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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2004

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $9,283,574,830
Tickets Sold: 1,494,939,272
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

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2004

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 2, 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … 3 $28,180,378 $141,897,296 20%
Jan 9, 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … 4 $14,209,098 $106,439,588 13%
Jan 16, 2004 Along Came Polly New $27,721,185 $114,871,117 24%
Jan 23, 2004 The Butterfly Effect New $17,065,227 $101,069,098 17%
Jan 30, 2004 You Got Served New $16,123,105 $95,438,211 17%
Feb 6, 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business New $24,241,612 $112,374,003 22%
Feb 13, 2004 50 First Dates New $39,852,237 $124,062,129 32%
Feb 20, 2004 50 First Dates 2 $20,429,325 $94,620,025 22%
Feb 27, 2004 The Passion of the Christ New $83,848,082 $156,487,820 54%
Mar 5, 2004 The Passion of the Christ 2 $53,246,801 $143,879,441 37%
Mar 12, 2004 The Passion of the Christ 3 $32,130,978 $117,006,423 27%
Mar 19, 2004 Dawn of the Dead New $26,722,575 $118,651,612 23%
Mar 26, 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed New $29,438,331 $119,470,420 25%
Apr 2, 2004 Hellboy New $23,172,440 $127,464,929 18%
Apr 9, 2004 The Passion of the Christ 7 $15,216,723 $115,811,024 13%
Apr 16, 2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 New $25,104,949 $103,764,659 24%
Apr 23, 2004 Man on Fire New $22,751,490 $98,538,882 23%
Apr 30, 2004 Mean Girls New $24,432,195 $103,727,097 24%
May 7, 2004 Van Helsing New $51,748,040 $111,186,169 47%
May 14, 2004 Troy New $46,865,412 $112,629,128 42%
May 21, 2004 Shrek 2 New $108,037,878 $171,018,421 63%
May 28, 2004 Shrek 2 2 $72,170,363 $193,476,405 37%
Jun 4, 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban New $93,687,367 $188,169,697 50%
Jun 11, 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2 $34,910,393 $159,354,849 22%
Jun 18, 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story New $30,070,196 $136,812,321 22%
Jun 25, 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 New $23,920,637 $148,969,295 16%
Jul 2, 2004 Spider-Man 2 New $88,156,227 $166,070,423 53%
Jul 9, 2004 Spider-Man 2 2 $45,180,743 $148,330,242 30%
Jul 16, 2004 I, Robot New $52,179,887 $153,326,018 34%
Jul 23, 2004 The Bourne Supremacy New $52,521,865 $153,154,078 34%
Jul 30, 2004 The Village New $50,746,142 $156,034,107 33%
Aug 6, 2004 Collateral New $24,701,458 $112,962,315 22%
Aug 13, 2004 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator New $38,291,056 $137,639,096 28%
Aug 20, 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning New $18,054,001 $117,908,605 15%
Aug 27, 2004 Jet Li's Hero New $18,004,319 $103,386,746 17%
Sep 3, 2004 Jet Li's Hero 2 $8,807,757 $88,471,344 10%
Sep 10, 2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse New $23,036,273 $79,530,606 29%
Sep 17, 2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow New $15,580,278 $78,461,203 20%
Sep 24, 2004 The Forgotten New $21,022,111 $71,370,985 29%
Oct 1, 2004 Shark Tale New $47,604,606 $113,313,772 42%
Oct 8, 2004 Shark Tale 2 $31,330,299 $107,531,537 29%
Oct 15, 2004 Shark Tale 3 $22,005,952 $97,069,485 23%
Oct 22, 2004 The Grudge New $39,128,715 $106,139,818 37%
Oct 29, 2004 The Grudge 2 $21,817,598 $100,303,427 22%
Nov 5, 2004 The Incredibles New $70,467,623 $144,344,281 49%
Nov 12, 2004 The Incredibles 2 $50,251,359 $167,552,703 30%
Nov 19, 2004 National Treasure New $35,142,554 $151,535,159 23%
Nov 26, 2004 National Treasure 2 $32,156,917 $162,629,626 20%
Dec 3, 2004 National Treasure 3 $17,004,967 $87,075,993 20%
Dec 10, 2004 Ocean's Twelve New $39,153,380 $106,821,273 37%
Dec 17, 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortun… New $30,061,756 $107,244,293 28%
Dec 24, 2004 Meet the Fockers New $46,120,980 $134,805,016 34%
Dec 31, 2004 Meet the Fockers 2 $41,741,785 $146,591,437 28%

The highest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown in bold.

The lowest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown underlined.

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 $1,234,536,314 198,798,104 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 221 $1,380,027,637 222,226,564 14.87%
4 Action 27 $1,034,864,639 166,644,859 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 $2,098,488,940 337,920,836 22.60%
4 G 11 $257,850,608 41,521,832 2.78%
5 Not Rated 231 $128,124,541 20,631,852 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 262 $3,580,221,790 576,525,125 38.57%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 83 $2,672,025,827 430,277,876 28.78%
3 Remake 19 $692,594,479 111,528,892 7.46%
4 Based on Real Life Events 109 $641,884,057 103,362,915 6.91%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 7 $631,506,720 101,691,901 6.80%
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 578 $7,509,968,934 1,209,334,494 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 178 $3,931,301,567 633,059,748 42.35%
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 33 $772,205,067 124,348,625 8.32%
5 Science Fiction 23 $720,789,533 116,069,156 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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