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Shrek 2 (2004)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $441,226,247Details
International Box Office $495,781,885Details
Worldwide Box Office $937,008,132
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After battling a fire-breathing dragon and the evil Lord Farquaad to win the hand of Princess Fiona, Shrek now faces his greatest challenge: the in-laws. Shrek and Princess Fiona return from their honeymoon to find an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, the King and Queen of the Kingdom of Far, Far Away. With Donkey along for the ride, the newlyweds set off. All of the citizens of Far, Far Away turn out to greet their returning Princess, and her parents happily anticipate the homecoming of their daughter and her new Prince. But no one could have prepared them for the sight of their new son-in-law, not to mention how much their little girl had changed. Little did Shrek and Fiona know that their marriage had foiled all of her father's plans for her future--and his own. Now the King must enlist the help of a powerful Fairy Godmother, the handsome Prince Charming and that famed ogre killer 'Puss In Boots' to put right his version of "happily ever after."


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 14 $441,226,247
All Time International Box Office 73 $495,781,885
All Time Worldwide Box Office 41 $937,008,132
All Time Domestic Box Office for Digital Animation Movies 2 $441,226,247
All Time International Box Office for Digital Animation Movies 16 $495,781,885
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Digital Animation Movies 8 $937,008,132

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 19th, 2004 (Wide) by Dreamworks SKG
Video Release: November 5th, 2004 by Dreamworks Animated Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content
Running Time: 92 minutes
Franchise: Shrek
Comparisons: vs. Doctor Seuss' The Lorax
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Keywords: In-Laws / Future In-Laws
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: PDI, DreamWorks Animation, DreamWorks Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $400m 12 $400,978,000 Jun 25, 2004 43
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 47 $10,216,452 Jun 25, 2004 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 32 $13,941,950 Jun 18, 2004 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 24 $23,316,920 Jun 11, 2004 26
Fastest to $350m 16 $353,333,317 Jun 11, 2004 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 15 $37,931,716 Jun 4, 2004 19
Biggest Domestic June Weekend 74 $37,931,716 Jun 4, 2004 19
Fastest to $300m 20 $302,608,864 Jun 4, 2004 18
Biggest Domestic Monday 9 $23,408,002 May 31, 2004 13
Fastest to $250m 24 $260,313,719 May 28, 2004 13
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 12 $72,170,363 May 28, 2004 12
Fastest to $200m 47 $212,125,502 May 28, 2004 11
Fastest to $150m 53 $156,522,000 May 21, 2004 8
Biggest Domestic Sunday 20 $34,900,541 May 23, 2004 5
Biggest Domestic May Weekend 12 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 38 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Top Adventure Weekend Domestic 18 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Weekend Domestic 12 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Top Digital Animation Weekend Domestic 5 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Top Dreamworks SKG Weekend Domestic 1 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Top Kids Fiction Weekend Domestic 5 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Top PG Weekend Domestic 6 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Biggest Domestic Weekend 39 $108,037,878 May 21, 2004 5
Fastest to $100m 65 $128,983,060 May 21, 2004 5
Widest Opening Weekend 39 4,163 May 21, 2004 5
Top Adventure Day Domestic 23 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Day Domestic 18 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Top Digital Animation Day Domestic 5 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Top Dreamworks SKG Day Domestic 1 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Top Kids Fiction Day Domestic 5 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Top PG Day Domestic 9 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Biggest Domestic May Day 20 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Biggest Domestic Saturday 21 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Biggest Domestic Day 63 $44,797,042 May 22, 2004 4
Fastest to $50m 204 $94,082,519 May 21, 2004 4
Biggest Domestic Friday 89 $28,340,295 May 21, 2004 3
Biggest Domestic Wednesday 65 $11,786,415 May 19, 2004 1


   Princess Fiona
Julie Andrews    Queen Lillian
Antonio Banderas    Puss-in-Boots
John Cleese    King Harold
Rupert Everett    Prince Charming
Jennifer Saunders    The Fairy Godmother
Larry King    The Ugly Stepsister
Conrad Vernon    The Gingerbread Man
Andrew Adamson    Captain of the Guards
Cody Cameron    Pinocchio/Three Pigs
Christopher Knights    Blind Mouse

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Aron Warner
Producer    David Lipman
Producer    John H. Williams
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Katzenberg
Screenwriter    Andrew Adamson
Screenwriter    Joe Stillman
Screenwriter    J. David Stem
Screenwriter    David N. Weiss
Story Creator    William Steig
Editor    Michael Andrews
Editor    Sim Evan-Jones
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Music Supervisor    Chris Douridas
Production Designer    Guillaume Aretos
Art Director    Steve Pilcher
Visual Effects Supervisor    Ken Bielenberg
Co-visual effects supervisor    Philippe Gluckman
Supervising Animator    Raman Hui
Supervising Animator    Tim Cheung
Supervising Animator    James Baxter
Character Designer    Tom Hester
Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Leonard
Head of Story    Chris Miller
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

