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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2004

Total Box Office Gross: $9,283,586,307
Tickets Sold: 1,494,941,120
Average Ticket Price: $6.21

Top Grossing Movies of 2004

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2004 GrossTickets Sold
1 Shrek 2 May 19 Dreamworks SKG Adventure PG $441,226,247 71,050,925
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 $370,274,604 59,625,540
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 $249,538,952 40,183,406
6 The Day After Tomorrow May 28 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $186,740,799 30,070,982
7 The Bourne Supremacy Jul 23 Universal Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $176,087,450 28,355,466
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 24,882,818
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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 $1,324,445,435 213,276,222 14.27%
2 Warner Bros. 32 $1,234,525,163 198,796,308 13.30%
3 Walt Disney 26 $1,157,150,529 186,336,626 12.46%
4 Dreamworks SKG 10 $930,436,099 149,828,676 10.02%
5 20th Century Fox 19 $916,038,874 147,510,276 9.87%
6 Universal 20 $906,791,439 146,021,156 9.77%
7 Paramount Pictures 18 $624,885,940 100,625,746 6.73%
8 Newmarket Films 8 $406,440,167 65,449,298 4.38%
9 New Line 14 $394,534,489 63,532,118 4.25%
10 Miramax 21 $363,638,451 58,556,905 3.92%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2004

RankGenreMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 34 $2,554,641,986 411,375,505 27.52%
2 Comedy 134 $2,037,014,167 328,021,543 21.94%
3 Drama 222 $1,380,050,265 222,230,208 14.87%
4 Action 27 $1,034,853,488 166,643,063 11.15%
5 Thriller/Suspense 29 $801,668,595 129,093,159 8.64%
6 Romantic Comedy 31 $651,575,673 104,923,603 7.02%
7 Horror 20 $464,969,445 74,874,297 5.01%
8 Documentary 89 $235,480,966 37,919,594 2.54%
9 Western 4 $90,475,689 14,569,352 0.97%
10 Musical 5 $22,364,844 3,601,422 0.24%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2004

RankMPAA RatingMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 138 $4,454,507,562 717,311,942 47.98%
2 PG 67 $2,337,944,132 376,480,505 25.18%
3 R 192 $2,098,477,789 337,919,040 22.60%
4 G 11 $257,850,608 41,521,832 2.78%
5 Not Rated 232 $128,147,169 20,635,496 1.38%
6 NC-17 4 $6,397,558 1,030,201 0.07%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2004

RankSource MaterialMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 263 $3,497,275,924 563,168,302 37.67%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 83 $2,672,025,827 430,277,876 28.78%
3 Remake 20 $799,600,823 128,760,187 8.61%
4 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 7 $631,506,720 101,691,901 6.80%
5 Based on Real Life Events 108 $617,825,635 99,488,773 6.66%
6 Based on Religious Text 2 $371,246,720 59,782,080 4.00%
7 Based on TV 9 $323,461,486 52,087,190 3.48%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 2 $103,316,138 16,637,058 1.11%
9 Spin-Off 2 $80,285,160 12,928,366 0.86%
10 Based on Play 7 $52,970,075 8,529,798 0.57%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2004

RankProduction MethodMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 579 $7,509,980,411 1,209,336,342 80.90%
2 Digital Animation 5 $1,005,376,452 161,896,367 10.83%
3 Animation/Live Action 5 $594,069,860 95,663,422 6.40%
4 Hand Animation 8 $170,087,906 27,389,353 1.83%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2004

RankCreative TypeMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 179 $3,955,359,989 636,933,890 42.61%
2 Kids Fiction 23 $1,415,165,390 227,884,917 15.24%
3 Historical Fiction 47 $982,263,259 158,174,417 10.58%
4 Dramatization 32 $748,146,645 120,474,483 8.06%
5 Science Fiction 23 $720,778,382 116,067,360 7.76%
6 Fantasy 17 $644,941,696 103,855,338 6.95%
7 Super Hero 5 $555,095,131 89,387,298 5.98%
8 Factual 88 $235,471,801 37,918,119 2.54%
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