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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#42
Yearly 2002-#2#1
Yearly Opening Weekends 2002-#5#1
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2002-#2#1
Worldwide Openings#18#39#75
Worldwide Yearly 2002-#1#3
Foreign Opening Weekends#25#38-
Non-Friday Opening Weekends#14#22-
Opening Weeks#41#51#19
Opening Day Gross#45#72#28
Opening Wednesdays#8#11-
Single Day Gross#87#196#35
Non-Opening Friday Gross#26#36#31
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#11#15-
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#16#63#37
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#19#55
Single Day Friday Gross#107#154#22
Single Day Monday Gross#34#35#61
Single Day Saturday Gross#70#116#13
Single Day Sunday Gross#51#79#18
Single Day Thursday Gross#17#21-
Single Day Tuesday Gross#21#71#44
Single Day Wednesday Gross#8#12#99
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#13#41#24
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#79#122#14
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#75#115#14
New Years Days#5#9-
Christmas Days#8#12-
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#160#146-
Opening Weekends#63#105#18
Opening Weekends - December#5#8-
Opening Weekends - Holiday#15#25-
Eleventh Weekends#69#110-
Ninth Weekends#51#92#88
Tenth Weekends#68#132#112
Top 10-Day Grosses#31#46#17
Top 3-Day Grosses#63#108#21
Top 4-Day Grosses#43#70#26
Top 6-Day Grosses#34#49#29
Top 7-Day Grosses#30#48#29
Top 8-Day Grosses#34#48#24
Top 9-Day Grosses#34#48#20
Twelfth Weekends#32#122-
Twelfth Weekends#48#114-
Top 5-Day Grosses#37#55#29
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday#10#13-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#34#78#156
Consecutive Weekends At #1#26#63#143
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#63#62-
Second Weekends#23#27#7
Third Weekends#28#43#3
Fourth Weekends#75#63#4
Fifth Weekends#62#61#13
Sixth Weekends#102#111#28
Seventh Weekends#94#108#30
Eighth Weekends#84#127#72
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#83#42#178
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#186#84#378
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#299#139#574
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1032#602#1601
Rated PG-13#15#18#10
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#48#73#16
Widest Releases#152#193#95
Widest Opening Releases#138#173#177
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#74#92#94
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#81#105#52
Fastest to $100 million#45#56#22
Fastest to $150 million#31#48#29
Fastest to $200 million#32#38#21
Fastest to $250 million#18#27#17
Fastest to $300 million#18#24#16
Fastest to $350 million#18-#13
Slowest to $100 million#515#504#538
Slowest to $200 million#113#107#124
Best Picture Nomination Effect#134#146-
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#29#34#8
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted#20#28#24
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#9#13#80
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#8#42#23
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#54#11#39
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#81#105#15
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#30#24#48
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#43#75#2
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#31#52#6
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#14#18#97
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#12#50#30
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#6#9#81
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#95#126#4
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#82#107#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#1#3-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#42#72#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#9#15-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#109#154-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#87#142#133
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#154#152#42
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#165#172#60
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#132#190#106
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#11#14#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#31#57#8
 
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