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Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers


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-#7-#8--
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#9--#8--
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#22--#19#6-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#50--#45--
Genre: Superhero#22--#19#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#147#116#99#136#24#262
All Time Adjusted--#195-#55-
All Time Worldwide#196#106#93#210#48#166
Yearly 2005-#5#4#8--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2005-#8#4#9--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2005-#4#3#5--
Worldwide Openings#90#58#32-#41-
Worldwide Yearly 2005-#5#4#9--
Foreign Opening Weekends-#42#29---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#26#31#18#34#7#42
Opening Weeks#98#153#72#155#23#201
Opening Day Gross#154-#109-#26-
Opening Wednesdays#18#34#13#22#5#27
Single Day Gross#505#400#285#542#47#565
Non-Opening Friday Gross#56-#25-#4-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#45-#19#69#4#35
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#30-#60-#18-
Single Day Friday Gross#214-#104-#39-
Single Day Monday Gross#37#48#45-#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross#195#153#113#209#33#218
Single Day Sunday Gross#112-#80-#60-
Single Day Thursday Gross#59-#25#85#9#46
Single Day Tuesday Gross#36-#68-#23-
Single Day Wednesday Gross#23#66#15#28#5#44
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time--#136-#60-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#193#123-#58-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#82--#157--
Opening Weekends#143#158#93#167#41#201
Opening Weekends - July--#16-#6#36
Opening Weekends - June#26--#32--
Opening Weekends - Summer#97-#61#114#29#135
Top 10-Day Grosses#93-#59-#15-
Top 3-Day Grosses#181-#110-#31-
Top 4-Day Grosses--#71-#21-
Top 6-Day Grosses#74-#52-#11-
Top 7-Day Grosses#63#144#50#112#9#134
Top 8-Day Grosses#71-#52-#11-
Top 9-Day Grosses#89-#59-#15-
Top 5-Day Grosses#88-#56#118#18#134
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#17-#14#24#5#25
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#198-#202#157-
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#192-#197#144-
Independence Day Opening Weekends#9-#5-#2#13
Independence Day Weekends#9-#5#58#2#13
Second Weekends--#122#148#34-
Third Weekends-#46#182#175#45-
Fourth Weekends-#99-#196#60-
Fifth Weekends-#167--#110-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#581#567#468#262#370#527
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1169#1139#973#563#789#1075
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1683#1638#1402#839#1151#1547
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3481#3412#3048#2093#2613#3275
Rated PG-13#83#66#56#76#16-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#92#103#65#107#33-
Widest Releases#46#184#86#96#24#257
Widest Opening Releases#41#198#84#91#26#239
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#28#105#45#49#20-
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#31#100#47#52#18-
Fastest to $100 million#65#161#57#137#31#150
Fastest to $150 million#98#109#54#121#20-
Fastest to $200 million-#89#69-#12-
Slowest to $100 million#489#393#497#417#523#404
Slowest to $200 million#9#53#73#22#130-
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#96#158#66#161#12#190
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted--#26-#2-
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#48#118#22#67#3#32
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#28#77#65-#15-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#77#76-#28-
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#94-#25-
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#43#50#47#183#1-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#199#156#103#200#21#177
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#102-#77-#44-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#58#137#28#80#7#39
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#35#86#74-#19-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#21#74#16#27#4#37
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted--#175-#63-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July--#16-#5#39
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#25--#30--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#147#160#89#171#29#190
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#101-#61#117#19#130
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted--#15-#2-
Second Weekends Adjusted--#126#171#33-
Third Weekends Adjusted-#59--#43-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#168--#79-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#95#75#63#84#12-
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#102#108#66#115#22-
 
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