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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-#9-#10--
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--
Brand: Legendary Pictures#10--#8--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#24--#21#6-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#54--#48--
Genre: Superhero#24--#21#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#154#122#105#142#24#271
All Time Adjusted--#198-#55-
All Time Worldwide#207#113#99#221#50#177
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#93#60#33-#42-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#43#30---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#27#32#18#35#7#43
Opening Weeks#105#161#77#163#24#211
Opening Day Gross#160-#115-#27-
Opening Wednesdays#19#35#14#23#5#28
Single Day Gross#525#420#302#565#49#591
Non-Opening Friday Gross#61-#27-#4-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#47-#19#73#4#36
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#32-#66-#19-
Single Day Friday Gross#224-#110-#41-
Single Day Monday Gross#38#49#46-#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross#205#163#120#220#36#229
Single Day Sunday Gross#117-#83-#63-
Single Day Thursday Gross#63-#27#91#9#49
Single Day Tuesday Gross#38-#74-#24-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#24#68#16#29#5#46
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#142-#64-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends--#128-#62-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#84--#159--
Opening Weekends#151#166#98#175#44#210
Opening Weekends - July--#16-#6#36
Opening Weekends - June#26--#32--
Opening Weekends - Summer#99-#63#116#30#137
Top 10-Day Grosses#99-#62-#16-
Top 3-Day Grosses#190-#115-#32-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#76-#22-
Top 6-Day Grosses#80-#55-#11-
Top 7-Day Grosses#68#151#53#119#9#141
Top 8-Day Grosses#77-#55-#11-
Top 9-Day Grosses#95-#62-#16-
Top 5-Day Grosses#94-#59#125#18#142
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#18-#14#25#5#26
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#202-#206#161-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#196-#201#148-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#58#2#13
Second Weekends--#129#157#36-
Third Weekends-#48#192#184#47-
Fourth Weekends-#104--#64-
Fifth Weekends-#173--#112-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#615#600#495#278#394#557
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1218#1187#1011#586#824#1118
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1737#1691#1445#867#1191#1595
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3557#3487#3110#2135#2671#3344
Rated PG-13#88#70#60#80#16-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#96#107#68#111#35-
Widest Releases#48#197#90#102#24#273
Widest Opening Releases#43#212#86#94#26#255
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#30#112#47#52#20-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#33#105#50#56#18-
Fastest to $100 million#68#169#59#144#32#157
Fastest to $150 million#102#113#57#125#20-
Fastest to $200 million-#92#72-#12-
Slowest to $100 million#504#403#513#428#540#415
Slowest to $200 million#9#57#77#23#137-
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#98#164#69#168#12#197
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#27-#2-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#48#122#22#68#3#32
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#28#80#67-#15-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#78#77-#29-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#98-#25-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#44#51#48#187#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#206#160#106#207#21#182
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#104-#79-#44-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#60#143#28#83#7#39
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#35#89#76-#19-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#22#76#16#28#4#38
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#178-#64-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#16-#5#39
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#25--#30--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#152#165#93#176#30#195
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#103-#62#119#19#132
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#130#174#34-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#59--#43-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#171--#80-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#98#77#65#85#12-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#105#111#68#118#23-
 
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