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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#40--#36#12-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#90--#82--
Genre: Superhero#41--#37#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#196#160#137#182#39#341
All Time Adjusted-#256#224#279#63-
All Time Worldwide#279#162#144#300#81#242
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#144#98#60-#71-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#84#62---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#28#34#18#37#7#46
Opening Weeks#147#216#114#218#48#277
Opening Day Gross#217-#162-#51-
Opening Wednesdays#19#40#14#25#5#31
Single Day Gross#777#632#467#830#108#861
Non-Opening Friday Gross#88-#37-#6-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#61-#31#97#5#49
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#71-#118-#50-
Single Day Friday Gross#314-#166-#75-
Single Day Monday Gross#67#80#77-#5-
Single Day Saturday Gross#299#243#181#317#69#327
Single Day Sunday Gross#173-#129-#103-
Single Day Thursday Gross#78-#39#116#10#63
Single Day Tuesday Gross#77-#126-#55-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#30#99#19#42#5#63
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#192-#102-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#167-#94-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#103--#194--
Opening Weekends#205#226#138#235#74#279
Opening Weekends - July--#20-#9#49
Opening Weekends - June#34--#40--
Opening Weekends - Summer#128-#82#146#44#172
Top 10-Day Grosses#139-#96-#32-
Top 3-Day Grosses#255-#161-#59-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#111-#42-
Top 6-Day Grosses#115-#85-#25-
Top 7-Day Grosses#102#205#82#164#22#192
Top 8-Day Grosses#112-#85-#25-
Top 9-Day Grosses#134-#96-#32-
Top 5-Day Grosses#134-#90#170#35#194
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#27#5#28
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#233-#237#182-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#226-#231#168-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#10-#6-#2#14
Independence Day Weekends#10-#6#70#2#14
Second Weekends--#175-#62-
Third Weekends-#70--#69-
Fourth Weekends-#140--#88-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#802#777#627#334#487#714
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1469#1428#1195#672#958#1333
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2035#1977#1665#970#1351#1852
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3968#3881#3424#2308#2911#3701
Rated PG-13#113#93#78#104#28-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#132#146#94#150#54-
Widest Releases#95#316#161#177#50#408
Widest Opening Releases#85#331#154#166#54#382
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#59#178#87#94#39-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#64#172#92#100#35-
Fastest to $100 million#102#228#90#194#58#212
Fastest to $150 million#141#153#89#166#37-
Fastest to $200 million-#129#106-#26-
Slowest to $100 million#576#450#588#484#620#466
Slowest to $200 million#10#63#86#26#166-
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#200#95#205#24#239
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#30-#3-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#58#142#24#81#3#37
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#48#116#99-#30-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#104#103-#41-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#134-#48-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#58#66#63#231#2-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#260#205#142#261#33#233
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#138-#109-#66-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#70#164#30#96#7#44
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#55#125#108-#34-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#24#92#17#32#4#44
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#19-#5#43
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#32--#37--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#191#204#122#215#47#235
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-#190--#94-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#116#94#81#103#18-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#130#136#87#143#36-
 
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