.1%