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Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers


Movie Summary
Superman Returns

King Kong

War of the Worlds

Batman Begins

Spider-Man 2

Terminator 3
GenreAction / AdventurePeriod AdventureSci-Fi HorrorAction / AdventureAction / AdventureSci-Fi Action
StudioWarner Bros.UniversalParamountWarner Bros.Sony / ColumbiaWarner Bros.
Release DateJune 28, 2006December 14, 2005June 29, 2005June 15, 2005June 30, 2004July 2, 2003
Domestic Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Production Budget$270 million$207 million$132 million$150 million$200 million$200 million
Running Time2 hrs. 34 min.3 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 57 min.2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 49 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13R
MPAA Reasonsome intense action violencefrightening adventure violence and some disturbing imagesfrightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing imagesintense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elementsstylized action violencestrong sci-fi violence and action, language and brief nudity
 

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Domestic SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Total Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Opening Weekend*$52,535,096$50,130,145$64,878,725$48,745,440$88,156,227$44,041,440
Theaters4,0653,5683,9083,8584,1523,504
Average$12,923$14,049$16,601$12,634$21,232$12,568
Opening % of Total26.3%23.0%27.7%23.7%23.6%29.3%
Second Weekend Drop-58.5%-57.6%-53.0%-43.4%-48.7%-55.8%
Widest Release4,0653,6273,9103,8584,1663,504
Close DateNovember 2, 2006April 6, 2006November 22, 2005October 30, 2005December 19, 2004October 30, 2003
In Release128 days / 18 weeks114 days / 16 weeks149 days / 21 weeks142 days / 20 weeks159 days / 23 weeks121 days / 17 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Worldwide Gross$391,081,192$550,517,357$591,745,540$372,710,015$783,766,341$433,371,112
Foreign Gross$191,000,000$332,437,332$357,465,186$167,366,241$410,180,516$283,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide48.8%60.4%60.4%44.9%52.3%65.3%
Domestic Gross$200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Domestic % of Worldwide51.2%39.6%39.6%55.1%47.7%34.7%
 
People SummarySuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Composer: James Newton Howard-#7-#8--
Composer: John Williamsn/a-#16---
Producer: Colin Wilson--#2--#4
 
Genres & FranchisesSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
Brand: DC Comics#6--#5--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#20--#17#6-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#47--#42--
Genre: Superhero#20--#17#6-
Showdown: Franchise Reboot Battle#4--#3--
Showdown: Independence Day Openings#5-#3-#1#6
Showdown: Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers#5#3#2#4#1#6
 
Chart RankingsSuperman ReturnsKing KongWar of the WorldsBatman BeginsSpider-Man 2Terminator 3
All Time Domestic#143#113#98#132#24#254
All Time Adjusted--#195-#55-
All Time Worldwide#189#102#88#204#48#159
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#85#54#30-#38-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#38#26---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#26#31#18#34#7#42
Opening Weeks#93#147#68#149#23#192
Opening Day Gross#144-#101-#25-
Opening Wednesdays#18#34#13#22#5#27
Single Day Gross#481#382#268#518#46#540
Non-Opening Friday Gross#56-#25-#4-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#45-#19#68#4#35
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#30-#59-#18-
Single Day Friday Gross#204-#96-#35-
Single Day Monday Gross#36#47#44-#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross#188#147#107#202#33#210
Single Day Sunday Gross#106-#76-#56-
Single Day Thursday Gross#59-#25#84#9#46
Single Day Tuesday Gross#36-#67-#23-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#23#66#15#28#5#44
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#129-#57-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#184#116-#55-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#81--#154--
Opening Weekends#136#151#87#158#37#191
Opening Weekends - July--#15-#6#35
Opening Weekends - June#24--#29--
Opening Weekends - Summer#90-#55#105#25#125
Top 10-Day Grosses#88-#55-#15-
Top 3-Day Grosses#171-#104-#30-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#67-#21-
Top 6-Day Grosses#70-#49-#11-
Top 7-Day Grosses#59#138#48#107#9#128
Top 8-Day Grosses#67-#50-#11-
Top 9-Day Grosses#84-#55-#15-
Top 5-Day Grosses#83-#52#113#18#128
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#17-#14#24#5#25
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#198-#202#157-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#192-#197#144-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#56#2#13
Second Weekends--#117#143#34-
Third Weekends-#46#178#171#45-
Fourth Weekends-#97-#194#59-
Fifth Weekends-#165--#110-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#569#555#457#257#364#516
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1155#1125#960#557#781#1062
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1667#1622#1387#832#1141#1532
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3463#3394#3030#2083#2600#3257
Rated PG-13#80#64#55#73#16-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#87#98#60#102#29-
Widest Releases#43#177#79#89#21#248
Widest Opening Releases#38#191#77#84#23#231
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#26#100#40#44#18-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#29#95#42#47#16-
Fastest to $100 million#61#155#53#131#30#144
Fastest to $150 million#93#104#52#116#20-
Fastest to $200 million-#86#67-#12-
Slowest to $100 million#482#388#490#412#513#399
Slowest to $200 million#9#52#71#21#126-
BOM Users' Grades#339#211#418#20#71#449
BOM Users' Grades (2005 Releases)-#24#82#1--
Yearly (Wide) 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2005-#8#4#9--
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#33#35#23#38#5#46
Opening Weeks Adjusted#92#153#64#156#12#185
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#26-#2-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#48#117#22#67#3#32
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#28#76#65-#15-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#77#76-#28-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#89-#24-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#42#49#46#181#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#193#150#99#194#21#171
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#98-#75-#44-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#58#136#28#80#7#39
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#35#85#74-#19-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#21#74#16#27#4#37
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#171-#63-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#16-#5#38
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#24--#29--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#141#154#85#165#29#184
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#95-#57#111#19#124
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#126#168#33-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#58--#43-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#166--#79-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#94#75#63#83#12-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#97#103#62#110#22-
 
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