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Release Summary

Genre Alien Invasion Remake Disaster Book Adaptation Horror Adventure Creature Feature Past Remake Superhero IMAX Adventure Comic Book Adaptation Superhero Comic Book Adaptation Adventure IMAX Origin Story Superhero Comic Book Adaptation Adventure Prequel Robot Action Chase Time Travel Person vs. Machine
DistributorParamount Pictures Universal Pictures Warner Bros. Sony Pictures Releasing Warner Bros. Warner Bros.
Release DateJun 29, 2005Dec 14, 2005Jun 28, 2006Jun 30, 2004Jun 15, 2005Jul 2, 2003
Gross To Date $234,280,354$218,080,025$200,081,192$373,585,825$205,343,774$150,371,112
Production Budget$132,000,000$207,000,000$270,000,000$200,000,000$150,000,000$200,000,000
Running Time1 hr 56 min3 hr 7 min2 hr 34 min2 hr 7 min2 hr 20 min1 hr 49 min
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13R

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $234,280,354$218,080,025$200,081,192$373,585,825$205,343,774$150,371,112
Opening Weekend $64,878,725$50,130,145$52,535,096$88,156,227$48,745,440$44,041,440
Opening % of Total27.7%23%26.3%23.6%23.7%29.3%
Widest Release3,9103,6274,0654,1663,8583,504
Close DateNov 22, 2005Apr 6, 2006Nov 2, 2006Dec 19, 2004Oct 30, 2005Oct 30, 2003
In Release191 days / 27 weeks383 days / 54 weeks187 days / 26 weeks191 days / 27 weeks200 days / 28 weeks183 days / 26 weeks
Weekends at #1121221
Weekends in Top 10654766

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$603,873,119$556,906,378$391,081,192$788,618,317$371,853,783$433,371,112
Foreign Gross$369,592,765$338,826,353$191,000,000$415,032,492$166,510,009$283,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide61.2%60.8%48.8%52.6%44.8%65.3%
Domestic Gross$234,280,354$218,080,025$200,081,192$373,585,825$205,343,774$150,371,112
Domestic % of Worldwide38.8%39.2%51.2%47.4%55.2%34.7%