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Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man


Movie Summary
Return of the King

Two Towers

Spider-Man
GenreFantasyFantasyAction / Adventure
StudioNew LineNew LineSony / Columbia
Release DateDecember 17, 2003December 18, 2002May 3, 2002
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Production Budget$94 million$94 million$139 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 59 min.2 hrs. 1 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesepic battle sequences and scary imagesstylized violence and action
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Total Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$62,007,528$114,844,116
Theaters3,7033,6223,615
Average$19,613$17,119$31,768
Opening % of Total19.3%18.2%28.4%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-21.2%-37.8%
Widest Release3,7033,6223,876
Close DateJune 3, 2004August 24, 2003August 18, 2002
In Release170 days / 24 weeks250 days / 36 weeks108 days / 15 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$923,285,627$821,708,551
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$583,495,746$418,002,176
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%63.2%50.9%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%36.8%49.1%
 
People SummaryReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Actor: Cate Blanchett#1n/a-
Actor: Elijah Wood#1#2-
Actor: Ian McKellen#1#2-
Actor: Karl Urban#1#2-
Actor: Liv Tyler#1#2-
Actor: Orlando Bloom#2#3-
Actor: Viggo Mortensen#1#2-
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie#1#2-
Composer: Howard Shore#1#2-
Director: Peter Jackson#1#2-
Producer: Fran Walsh#1#2-
Producer: Peter Jackson#1#2-
Writer: Philippa Boyens#1#2-
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
Franchise: The Lord of the Rings#1#2-
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action#2#3-
Genre: Sword and Sorcery#1#2-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings Showdown#1#2-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man#2#3#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars#3-#2
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2#3-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. The Matrix#1#2-
Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4-#2
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingTwo TowersSpider-Man
All Time Domestic#23#28#16
All Time Adjusted#52#62#36
All Time Worldwide#8#29#43
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#19#40#77
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#26#39-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#43#53#20
Opening Day Gross#46#74#29
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#90#201#36
Non-Opening Friday Gross#28#38#33
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#11#15-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#16#67#39
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#20#56
Single Day Friday Gross#110#157#23
Single Day Monday Gross#35#36#62
Single Day Saturday Gross#73#120#13
Single Day Sunday Gross#53#81#18
Single Day Thursday Gross#17#21-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#21#75#46
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8#12#101
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#13#41#24
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#81#125#14
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#77#117#14
New Years Days#5#9-
Christmas Days#10#15-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#160#146-
Opening Weekends#65#107#19
Opening Weekends - December#5#8-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#16#26-
Eleventh Weekends#69#111-
Ninth Weekends#52#93#89
Tenth Weekends#68#133#113
Top 10-Day Grosses#33#48#18
Top 3-Day Grosses#65#110#22
Top 4-Day Grosses#45#72#27
Top 6-Day Grosses#35#51#30
Top 7-Day Grosses#31#50#30
Top 8-Day Grosses#35#50#25
Top 9-Day Grosses#36#50#21
Twelfth Weekends#32#122-
Twelfth Weekends#48#114-
Top 5-Day Grosses#38#57#30
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34#78#158
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26#63#145
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#68#67-
Second Weekends#25#29#7
Third Weekends#28#43#3
Fourth Weekends#77#65#4
Fifth Weekends#62#61#13
Sixth Weekends#103#112#28
Seventh Weekends#95#109#31
Eighth Weekends#85#129#73
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#87#44#183
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#190#86#383
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#305#142#582
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1042#608#1613
Rated PG-13#15#18#10
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#49#74#17
Widest Releases#158#199#98
Widest Opening Releases#143#178#182
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#76#94#96
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#83#107#53
Fastest to $100 million#46#57#23
Fastest to $150 million#32#49#30
Fastest to $200 million#33#39#22
Fastest to $250 million#18#28#17
Fastest to $300 million#18#24#16
Fastest to $350 million#18-#13
Slowest to $100 million#524#513#547
Slowest to $200 million#116#110#127
Best Picture Nomination Effect#140#152-
BOM Users' Grades#6#14#120
BOM Users' Grades (2002 Releases)-#3#8
Yearly (Wide) 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2002-#5#1
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11#17-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#30#35#8
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#21#29#25
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#13#82
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#8#43#23
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#55#11#40
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#83#107#15
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#30#24#49
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#44#77#2
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#31#52#6
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#18#101
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#51#30
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#83
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#96#128#4
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#83#109#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#1#3-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#43#74#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#10#16-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#154-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#87#143#134
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#184#147
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53#158-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7#14-
Second Weekends Adjusted#19#17#2
Third Weekends Adjusted#24#35#2
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#99#77#4
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#102#96#30
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#155#153#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#166#173#60
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#132#191#106
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#11#14#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#32#58#8
 
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