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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $249,538,952Details
International Box Office $547,149,597Details
Worldwide Box Office $796,688,549
Further financial details...

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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 118 $249,538,952
All Time International Box Office 61 $547,149,597
All Time Worldwide Box Office 75 $796,688,549
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 28 $249,538,952
All Time International Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 13 $547,149,597
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 17 $796,688,549

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$130,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 4th, 2004 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
June 4th, 2004 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 23rd, 2004 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language.
Running Time: 141 minutes
Franchise: Harry Potter
Comparisons: vs. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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Keywords: Boarding School, Time Travel, Werewolf, Wrongfully Convicted, Visual Effects, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Heyday Films, 1492 Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 196 $5,938,474 Jul 2, 2004 31
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 249 $8,577,796 Jul 2, 2004 31
Fastest to $200m 92 $200,290,000 Jun 18, 2004 21
Fastest to $150m 81 $157,975,042 Jun 11, 2004 10
Fastest to $100m 68 $102,116,000 Jun 4, 2004 4
Biggest Domestic Sunday 81 $23,925,205 Jun 6, 2004 3
Biggest Domestic June Weekend 10 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 61 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Top Adventure Weekend Domestic 25 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Top Animation/Live Action Weekend Domestic 21 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Weekend Domestic 17 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Top Fantasy Weekend Domestic 10 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Top PG Weekend Domestic 10 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Biggest Domestic Sequel Weekend 46 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Top Warner Bros. Weekend Domestic 12 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 66 $93,687,367 Jun 4, 2004 3
Top 2004 Theater Average 29 $24,303 Jun 4, 2004 3
Biggest Domestic Saturday 85 $31,493,867 Jun 5, 2004 2
Fastest to $50m 62 $69,762,162 Jun 4, 2004 2
Top Adventure Day Domestic 48 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1
Top Animation/Live Action Day Domestic 43 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Day Domestic 32 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1
Top Fantasy Day Domestic 20 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1
Top PG Day Domestic 20 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1
Biggest Domestic Sequel Day 92 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1
Top Warner Bros. Day Domestic 23 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1
Biggest Domestic Friday 54 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1
Biggest Domestic June Day 18 $38,268,295 Jun 4, 2004 1

Leading Cast

   Harry Potter
   Ron Weasley
   Hermione Granger

Supporting Cast

Gary Oldman    Sirius Black
David Thewlis    Remus Lupin
Michael Gambon    Dumbledore
Alan Rickman    Professor Snape
Maggie Smith    Professor McGonagall
Robbie Coltrane    Rubeus Hagrid
Tom Felton    Draco Malfoy
Emma Thompson    Sybill Trelawney
Julie Walters    Mrs. Molly Weasley
Timothy Spall    Peter Pettigrew
Julie Christie    Madam Rosmerta
Devon Murray    Seamus Finnigan
Alfie Enoch    Dean Thomas
Josh Herdman    Gregory Goyle
Jamie Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Robert Hardy    Cornelius Fudge
Matthew Lewis    Neville Longbottom
David Bradley    Argus Filch
Mark Williams    Mr. Arthur Weasley
Bonnie Wright    Ginny Weasley
Chris Rankin    Percy Weasley
James Phelps    Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps    George Weasley
Jimmy Gardner    Ernie the Bus Driver
Lee Ingleby    Stan Shunpike
Lenny Henry    Shrunken Head
Geraldine Somerville    Lily Potter
Adrian Rawlins    James Potter
Harry Melling    Dudley Dursley
Pam Ferris    Aunt Marge
Richard Griffiths    Uncle Vernon
Fiona Shaw    Aunt Petunia Dursley
Dawn French    The Fat Lady
Warwick Davis    Professor Flitwick
Jim Tavare    Tom The Innkeeper
Abby Ford    Young Witch Maid
Sitara Shah    Parvati Patel
Jennifer Smith    Lavender Brown
Bronson Webb    Slytherin Boy
Genevieve Gaunt    Pansy Parkinson
Kandice Morris    Girl
Annalisa Bugliani    Mother in Portrait
Tess Bu Cuaron    Baby in Portrait
Violet Columbus    Girl with Flowers
Paul Whitehouse    Sir Cadogan
Ekow Quartey    Boy
Ricky Sahota    Boy
Sharon Sandhu    Girl
Danielle Tabor    Angelina Johnson
Freddie Davis    Old man in Portrait
Peter Best    The Executioner

