Lord of the Rings vs. Spider-Man

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


Release Summary

Genre Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Comic Book Adaptation Adventure Superhero Origin Story
DistributorNew Line (Pre-Warner) New Line (Pre-Warner) Sony Pictures Releasing
Release DateDec 17, 2003Dec 18, 2002May 3, 2002
Gross To Date $377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Production Budget$94,000,000$94,000,000$139,000,000
Running Time3 hr 21 min2 hr 59 min2 hr 1 min
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Opening Weekend $72,629,713$62,007,528$114,844,116
Opening % of Total19.3%18.2%28.4%
Widest Release3,7033,6223,876
Close DateJun 3, 2004Aug 24, 2003Aug 18, 2002
In Release381 days / 54 weeks379 days / 54 weeks243 days / 34 weeks
Weekends at #1432
Weekends in Top 101288

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$1,140,703,091$936,709,145$821,708,551
Foreign Gross$763,654,686$596,899,854$418,002,176
Foreign % of Worldwide66.9%63.7%50.9%
Domestic Gross$377,027,325$339,789,881$403,706,375
Domestic % of Worldwide33.1%36.3%49.1%