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Release Summary

Genre Superhero Adventure Comic Book Adaptation CGI Animation Fantasy Christian Theme The Middle East Controversial Drama Fantasy Past Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Comic Book Adaptation Origin Story Superhero Adventure Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Prequel
DistributorSony Pictures Releasing DreamWorks SKG Newmarket Film Group New Line (Pre-Warner) Sony Pictures Releasing 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Release DateJun 30, 2004May 19, 2004Feb 25, 2004Dec 17, 2003May 3, 2002May 19, 2005
Gross To Date $373,585,825$441,426,807$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Production Budget$200,000,000$150,000,000$30,000,000$94,000,000$139,000,000$113,000,000
Running Time2 hr 7 min1 hr 33 min2 hr 7 min3 hr 21 min2 hr 1 min2 hr 20 min
MPAA RatingPG-13PGRPG-13PG-13PG-13

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $373,585,825$441,426,807$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Opening Weekend $88,156,227$108,037,878$83,848,082$72,629,713$114,844,116$108,435,841
Opening % of Total23.6%24.5%22.6%19.3%28.4%28.5%
Widest Release4,1664,2233,4083,7033,8763,663
Close DateDec 19, 2004Nov 25, 2004Jul 29, 2004Jun 3, 2004Aug 18, 2002Oct 20, 2005
In Release191 days / 27 weeks7,220 days / 1,031 weeks311 days / 44 weeks381 days / 54 weeks243 days / 34 weeks227 days / 32 weeks
Weekends at #1224422
Weekends in Top 1071081288

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$788,618,317$928,961,330$611,486,736$1,140,682,011$821,708,551$868,352,530
Foreign Gross$415,032,492$487,534,523$241,212,132$763,654,686$418,002,176$488,081,953
Foreign % of Worldwide52.6%52.5%39.4%66.9%50.9%56.2%
Domestic Gross$373,585,825$441,426,807$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Domestic % of Worldwide47.4%47.5%60.6%33.1%49.1%43.8%