Twelve Takes Top Spot

January 12th, 2005

The race for first in the international marketplace continued to be close with three films within a couple million of each other. Leading the way was Ocean's Twelve with $17.5 million on 5200 screens in 54 markets; the film's international total now sits at $137 million, slightly more than half of what Ocean's Eleven finished with. The heist film did open well in several markets, which mostly balances out severe drop-offs due to the post-holiday. For instance, the film opened well in South Korea with $2.1 million on 150 screens and debuted in first place in Argentina, ($500,000), Portugal, (with $720,000) and in the Philippines, ($370,000.) More...

Local Flicks Compete for International Crown

December 29th, 2004

Ocean's Twelve opening in another two markets, (Mexico and Belgium) helped the heist film finish first on the international charts with $22.6 million on 5,183 screens in 46 markets. The film opened well in Belgium where it easily took first place with $1.2 million on just 75 screens. That's up nearly 40% compared to the the original, but down nearly 10% in Euros. In Mexico the film could only manage $1.8 million on 550 screens for a rather limp per screen average. However, in most markets the film is not holding up as well as the studio would have liked. For instance, in Germany the film dropped by more than 50%, in France the decline was 44%. The only exception appears to be Italy where holidays and a serious boost to screen count helped the film climb 33% to $2.9 million over the weekend. More...

International Box Office Stolen!

December 22nd, 2004

For the first time in many weeks there was a real race for top spot on the international charts, also, for the first time in many weeks The Incredibles didn't win that race. Boosted by debuts in 22 additional markets, Ocean's Twelve took top spot with $28.9 million on 3900 screens in 27 markets for a early total of $35.2 million. Compared to the original the results are mixed. IN many places it is a lot lower when compared in local currency, but thanks to the Dollar's extended losing streak, it's much higher in American funds. For instance, the film opened in first place in France with 5.7 million Euros, down 16% from its predecessor, however, that's $7.5 million in American funds, a increase of 28%. Other highlights include $5.3 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Spain, $2.2 million in Italy and $1.4 million in both Holland and Switzerland and just shy of $1 million in Sweden. The film remained in first place in Australia despite dropping 50% at the box office to just $1.8 million. More...

Sideways is Golden

December 14th, 2004

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Monday and as with the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Sideways lead the pack with 7 nominations. This does not mean it is the favorite in any particular category, but it does help its chances of taking home some hardware on January 16th. More...

Sharks 4 - Dwarves 7

November 3rd, 2004

Holidays throughout Europe, and a $1.5 million, first place finish in Russia helped Shark Tale remain in top spot for the fourth straight week, although it was a much closer contest this week. Highlights include $4.3 million in the U.K., off just 24% compared to its sophomore weekend, $4.0 million in France, which was up 47% from last weekend for a $15.5 million in 4,300 theatres in 27 markets weekend. Its international running total topped $100 million, the 13th film to do so this year, and now sits at $109.6 million. More...

DVD Releases for November 2, 2004

November 1st, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the winners of the DVD Pick of the Week Looney Tunes - Golden Collection, Volume Two - Buy from Amazon and Star Trek - The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon. More...

Sharks Sink but Still Stay on Top

October 27th, 2004

Despite a 45% drop in its weekend haul, Shark Tale was able easily able to earn it third first place finish on the international charts. Still early in its run, the film took home $16.2 million in 4,368 theatres in 24 markets pushing its total to $80.3 million internationally. Without any openings the film relied on strong holdovers like in the U.K. where it drop 39%, in France it was off 32% and 35% in Germany. More...

Shark Attack

October 13th, 2004

With openings in nearly a dozen new markets, Shark Tale was able to take top spot on the international charts with $9.4 million in 16 markets, pushing its early total to $19.2 million internationally and over $100 million worldwide. Highlights include $4.4 million in the U.K., (including previews) and $2.05 million in Mexico. How happy the studio is with these results depends on their expectations. Compared to the average film, Shark Tale is a massive hit. But compared to Dreamworks previous digitally animated film, Shrek 2, it is a large drop. More...

Collateral Climbs to the Top

October 6th, 2004

Collateral finished first on the international charts breaking The Village's five week run on top. Although, with a weekly take of only $9.4 million in 28 markets, it has as much to do with the weakness of the competition as it does with the strength of the film itself. The largest chunk of that box office came from France, where the film earned $3.8 million. More...

