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Box Office Performance for Original Screenplay Movies in 2001

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2001 GrossTickets Sold
1 Monsters, Inc. 11/2/2001 Adventure G $244,638,458 43,222,342
2 Rush Hour 2 8/3/2001 Action PG-13 $226,164,286 39,958,354
3 American Pie 2 8/10/2001 Comedy R $145,096,820 25,635,480
4 Cast Away 12/22/2000 Drama PG-13 $123,942,702 21,898,003
5 Spy Kids 3/30/2001 Adventure PG $112,692,062 19,910,258
6 The Others 8/10/2001 Horror PG-13 $96,522,687 17,053,478
7 Legally Blonde 7/13/2001 Comedy PG-13 $96,493,426 17,048,308
8 America's Sweethearts 7/20/2001 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $93,607,673 16,538,458
9 Cats & Dogs 7/4/2001 Comedy PG $93,375,151 16,497,376
10 Save the Last Dance 1/12/2001 Drama PG-13 $91,038,276 16,084,501
11 Training Day 10/5/2001 Drama R $76,261,036 13,473,681
12 Scary Movie 2 7/4/2001 Comedy R $71,277,420 12,593,183
13 The Score 7/13/2001 Thriller/Suspense R $71,069,884 12,556,516
14 Swordfish 6/8/2001 Action R $69,772,969 12,327,379
15 Shallow Hal 11/9/2001 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $68,817,987 12,158,654
16 What Women Want 12/15/2000 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $67,043,240 11,845,095
17 The Mexican 3/2/2001 Action R $66,808,615 11,803,642
18 Spy Game 11/21/2001 Action R $61,453,515 10,857,511
19 Miss Congeniality 12/22/2000 Comedy PG-13 $60,424,996 10,675,794
20 The Wedding Planner 1/26/2001 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $60,400,856 10,671,529
21 Moulin Rouge 5/18/2001 Musical PG-13 $57,065,562 10,082,254
22 Rat Race 8/17/2001 Comedy PG-13 $56,607,223 10,001,276
23 A Knight’s Tale 5/11/2001 Adventure PG-13 $56,083,966 9,908,827
24 The Animal 6/1/2001 Comedy PG-13 $55,762,229 9,851,983
25 Behind Enemy Lines 11/30/2001 Action PG-13 $53,707,487 9,488,955
26 Serendipity 10/5/2001 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $50,255,310 8,879,030
27 Finding Forrester 12/19/2000 Drama PG-13 $46,466,892 8,209,698
28 Zoolander 9/28/2001 Comedy PG-13 $45,162,741 7,979,282
29 Domestic Disturbance 11/2/2001 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $44,791,627 7,913,715
30 The One 11/2/2001 Action PG-13 $43,905,746 7,757,198
31 Thirteen Ghosts 10/26/2001 Horror R $41,867,960 7,397,166
32 Bandits 10/12/2001 Comedy PG-13 $41,434,602 7,320,601
33 Heartbreakers 3/23/2001 Comedy PG-13 $40,334,024 7,126,152
34 The Emperor's New Groove 12/15/2000 Adventure G $38,484,289 6,799,344
35 Evolution 6/8/2001 Comedy PG-13 $38,311,134 6,768,751
36 Jeepers Creepers 8/31/2001 Horror R $37,904,175 6,696,850
37 Kiss of the Dragon 7/6/2001 Action R $36,833,473 6,507,680
38 Not Another Teen Movie 12/14/2001 Comedy R $35,248,962 6,227,731
39 See Spot Run 3/2/2001 Comedy PG $33,357,476 5,893,546
40 The Family Man 12/22/2000 Comedy PG-13 $32,619,705 5,763,198
41 Driven 4/27/2001 Action PG-13 $32,616,869 5,762,697
42 What's the Worst That Could Happen? 6/1/2001 Comedy PG-13 $32,267,774 5,701,020
