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Uber-Blockbuster Showdown

Revenge of the Sith vs. Spider-Man 2 vs. Shrek 2 vs. The Passion vs. Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man


Movie Summary
Spider-Man 2

Shrek 2

Passion of the Christ

Return of the King

Spider-Man

Revenge of the Sith
GenreAction / AdventureAnimationHistorical DramaFantasyAction / AdventureSci-Fi Fantasy
StudioSony / ColumbiaDreamWorksNewmarketNew LineSony / ColumbiaFox
Release DateJune 30, 2004May 19, 2004February 25, 2004December 17, 2003May 3, 2002May 19, 2005
Domestic Gross$373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Production Budget$200 million$150 million$30 million$94 million$139 million$113 million
Running Time2 hrs. 7 min.1 hr. 33 min.2 hrs. 6 min.3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 26 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PGRPG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonstylized action violencefor some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content for sequences of graphic violencefor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesstylized violence and actionsci-fi violence and some intense images
 

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Domestic SummarySpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Total Gross$373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Opening Weekend*$88,156,227$108,037,878$83,848,082$72,629,713$114,844,116$108,435,841
Theaters4,1524,1633,0433,7033,6153,661
Average$21,232$25,951$27,554$19,613$31,768$29,619
Opening % of Total23.6%24.5%22.6%19.3%28.4%28.5%
Second Weekend Drop-48.7%-33.2%-36.5%-30.3%-37.8%-49.1%
Widest Release4,1664,2233,4083,7033,8763,663
Close DateDecember 19, 2004November 25, 2004July 29, 2004June 3, 2004August 18, 2002October 20, 2005
In Release159 days / 23 weeks149 days / 21 weeks156 days / 22 weeks170 days / 24 weeks108 days / 15 weeks155 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 SummarySpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Worldwide Gross$783,766,341$919,838,758$611,391,094$1,119,110,941$821,708,551$848,754,768
Foreign Gross$410,180,516$478,612,511$241,116,490$742,083,616$418,002,176$468,484,191
Foreign % of Worldwide52.3%52.0%39.4%66.3%50.9%55.2%
Domestic Gross$373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Domestic % of Worldwide47.7%48.0%60.6%33.7%49.1%44.8%
 
People SummarySpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Actor: Elizabeth Banksn/a---n/a-
Actor: James Franco#2---#1-
Actor: Kirsten Dunst#2---#1-
Actor: Tobey Maguire#2---#1-
Actor: Willem Dafoen/a---#1-
Composer: Danny Elfman#2---#1-
Director: Sam Raimi#2---#1-
Producer: Avi Arad#2---#1-
Producer: Laura Ziskin#2---#1-
Producer: Stan Lee#4---#3-
 
Genres & FranchisesSpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
Brand: Marvel Comics#4---#3-
Franchise: Spider-Man#2---#1-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#6---#5-
Genre: Superhero#6---#5-
Showdown: All Time Wednesday Opener Bout#4--#3--
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man---#2#1-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars---#3#2-
Showdown: Spider-Man Versus Himself#2---#1-
Showdown: Summer Spectacular#5#1--#3#4
Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#5#1#6#4#2#3
 