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

David Heyman    Producer
Chris Columbus    Producer
Mark Radcliffe    Producer
J.K. Rowling    Story Creator
Steve Kloves    Screenwriter
Michael Barnathan    Executive Producer
Callum McDougall    Executive Producer
Michael Seresin    Director of Photography
Stuart Craig    Production Designer
Steven Weisberg    Editor
John Williams    Composer
Tanya Seghatchian    Executive Producer
Jamie Christopher    First Assistant Director: Second Unit
Chris Carreras    Assistant Director
Paula Dupre Pesmen    Associate Producer
Chris Carreras    Associate Producer
Peter MacDonald    Second Unit Director
Tim Lewis    Unit Production Manager
David Carrigan    Production Manager
Neil Lamont    Supervising Art Director
Andrew Ackland-Snow    Senior Art Director
Steven Lawrence    Art Director
Alan Gilmore    Art Director
Gary Tomkins    Art Director
Alex Walker    Art Director
Stephenie McMillan    Set Decorator
Peter Hannan    Second Unit Camera
David Morgan    Additional Photography
Michael Brewter    Additional Photography
Jany Temime    Costume Designer
David Crossman    Costume Supervisor
Charlotte Finlay    Costume Supervisor-Wardrobe
William Kruzykowski    Associate Editor
Alexandro Rodriguez    Associate Editor
Joseph Bond    Additional Editor
John Midgley    Sound Mixer
Mike Prestwood Smith    Re-recording Mixer
Matthew Gough    Re-recording Mixer
Michael Semanick    Re-recording Mixer
Richard Beggs    Co-Supervising Sound Editor
David Evans    Co-Supervising Sound Editor
Andy Kennedy    Sound Effects Editor
Bjorn Ole Schroeder    Sound Effects Editor
Sam Southwick    Sound Effects Editor
Richard Beggs    Sound Designer
Stefan Henrix    Dialogue Editor
Ken Wannberg    Music Editor
Peter Myles    Music Editor
Eithne Fennell    Hairstylist
Nick Dudman    Special Make-up Effects
Jina Jay    Casting Director
Greg Powell    Stunt Coordinator
Roger Guyett    Visual Effects Supervisor
Will Dodds    Third Assistant Director

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Analysis: Harry Potter and the Big Pile of Money

July 21st, 2011

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October 18th, 2010

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March 18th, 2006

Despite the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Walk the Line remained in first place on the rental charts with $10.03 million over the week and $21.81 million in total. More...

War's World Leader

December 3rd, 2005

War of the Worlds easily won the race on the rental charts with $15.54 million in combined rentals, which is one of the best results of the year. This is more of a surprise than it may first seem, since people usually buy blockbusters like this and not rent them as much. More...

New Releases Score a Hat Trick on the Home Market

November 26th, 2005

New releases finished one, two, three on the rental charts this week with Madagascar leading the way. The film earned $7.94 million in combined rentals, which was ahead of the second place film by just over half a million dollars. More...

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...

DVD Releases for November 23, 2004

November 22nd, 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, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Buy from Amazon and Seinfeld - Giftset. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Spider-Man's Start's Slower, But Records Still Fall

July 2nd, 2004

Spider-man 2 earned a record breaking $40.4 million on Wednesday, and while that was up to my lofty expectations, it was still more than enough to break records. More...

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

June 30th, 2004

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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...

Weekend on the Per Theatre Chart is Anything but Dynamite

June 16th, 2004

Just the lone film earned more than $10,000 per theatre this past weekend. Napoleon Dynamite $19,444 average in 6 theatres was double the nearest competitor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which earned an average of $9,056. More...

Harry Potter Holds up Better Overseas

June 15th, 2004

Despite massive competition form the TV coverage of the Euro2004 Football championships, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban help up rather well internationally. Its weekend take of $65.4 million was down just 25% from last weekend. Granted number one openings in 16 nations helped, especially the $8.5 million earned in Australia. The film's international take has already hit $204 million and with it still tracking ahead of Chamber of Secrets in most markets, $500 million international is virtually guaranteed with $600 million not out of the question. By next weekend it will have overtaken fellow Warner Bros. blockbuster Troy for second biggest worldwide box office of the year. 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...

Harry Potter Unable to Control Per Theatre Charts

June 9th, 2004

In its third weekend of release, Control Room saw its per theatre average increase from $24,755 last weekend to $25,320 this weekend while finishing first on the charts for the third weekend in a row. Add in the fact that this was a post holiday weekend and this film needs to expand to take advantage of the demand and it needs to expand now. More...