43 Black Knight 11/21/2001 Comedy PG-13 $31,942,704 5,643,587
44 Kate and Leopold 12/25/2001 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $30,588,006 5,404,241
45 Snatch 12/8/2000 Black Comedy R $30,033,056 5,306,193
46 Baby Boy 6/27/2001 Drama R $28,734,552 5,076,775
47 The Brothers 3/23/2001 Comedy R $27,457,409 4,851,132
48 Joe Dirt 4/11/2001 Comedy PG-13 $27,087,695 4,785,811
49 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 4/20/2001 Adventure PG $25,590,119 4,521,222
50 15 Minutes 3/9/2001 Thriller/Suspense R $24,375,436 4,306,614
51 How High 12/21/2001 Comedy R $24,098,250 4,257,641
52 Angel Eyes 5/18/2001 Drama R $24,044,532 4,248,150
53 Corky Romano 10/12/2001 Comedy PG-13 $23,780,766 4,201,548
54 Heist 11/9/2001 Action R $23,483,357 4,149,003
55 The Majestic 12/21/2001 Drama PG $23,458,487 4,144,609
56 Two Can Play That Game 9/7/2001 Romantic Comedy R $22,235,901 3,928,604
57 Joy Ride 10/5/2001 Thriller/Suspense R $21,973,182 3,882,187
58 The Royal Tenenbaums 12/14/2001 Black Comedy R $20,697,480 3,656,798
59 Joe Somebody 12/21/2001 Comedy PG $19,761,472 3,491,426
60 Summer Catch 8/24/2001 Comedy PG-13 $19,693,891 3,479,486
61 Saving Silverman 2/9/2001 Comedy R $19,351,569 3,419,005
62 The Last Castle 10/19/2001 Drama R $18,208,078 3,216,974
63 The Glass House 9/14/2001 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $17,951,431 3,171,630
64 Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain 11/2/2001 Comedy R $17,695,648 3,126,439
65 Max Keeble's Big Move 10/5/2001 Comedy PG $17,148,904 3,029,841
66 Rock Star 9/7/2001 Drama R $16,991,902 3,002,102
67 crazy/beautiful 6/29/2001 Drama PG-13 $16,929,123 2,991,011
68 Vertical Limit 12/8/2000 Action PG-13 $16,593,246 2,931,668
69 3000 Miles to Graceland 2/23/2001 Drama R $15,738,632 2,780,677
70 Life as a House 10/26/2001 Drama R $15,652,637 2,765,483
71 Iron Monkey 10/12/2001 Action PG-13 $14,681,661 2,593,933
72 Freddy Got Fingered 4/20/2001 Comedy R $14,249,005 2,517,492
73 Out Cold 11/21/2001 Comedy PG-13 $13,607,891 2,404,221
74 Osmosis Jones 8/10/2001 Comedy PG $13,596,911 2,402,281
75 Tomcats 3/30/2001 Comedy R $13,558,739 2,395,536
76 Sugar and Spice 1/26/2001 Comedy PG-13 $13,276,953 2,345,751
77 American Outlaws 8/17/2001 Western PG-13 $13,264,986 2,343,637
78 The Gift 12/19/2000 Thriller/Suspense R $11,965,167 2,113,987
79 Get Over It 3/9/2001 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $11,560,259 2,042,448
80 Dracula 2000 12/22/2000 Horror R $11,430,810 2,019,577
81 Dude, Where's My Car? 12/15/2000 Comedy PG-13 $11,097,464 1,960,682
82 Antitrust 1/12/2001 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $10,965,209 1,937,316
83 Head Over Heels 2/2/2001 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $10,397,365 1,836,990
84 The Wash 11/14/2001 Comedy R $10,036,340 1,773,204
85 John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars 8/24/2001 Action R $8,434,601 1,490,212
86 Shadow of the Vampire 12/29/2000 Drama R $8,128,846 1,436,191
