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Release Summary

Genre Adventure Past Creature Feature Remake Remake Disaster Horror Alien Invasion Book Adaptation Robot Action Time Travel Person vs. Machine Chase Origin Story Superhero Comic Book Adaptation IMAX Adventure Prequel Superhero Comic Book Adaptation Adventure Superhero IMAX Adventure Comic Book Adaptation
DistributorUniversal Pictures Paramount Pictures Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Sony Pictures Releasing Warner Bros.
Release DateDec 14, 2005Jun 29, 2005Jul 2, 2003Jun 15, 2005Jun 30, 2004Jun 28, 2006
Gross To Date $218,080,025$234,280,354$150,371,112$205,343,774$373,585,825$200,081,192
Production Budget$207,000,000$132,000,000$200,000,000$150,000,000$200,000,000$270,000,000
Running Time3 hr 7 min1 hr 56 min1 hr 49 min2 hr 20 min2 hr 7 min2 hr 34 min
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13RPG-13PG-13PG-13

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $218,080,025$234,280,354$150,371,112$205,343,774$373,585,825$200,081,192
Opening Weekend $50,130,145$64,878,725$44,041,440$48,745,440$88,156,227$52,535,096
Opening % of Total23%27.7%29.3%23.7%23.6%26.3%
Widest Release3,6273,9103,5043,8584,1664,065
Close DateApr 6, 2006Nov 22, 2005Oct 30, 2003Oct 30, 2005Dec 19, 2004Nov 2, 2006
In Release383 days / 54 weeks191 days / 27 weeks183 days / 26 weeks200 days / 28 weeks191 days / 27 weeks187 days / 26 weeks
Weekends at #1211221
Weekends in Top 10566674

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$556,906,378$603,873,119$433,371,112$371,853,783$788,618,317$391,081,192
Foreign Gross$338,826,353$369,592,765$283,000,000$166,510,009$415,032,492$191,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide60.8%61.2%65.3%44.8%52.6%48.8%
Domestic Gross$218,080,025$234,280,354$150,371,112$205,343,774$373,585,825$200,081,192
Domestic % of Worldwide39.2%38.8%34.7%55.2%47.4%51.2%