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End-of-Year Musicals


Movie Summary
Chicago

The Phantom of the Opera

Dreamgirls

Sweeney Todd

Nine

Les Miserables
GenreMusicalMusicalMusicalMusicalDramaMusical
StudioMiramaxWarner Bros.Paramount (DreamWorks)Paramount (DreamWorks)Weinstein CompanyUniversal
Release DateDecember 27, 2002December 22, 2004December 15, 2006December 21, 2007December 18, 2009December 25, 2012
Domestic Gross$170,687,518$51,268,815$103,365,956$52,898,073$19,676,965$148,809,770
Production Budget$45 million$70 millionn/a$50 million$80 million$61 million
Running Time1 hr. 47 min.2 hrs. 23 min.2 hrs. 5 min.1 hr. 56 min.1 hr. 50 min.2 hrs. 37 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13RPG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonsexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elementsbrief violent imageslanguage, some sexuality and drug contentgraphic bloody violencesexual content and smokingsuggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements.
 

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Domestic SummaryChicagoThe Phantom of the OperaDreamgirlsSweeney ToddNineLes Miserables
Total Gross$170,687,518$51,268,815$103,365,956$52,898,073$19,676,965$148,809,770
Opening Weekend*$8,238,709$4,001,890$14,100,050$9,300,805$5,452,513$27,281,735
Theaters6166228521,2491,4122,814
Average$13,374$6,433$16,549$7,446$3,862$9,695
Opening % of Total4.8%7.8%13.6%17.6%27.7%18.3%
Second Weekend Drop-14.4%+19.0%-38.6%-11.9%-28.5%-41.3%
Widest Release2,7011,5152,7971,5071,4122,927
Close DateSeptember 4, 2003May 12, 2005April 19, 2007March 20, 2008March 18, 2010April 4, 2013
In Release252 days / 36 weeksn/a126 days / 18 weeks91 days / 13 weeks91 days / 13 weeks101 days / 14 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryChicagoThe Phantom of the OperaDreamgirlsSweeney ToddNineLes Miserables
Worldwide Gross$306,776,732$154,648,887$154,937,680$152,523,164$53,998,806$441,809,770
Foreign Gross$136,089,214$103,380,072$51,571,724$99,625,091$34,321,841$293,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide44.4%66.8%33.3%65.3%63.6%66.3%
Domestic Gross$170,687,518$51,268,815$103,365,956$52,898,073$19,676,965$148,809,770
Domestic % of Worldwide55.6%33.2%66.7%34.7%36.4%33.7%
 
People SummaryChicagoThe Phantom of the OperaDreamgirlsSweeney ToddNineLes Miserables
Actor: Helena Bonham Carter---#14-#7
Actor: Sacha Baron Cohen---#10-#4
Director: Rob Marshall#2---#4-
Writer: Bill Condon#1-#2---
 
Genres & FranchisesChicagoThe Phantom of the OperaDreamgirlsSweeney ToddNineLes Miserables
Genre: Musical#2#16#8#15#35#3
Genre: Travelogue - Paris-#15---#3
Showdown: End-of-Year Musicals#1#5#3#4#6#2
 
Chart RankingsChicagoThe Phantom of the OperaDreamgirlsSweeney ToddNineLes Miserables
Opening Weekends Under 1,000 Theaters#23#173#5---
Opening Weekends Under 1,000 Theaters Adjusted#67-#17---
Opening Weekends Under 1,500 Theaters#120-#16#81--
All Time Domestic#215#1383#542#1327#3021#270
All Time Worldwide#316----#166
Non-Friday Opening Weekends--#151--#74
Opening Weeks#1966#2310#977#1230#2252#324
Movies That Never Hit #1#12-#98--#25
Theater Averages - All Time Adjusted--#16-#64-
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends--#14-#57-
Christmas Day Openers--#11--#2
Opening Weekends#1968#3146#1162#1806#2631#478
Opening Weekends - December--#82#148-#33
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#100-#95--#116
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#414#82#1671#366#935#1910
Rated PG-13#117----#143
Slowest to $100 million#76-#64--#379
Best Picture Nomination Effect#34----#71
BOM Users' Grades#353#229#312#147--
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted--#164--#102
Opening Weeks Adjusted#2195#2655#1236#1549#2958#482
Movies That Never #1 Adjusted#15----#100
Theater Averages - All Time Adjusted--#19-#157-
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends Adjusted--#16-#121-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December--#113#193-#55
Opening Weekends Adjusted#2232#3516#1410#2249#3358#732
 
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