Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2004

Total Box Office Gross: $9,109,891,806
Tickets Sold: 1,466,971,292
Average Ticket Price: $6.21

Top Grossing Movies of 2004

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2004 GrossTickets Sold
1 Shrek 2 May 19 Dreamworks SKG Adventure PG $436,471,036 70,285,191
2 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 60,148,870
3 The Passion of the Christ Mar 11 Newmarket Films Drama R $370,270,943 59,624,951
4 The Incredibles Nov 5 Walt Disney Adventure PG $251,657,004 40,524,477
5 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jun 4 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $249,509,413 40,178,649
6 The Day After Tomorrow May 28 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $186,739,919 30,070,840
7 The Bourne Supremacy Jul 23 Universal Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $176,049,130 28,349,296
8 Meet the Fockers Dec 22 Universal Comedy PG-13 $162,461,370 26,161,251
9 Shark Tale Oct 1 Dreamworks SKG Adventure PG $160,762,022 25,887,604
10 National Treasure Nov 19 Walt Disney Adventure PG $154,522,305 24,882,819
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Biggest Weekends of 2004

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 21, 2004 Shrek 2 $108,037,878 4,163 Dreamworks SKG Adventure
2 Jun 4, 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $93,687,367 3,855 Warner Bros. Adventure
3 Jul 2, 2004 Spider-Man 2 $88,156,227 4,152 Sony Pictures Adventure
4 Feb 27, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $83,848,082 3,043 Newmarket Films Drama
5 May 28, 2004 Shrek 2 $72,170,363 4,223 Dreamworks SKG Adventure
6 Nov 5, 2004 The Incredibles $70,467,623 3,933 Walt Disney Adventure
7 May 28, 2004 The Day After Tomorrow $68,743,584 3,425 20th Century Fox Adventure
8 Mar 5, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $53,246,801 3,170 Newmarket Films Drama
9 Jul 23, 2004 The Bourne Supremacy $52,521,865 3,165 Universal Thriller/Suspense
10 Jul 16, 2004 I, Robot $52,179,887 3,420 20th Century Fox Action

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2004

RankDistributorMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 34 $1,323,683,041 213,153,469 14.53%
2 Warner Bros. 33 $1,172,567,598 188,819,257 12.87%
3 Walt Disney 26 $1,157,105,111 186,329,325 12.70%
4 Dreamworks SKG 10 $925,472,548 149,029,396 10.16%
5 20th Century Fox 19 $916,024,299 147,507,940 10.06%
6 Universal 20 $906,405,785 145,959,063 9.95%
7 Paramount Pictures 18 $624,882,608 100,625,218 6.86%
8 Newmarket Films 8 $406,429,682 65,447,615 4.46%
9 Miramax 21 $363,637,397 58,556,747 3.99%
10 New Line 13 $307,902,838 49,581,777 3.38%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2004

RankGenreMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 34 $2,401,409,346 386,700,376 26.36%
2 Comedy 133 $2,036,771,725 327,982,560 22.36%
3 Drama 223 $1,379,577,887 222,154,245 15.14%
4 Action 27 $1,033,945,024 166,496,784 11.35%
5 Thriller/Suspense 29 $801,450,475 129,058,046 8.80%
6 Romantic Comedy 31 $651,537,578 104,917,483 7.15%
7 Horror 20 $464,766,650 74,841,650 5.10%
8 Documentary 85 $217,098,868 34,959,559 2.38%
9 Western 4 $90,475,689 14,569,353 0.99%
10 Musical 5 $22,364,844 3,601,424 0.25%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2004

RankMPAA RatingMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 138 $4,453,355,106 717,126,419 48.88%
2 PG 67 $2,332,801,850 375,652,470 25.61%
3 R 191 $2,097,974,172 337,838,024 23.03%
4 Not Rated 231 $109,784,720 17,678,702 1.21%
5 G 11 $109,404,533 17,617,476 1.20%
6 NC-17 4 $6,397,558 1,030,203 0.07%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2004

RankSource MaterialMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 263 $3,496,634,528 563,065,131 38.38%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 83 $2,518,581,358 405,568,652 27.65%
3 Remake 20 $799,226,967 128,699,995 8.77%
4 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 7 $630,770,589 101,573,363 6.92%
5 Based on Real Life Events 105 $599,372,201 96,517,262 6.58%
6 Based on Religious Text 2 $371,243,059 59,781,491 4.08%
7 Based on TV 9 $323,460,867 52,087,097 3.55%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 2 $103,309,123 16,635,929 1.13%
9 Spin-Off 2 $80,285,160 12,928,367 0.88%
10 Based on Play 7 $52,970,075 8,529,804 0.58%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2004

RankProduction MethodMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 575 $7,489,635,660 1,206,060,477 82.21%
2 Digital Animation 5 $852,273,419 137,242,096 9.36%
3 Animation/Live Action 5 $594,034,648 95,657,753 6.52%
4 Hand Animation 8 $169,869,620 27,354,207 1.86%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2004

RankCreative TypeMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 176 $3,792,161,516 610,654,021 41.63%
2 Kids Fiction 23 $1,261,716,798 203,175,007 13.85%
3 Historical Fiction 47 $982,261,377 158,174,132 10.78%
4 Dramatization 32 $748,034,322 120,456,411 8.21%
5 Science Fiction 23 $720,632,699 116,043,913 7.91%
6 Fantasy 17 $644,645,165 103,807,593 7.08%
7 Super Hero 5 $554,478,414 89,287,988 6.09%
8 Factual 84 $217,089,876 34,958,112 2.38%
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