Village's Population Grows

September 29th, 2004

For the fifth week in a row The Village finished in first place with $14.0 million on 4000 screens in 38 markets. The biggest opening of the week was $5.2 million in Spain, but suffered another collapse in Mexico dropping 55% during its second weekend there. Its international total hit $100 million over the weekend, the fifth Disney film to do so this year, and the 17th overall. More...

Spider Swings into Italy but Can't Top Village

September 21st, 2004

The Village once again top took spot on the international scene, but by a very narrow margin. Still being plagued by sharp drop-offs, the film earned $11.2 million on 3,500 screens in 34 markets. So far the film has taken it $117 million internationally, higher than its $113 million it earned domestically. Although, it is much lower than M. Night Shyamalan's previous movie Signs. More...

Village's Population Grows

September 14th, 2004

The Village again was the weekend champ in the international box office with $15.3 million on nearly 3,500 screens in 31 markets. Highlights for the weekend include and impressive debut in Germany at $5.5 million and a less spectacular $3.1 million in Japan. The film also suffered a 55% drop-off in its second weekend in Australia while it held up much better in Brazil. So far the film has earned $63.2 million internationally and is well on its way to matching its $112 million domestic total. More...

Stuck in Neutral

September 8th, 2004

The weekend on the international scene was very much the same as last weekend, just a little bit slower. The Village was again the champ, thanks to seven openings in mostly mid-ranged markets. A $2.2 million debut in Australia was the top money earner as the film took in $9 million in 23 markets. It's international total is now $45 million and should be headed to $100 million before it is done. More...

Village Leads Limp Box Office

August 31st, 2004

As the summer box office comes to a close, The Village continues to set career best records for M. Night Shyamalan, but it's the sophomore stint drop-offs that the real story. The previously mentioned career best openings were in Belgium, Sweden and Norway totaled $2.6 million, but at the same time saw its U.K. and French numbers cut nearly in half from last weekend. This week it took in a total of $10.2 million in 14 markets, lifting its international total to $30.8 million More...

Arthur, King of the International Box Office

August 24th, 2004

A trio of new openings pushed King Arthur into first place this week with $13 million in 33 markets. The film now sits at $88 million internationally, and should break $100 million by next weekend. Worldwide it looks headed for $200 million. More...

Robot Takes Gold

August 17th, 2004

It's a little early to say what effect the 2004 Summer Olympics will have on the box office, but the early indication is that Eurocup 2004 had a larger effect. I, Robot hit its first international milestone topping the $100 million mark and now sits at $107.7 million. It accomplished this feat by taking in $18.8 million on more than 5,300 screens in 34 markets over the weekend. With Japan and Italy still ahead, $300 million worldwide is almost guaranteed while $200 million internationally is not out of the question. More...

Maybe Summer isn't Over

August 16th, 2004

There was a huge jump in the box office this weekend as Friday's top ten was almost 42% ahead of last week's pace. Then Saturday came and the dubious quality of the new entrants helped weekend returned to normal. (While Hurricane Charley shut down much of Florida, it would only have a small effect on the overall box office.) Even so, there was still a 21.2% increase from last weekend, but surprisingly an 6.87% decrease from last year. More...

Robot Tops Very Light Competition

August 10th, 2004

With the summer juggernauts mostly wrapping up their runs, and very little in the way of new competition, I, Robot easily finished first on the international box office charts. Its weekend earnings of $31.3 million on more than 6,000 screens in 29 markets was nearly triple what the nearest competitor could take in. The film opened number one in the U.K. (8.7 million), Germany ($5.3 million) and Russia ($2.4 million) as well as strong holdovers in France ($2.6 million) and other nations. The film has already earned $71.2 million internationally, and should top its domestic numbers within a few weeks. More...

I, Number One

August 3rd, 2004

I, Robot first major expansion into the international markets proved very profitable for 20th Century Fox. Big openings Europe, $5 million in France and $4.7 million in Spain; Asia, $2.5 million in South Korea, $1.8 million in Taiwan; and in $1.9 million in Mexico help it earn $20.5 million over the weekend. Still early in its run, the Sci-Fi action film has earned $29.6 million in just 17 markets so far. More...

Will There be a Surprise Twist at the Box Office?

July 30th, 2004

We have an absolutely overloaded weekend when in comes to new releases. Four of them are opening, and at least one, and probably more, will be squeezed out. More...

