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Box Office Performance for Adventure Movies in 2003

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2003 GrossTickets Sold
1 Finding Nemo 5/30/2003 Walt Disney G $339,714,367 56,337,374
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 7/9/2003 Walt Disney PG-13 $305,411,224 50,648,627
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 12/17/2003 New Line PG-13 $290,425,213 48,163,385
4 Elf 11/7/2003 New Line PG $170,837,644 28,331,284
5 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over 7/25/2003 Miramax/Dimension PG $111,678,621 18,520,500
6 The Italian Job 5/30/2003 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $106,126,012 17,599,670
7 The Cat in the Hat 11/21/2003 Universal PG $99,383,495 16,481,508
8 Brother Bear 10/24/2003 Walt Disney G $83,297,298 13,813,813
9 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 11/14/2003 20th Century Fox PG-13 $83,006,144 13,765,529
10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 12/12/2003 New Line PG-13 $79,483,544 13,181,350
11 The Haunted Mansion 11/26/2003 Walt Disney PG $70,422,751 11,678,731
12 Kangaroo Jack 1/17/2003 Warner Bros. PG $66,723,216 11,065,209
13 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 7/11/2003 20th Century Fox PG-13 $66,465,204 11,022,421
14 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 7/25/2003 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $65,653,758 10,887,853
15 Shanghai Knights 2/7/2003 Walt Disney PG-13 $60,470,220 10,028,228
16 The Jungle Book 2 2/14/2003 Walt Disney G $47,901,582 7,943,877
17 Agent Cody Banks 3/14/2003 MGM PG $47,545,060 7,884,752
18 The Lizzie McGuire Movie 5/2/2003 Walt Disney PG $42,734,455 7,086,974
19 Rugrats Go Wild 6/13/2003 Paramount Pictures PG $39,402,572 6,534,423
20 Good Boy! 10/10/2003 MGM PG $37,666,266 6,246,478
21 Peter Pan 12/25/2003 Universal PG $34,179,235 5,668,198
22 Johnny English 7/18/2003 Universal PG $28,013,509 4,645,689
23 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 7/2/2003 Dreamworks SKG PG $26,483,452 4,391,948
24 Piglet's Big Movie 3/21/2003 Walt Disney G $23,103,423 3,831,413
25 Looney Tunes: Back in Action 11/14/2003 Warner Bros. PG $20,678,510 3,429,271
26 Timeline 11/26/2003 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $19,113,238 3,169,691
27 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 11/15/2002 Warner Bros. PG $9,889,935 1,640,121
28 The Lion King (IMAX) 12/25/2002 IMAX Films G $9,696,253 1,608,002
29 The Wild Thornberrys Movie 12/20/2002 Paramount Pictures PG $8,356,046 1,385,745
30 Grind 8/15/2003 Warner Bros. PG-13 $5,111,630 847,699
31 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi 9/20/2002 Walt Disney PG $4,587,566 760,790
32 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous 10/23/1998 IMAX Films Not Rated $4,180,339 693,256
33 Star Trek: Nemesis 12/13/2002 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $3,428,702 568,607
34 Haunted Castle 3/2/2001 nWave Pictures PG $2,400,483 398,090
35 Young Black Stallion 12/25/2003 Walt Disney G $2,349,976 389,714
36 Treasure Planet 11/27/2002 Walt Disney PG $2,299,682 381,373
37 Cowboy Bebop 4/4/2003 Sony Pictures R $999,435 165,743
38 The Legend of Johnny Lingo 8/29/2003 Innovation Film Group G $974,693 161,640
39 The Santa Clause 2 11/1/2002 Walt Disney G $948,057 157,223
40 Santa vs. The Snowman 11/6/2002 IMAX Films Not Rated $931,021 154,398
41 Pokemon Heroes 5/16/2003 Miramax G $744,928 123,536
42 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 12/5/2003 New Line PG-13 $473,463 78,517
43 Pinocchio 12/25/2002 Miramax G $317,289 52,618
44 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 8/7/2002 Miramax/Dimension PG $275,928 45,759
45 Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie 10/4/2002 Artisan G $163,153 27,056
46 Alien Adventure 4/14/2000 nWave Pictures Not Rated $82,855 13,740
Total Gross of All Movies$2,424,131,447
Total Tickets Sold402,011,823

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2003. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2003. 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.

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

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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