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Movie Summary
Return of the King

Spider-Man

The Phantom Menace
GenreFantasyAction / AdventureSci-Fi Fantasy
StudioNew LineSony / ColumbiaFox
Release DateDecember 17, 2003May 3, 2002May 19, 1999
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Production Budget$94 million$139 million$115 million
Running Time3 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 13 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG
MPAA Reasonfor intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesstylized violence and actionsci-fi action/violence
 

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Domestic SummaryReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Total Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Opening Weekend*$72,629,713$114,844,116$64,820,970
Theaters3,7033,6152,970
Average$19,613$31,768$21,825
Opening % of Total19.3%28.4%15.0%
Second Weekend Drop-30.3%-37.8%-20.7%
Widest Release3,7033,8763,126
Close DateJune 3, 2004August 18, 2002February 3, 2000
In Release170 days / 24 weeks108 days / 15 weeks261 days / 37 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 KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Worldwide Gross$1,119,110,941$821,708,551$983,588,295
Foreign Gross$742,083,616$418,002,176$552,500,000
Foreign % of Worldwide66.3%50.9%56.2%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$403,706,375$431,088,295
Domestic % of Worldwide33.7%49.1%43.8%
 
Genres & FranchisesReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
Showdown: All Time Wednesday Opener Bout#3-#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man#2#1-
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man vs. Star Wars#3#2#1
Showdown: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars#2-#1
Showdown: Uber-Blockbuster Showdown#4#2-
 
Chart RankingsReturn of the KingSpider-ManThe Phantom Menace
All Time Domestic#23#16#5
All Time Adjusted#52#36#17
All Time Worldwide#8#41#15
Worldwide Openings#16#69-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14-#20
Opening Weeks#38#19#67
Opening Day Gross#40#27#56
Opening Wednesdays#8-#9
Single Day Gross#82#35#146
Non-Opening Friday Gross#26#31#41
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#11-#31
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#16#35#65
Single Day Friday Gross#97#21#154
Single Day Monday Gross#33#59#23
Single Day Saturday Gross#65#13#93
Single Day Sunday Gross#48#18#57
Single Day Thursday Gross#17-#41
Single Day Tuesday Gross#21#42#73
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8#98#10
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#13#23#25
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#74#14#53
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#70#14#51
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#155-#83
Opening Weekends#58#18#89
Opening Weekends - May-#6#31
Opening Weekends - Summer-#11#57
Eleventh Weekends#69-#34
Ninth Weekends#51#87#25
Tenth Weekends#67#111#30
Top 10-Day Grosses#31#17#49
Top 3-Day Grosses#58#21#99
Top 4-Day Grosses#39#26#61
Top 6-Day Grosses#34#29#44
Top 7-Day Grosses#30#29#44
Top 8-Day Grosses#34#24#47
Top 9-Day Grosses#34#20#49
Twelfth Weekends#32-#54
Twelfth Weekends#48-#70
Top 5-Day Grosses#37#29#46
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34#155#72
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#89-#113
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26#142#56
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#119-#91
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#38#16
Second Weekends#23#7#21
Third Weekends#28#3#13
Fourth Weekends#73#4#7
Fifth Weekends#61#12#6
Sixth Weekends#101#27#9
Seventh Weekends#93#29#13
Eighth Weekends#83#71#16
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#82#173-
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#184#372#79
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#297#566#134
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1023#1584#586
Rated PG-13#15#10-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#43#16-
Widest Releases#142#86#564
Widest Opening Releases#128#166-
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#67#87-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#74#45-
Fastest to $100 million#41#22#46
Fastest to $150 million#31#29#49
Fastest to $200 million#32#21#39
Fastest to $250 million#18#17#32
Fastest to $300 million#18#16#20
Fastest to $350 million#18#13#16
Fastest to $400 million-#11#12
Slowest to $100 million#502#521#497
Slowest to $200 million#106#117#99
BOM Users' Grades#6#120#473
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted#11-#9
Opening Weeks Adjusted#29#8#31
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#20#24#19
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#80#16
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#8#23#27
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#54#39#34
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#76#15#75
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#29#47#8
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#43#2#36
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#31#6#20
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#97#21
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#30#34
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#81#7
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#95#4#29
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#82#4#28
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May-#4#17
Opening Weekends Adjusted#42#8#37
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer-#8#26
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109-#39
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#87#133#28
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#110#147#35
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#53-#61
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted#7-#5
Second Weekends Adjusted#19#2#6
Third Weekends Adjusted#24#2#7
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#99#4#3
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#101#30#5
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#153#42#11
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#163#60#21
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#132#106#20
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#11#7-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#31#8-
 
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