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Release Summary

Genre Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Crime Drama Thriller Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Adventure Action Adventure Sci-Fi
DistributorWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Warner Bros. Sony Pictures Releasing Warner Bros. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release DateMay 4, 2012Jul 18, 2008May 3, 2002Jul 20, 2012May 1, 2015
Domestic Gross $623,357,910$533,345,358$403,706,375$448,139,099$459,005,868
Production Budget$220,000,000$185,000,000$139,000,000$250,000,000$250,000,000
Running Time2 hr 23 min2 hr 32 min2 hr 1 min2 hr 44 min2 hr 21 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug referenceRated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menaceRated PG-13 for stylized violence and actionRated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and languageRated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $623,357,910$533,345,358$403,706,375$448,139,099$459,005,868
Opening Weekend $207,438,708$158,411,483$114,844,116$160,887,295$191,271,109
Opening % of Total33.3%29.7%28.4%35.9%41.7%
Widest Release4,3494,3663,8764,4044,276
Close DateOct 4, 2012Mar 5, 2009Aug 18, 2002Dec 13, 2012Oct 8, 2015
In Release242 days / 34 weeks532 days / 76 weeks243 days / 34 weeks168 days / 24 weeks245 days / 35 weeks
Weekends at #134232
Weekends in Top 10910889

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$1,518,812,988$1,003,045,358$821,708,551$1,081,041,287$1,402,805,868
Foreign Gross$895,455,078$469,700,000$418,002,176$632,902,188$943,800,000
Foreign % of Worldwide59%46.8%50.9%58.5%67.3%
Domestic Gross$623,357,910$533,345,358$403,706,375$448,139,099$459,005,868
Domestic % of Worldwide41%53.2%49.1%41.5%32.7%