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Alien Invasion

War of the Worlds' vs. 'Independence Day' vs. 'Men in Black' vs. 'Signs'


Movie Summary
War of the Worlds

Independence Day

Men in Black

Men in Black II

Signs

MIB 3
GenreSci-Fi HorrorSci-Fi ActionSci-Fi ComedySci-Fi ComedySci-Fi HorrorSci-Fi Comedy
StudioParamountFoxSony / ColumbiaSony / ColumbiaBuena VistaSony / Columbia
Release DateJune 29, 2005July 3, 1996July 2, 1997July 3, 2002August 2, 2002May 25, 2012
Domestic Gross$234,280,354$306,169,268$250,690,539$190,418,803$227,966,634$179,020,854
Production Budget$132 million$75 million$90 million$140 million$72 million$225 million
Running Time1 hr. 57 min.2 hrs. 33 min.1 hr. 37 min.1 hr. 28 min.1 hr. 47 min.1 hr. 46 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonfrightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing imagessci-fi destruction and violencelanguage and sci-fi violencesci-fi action violence and some provocative humorsome frightening momentssci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content.
 

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Domestic SummaryWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
Total Gross$234,280,354$306,169,268$250,690,539$190,418,803$227,966,634$179,020,854
Opening Weekend*$64,878,725$50,228,264$51,068,455$52,148,751$60,117,080$54,592,779
Theaters3,9082,8823,0203,5573,2644,248
Average$16,601$17,428$16,910$14,660$18,418$12,851
Opening % of Total27.7%16.4%20.4%27.4%26.4%30.5%
Second Weekend Drop-53.0%-29.8%-41.1%-53.2%-51.0%-48.6%
Widest Release3,9102,9773,1803,6413,4534,248
Close DateNovember 22, 2005January 12, 1997n/aSeptember 2, 2002February 6, 2003September 9, 2012
In Release149 days / 21 weeksn/an/a62 days / 9 weeks189 days / 27 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 SummaryWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
Worldwide Gross$591,745,540$817,400,891$589,390,539$441,818,803$408,247,917$624,026,776
Foreign Gross$357,465,186$511,231,623$338,700,000$251,400,000$180,281,283$445,005,922
Foreign % of Worldwide60.4%62.5%57.5%56.9%44.2%71.3%
Domestic Gross$234,280,354$306,169,268$250,690,539$190,418,803$227,966,634$179,020,854
Domestic % of Worldwide39.6%37.5%42.5%43.1%55.8%28.7%
 
People SummaryWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
Actor: Tommy Lee Jones--#1#2-#6
Actor: Will Smith-#1#3#5-#7
Composer: Danny Elfman--#5#8-#11
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld--#1#2-#3
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy#5---#7-
Producer: Steven Spielberg--#5#10-#13
 
Genres & FranchisesWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
Franchise: Men in Black--#1#2-#3
Genre: Action - Buddy Comedy--#1#4-#5
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation--#15#25-#29
Genre: Disaster#5#2----
Genre: Sci-Fi - Alien Invasion#9#5#7#12#10#13
Genre: Sci-Fi Comedy--#1#2-#3
Genre: Sci-Fi Horror#2---#3-
Showdown: Alien Invasion#3#1#2#5#4#6
Showdown: Will Smith Vs. Himself (July Edition)-#1#2#4--
 
Chart RankingsWar of the WorldsIndependence DayMen in BlackMen in Black IISignsMIB 3
All Time Domestic#102#43#84#164#108#192
All Time Adjusted#196#37#79-#173-
All Time Worldwide#96#43#97#168#191#85
Yearly 2002---#8#6-
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002---#8#6-
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002---#5#3-
Worldwide Openings#33----#41
Worldwide Yearly 2002---#5#7-
Foreign Opening Weekends#30----#24
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#18#30#28#27--
Opening Weeks#74#126#137#151#100#111
Opening Day Gross#112#170-#148#113#161
Opening Wednesdays#13#19#23#16--
Single Day Gross#293#559#401#421#340#471
Non-Opening Friday Gross#25#44-#32--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#19#9#20#12--
Single Day Friday Gross#107#178-#140#120#181
Single Day Monday Gross#45#122--#107#27
Single Day Saturday Gross#116#216#154#196#133#180
Single Day Sunday Gross#82---#118#116
Single Day Thursday Gross#25#15#28#18--
Single Day Tuesday Gross#72#35----
Single Day Wednesday Gross#15#24#33#19--
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#67--#60-
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#139#114#132#200#94-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#126#109#122#178#90-
Opening Weekends#96#161#153#150#112#138
Opening Weekends - July#16#32#29#28--
Opening Weekends - Summer#63#111#104#102#74#91
Eleventh Weekends-#79#117---
Ninth Weekends-#47#131-#152-
Tenth Weekends-#70#144-#162-
Top 10-Day Grosses#60#93----
Top 3-Day Grosses#113#146#196#130#105#134
Top 4-Day Grosses#74#106-#94--
Top 6-Day Grosses#53#78#96#79#107-
Top 7-Day Grosses#51#74#95#81#108#121
Top 8-Day Grosses#53#83-#94--
Top 9-Day Grosses#60#96----
Twelfth Weekends-#30#127---
Twelfth Weekends-#82#124---
Top 5-Day Grosses#58#82#103#77#110#117
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#14#15#18#16--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#75#80#201#91-
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#51#142---
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#59#65#196#176-
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#40#121---
Labor Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#180--#11-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#5#12#11#10--
Independence Day Weekends#5#12#11#10--
Second Weekends#125#76#127-#134#147
Third Weekends#188#73#106-#102-
Fourth Weekends-#80#111-#72#198
Fifth Weekends-#49#145-#20-
Sixth Weekends-#45#160-#62-
Seventh Weekends-#76#162-#91-
Eighth Weekends-#62#180-#129-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#483-#236#496#431#383
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#995#181#485#1012#904#808
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1426#292#728#1445#1304#1171
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3081#1005#1894#3107#2876#2636
Rated PG-13#58#28#51#91#63#110
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#68#105#100#98#77#90
Widest Releases#89-#542#189#308#19
Widest Opening Releases#86-#691#214#411#18
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#47--#116-#14
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#50--#102#171#15
Fastest to $100 million#59#61#93#96#109#126
Fastest to $150 million#55#62#91#115#114#143
Fastest to $200 million#70#59#86-#100-
Slowest to $100 million#505#503#471#468#455#438
Slowest to $200 million#75#86#59-#45-
BOM Users' Grades#418#286#254#592#326-
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)---#102#32-
Yearly (Wide) 2002---#8#6-
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002---#8#6-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#23#12#15#25--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#67#42#51#120#71#198
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#26#11#25#27--
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#22#1#6#8--
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#67#21#37#125#78-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#76#33#48-#88-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#96#63#94#97#86-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#47#51#76#197#84#57
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#104#66#46#146#92-
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#79#56#58-#80-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#28#4#11#13--
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#76#4#45#135#87-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#16#14#19#18#139-
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted-#40#56-#105-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#176#39#51#193#92-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July#16#9#11#19--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#91#53#62#109#80#229
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#62#39#45#76#57#155
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#76#113---
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#39#127-#195-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#70#141---
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#87#117---
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#15#3#12#16--
Second Weekends Adjusted#127#24#42#182#98-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#19#36-#89-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#33#53-#75-
Fifth Weekends Adjusted-#28#89-#36-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#31#118-#92-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#57#134-#126-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#51#167-#178-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#64#8#19#83#55#169
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#68#41#48#79#61#141
 
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