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Release Summary

Genre Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Adventure Comedy Sci-Fi
DistributorSony Pictures Releasing Paramount Pictures Warner Bros. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release DateMay 3, 2002May 2, 2008Jun 14, 2013Aug 1, 2014
Domestic Gross $403,706,375$318,604,126$291,045,518$333,176,600
Production Budget$139,000,000$140,000,000$225,000,000$170,000,000
Running Time2 hr 1 min2 hr 6 min2 hr 23 min2 hr 1 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for stylized violence and actionRated PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive contentRated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some languageRated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $403,706,375$318,604,126$291,045,518$333,176,600
Opening Weekend $114,844,116$98,618,668$116,619,362$94,320,883
Opening % of Total28.4%31%40.1%28.3%
Widest Release3,8764,1544,2074,088
Close DateAug 18, 2002Oct 2, 2008Sep 19, 2013Jan 22, 2015
In Release243 days / 34 weeks974 days / 139 weeks201 days / 28 weeks518 days / 74 weeks
Weekends at #12214
Weekends in Top 1088510

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$821,708,551$585,366,247$668,045,518$772,776,600
Foreign Gross$418,002,176$266,762,121$377,000,000$439,600,000
Foreign % of Worldwide50.9%45.6%56.4%56.9%
Domestic Gross$403,706,375$318,604,126$291,045,518$333,176,600
Domestic % of Worldwide49.1%54.4%43.6%43.1%