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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 47 $2,917,226,580 469,762,713 31.42%
2 Comedy 121 $1,674,429,573 269,634,335 18.04%
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 193 $2,118,357,589 341,120,296 22.82%
4 G 11 $257,850,608 41,521,832 2.78%
5 Not Rated 230 $108,255,892 17,432,392 1.17%
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 179 $3,931,335,267 633,065,174 42.35%
2 Kids Fiction 22 $1,415,131,690 227,879,491 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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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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