Superman Vs. Other Wednesday Openers

Superman Returns

King Kong

War of the Worlds

Batman Begins

Spider-Man 2

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Release Summary

Genre Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Adventure Drama Romance Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Crime Drama Action Adventure Sci-Fi Action Sci-Fi
DistributorWarner Bros. Universal Pictures Paramount Pictures Warner Bros. Sony Pictures Releasing Warner Bros.
Release DateJun 28, 2006Dec 14, 2005Jun 29, 2005Jun 15, 2005Jun 30, 2004Jul 2, 2003
Domestic Gross $200,081,192$218,080,025$234,280,354$205,343,774$373,585,825$150,371,112
Production Budget$270,000,000$207,000,000$132,000,000$150,000,000$200,000,000$200,000,000
Running Time2 hr 34 min3 hr 7 min1 hr 56 min2 hr 20 min2 hr 7 min1 hr 49 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for some intense action violenceRated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing imagesRated PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing imagesRated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elementsRated PG-13 for stylized action violenceRated R for strong sci-fi violence and action, and for language and brief nudity

Domestic Summary

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
Opening % of Total26.3%23%27.7%23.7%23.6%29.3%
Widest Release4,0653,6273,9103,8584,1663,504
Close DateNov 2, 2006Apr 6, 2006Nov 22, 2005Oct 30, 2005Dec 19, 2004Oct 30, 2003
In Release187 days / 26 weeks383 days / 54 weeks191 days / 27 weeks200 days / 28 weeks191 days / 27 weeks183 days / 26 weeks
Weekends at #1121221
Weekends in Top 10456676

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$391,081,192$556,906,378$603,873,119$371,853,783$788,618,317$433,371,112
Foreign Gross$191,000,000$338,826,353$369,592,765$166,510,009$415,032,492$283,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide48.8%60.8%61.2%44.8%52.6%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%39.2%38.8%55.2%47.4%34.7%