Spider-Man Stuck on Top

July 27th, 2004

Despite a severe, nearly 50% drop at the box office, Spider-man 2 remained on top with $31.6 million, including a record $1.6 million in India, the biggest opening for a Hollywood film in that market. However, the news isn't all good as big drop-offs continue to plague the Marvel web-slinger, 56% in France, 50% in the U.K. and 59% in Spain. But it is still earning immense figures thanks to record-breaking openings and should cross $600 million worldwide early in the mid-week and $300 million internationally during next weekend. More...

Bourne Becomes Supreme

July 26th, 2004

The weekend results were much better than expected, at least overall. Both new films took in more than expected, while all but one the holdovers beat our prediction. Even so, the week-to-week change was again very flat with a miniscule 0.37% drop from last weekend, but was 3.57% smaller than the same weekend last year. More...

Spider-Man Two ... Hundred Million

July 20th, 2004

Another 11 openings, mostly in European markets, helped Spider-man 2 swing to new heights this week on the international charts. This week it earned $62.3 million on roughly 9,400 screens in 61 markets, which pushed it international total to $200.1 million and in just 19 days. Highlights include $15.7 million in the U.K., $11.6 million in France and $7.7 million in Spain. The news was less impressive in Northern Europe where a heat wave hurt the industry as a whole; specifically, this lead to smaller than expected openings in Belgium and Holland and a steep drop in Germany. Worldwide the film has topped $500 million, just the fifth film to do so this year, and the 35th all-time. With Italy the only remaining major opening left, and it doesn't open there till mid-September, the weekly numbers have most likely peaked. However, it should still quickly climb the charts. More...


July 19th, 2004

The number one movie this week was right on target with moviegoers, beating almost all predictions, but it may have come at the expense of others films. This kept the box office relatively flat both from last week (up 3.13%) and last year (up 1.95%). Year-to-date still has 2004 up by 6% over 2003, $5.16 billion to $4.86 billion. More...

Friendly, International Spider-Man

July 13th, 2004

With openings in more than 20 markets, Spider-man 2 took top spot on the international charts this week with $50.9 million on 6,723 screen in 50 markets. Most of this week's openings were like its domestic opening, huge, but not record breaking. So far the film has earned $113.9 million and is ahead of the first's film pace, in fact, it has already topped Spider-Man's total in five markets: Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Turkey. Worldwide the film has earned nearly $400 million and with very impressive legs it should more double that before its run is over. More...

Competition Caught in Spider's Web

July 12th, 2004

No real surprises this weekend, at least none of them pleasant. The box office was a little slow compared to predictions and that lead to a serious decrease of 10.5% from last weekend. The year-to-year comparison and not bad, but are starting to show signs of serious weakness; the weekend box office was up, but at just 2.65% it's below ticket price inflation. With a year-to-date box office increase of only 6.5% so far, it won't take much to see this year's gains drop below ticket price inflation. More...

Will it be 2 Victories for Spider-Man?

July 9th, 2004

A trio of newcomers open wide this week, but it will be unlikely that any of them will unseat the current box office champ, Spider-man 2. More...

Shrek Greener on the International Scene

July 7th, 2004

Despite crushing records domestically, Shrek 2's prospects may be even brighter internationally. This week the digital ogre pulled in a massive $78.7 million on approximately 4,700 screens in 30 markets. Highlights include a record breaking opening in the U.K. of $29.2 million, nearly triple the figure the original managed there. It's international total now sits at an impressive $176.4 million and should easily top $400 million by the time it finishes. Worldwide the film has earned $587 million, good enough for third place for the year and 24th all-time. More...

With Great Expectations Comes Great Disappointment

July 7th, 2004

Most analysts were expecting Spider-man 2 to crush many records; that didn't work out. In fact, none of the films met expectations over the weekend. Fortunately, while reality couldn't keep up with expectations, it was still enough to post big increases both from last weekend (11.4%) and last year (21.5%.) However, the increase from last year is a bit misleading as July 4th fell on the Friday, which has historically hurt the box office. More...

Spider-man, Spider-man, Does Whatever a Spider Can

July 2nd, 2004

Just the one film opening this weekend, but it's a monster. It's also going to suck all the box office away from the other movies. Last weekend we had seven films break $10 million, this weekend even with the 4th of July boost we might only have three or four films do the same. More...

How Many will be Caught in Spider-Man's Web

June 30th, 2004

It's not a question of whether Spider-man 2 will open big; we all know it will. It's not even a question of if records will fall; we all know that will happen as well. It's a question of how many records will Spider-man 2 break, and by what margin. More...