87 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 8/24/2001 Comedy PG-13 $7,496,522 1,324,473
88 Bones 10/24/2001 Horror R $7,316,658 1,292,695
89 The Man Who Wasn't There 10/31/2001 Drama R $6,971,906 1,231,785
90 Sexy Beast 6/13/2001 Drama R $6,946,056 1,227,218
91 Cyberworld 3D 10/6/2000 Adventure Not Rated $6,889,078 1,217,151
92 The Forsaken 4/27/2001 Horror R $6,755,271 1,193,510
93 Town & Country 4/27/2001 Romantic Comedy R $6,712,451 1,185,945
94 The Closet 6/29/2001 Comedy R $6,671,454 1,178,702
95 One Night at McCool's 4/27/2001 Black Comedy R $6,276,532 1,108,927
96 Mulholland Drive 10/8/2001 Drama R $5,780,033 1,021,207
97 Say It Isn't So 3/23/2001 Comedy R $5,516,708 974,683
98 Amores Perros 3/30/2001 Drama R $5,383,834 951,207
99 State and Main 12/22/2000 Comedy R $5,378,327 950,234
100 You Can Count on Me 11/10/2000 Drama R $5,364,751 947,835
101 Made 7/13/2001 Comedy R $5,308,707 937,934
102 Pane e tulipani 7/27/2001 Comedy PG-13 $5,229,957 924,020
103 Bubble Boy 8/24/2001 Comedy PG-13 $5,002,310 883,800
104 Unbreakable 11/22/2000 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $4,965,347 877,269
105 Billy Elliot 10/13/2000 Drama PG-13 $4,900,058 865,734
106 Meet the Parents 10/6/2000 Comedy PG-13 $4,899,550 865,644
107 Cirque du Soleil - Journey of Man 5/5/2000 Musical G $4,486,314 792,634
108 Tortilla Soup 8/24/2001 Comedy PG-13 $4,447,014 785,691
109 On the Line 10/26/2001 Romantic Comedy PG $4,365,455 771,281
110 Glitter 9/21/2001 Musical PG-13 $4,273,372 755,012
111 The Anniversary Party 6/8/2001 Drama R $4,013,506 709,100
112 With a Friend Like Harry 4/20/2001 Thriller/Suspense R $3,818,452 674,638
113 Haunted Castle 3/2/2001 Adventure PG $3,322,259 586,971
114 Pootie Tang 6/29/2001 Comedy PG-13 $3,293,258 581,847
115 Soul Survivors 9/7/2001 Horror PG-13 $3,100,650 547,818
116 Songcatcher 6/15/2001 Drama PG-13 $3,050,934 539,034
117 Malena 12/22/2000 Drama R $2,956,419 522,335
118 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 12/14/2001 Drama Not Rated $2,862,000 505,653
119 In the Mood for Love 2/2/2001 Drama PG $2,734,044 483,046
120 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous 10/23/1998 Adventure Not Rated $2,670,854 471,882
121 Waking Life 10/19/2001 Drama R $2,589,639 457,533
122 Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef 11/17/2000 Drama Not Rated $2,362,018 417,317
123 The Sidewalks of New York 11/21/2001 Comedy R $2,343,532 414,051
124 Gabriela 3/16/2001 Drama R $2,310,714 408,253
125 Gosford Park 12/26/2001 Comedy R $2,193,544 387,551
126 Innocence 8/17/2001 Drama R $2,158,188 381,305
127 Novocaine 11/16/2001 Comedy R $2,025,238 357,815
128 Carman: The Champion 3/2/2001 Drama PG-13 $1,743,863 308,103
129 Under the Sand 5/4/2001 Drama Not Rated $1,444,667 255,241
130 Best in Show 9/27/2000 Comedy PG-13 $1,441,606 254,700
131 Greenfingers 7/27/2001 Comedy R $1,439,287 254,290
132 Divided We Fall 6/8/2001 Drama PG-13 $1,320,112 233,235
