Uber-Blockbuster Showdown

Spider-Man 2

Shrek 2

The Passion of the Christ

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Release Summary

Genre Action Adventure Sci-Fi Adventure Animation Comedy Family Fantasy Romance Drama Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
DistributorSony Pictures Releasing DreamWorks SKG Newmarket Film Group New Line (Pre-Warner) Sony Pictures Releasing 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Release DateJun 30, 2004May 19, 2004Feb 25, 2004Dec 17, 2003May 3, 2002May 19, 2005
Domestic Gross $373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Production Budget$200,000,000$150,000,000$30,000,000$94,000,000$139,000,000$113,000,000
Running Time2 hr 7 min1 hr 33 min2 hr 7 min3 hr 21 min2 hr 1 min2 hr 20 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for stylized action violenceRated PG for some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive contentRated R for sequences of graphic violenceRated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesRated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening imagesRated PG-13 for stylized violence and actionRated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and some intense images

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Opening Weekend $88,156,227$108,037,878$83,848,082$72,629,713$114,844,116$108,435,841
Opening % of Total23.6%24.5%22.6%19.3%28.4%28.5%
Widest Release4,1664,2233,4083,7033,8763,663
Close DateDec 19, 2004Nov 25, 2004Jul 29, 2004Jun 3, 2004Aug 18, 2002Oct 20, 2005
In Release191 days / 27 weeks233 days / 33 weeks311 days / 44 weeks381 days / 54 weeks243 days / 34 weeks227 days / 32 weeks
Weekends at #1224422
Weekends in Top 1071081288

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$788,618,317$928,760,770$611,486,736$1,140,682,011$821,708,551$868,352,530
Foreign Gross$415,032,492$487,534,523$241,212,132$763,654,686$418,002,176$488,081,953
Foreign % of Worldwide52.6%52.5%39.4%66.9%50.9%56.2%
Domestic Gross$373,585,825$441,226,247$370,274,604$377,027,325$403,706,375$380,270,577
Domestic % of Worldwide47.4%47.5%60.6%33.1%49.1%43.8%