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Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man


Movie Summary
Return of the King

Two Towers

Spider-Man
GenreFantasyFantasyAction / Adventure
StudioNew LineNew LineSony / Columbia
Release DateDecember 17, 2003December 18, 2002May 3, 2002
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Production Budget$94 million$94 million$139 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 59 min.2 hrs. 1 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesepic battle sequences and scary imagesstylized violence and action
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Total Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$62,007,528$114,844,116
Theaters3,7033,6223,615
Average$19,613$17,119$31,769
Opening % of Total19.3%18.2%28.4%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-21.2%-37.8%
Widest Release3,7033,6223,876
Close DateJune 3, 2004August 24, 2003August 18, 2002
In Release170 days / 24 weeks250 days / 36 weeks108 days / 15 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$923,285,627$821,708,551
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$583,495,746$418,002,176
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%63.2%50.9%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%36.8%49.1%
 
People SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Actor: Andy Serkis#4#5-
Actor: Cate Blanchett#1n/a-
Actor: Elijah Wood#1#2-
Actor: Ian McKellen#2#3-
Actor: Karl Urban#1#2-
Actor: Liv Tyler#1#2-
Actor: Orlando Bloom#2#3-
Actor: Viggo Mortensen#1#2-
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie#1#2-
Composer: Howard Shore#1#2-
Director: Peter Jackson#1#2-
Producer: Fran Walsh#1#2-
Producer: Peter Jackson#1#2-
Writer: Philippa Boyens#1#2-
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Franchise: Middle Earth#1#2-
Franchise: The Lord of the Rings#1#2-
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#3#4-
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1#2-
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Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2#3-
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Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4-#2
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
All Time Domestic#38#49#30
All Time Adjusted#58#70#40
All Time Worldwide#21#49#71
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#40#70#126
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#53#79-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#72#85#43
Opening Day Gross#74#115#53
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#172#343#89
Non-Opening Friday Gross#38#52#46
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#17#25-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#44#119#82
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#34#90
Single Day Friday Gross#171#229#48
Single Day Monday Gross#60#62#97
Single Day Saturday Gross#119#187#33
Single Day Sunday Gross#89#128#40
Single Day Thursday Gross#23#31-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#49#127#89
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#14#143
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#26#68#47
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#122#176#30
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#112#159#29
New Years Days#10#15-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#198#182-
Opening Weekends#103#153#41
Opening Weekends - December#8#11-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#24#37-
Eleventh Weekends#75#120-
Ninth Weekends#58#107#103
Tenth Weekends#74#147#125
Top 10-Day Grosses#59#76#34
Top 3-Day Grosses#103#159#44
Top 4-Day Grosses#75#108#49
Top 6-Day Grosses#59#80#52
Top 7-Day Grosses#54#79#53
Top 8-Day Grosses#60#79#47
Top 9-Day Grosses#62#79#39
Twelfth Weekends#35#136-
Twelfth Weekends#50#125-
Top 5-Day Grosses#62#88#52
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#36#88#181
Consecutive Weekends At #1#28#71#167
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#86#85-
Second Weekends#49#55#17
Third Weekends#51#66#11
Fourth Weekends#103#90#8
Fifth Weekends#84#83#23
Sixth Weekends#127#137#37
Seventh Weekends#112#127#36
Eighth Weekends#98#147#83
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#102#54#218
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#221#105#443
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#341#164#654
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1114#655#1752
Rated PG-13#27#31#21
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#73#103#32
Widest Releases#277#334#180
Widest Opening Releases#253#305#310
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#137#162#164
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#147#179#99
Fastest to $100 million#76#88#45
Fastest to $150 million#55#78#53
Fastest to $200 million#57#66#40
Fastest to $250 million#34#52#33
Fastest to $300 million#35#48#31
Fastest to $350 million#35-#26
Slowest to $100 million#611#599#642
Slowest to $200 million#137#128#154
Best Picture Nomination Effect#158#171-
BOM Users' Grades#6#14#120
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)-#3#9
Yearly (Wide) 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002-#5#1
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11#17-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#48#53#15
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#33#28
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#14#95
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#18#70#40
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#74#15#54
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#121#148#28
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#40#33#64
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#68#110#5
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#49#76#13
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#19#115
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#22#78#47
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#100
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#117#153#9
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#103#131#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#4#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#66#102#16
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#14#21-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#111#159-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#89#149#139
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#112#190#150
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#167-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#26#24#4
Third Weekends Adjusted#35#48#3
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#115#91#5
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#112#106#32
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#166#164#43
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#172#179#61
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#137#197#109
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#16#20#11
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#76#15
 
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