Chart RankingsSpider-Man 2Shrek 2Passion of the ChristReturn of the KingSpider-ManRevenge of the Sith
All Time Domestic#24#8#25#23#16#22
All Time Adjusted#55#32#59#52#36#60
All Time Worldwide#49#30#87#8#42#38
Yearly 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2004#3#1#4---
Worldwide Openings#41#73-#18#75#12
Worldwide Yearly 2004#3#1#5---
Foreign Opening Weekends---#25-#20
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#7#3#9#14-#2
Opening Weeks#23#27#42#41#19#20
Opening Day Gross#26-#69#45#28#18
Opening Wednesdays#5#31#10#8--
Single Day Gross#47#30#99#87#35#24
Non-Opening Friday Gross#4#11#21#26#31#2
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#4#65#17#11-#70
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#18#73#49#16#37#38
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#32#61#53-#55#50
Single Day Friday Gross#40#58#98#107#22#38
Single Day Monday Gross#1#5#80#34#61#26
Single Day Saturday Gross#33#10#36#70#13#18
Single Day Sunday Gross#61#10#24#51#18#13
Single Day Thursday Gross#9#81#23#17-#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross#23#81#57#21#44#45
Single Day Wednesday Gross#5#53#11#8#99#91
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#20#39#13#24#11
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#61#30#24#79#14#18
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#59#30#24#75#14#18
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends-#143#102#158-#180
Opening Weekends#42#23#49#63#18#22
Opening Weekends - May-#9--#6#8
Opening Weekends - Summer#30#16--#11#15
Eleventh Weekends-#144-#69--
Ninth Weekends-#83#162#51#87-
Tenth Weekends-#101#196#67#111-
Top 10-Day Grosses#15#34#42#31#17#11
Top 3-Day Grosses#31#158#93#63#21#16
Top 4-Day Grosses#21#52#47#43#26#10
Top 6-Day Grosses#11#32#37#34#29#9
Top 7-Day Grosses#9#33#36#30#29#10
Top 8-Day Grosses#11#35#37#34#24#13
Top 9-Day Grosses#15#38#41#34#20#13
Twelfth Weekends-#184-#48--
Twelfth Weekends-#166-#32--
Top 5-Day Grosses#18#33#34#37#29#9
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#5#8#9#10--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#157#154#35#34#155#158
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)-#140-#89--
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)--#110#109--
Consecutive Weekends At #1#144#141#61#26#142#145
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10-#118-#119--
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5--#96#95--
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#7--#40#14
Independence Day Weekends#2#161----
Second Weekends#34#6#17#23#7#15
Third Weekends#46#5#14#28#3#42
Fourth Weekends#60#11#23#74#4#61
Fifth Weekends#110#16#27#61#12#69
Sixth Weekends#168#28#22#101#27#133
Seventh Weekends-#73#3#93#29#172
Eighth Weekends-#78#91#83#71-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#371#113#162#82#175#385
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#790#257#343#184#374#816
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1153#400#528#297#570#1186
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2619#1241#1494#1028#1594#2671
Rated PG-13#16--#15#10#14
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#34--#48#16#19
Widest Releases#24#21#337#152#95#172
Widest Opening Releases#26#23#646#138#176#152
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#20--#74#94#79
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#18--#81#52#94
Fastest to $100 million#31#46#47#45#22#18
Fastest to $150 million#20#35#38#31#29#10
Fastest to $200 million#12#31#34#32#21#14
Fastest to $250 million#12#14#28#18#17#9
Fastest to $300 million#15#12#22#18#16#11
Fastest to $350 million#15#9#17#18#13#14
Fastest to $400 million-#6--#11-
Slowest to $100 million#527#512#511#513#536#540
Slowest to $200 million#133#114#111#113#124#131
BOM Users' Grades#71#171#240#6#120#97
BOM Users' Grades (2004 Releases)#4#17#30---
Yearly (Wide) 2004#2#1#3---
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2004#3#1#4---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#5#1#8#11-#2
Opening Weeks Adjusted#12#15#32#29#8#13
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#2#5#16#20#24#1
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#3#61#18#9#80#68
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#15#69#34#8#23#32
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#28#51#43#54#39#44
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#24#40#75#81#15#23
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#1#3#73#30#48#25
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#21#5#25#43#2#10
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#44#5#15#31#6#8
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#7#72#23#14#97#1
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#19#78#42#12#30#39
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#4#42#11#6#81#88
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#73#35#24#95#4#19
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#63#34#23#82#4#18
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#6--#4#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted#29#15#36#42#8#16
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#19#10--#8#11
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#185-#109--
Ninth Weekends Adjusted-#139-#87#133-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted-#153-#110#147-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#186-#53--
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#2#6#11#7--
Second Weekends Adjusted#33#3#14#19#2#13
Third Weekends Adjusted#43#8#14#24#2#52
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#79#16#31#99#4#95
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#170#41#60#101#30#116
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#53#48#153#42-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#123#7#164#60-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted-#127#152#132#106-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#12--#11#7#13
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#22--#31#8#14
 
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