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Release Summary

Genre The Middle East Controversial Drama Fantasy Past Christian Theme Superhero Comic Book Adaptation Adventure Comic Book Adaptation Adventure Origin Story Superhero Fantasy Science Fiction Prequel Adventure CGI Animation Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy
DistributorNewmarket Film Group Sony Pictures Releasing Sony Pictures Releasing 20th Century Fox Film Corporation DreamWorks SKG New Line (Pre-Warner)
Release DateFeb 25, 2004Jun 30, 2004May 3, 2002May 19, 2005May 19, 2004Dec 17, 2003
Gross To Date $370,274,604$373,585,825$403,706,375$380,270,577$441,226,247$377,027,325
Production Budget$30,000,000$200,000,000$139,000,000$113,000,000$150,000,000$94,000,000
Running Time2 hr 7 min2 hr 7 min2 hr 1 min2 hr 20 min1 hr 33 min3 hr 21 min
MPAA RatingRPG-13PG-13PG-13PGPG-13

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $370,274,604$373,585,825$403,706,375$380,270,577$441,226,247$377,027,325
Opening Weekend $83,848,082$88,156,227$114,844,116$108,435,841$108,037,878$72,629,713
Opening % of Total22.6%23.6%28.4%28.5%24.5%19.3%
Widest Release3,4084,1663,8763,6634,2233,703
Close DateJul 29, 2004Dec 19, 2004Aug 18, 2002Oct 20, 2005Nov 25, 2004Jun 3, 2004
In Release311 days / 44 weeks191 days / 27 weeks243 days / 34 weeks227 days / 32 weeks233 days / 33 weeks381 days / 54 weeks
Weekends at #1422224
Weekends in Top 1087881012

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$611,486,736$788,618,317$821,708,551$868,352,530$928,760,770$1,140,682,011
Foreign Gross$241,212,132$415,032,492$418,002,176$488,081,953$487,534,523$763,654,686
Foreign % of Worldwide39.4%52.6%50.9%56.2%52.5%66.9%
Domestic Gross$370,274,604$373,585,825$403,706,375$380,270,577$441,226,247$377,027,325
Domestic % of Worldwide60.6%47.4%49.1%43.8%47.5%33.1%