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Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers


Movie Summary
Superman Returns

King Kong

War of the Worlds

Batman Begins

Spider-Man 2

Terminator 3
GenreAction / AdventurePeriod AdventureSci-Fi HorrorAction / AdventureAction / AdventureSci-Fi Action
StudioWarner Bros.UniversalParamountWarner Bros.Sony / ColumbiaWarner Bros.
Release DateJune 28, 2006December 14, 2005June 29, 2005June 15, 2005June 30, 2004July 2, 2003
Domestic Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Production Budget$270 million$207 million$132 million$150 million$200 million$200 million
Running Time2 hrs. 34 min.3 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 57 min.2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 49 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13R
MPAA Reasonsome intense action violencefrightening adventure violence and some disturbing imagesfrightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing imagesintense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elementsstylized action violencestrong sci-fi violence and action, language and brief nudity
 

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Domestic SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Total Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Opening Weekend*$52,535,096$50,130,145$64,878,725$48,745,440$88,156,227$44,041,440
Theaters4,0653,5683,9083,8584,1523,504
Average$12,923$14,049$16,601$12,634$21,232$12,568
Opening % of Total26.3%23.0%27.7%23.7%23.6%29.3%
Second Weekend Drop-58.5%-57.6%-53.0%-43.4%-48.7%-55.8%
Widest Release4,0653,6273,9103,8584,1663,504
Close DateNovember 2, 2006April 6, 2006November 22, 2005October 30, 2005December 19, 2004October 30, 2003
In Release128 days / 18 weeks114 days / 16 weeks149 days / 21 weeks142 days / 20 weeks159 days / 23 weeks121 days / 17 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Worldwide Gross$391,081,192$550,517,357$591,745,540$372,710,015$783,766,341$433,371,112
Foreign Gross$191,000,000$332,437,332$357,465,186$167,366,241$410,180,516$283,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide48.8%60.4%60.4%44.9%52.3%65.3%
Domestic Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Domestic % of Worldwide51.2%39.6%39.6%55.1%47.7%34.7%
 
People SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Composer: James Newton Howard-#11-#12--
Composer: John Williamsn/a-#18---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#3--#5
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#10--#9--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#12--#10--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#42--#39#12-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#93--#86--
Genre: Superhero#43--#40#13-
Showdown: Franchise Reboot Battle#4--#3--
Showdown: Independence Day Openings#5-#3-#1#6
Showdown: Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers#5#3#2#4#1#6
 
Chart RankingsSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
All Time Domestic#199#162#138#186#39#350
All Time Adjusted-#256#224#279#63-
All Time Worldwide#285#167#149#306#83#247
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#148#100#62-#73-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#87#64---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#29#35#18#38#7#47
Opening Weeks#150#220#115#222#48#286
Opening Day Gross#224-#166-#51-
Opening Wednesdays#20#42#14#26#5#32
Single Day Gross#793#644#473#847#108#878
Non-Opening Friday Gross#89-#37-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#61-#31#98#5#49
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#71-#118-#50-
Single Day Friday Gross#321-#170-#77-
Single Day Monday Gross#67#80#77-#5-
Single Day Saturday Gross#306#248#184#324#69#334
Single Day Sunday Gross#175-#131-#103-
Single Day Thursday Gross#78-#39#117#10#63
Single Day Tuesday Gross#77-#126-#55-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#31#101#19#43#5#64
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#194-#102-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#169-#94-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#106--#199--
Opening Weekends#211#233#141#242#74#286
Opening Weekends - July--#20-#9#49
Opening Weekends - June#34--#40--
Opening Weekends - Summer#128-#82#146#44#172
Top 10-Day Grosses#142-#96-#32-
Top 3-Day Grosses#262-#165-#59-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#113-#42-
Top 6-Day Grosses#116-#85-#25-
Top 7-Day Grosses#103#210#82#169#22#197
Top 8-Day Grosses#113-#85-#25-
Top 9-Day Grosses#136-#96-#32-
Top 5-Day Grosses#138-#90#175#35#199
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#19-#14#28#5#29
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#235-#239#184-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#228-#233#170-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#10-#6-#2#14
Independence Day Weekends#10-#6#70#2#14
Second Weekends--#179-#62-
Third Weekends-#71--#70-
Fourth Weekends-#144--#89-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#821#796#639#342#496#732
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1495#1454#1213#682#972#1358
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2065#2006#1686#981#1366#1880
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4011#3923#3456#2325#2934#3741
Rated PG-13#115#94#78#107#28-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#134#149#95#153#54-
Widest Releases#100#332#169#188#51#426
Widest Opening Releases#89#345#162#175#56#398
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#61#182#90#97#41-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#66#178#95#104#36-
Fastest to $100 million#103#234#90#198#58#218
Fastest to $150 million#143#155#89#169#37-
Fastest to $200 million-#130#107-#26-
Slowest to $100 million#587#456#600#492#632#472
Slowest to $200 million#10#65#88#26#169-
BOM Users' Grades#339#211#418#20#71#449
BOM Users' Grades (2005 Releases)-#24#82#1--
Yearly (Wide) 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2005-#8#4#9--
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#33#35#23#38#5#46
Opening Weeks Adjusted#127#202#95#206#24#241
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#58#143#24#81#3#37
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#48#116#100-#30-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#104#103-#41-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#136-#48-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#58#66#63#233#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#263#205#142#264#33#236
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#138-#109-#66-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#70#165#30#96#7#44
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#55#125#109-#34-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#93#17#32#4#45
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#19-#5#43
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#32--#37--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#193#206#122#218#47#238
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#121-#76#137#27#151
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#161-#46-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#74--#57-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#191--#94-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#116#94#81#103#18-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#131#137#87#144#36-
 
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