Harry Potter 3 is Number 1 for the 4th Week

June 29th, 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban finished first for the fourth weekend in a row with an amazing $40.9 million. That's represents a tiny decrease from last weekend. A large chuck of that figure came from Japan where the film earned $17.5 million on 782 screens. Also helping was Germany, Italy, U.K. and France being eliminated from Euro 2004. Those four nations represent 260 million people whom were closely following the soccer tournament in Portugal, which hurt the overall box office numbers. Internationally the film has now earned $321 million, putting it in second place for the year and just behind E.T. for 25th all time. Worldwide its $533 million is also second for the year but 28th all time. More...

Temperature Rises in Theatres

June 28th, 2004

There was a new movie on the top of the charts this weekend, but it wasn't the film most analysts were predicting. Also good news: every film in the Top Ten beat expectations, albeit by the narrowest of margins in some cases. This led to a serious increase of 9% compared to last weekend and a massive increase of 22% from last year. More...

Can Underdog Remain on Top?

June 25th, 2004

Three new films open wide this week, or four new films if you really stretch the definition of wide. Even so, there's a good chance there won't be a change at top spot on the charts. More...

Harry Potter Holds Off New Competition / Euro 2004 to Win

June 22nd, 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban still leads the pack internationally despite increased competition from fellow family friendly film Shrek 2 and from Euro 2004 coverage. With an additional $44.9 million from over 10,000 screens in 48 territories, including number one openings in 7 mostly minor markets. The lone exception was Spain, which added $6.1 million to Harry Potter's coffers, and that number would have been higher had it not been for Sunday's Spain Portugal soccer match. Internationally, the film has earned almost $270 million so far and is still tracking ahead of the other films in the Harry Potter Franchise, but with greater week-to-week drop-offs it is unlikely to finish quite as high. Worldwide the film has already pulled in $450 million making it the second highest grossing film of the year. More...

Underdog Hits the Top

June 21st, 2004

Bit of a mixed week: we had a surprise hit at number one, but the two bigger budget films both struggled. This led to the second really big drop-off in the weekend box office in a row, this time 14.7%. And it that in turn led to the first year-to-year drop in some weeks, and it was a pretty serious decline of 9.4%. With next week looking less than impressive as well, the industry will need Spider-Man 2 to really soar to avoid a prolonged slump. More...

Box Office Prospects are far from Terminal

June 18th, 2004

This weekend looks to rebound from last weekend, at least critically. Financially it's another matter as the week as already seen the release of one of the most expensive bombs in recent memory. Because of that, it would take a very strong showing from the other two films for the box office to keep up with this years pace and not fall behind last year's showing. More...

Big Harry Potter Drop not Enough to Remove it from the Top

June 14th, 2004

The weekend box office was filed with bad movies and that makes predicting that much more difficult. However, while there were a few surprises, it wasn't as chaotic as it could have been. But with the three new movie combined opening barely above the drop Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban suffered. And that lead to a serious drop from last weekend of 15.75%. But last year at this time, the trio of films that opened really bombed leading to a spectacular 29% increase at the box office. That's several weeks in a row of year to year increases. More...

Harry Potter Likely to Repeat on Top

June 11th, 2004

While three films open wide this weekend, none seem likely to finish first. In fact, I wouldn't be too surprised if at least one of them misses the top 5. However, if any one new movie doubles my predictions I wouldn't be too surprised. Nor would I be all that shocked if any one movie failed to reach half of what I predicted. It's just that kind of week. More...

More Records Fall as Harry Potter Opens

June 7th, 2004

Just a month ago it was looking as if 2004 would suffer through a disastrous summer as the first two tent-pole releases failed to live up to expectations. However, since then we've had record after record fall. The first weekend in June continued this trend as the top 3 films broke several records between them. Since it was a post holiday weekend, a drop in the overall box office was expected, but with a decline of just 2.8% to $186.7 million it was enough to become the largest ever 3-day weekend. And the increase from last year was an incredible 14.6% there's more and more to celebrate about 2004. More...

Another Record Breaking Weekend

June 4th, 2004

If you were to ask a hundred moviegoers at the beginning of the year what their most anticipated film of 2004 was, I'd bet Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban would be in the top three, if not number one. And because of that, it's no surprise that no other studio would try and take on Harry Potter. More...

Still in Control

June 3rd, 2004

The boost to the box office due to the long weekend helped several films cross $10,000 per theatre with a pretty even mix of wide and limited releases. But it was last week's winner Control Room that won the weekend with $24,755 per theatre over the 3-day weekend. Coming in second was The Day After Tomorrow with an impressive $20,071; coincidentally, the film also came in second place on the overall charts. Next on the list were two films with very similar averages: Saved! brought in $17,257 and just behind was Shrek 2 at $17,090 per theatre. Rounding out the $10,000 films was My Mother Likes Women, which saw its per theatre average increased to $11,024 last weekend. More...