133 Nuit de Noces 6/1/2001 Comedy Not Rated $1,238,180 218,759
134 L.I.E. 9/7/2001 Drama Open $1,136,179 200,738
135 The Center of the World 4/20/2001 Drama Not Rated $1,096,037 193,646
136 The Debut 3/16/2001 Comedy R $1,079,006 190,637
137 Gladiator 5/5/2000 Action R $1,073,753 189,709
138 Extreme Days 9/28/2001 Action PG $1,047,553 185,080
139 Liam 9/21/2001 Drama R $1,016,021 179,509
140 Together 5/10/2001 R $1,010,208 178,481
141 All Over the Guy 8/10/2001 Romantic Comedy R $1,006,969 177,909
142 American Desi 3/16/2001 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $902,835 159,511
143 The Closet 4/6/2001 Comedy R $879,496 155,387
144 Der Krieger und die Kaiserin 6/22/2001 Drama R $871,058 153,897
145 Brigham City 4/6/2001 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $852,206 150,566
146 Lagaan 6/15/2001 Musical PG $835,767 147,662
147 An American Rhapsody 8/10/2001 Drama PG-13 $806,375 142,469
148 Va Savoir (Who Knows?) 9/28/2001 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $795,498 140,547
149 The Business of Strangers 12/7/2001 Drama R $782,975 138,334
150 Chunhyang 12/29/2000 Drama R $782,033 138,168
151 Yi Yi 10/6/2000 Drama Not Rated $765,319 135,215
152 The Man Who Cried 5/25/2001 Drama R $747,092 131,995
153 Faithless 1/26/2001 Drama R $734,597 129,787
154 Asoka 10/26/2001 Drama R $702,777 124,165
155 Panic 12/1/2000 Drama R $696,742 123,099
156 Happy Accidents 8/24/2001 Romantic Comedy R $688,523 121,647
157 The Legend of Rita 1/26/2001 Drama Not Rated $666,565 117,767
158 Dayereh 3/9/2001 Drama Not Rated $658,801 116,395
159 Alien Adventure 4/14/2000 Adventure Not Rated $648,409 114,559
160 Yaadein 7/27/2001 Drama Not Rated $645,615 114,066
161 15 février 1839 1/26/2001 Drama Not Rated $640,790 113,213
162 Dinner Rush 9/28/2001 Drama R $638,227 112,760
163 Blow Dry 3/7/2001 Comedy R $637,769 112,680
164 The Taste of Others 2/9/2001 Romantic Comedy R $635,282 112,240
165 My First Mister 10/12/2001 Drama R $616,242 108,876
166 Little Nicky 11/10/2000 Comedy PG-13 $594,247 104,990
167 Almost Famous 9/15/2000 Comedy R $583,343 103,064
168 Bread and Roses 5/11/2001 Drama R $536,465 94,781
169 I'm the One That I Want 8/4/2000 Concert/Performance Not Rated $531,272 93,864
170 Fat Girl 10/12/2001 Drama Not Rated $514,100 90,830
171 Big Eden 6/1/2001 Drama PG-13 $512,451 90,539
172 The Devil's Backbone 11/21/2001 Horror R $453,067 80,047
173 Brother 7/20/2001 Thriller/Suspense R $450,594 79,610
174 The Affair of the Necklace 11/30/2001 Drama R $425,202 75,124
175 Donnie Darko 6/4/2004 Drama R $423,244 74,778
176 Le pacte des loups 1/11/2002 Action R $401,634 70,960
177 Monster's Ball 12/26/2001 Drama R $385,688 68,142
178 A Hard Day's Night 8/11/1964 Comedy G $383,853 67,818
179 Across The Sea of Time 10/20/1995 Drama G $340,205 60,106
180 No Man's Land 12/7/2001 Drama R $302,755 53,490
181 Wet Hot American Summer 7/27/2001 Comedy R $292,102 51,608
182 Ginger Snaps 5/11/2001 Horror Not Rated $284,063 50,187
183 Space Cowboys 8/4/2000 Adventure PG-13 $274,158 48,437
