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Movie Summary
Return of the King

Spider-Man

The Phantom Menace
GenreFantasyAction / AdventureSci-Fi Fantasy
StudioNew LineSony / ColumbiaFox
Release DateDecember 17, 2003May 3, 2002May 19, 1999
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Production Budget$94 million$139 million$115 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 13 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesstylized violence and actionsci-fi action/violence
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Total Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$114,844,116$64,820,970
Theaters3,7033,6152,970
Average$19,613$31,769$21,825
Opening % of Total19.3%28.4%15.0%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-37.8%-20.7%
Widest Release3,7033,8763,126
Close DateJune 3, 2004August 18, 2002February 3, 2000
In Release170 days / 24 weeks108 days / 15 weeks261 days / 37 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 KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$821,708,551$983,588,295
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$418,002,176$552,500,000
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%50.9%56.2%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%49.1%43.8%
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Showdown: All Time Wednesday Opener Bout#3-#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man#2#1-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars#3#2#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2-#1
Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4#2-
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
All Time Domestic#38#30#14
All Time Adjusted#58#40#18
All Time Worldwide#22#74#33
Worldwide Openings#40#128-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14-#20
Opening Weeks#73#43#115
Opening Day Gross#74#53#101
Opening Wednesdays#8-#9
Single Day Gross#172#89#283
Non-Opening Friday Gross#38#47#62
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#17-#46
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#46#85#132
Single Day Friday Gross#172#48#249
Single Day Monday Gross#60#97#42
Single Day Saturday Gross#119#33#161
Single Day Sunday Gross#89#40#104
Single Day Thursday Gross#23-#58
Single Day Tuesday Gross#51#92#140
Single Day Wednesday Gross#9#147#11
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#26#47#49
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#122#30#96
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#112#29#89
Opening Weekends#103#41#144
Opening Weekends - May-#10#42
Opening Weekends - Summer-#22#84
Eleventh Weekends#77-#37
Ninth Weekends#58#103#28
Tenth Weekends#75#128#33
Top 10-Day Grosses#59#34#85
Top 3-Day Grosses#103#44#159
Top 4-Day Grosses#75#49#103
Top 6-Day Grosses#59#52#79
Top 7-Day Grosses#54#53#79
Top 8-Day Grosses#60#47#82
Top 9-Day Grosses#62#39#87
Twelfth Weekends#36-#62
Twelfth Weekends#52-#77
Top 5-Day Grosses#62#52#82
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#36#184#79
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#92-#117
Consecutive Weekends At #1#28#170#60
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#127-#94
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#46#20
Second Weekends#50#17#45
Third Weekends#53#11#29
Fourth Weekends#105#8#13
Fifth Weekends#85#24#10
Sixth Weekends#130#38#12
Seventh Weekends#114#37#16
Eighth Weekends#99#83#18
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#107#224-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#227#451#104
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#348#663#163
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1126#1768#651
Rated PG-13#27#21-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#73#32-
Widest Releases#284#183#860
Widest Opening Releases#259#316-
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#140#167-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#151#100-
Fastest to $100 million#76#45#81
Fastest to $150 million#55#53#84
Fastest to $200 million#57#40#68
Fastest to $250 million#34#33#59
Fastest to $300 million#35#31#38
Fastest to $350 million#35#26#30
Fastest to $400 million-#23#24
Slowest to $100 million#620#651#615
Slowest to $200 million#141#158#130
BOM Users' Grades#6#120#473
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11-#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#48#15#50
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#23#28#22
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#10#96#18
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#19#42#49
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#75#55#50
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#120#28#119
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#40#64#13
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#68#5#58
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#49#13#33
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#15#116#23
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#23#49#56
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#102#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#117#9#40
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#103#9#39
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6#21
Opening Weekends Adjusted#66#16#60
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer-#11#37
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#113-#39
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#89#139#29
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#113#151#35
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53-#61
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7-#5
Second Weekends Adjusted#26#4#11
Third Weekends Adjusted#35#3#11
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#115#5#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#113#32#5
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#167#43#11
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#173#61#21
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#137#109#21
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#16#11-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#15-
 
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