Record Breaking Weekend for Day After, but still can't top Shrek 2

June 1st, 2004

In retrospect, I may have been a little harsh on the new films opening this weekend as two of the three earned more during the 3-day weekend than I thought they'd earn during the 4-day weekend. And that helped this Memorial Day long weekend become the biggest weekend ever. Comparing the 3-day total we see a 12.4% increase from last weekend and a 9.9% increase from last year. However, last year at this time it was not Memorial Day. Compared to last year's Memorial Day the three-day portion is up 16.9% and the four-day potion is up an incredible 22% to nearly $250 million. This will create a lot of buzz, which will result in free publicity for the rest of the summer movies. More...

2004 Summer Preview - Part 3: June

June 1st, 2004

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After a rather mediocre May, June looks a lot stronger with two films that should break $300 million. Not surprisingly, these monster hits are being released unopposed during their respective weeks. And also not surprisingly, they are being released at opposite ends of the month. The rest of the films are unlikely to make much of an impact, although a few should cross the increasingly irrelevant $100 million plateau. More...

Double the Fun for Shrek 2

May 28th, 2004

With the buzz around this week's new wide releases less than impressive, Shrek 2 should repeat as winner at the box office. And at least one, and possibly both, of the wide releases could be D.O.A. More...

Control Room Reigns over Per Theatre Charts

May 26th, 2004

Three films earned per theatre averages of more than $10,000 this weekend lead by the debut of the documentary Control Room, which earned an impressive $27,125 in its lone theatre. Close behind in second place was Shrek 2's record setting debut with an unbelievable average of $25,952 in an unprecedented 4,163 theatres. Lastly, Coffee and Cigarettes managed a second weekend above the $10,000 average mark with $11,558 despite more than tripling its theatre count to 17. More...

Panic Mode - Disengaged

May 25th, 2004

Finally, we have something to celebrate this summer. The lone wide release this week, Shrek 2 had a multi-record breaking opening, and that meant a huge 51% increase in the overall box office from last weekend. And that lead to a huge increase over the same weekend last year, right? Well not quite, the increase was rather minimal at just 3.6%, inline with estimated ticket price increases. However, this weekend last year was the Memorial Day long weekend, so the comparison is not quite fair. Further more, 2004 has again slipped behind 2003 year-to-date, albeit by the narrowest of narrow margins $3.125 billion to $3.119 billion based on Sunday's estimates. More...

Is it Time to Panic?

May 21st, 2004

Shrek 2 didn't get off to as solid a start as predicted and without any other wide releases this week we could be in trouble. But there may be mitigating circumstances that will help the box office this weekend. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 14 - May 20

May 20th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates. It was another deceptively slow week as there are lots of site on the list, but none stood out as an award winning site. Many were simple placeholders, others had just minor updates, and the only three flash sites to launch were mostly marked coming soon. I was even tempted to not give out an award or maybe even bring in a ringer. But in the end I went with The Incredibles - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Getting the Jump on the Weekend

May 19th, 2004

All of Hollywood is desperate for a big hit. Admissions are down nearly 3% from this time last year and we've yet to have a breakout hit in May. Hoping to change that is Shrek 2, which opens tonight in a near record 3737 theatres. More...

Slight Setback at the Top of the Charts

May 17th, 2004

Both opening films were unable to reach expectations and because of this we saw a relatively flat performance week-to-week of just 6.8%. And compared to last year's monster opening for The Matrix Reloaded this year was down an amazing 26.5%. Year to date now has 2004 up by just 1.2%, half the estimated ticket price inflation and unless Shrek 2 opens huge next weekend this year will dip below last year's pace. More...

Movie Websites Launches for Aril 30 - May 6

May 6th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Shrek 2 - >Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Summer Preview - Part 2: May

May 4th, 2004

May marks the start of Summer, at least according to the movie industry. And while Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of Summer, the first weekend in May is becoming increasingly important. So it's no surprise that there are 8 movies set for wide released during the upcoming month. ... Wait a minute; that can't be right. With just 8 movies opening each week there will be the potential blockbuster and the counter-programming movie, thereby maximizing profits. Obviously this has to change. More...

