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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#37-#75-#21#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#97---#15#12
Non-Friday Opening Weekends--#3#20--
Opening Weeks#2#270#28#74#31#1
Opening Day Gross#11--#62#69#2
Opening Wednesdays--#32#9--
Single Day Gross#12-#31#158#163#2
Non-Opening Friday Gross#19-#11#42#16#10
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#13#38#67#31#18#28
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#1#76#75#71#2#4
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#5#57#62-#4#14
Single Day Friday Gross#10-#59#167#68#2
Single Day Monday Gross#4-#5#24#9#11
Single Day Saturday Gross#6-#10#101#65#1
Single Day Sunday Gross#2-#10#63#40#1
Single Day Thursday Gross#19#51#83#41#24#38
Single Day Tuesday Gross#3#84#83#79#4#7
Single Day Wednesday Gross#22#102#55#10#21#38
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#1-#20#26#2#4
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#8-#31#58#55#1
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends#197----#105
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#8-#31#56#54#1
New Years Days-#6--#1-
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends#54----#176
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#140#145#86#160-
Opening Weekends#5#447#24#98#59#1
Opening Weekends - December-#30--#3-
Opening Weekends - May--#9#35-#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#92--#14-
Opening Weekends - Summer#5-#16#65-#1
Eleventh Weekends#107#1#145#34#2#134
Ninth Weekends#56#1#84#25#2#44
Tenth Weekends#62#1#102#30#2#117
Top 10-Day Grosses#2-#35#53#22#1
Top 3-Day Grosses#5-#160#108#58#1
Top 4-Day Grosses#4-#53#67#56#1
Top 6-Day Grosses#2-#33#48#44#1
Top 7-Day Grosses#2-#34#48#41#1
Top 8-Day Grosses#2-#36#51#33#1
Top 9-Day Grosses#2-#39#53#27#1
Twelfth Weekends#179#1#168#54#3-
Twelfth Weekends-#1#185#70#2-
Top 5-Day Grosses#2-#34#51#46#1
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday--#8#11--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#33#2#156#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#143#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#76#6#22#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)#474-#115-#15#420
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#978#10#260#79#29#873
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1397#16#404#135#45#1259
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3032#67#1249#591#225#2805
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---#44#1
Widest Releases#7#447#21#605#306#9
Widest Opening Releases#5-#23-#289#8
Widest PG Rated Releases--#5#173--
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#5---#157#7
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#5---#170#7
Fastest to $100 million#8#167#47#51#50#1
Fastest to $150 million#5#104#36#53#35#1
Fastest to $200 million#2#76#32#40#23#1
Fastest to $250 million#2#52#14#33#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#557#398#518#514#515#564
Slowest to $200 million#144#70#114#106#123#145
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#144#15#32#42#1
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#31#49#5#19#33#21
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#21#15#61#16#35#57
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#1#22#71#27#2#5
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#3#21#52#35#5#27
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#5#185#42#81#91#2
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#6#63#3#8#15#23
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#8#209#5#37#94#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#80#34#5#9
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#23#57#43#7#26#65
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#8#146#35#29#131#3
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#7-#34#28#111#3
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#18--#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May--#6#17-#1
Opening Weekends Adjusted#2#257#15#38#90#1
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#59--#21-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#2-#10#26-#1
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#180#1#186#39#5-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#120#1#139#29#3#124
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#133#1#153#35#3-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#1#187#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#153--#67#1
 
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