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Lord of the Rings vs. Harry Potter


Movie Summary
Fellowship of the Ring

Two Towers

Harry Potter / Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter / Chamber of Secrets
GenreFantasyFantasyFantasyFantasy
StudioNew LineNew LineWarner Bros.Warner Bros.
Release DateDecember 19, 2001December 18, 2002November 16, 2001November 15, 2002
Domestic Gross$313,364,114$339,789,881$317,575,550$261,988,482
Production Budget$93 million$94 million$125 million$100 million
Running Time2 hrs. 58 min.2 hrs. 59 min.2 hrs. 33 min.2 hrs. 41 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PGPG
MPAA Reasonepic battle sequences and some scary imagesepic battle sequences and scary imagessome scary moments and mild languagescary moments, some creature violence and mild language
 

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Domestic SummaryFellowship of the RingTwo TowersHarry Potter / Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter / Chamber of Secrets
Total Gross$313,364,114$339,789,881$317,575,550$261,988,482
Opening Weekend*$47,211,490$62,007,528$90,294,621$88,357,488
Theaters3,3593,6223,6723,682
Average$14,055$17,119$24,590$23,997
Opening % of Total15.1%18.2%28.4%33.7%
Second Weekend Drop-18.0%-21.2%-36.3%-52.2%
Widest Release3,3813,6223,6723,682
Close Daten/aAugust 24, 2003n/aMay 4, 2003
In Release243 days / 35 weeks250 days / 36 weeksn/a171 days / 24 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryFellowship of the RingTwo TowersHarry Potter / Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter / Chamber of Secrets
Worldwide Gross$869,349,688$923,285,627$974,755,371$878,979,634
Foreign Gross$555,985,574$583,495,746$657,179,821$616,991,152
Foreign % of Worldwide64.0%63.2%67.4%70.2%
Domestic Gross$313,364,114$339,789,881$317,575,550$261,988,482
Domestic % of Worldwide36.0%36.8%32.6%29.8%
 
People SummaryFellowship of the RingTwo TowersHarry Potter / Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter / Chamber of Secrets
Actor: Alan Rickman--n/an/a
Actor: Cate Blanchett#3n/a--
Actor: Daniel Radcliffe--#2#7
Actor: Elijah Wood#3#2--
Actor: Emma Watson--#2#7
Actor: Ian McKellen#3#2--
Actor: Liv Tyler#3#2--
Actor: Orlando Bloom#4#3--
Actor: Rupert Grint--#2#7
Actor: Viggo Mortensen#3#2--
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie#3#2--
Composer: Howard Shore#3#2--
Composer: John Williams--#6#12
Director: Chris Columbus--#1#3
Director: Peter Jackson#3#2--
Producer: Chris Columbus--#1#2
Producer: David Heyman--#2#7
Producer: Fran Walsh#3#2--
Producer: Peter Jackson#3#2--
Writer: Fran Walsh#2#1--
Writer: Philippa Boyens#3#2--
Writer: Steve Kloves--#2#7
 
Genres & FranchisesFellowship of the RingTwo TowersHarry Potter / Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter / Chamber of Secrets
Franchise: Harry Potter--#2#7
Franchise: The Lord of the Rings#3#2--
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation--#3#10
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#6#3#5#13
Genre: School - Prep / Boarding / Catholic--#1#5
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#3#2--
Genre: Young-Adult Book Adaptations--#4#13
Showdown: Harry Potter Showdown--#1#5
Showdown: Holiday 'Potter' Showdown--#1#4
Showdown: Lord of the Rings Showdown#3#2--
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Harry Potter#3#1#2#4
 
