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The Dark Knight

Titanic

Shrek 2

The Phantom Menace

Avatar

The Avengers
GenreAction / AdventureRomanceAnimationSci-Fi FantasySci-Fi AdventureAction / Adventure
StudioWarner Bros.ParamountDreamWorksFoxFoxBuena Vista
Release DateJuly 18, 2008December 19, 1997May 19, 2004May 19, 1999December 18, 2009May 4, 2012
Domestic Gross$533,345,358$600,788,188$441,226,247$431,088,295$749,766,139$623,357,910
Production Budget$185 million$200 million$150 million$115 millionn/a$220 million
Running Time2 hrs. 30 min.3 hrs. 14 min.1 hr. 33 min.2 hrs. 13 min.2 hrs. 40 min.2 hrs. 22 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PGPGPG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonintense sequences of violence and some menacedisaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief languagefor some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content sci-fi action/violenceintense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smokingintense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.
 

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Domestic SummaryThe Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Total Gross$533,345,358$600,788,188$441,226,247$431,088,295$749,766,139$623,357,910
Opening Weekend*$158,411,483$28,638,131$108,037,878$64,820,970$77,025,481$207,438,708
Theaters4,3662,6744,1632,9703,4524,349
Average$36,283$10,710$25,951$21,825$22,313$47,698
Opening % of Total29.7%4.8%24.5%15.0%10.3%33.3%
Second Weekend Drop-52.5%+23.8%-33.2%-20.7%-1.8%-50.3%
Widest Release4,3663,2654,2233,1263,4614,349
Close DateMarch 5, 2009n/aNovember 25, 2004February 3, 2000August 12, 2010October 4, 2012
In Release231 days / 33 weeksn/a149 days / 21 weeks261 days / 37 weeks238 days / 34 weeks154 days / 22 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryThe Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Worldwide Gross$1,003,045,358$2,128,888,188$919,838,758$983,588,295$2,777,223,601$1,518,594,910
Foreign Gross$469,700,000$1,528,100,000$478,612,511$552,500,000$2,027,457,462$895,237,000
Foreign % of Worldwide46.8%71.8%52.0%56.2%73.0%59.0%
Domestic Gross$533,345,358$600,788,188$441,226,247$431,088,295$749,766,139$623,357,910
Domestic % of Worldwide53.2%28.2%48.0%43.8%27.0%41.0%
 
People SummaryThe Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson---n/a-#1
Composer: James Horner-#2--#1-
Director: James Cameron-#2--#1-
Producer: Jon Landau-#2--#1-
Writer: James Cameron-#2--#1-
 
Genres & FranchisesThe Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Genre: 3D----#1#2
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#2----#1
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#3---#1#2
Genre: Sci-Fi - Adventure---#2#1-
Genre: Superhero#2----#1
Showdown: All Time Grossers#4#3#5#6#1#2
Showdown: Blockbuster Superhero Showdown#2----#1
Showdown: Cameron Clash-#2--#1-
 