184 Wings of Courage 4/21/1995 Drama G $259,511 45,850
185 The 6th Day 11/17/2000 Action PG-13 $226,067 39,941
186 Kandahar 12/14/2001 Drama Not Rated $218,063 38,527
187 Red Planet 11/10/2000 Action PG-13 $215,481 38,070
188 Catfish in Black Bean Sauce 6/9/2000 Comedy PG-13 $207,990 36,747
189 The Fluffer 11/16/2001 Drama R $186,571 32,963
190 About Adam 5/11/2001 Comedy R $151,559 26,777
191 La Bûche 11/17/2000 Comedy Not Rated $150,977 26,674
192 Company Man 3/9/2001 Comedy PG-13 $146,028 25,800
193 Boys to Men 4/27/2001 Drama Not Rated $144,765 25,576
194 A Time for Drunken Horses 10/27/2000 Drama Not Rated $143,542 25,360
195 Place Vendome 8/18/2000 Drama Not Rated $142,191 25,122
196 Bounce 11/17/2000 Drama PG-13 $129,783 22,929
197 I Am Sam 12/28/2001 Drama PG-13 $111,089 19,627
198 Downtown 81 7/13/2001 Drama Not Rated $100,293 17,719
199 Better than Sex 10/26/2001 Romantic Comedy R $94,940 16,773
200 Cure 7/6/2001 Horror Not Rated $94,596 16,713
201 ABCD 11/30/2001 Drama Not Rated $83,372 14,730
202 Decalogue 6/9/2000 Drama Not Rated $82,247 14,531
203 Best Man in Grass Creek 4/20/2001 Romantic Comedy PG $81,760 14,445
204 La Ciénaga 10/5/2001 Comedy Not Rated $68,297 12,066
205 Beautiful Creatures 4/6/2001 Comedy R $55,381 9,784
206 The Amati Girls 1/19/2001 Drama PG $47,767 8,439
207 Aberdeen 8/17/2001 Drama Not Rated $46,296 8,179
208 Simon Magus 3/9/2001 Not Rated $38,214 6,751
209 Baran 12/7/2001 Drama PG $35,801 6,325
210 The American Astronaut 10/12/2001 Musical Not Rated $33,064 5,841
211 The Basket 5/5/2000 Drama PG $32,980 5,826
212 Auggie Rose 5/18/2001 Drama R $31,200 5,512
213 Sunshine 12/17/1999 Drama R $28,470 5,030
214 Adanggaman 7/13/2001 Drama Not Rated $27,760 4,904
215 Cleopatra's Second Husband 9/29/2000 Drama Not Rated $27,309 4,824
216 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy 9/29/2000 Comedy R $25,400 4,487
217 An Everlasting Piece 12/22/2000 Comedy R $22,305 3,940
218 Forgive Me Father 1/26/2001 Drama R $20,840 3,681
219 Bangkok Dangerous 10/19/2001 Action R $19,676 3,476
220 The Annihilation of Fish 11/2/2001 Drama R $18,335 3,239
221 Born Romantic 9/28/2001 Comedy R $14,597 2,578
222 Trouble Every Day 11/30/2001 Horror Not Rated $9,788 1,729
223 Amy 2/2/2001 Comedy PG-13 $7,880 1,392
224 Blue Moon 11/3/2000 Comedy PG-13 $4,548 803
225 Burlesk King 6/30/2000 Drama Not Rated $3,244 573
226 Mauvais sang 4/27/2001 Drama Not Rated $2,075 366
227 Under Suspicion 9/22/2000 Multiple Genres R $2,010 355
228 Blood, Friends and Money 9/22/2000 Horror Not Rated $982 173
229 Geboren in Absurdistan 1/26/2001 Comedy Not Rated $976 172
Total Gross of All Movies$3,990,692,768
Total Tickets Sold705,069,287

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2001. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2001. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011. Click on the individual movie to see its total gross over all the years in which it played.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.