Movie Websites Launches for March 19 - March 25

March 25th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for February 13 - February 19

February 19th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for January 30 - February 5

February 6th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week. Miracle - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 31 - November 6

November 6th, 2003

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/21 1 $108,037,878   4,163 $25,952   $128,983,060 5
2004/05/28 1 $72,170,363 -33% 4,223 $17,090   $236,905,717 12
2004/06/04 2 $37,931,716 -47% 4,131 $9,182   $314,523,202 19
2004/06/11 3 $23,316,920 -39% 3,843 $6,067   $353,333,317 26
2004/06/18 4 $13,941,950 -40% 3,306 $4,217   $378,623,263 33
2004/06/25 7 $10,216,452 -27% 2,937 $3,479   $396,782,535 40
2004/07/02 8 $5,838,371 -43% 2,609 $2,238   $408,139,196 47
2004/07/09 9 $4,450,316 -24% 2,142 $2,078   $418,517,158 54
2004/07/16 10 $3,230,786 -27% 1,857 $1,740   $425,011,646 61
2004/07/23 10 $2,316,663 -28% 1,559 $1,486   $429,441,294 68
2004/07/30 15 $1,317,270 -43% 1,019 $1,293   $432,493,392 75
2004/08/06 18 $893,869 -32% 812 $1,101   $434,404,842 82
2004/08/13 21 $567,582 -37% 567 $1,001   $435,640,772 89
2004/08/20 23 $422,786 -26% 435 $972   $436,471,036 96

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/19 1 $11,786,415   3,737 $3,154   $11,786,415 1
2004/05/20 1 $9,158,767 -22% 3,737 $2,451   $20,945,182 2
2004/05/21 1 $28,340,295 +209% 4,163 $6,808   $49,285,477 3
2004/05/22 1 $44,797,042 +58% 4,163 $10,761   $94,082,519 4
2004/05/23 1 $34,900,541 -22% 4,163 $8,384   $128,983,060 5
2004/05/24 1 $11,512,000 -67% 4,163 $2,765   $140,495,000 6
2004/05/25 1 $8,023,000 -30% 4,163 $1,927   $148,519,000 7
2004/05/26 1 $8,003,000 n/c 4,163 $1,922   $156,522,000 8
2004/05/27 1 $8,213,000 +3% 4,163 $1,973   $164,735,000 9
2004/05/28 2 $21,500,000 +162% 4,223 $5,091   $186,200,000 10
2004/05/29 1 $27,235,110 +27% 4,223 $6,449   $212,125,502 11
2004/05/30 1 $24,780,215 -9% 4,223 $5,868   $236,905,717 12
2004/05/31 1 $23,408,002 -6% 4,223 $5,543   $260,313,719 13
2004/06/01 2 $5,807,000 -75% 4,223 $1,375   $266,120,000 14
2004/06/02 1 $5,395,000 -7% 4,223 $1,278   $271,516,000 15
2004/06/03 1 $5,076,000 -6% 4,223 $1,202   $276,591,000 16
2004/06/04 2 $10,400,000 +105% 4,131 $2,518   $287,000,000 17
2004/06/05 2 $15,563,658 +50% 4,131 $3,768   $302,608,864 18
2004/06/06 2 $11,914,338 -23% 4,131 $2,884   $314,523,202 19
2004/06/07 2 $3,542,000 -70% 4,131 $857   $318,065,000 20
2004/06/08 2 $3,756,000 +6% 4,131 $909   $321,821,000 21
2004/06/09 2 $3,946,000 +5% 4,131 $955   $325,767,000 22
2004/06/10 2 $4,249,000 +8% 4,131 $1,029   $330,016,000 23
2004/06/11 5 $7,500,000 +77% 3,843 $1,952   $337,500,000 24
2004/06/12 2 $9,030,317 +20% 3,843 $2,350   $346,511,753 25
2004/06/13 2 $6,821,564 -24% 3,843 $1,775   $353,333,317 26
2004/06/14 2 $2,878,000 -58% 3,843 $749   $356,211,000 27
2004/06/15 2 $2,844,000 -1% 3,843 $740   $359,055,000 28
2004/06/16 2 $2,785,000 -2% 3,843 $725   $361,840,000 29
2004/06/17 2 $2,841,000 +2% 3,843 $739   $364,681,000 30
2004/06/18 4 $4,100,000 +44% 3,306 $1,240   $368,800,000 31
2004/06/19 4 $5,398,242 +32% 3,306 $1,633   $374,235,745 32
2004/06/20 4 $4,387,518 -19% 3,306 $1,327   $378,623,263 33
2004/06/21 4 $1,887,000 -57% 3,306 $571   $380,510,000 34
2004/06/22 4 $2,274,000 +21% 3,306 $688   $382,784,000 35
2004/06/23 5 $1,825,000 -20% 3,306 $552   $384,608,000 36
2004/06/24 5 $1,958,000 +7% 3,306 $592   $386,566,000 37
2004/06/25 7 $3,200,000 +63% 2,937 $1,090   $389,800,000 38
2004/06/26 7 $4,110,580 +28% 2,937 $1,400   $393,825,312 39
2004/06/27 7 $2,957,223 -28% 2,937 $1,007   $396,782,535 40
2004/06/28 6 $1,480,000 -50% 2,937 $504   $398,263,000 41
2004/06/29 7 $1,491,000 +1% 2,937 $508   $399,754,000 42
2004/06/30 6 $1,224,000 -18% 2,937 $417   $400,978,000 43
2004/07/01 6 $1,366,000 +12% 2,937 $465   $402,343,000 44
2004/07/02 7 $1,938,425 +42% 2,609 $743   $404,281,425 45
2004/07/03 8 $2,236,028 +15% 2,609 $857   $406,517,453 46
2004/07/04 8 $1,663,918 -26% 2,609 $638   $408,139,196 47
2004/07/05 8 $2,549,310 +53% 2,609 $977   $410,688,506 48
2004/07/06 6 $1,116,000 -56% 2,609 $428   $411,804,506 49
2004/07/07 7 $1,124,000 +1% 2,609 $431   $412,928,506 50
2004/07/08 7 $1,138,000 +1% 2,609 $436   $414,067,000 51
2004/07/09 10 $1,374,025 +21% 2,142 $641   $415,441,025 52
2004/07/10 9 $1,752,531 +28% 2,142 $818   $417,193,556 53
2004/07/11 9 $1,323,760 -24% 2,142 $618   $418,517,158 54
2004/07/12 8 $761,000 -43% 2,142 $355   $419,278,000 55
2004/07/13 7 $863,000 +13% 2,142 $403   $420,140,000 56
2004/07/14 7 $839,000 -3% 2,142 $392   $420,979,000 57
2004/07/15 6 $802,000 -4% 2,142 $374   $421,781,000 58
2004/07/16 11 $889,425 +11% 2,142 $415   $422,670,285 59
2004/07/17 11 $1,222,447 +37% 1,857 $658   $423,892,732 60
2004/07/18 8 $1,118,914 -8% 1,857 $603   $425,011,646 61
2004/07/19 9 $534,000 -52% 1,857 $288   $425,545,000 62
2004/07/20 9 $536,000 n/c 1,857 $289   $426,081,000 63
2004/07/21 9 $511,000 -5% 1,857 $275   $426,592,000 64
2004/07/22 8 $532,000 +4% 1,857 $286   $427,125,000 65
2004/07/23 10 $700,000 +32% 1,559 $449   $427,800,000 66
2004/07/24 10 $931,558 +33% 1,559 $598   $428,715,869 67
2004/07/25 10 $725,425 -22% 1,559 $465   $429,441,294 68
2004/07/26 11 $365,000 -50% 1,559 $234   $429,806,000 69
2004/07/27 10 $512,000 +40% 1,559 $328   $430,318,000 70
2004/07/28 10 $489,000 -4% 1,559 $314   $430,807,000 71
2004/07/29 10 $369,000 -25% 1,559 $237   $431,176,000 72