Chart RankingsThe Dark KnightTitanicShrek 2The Phantom MenaceAvatarThe Avengers
Opening Weekends Under 3,000 Theaters-#75-#1--
Opening Weekends Under 3,000 Theaters Adjusted-#43-#1--
All Time Domestic#4#2#8#5#1#3
All Time Adjusted#29#5#33#17#14#27
All Time Worldwide#19#2#30#16#1#3
Worldwide Openings#36-#73-#20#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#95---#15#12
Non-Friday Opening Weekends--#3#20--
Opening Weeks#2#267#27#73#30#1
Opening Day Gross#11--#61#68#2
Opening Wednesdays--#31#9--
Single Day Gross#12-#30#156#161#2
Non-Opening Friday Gross#18-#11#41#16#10
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#13#38#65#31#18#28
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#1#74#73#69#2#4
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#5#56#61-#4#13
Single Day Friday Gross#10-#58#165#67#2
Single Day Monday Gross#4-#5#24#9#11
Single Day Saturday Gross#6-#10#100#64#1
Single Day Sunday Gross#2-#10#62#39#1
Single Day Thursday Gross#19#51#81#41#24#38
Single Day Tuesday Gross#3#82#81#77#4#7
Single Day Wednesday Gross#21#100#53#10#20#36
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#1-#20#26#2#4
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#8-#30#57#54#1
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends#192----#102
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#8-#30#55#53#1
New Years Days-#6--#1-
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends#52----#173
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#140#145#86#161-
Opening Weekends#5#441#23#97#58#1
Opening Weekends - December-#30--#3-
Opening Weekends - May--#9#35-#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#88--#13-
Opening Weekends - Summer#5-#16#65-#1
Eleventh Weekends#106#1#144#34#2#133
Ninth Weekends#56#1#84#25#2#44
Tenth Weekends#61#1#101#30#2#116
Top 10-Day Grosses#2-#34#52#21#1
Top 3-Day Grosses#5-#158#107#57#1
Top 4-Day Grosses#4-#52#66#55#1
Top 6-Day Grosses#2-#32#47#43#1
Top 7-Day Grosses#2-#33#47#40#1
Top 8-Day Grosses#2-#35#50#32#1
Top 9-Day Grosses#2-#38#52#26#1
Twelfth Weekends#178#1#167#54#3-
Twelfth Weekends-#1#185#70#2-
Top 5-Day Grosses#2-#33#50#45#1
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday--#8#11--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#33#2#155#73#12#74
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#139#5#140#113#64-
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)#75#3--#23-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#25#1#142#56#10#58
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#117#4#118#91#50-
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5#66#4--#17-
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#7--#1-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#187#7#17-#29
Independence Day Weekends--#161#105--
President's Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#12--#14-
Second Weekends#3#75#6#21#2#1
Third Weekends#4#11#5#13#1#2
Fourth Weekends#5#3#11#7#1#2
Fifth Weekends#8#2#17#6#1#5
Sixth Weekends#23#2#29#9#1#15
Seventh Weekends#16#2#74#13#1#14
Eighth Weekends#42#1#79#16#2#21
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#464-#113-#15#410
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#965#10#258#79#29#860
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1383#16#401#134#45#1245
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3016#67#1245#590#225#2789
Rated G and PG--#3#1--
Rated PG--#3#1--
Rated PG-13#4#2--#1#3
Rated PG, Opening Weekends--#3#21--
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends--#4#25--
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#5---#43#1
Widest Releases#7#437#21#593#299#9
Widest Opening Releases#5-#23-#282#8
Widest PG Rated Releases--#5#170--
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#5---#153#7
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#5---#166#7
Fastest to $100 million#8#165#46#50#49#1
Fastest to $150 million#5#103#35#52#34#1
Fastest to $200 million#2#75#31#39#22#1
Fastest to $250 million#2#51#14#32#13#1
Fastest to $300 million#2#30#12#20#7#1
Fastest to $350 million#2#20#9#16#4#1
Fastest to $400 million#2#10#6#12#3#1
Fastest to $450 million#2#4--#3#1
Fastest to $500 million#3#4--#2#1
Slowest to $100 million#551#394#513#509#510#558
Slowest to $200 million#143#70#114#106#123#144
Best Picture Nomination Effect-#73--#106-
BOM Users' Grades#1#264#171#473#57-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted--#1#9--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#2#143#15#31#41#1
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#31#48#5#19#33#21
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#21#15#61#16#35#57
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#1#22#69#27#2#5
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#3#20#51#34#5#26
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#5#183#40#80#90#2
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#6#63#3#8#15#23
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#8#207#5#36#93#1
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#2-#5#20#62#1
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#26#20#72#21#42#68
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#3#29#78#34#5#9
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#22#55#42#7#25#63
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#8#144#35#29#130#3
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#7-#34#28#110#3
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#18--#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May--#6#17-#1
Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#255#15#37#89#1
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#57--#20-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#2-#10#26-#1
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#180#1#185#39#5-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#120#1#139#29#3#124
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#133#1#153#35#3-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#1#186#61#14-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#6#5--
Second Weekends Adjusted#4#27#3#6#7#1
Third Weekends Adjusted#9#3#8#7#1#4
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#17#2#16#3#1#6
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#38#1#41#5#2#26
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#73#1#53#11#3#86
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#70#1#124#21#2#85
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#113#1#127#21#4#84
Rated G and PG Adjusted--#23#11--
Rated PG Adjusted--#13#6--
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#6#1--#2#5
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#2#8--
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#2#9--
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#152--#66#1
 
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