Chart RankingsFellowship of the RingTwo TowersHarry Potter / Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter / Chamber of Secrets
All Time Domestic#37#28#35#70
All Time Adjusted#77#62#69#125
All Time Worldwide#36#29#21#34
Yearly 2001#2-#1-
Yearly 2002-#2-#4
Yearly Opening Weekends 2001#10-#1-
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5-#2
Worldwide Openings-#39-#61
Worldwide Yearly 2001#2-#1-
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1-#2
Foreign Opening Weekends-#38-#67
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#37#22--
Opening Weeks#97#51#33#58
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends--#3#19
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends--#3#19
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Biggest Drops--#78#11
Opening Day Gross#152#72#48#59
Opening Wednesdays#17#11--
Single Day Gross#531#196#97#91
Non-Opening Friday Gross-#36#20-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#46#15#32-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#23#63--
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#22#19#16-
Single Day Friday Gross-#154#41#55
Single Day Monday Gross#129#35--
Single Day Saturday Gross#254#116#34#31
Single Day Sunday Gross-#79#41#40
Single Day Thursday Gross#60#21#42-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#28#71--
Single Day Wednesday Gross#22#12#40-
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#122#36#40
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#194#115#36#40
New Years Days#10#9--
Christmas Days#15#12--
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#89#146--
Opening Weekends#179#105#38#41
Opening Weekends - December#11#8--
Opening Weekends - November--#7#9
Opening Weekends - Holiday#34#25#7#9
Eleventh Weekends#39#109#132-
Ninth Weekends#35#91#66#148
Tenth Weekends#43#131#81#195
Top 10-Day Grosses#85#46#32#55
Top 3-Day Grosses#208#108#41#46
Top 4-Day Grosses-#70#48#53
Top 6-Day Grosses#106#49#46#62
Top 7-Day Grosses#92#48#44#63
Top 8-Day Grosses#87#48#38#63
Top 9-Day Grosses#89#48#32#58
Twelfth Weekends#38#122#150-
Twelfth Weekends#40#114#190-
Top 5-Day Grosses#114#55#52#60
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#23#13--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#36#77#78#175
Consecutive Weekends At #1#66#63#64#164
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#43#62--
Second Weekends#59#27#14#47
Third Weekends#57#43#54#15
Fourth Weekends#46#63#65#191
Fifth Weekends#29#61#72-
Sixth Weekends#64#110#87-
Seventh Weekends#78#107#10#57
Eighth Weekends#114#126#35#64
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#38#42#155#455
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#64#84#334#944
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#109#139#517#1358
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#500#602#1478#2977
Rated G and PG--#12#23
Rated PG--#9#18
Rated PG-13#24#18--
Rated PG, Opening Weekends--#5#6
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends--#6#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#115#73--
Widest Releases#352#191#168#161
Widest Opening Releases#341#172#149#147
Widest PG Rated Openings--#62#60
Widest PG Rated Releases--#65#64
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#191#92--
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#198#104--
Fastest to $100 million#87#56#52#65
Fastest to $150 million#65#48#39#60
Fastest to $200 million#54#38#43#52
Fastest to $250 million#53#27#44#63
Fastest to $300 million#40#24#33-
Slowest to $100 million#471#502#506#493
Slowest to $200 million#91#107#102#93
Best Picture Nomination Effect#127#146--
BOM Users' Grades#12#14#189#238
BOM Users' Grades (2001 Releases)#1-#8-
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)-#3-#21
Yearly (Wide) 2001#2-#1-
Yearly (Wide) 2002-#2-#4
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2001#10-#1-
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002-#5-#2
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#30#17--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#62#34#17#40
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted--#2#19
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted--#2#19
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#54#28#10-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#34#13#24#87
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#10#41#57-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#10#11#6#80
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#205#105#20#29
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#96#24#147-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#171#75#12#13
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#94#52#19#22
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#41#18#30#104
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#14#49#66-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#17#9#30#129
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted-#126#26#38
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#197#107#25#37
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#8#3--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November--#6#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted#133#72#20#25
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#30#15#6#8
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#53#154#172-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#62#142#101#200
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#74#183#118-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#56#158#169-
Second Weekends Adjusted#38#17#5#34
Third Weekends Adjusted#47#35#34#11
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#45#77#63-
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#50#96#84-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#95#151#108-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#109#171#20#82
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#169#189#57#110
Rated G and PG Adjusted--#38#65
Rated PG Adjusted--#21#39
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#17#14--
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#3#4
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#3#4
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#94#57--
 
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