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/14 3 $20,945,182   3,737 $5,605   $20,945,182 2
2004/05/21 1 $143,790,172 +587% 4,163 $34,540   $164,735,354 9
2004/05/28 1 $111,856,132 -22% 4,223 $26,487   $276,591,486 16
2004/06/04 2 $53,424,911 -52% 4,131 $12,933   $330,016,397 23
2004/06/11 2 $34,664,916 -35% 3,843 $9,020   $364,681,313 30
2004/06/18 4 $21,884,770 -37% 3,306 $6,620   $386,566,083 37
2004/06/25 8 $15,734,742 -28% 2,937 $5,357   $402,300,825 44
2004/07/02 7 $11,766,017 -25% 2,609 $4,510   $414,066,842 51
2004/07/09 9 $7,714,018 -34% 2,142 $3,601   $421,780,860 58
2004/07/16 9 $5,343,771 -31% 1,857 $2,878   $427,124,631 65
2004/07/23 10 $4,051,491 -24% 1,559 $2,599   $431,176,122 72
2004/07/30 15 $2,334,851 -42% 1,019 $2,291   $433,510,973 79
2004/08/06 17 $1,562,217 -33% 812 $1,924   $435,073,190 86
2004/08/13 21 $975,060 -38% 567 $1,720   $436,048,250 93

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/20/20071572,148 94,769$1,081,499$1,420,587133
5/27/20072569,910-3% 164,679$787,998$2,208,585134
6/3/20072151,693-26% 216,372$651,265$2,859,849135
6/10/20072531,279-39% 247,651$412,461$3,272,310136
11/18/20071479,671 512,845$1,353,610$7,194,229159

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