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Release Summary

Genre CGI Animation Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Comic Book Adaptation Adventure Origin Story Superhero Superhero Comic Book Adaptation Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Prequel Adventure The Middle East Controversial Drama Fantasy Past Christian Theme
DistributorDreamWorks SKG New Line (Pre-Warner) Sony Pictures Releasing Sony Pictures Releasing 20th Century Fox Film Corporation Newmarket Film Group
Release DateMay 19, 2004Dec 17, 2003May 3, 2002Jun 30, 2004May 19, 2005Feb 25, 2004
Gross To Date $441,226,247$377,027,325$403,706,375$373,585,825$380,270,577$370,274,604
Production Budget$150,000,000$94,000,000$139,000,000$200,000,000$113,000,000$30,000,000
Running Time1 hr 33 min3 hr 21 min2 hr 1 min2 hr 7 min2 hr 20 min2 hr 7 min
MPAA RatingPGPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13R

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $441,226,247$377,027,325$403,706,375$373,585,825$380,270,577$370,274,604
Opening Weekend $108,037,878$72,629,713$114,844,116$88,156,227$108,435,841$83,848,082
Opening % of Total24.5%19.3%28.4%23.6%28.5%22.6%
Widest Release4,2233,7033,8764,1663,6633,408
Close DateNov 25, 2004Jun 3, 2004Aug 18, 2002Dec 19, 2004Oct 20, 2005Jul 29, 2004
In Release233 days / 33 weeks381 days / 54 weeks243 days / 34 weeks191 days / 27 weeks227 days / 32 weeks311 days / 44 weeks
Weekends at #1242224
Weekends in Top 1010128788

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$928,760,770$1,140,682,011$821,708,551$788,618,317$868,352,530$611,486,736
Foreign Gross$487,534,523$763,654,686$418,002,176$415,032,492$488,081,953$241,212,132
Foreign % of Worldwide52.5%66.9%50.9%52.6%56.2%39.4%
Domestic Gross$441,226,247$377,027,325$403,706,375$373,585,825$380,270,577$370,274,604
Domestic % of Worldwide47.5%33.1%49.1%47.4%43.8%60.6%