Harry Potter has Biggest Worldwide Opening of the Year

June 8th, 2004

Despite only opening in 24 international markets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban had both the biggest international and worldwide opening of the year. Its three day total of $87.2 million was ahead of last week's winner The Day After Tomorrow despite opening in just a fraction of the markets (24 to 110) and significantly fewer screens (7,885 to 9,276.) If you include the weekday numbers in the U.K., (which are being treated as previews by Warner Bros.) then it has the third biggest international opening ever with $113.5 million. This is a fare comparison since the two films ahead of it also were not strict 3-day openers either. (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King's $125.9 million included sneak previews and The Matrix Revolutions's $117.6 million was a five day total.) Worldwide the film has already earned more than $200 million, which is good enough for sixth place for the year. 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...

Harry Potter Opens with $41.2 million - Set for $120 million Weekend?

June 5th, 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban set a new record for a Friday opening, posting $41.2 million, about $2 million ahead of the mark set by Spider-Man in 2002, and an incredible $13 million more than Shrek 2 managed on its record-breaking weekend in May. 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...

Movie Websites Launches for May 28 - June 3

June 3rd, 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, Two Brothers - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Harry, Ron and Hermione to Experience IMAX

June 2nd, 2004

It's looking more and more likely that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will break records this upcoming weekend. And part of that will come from the IMAX Experience that is coming to 49 theatres across North America and a handful more worldwide. More...

Far from a Global Disaster

June 2nd, 2004

It was a massive worldwide opening for The Day After Tomorrow, which debuted in 9,276 theatres in 110 markets. It's $85.0 million over three days was almost the same has its four day domestic take. And with more than $150 million, it became the biggest worldwide debut this year. This is a great start, but the real test is yet to come. What will determine if this film is a blockbuster verses it being an elite film is how well it holds up to competition next weekend. 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...

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...

Special Feature: The Evolving Face of the All Time Box Office Stars List

January 3rd, 2004

The New Year makes for an interesting time to look at how last year's blockbusters have affected our All Time Top Box Office Stars list. As usual, there are some familiar names doing well, and some surprise new entries. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 29 - December 5

December 4th, 2003

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here's a list of highlights, plus one last look at websites for films opening this week.More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 14 - November 20

November 20th, 2003

Movie Websites Launches for November 7 - November 13

November 13th, 2003

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/06/04 1 $93,687,367   3,855 $24,303   $93,687,367 1
2004/06/11 1 $34,910,393 -63% 3,855 $9,056   $157,975,042 2
2004/06/18 3 $18,027,466 -48% 3,805 $4,738   $190,925,253 3
2004/06/25 6 $11,247,412 -38% 3,404 $3,304   $211,537,548 4
2004/07/02 7 $5,938,474 -47% 2,725 $2,179   $223,117,013 5
2004/07/09 11 $4,052,317 -32% 2,002 $2,024   $232,795,692 6
2004/07/16 12 $2,758,045 -32% 1,460 $1,889   $238,344,679 7
2004/07/23 12 $1,677,458 -39% 1,008 $1,664   $241,770,359 8
2004/07/30 17 $989,449 -41% 605 $1,635   $243,910,542 9
2004/08/06 19 $728,248 -26% 409 $1,781   $245,332,214 10
2004/08/13 23 $451,429 -38% 310 $1,456   $246,244,214 11
2004/08/20 25 $353,507 -22% 248 $1,425   $246,900,818 12
2004/08/27 23 $485,683 +37% 391 $1,242   $247,598,604 13
2004/09/03 24 $413,441 -15% 391 $1,057   $248,195,631 14
2004/09/10 30 $203,877 -51% 321 $635   $248,619,248 15
2004/09/17 34 $170,088 -17% 228 $746   $248,854,854 16
2004/09/24 36 $137,868 -19% 246 $560   $249,031,885 17
2004/10/01 44 $64,387 -53% 164 $393   $249,133,782 18
2004/10/08 41 $43,500 -32% 119 $366   $249,194,525 19
2004/10/15 45 $52,709 +21% 74 $712   $249,266,986 20
2004/10/22 52 $42,933 -19% 55 $781   $249,319,248 21
2004/10/29 48 $31,662 -26% 55 $576   $249,358,727 22
2004/11/26 53 $31,880   34 $938   $249,509,413 26

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/04 1 $38,268,295   3,855 $9,927   $38,268,295 1
2004/06/05 1 $31,493,867 -18% 3,855 $8,170   $69,762,162 2
2004/06/06 1 $23,925,205 -24% 3,855 $6,206   $93,687,367 3
2004/06/07 1 $8,428,000 -65% 3,855 $2,186   $102,116,000 4
2004/06/08 1 $7,247,000 -14% 3,855 $1,880   $109,363,000 5
2004/06/09 1 $6,878,000 -5% 3,855 $1,784   $116,242,000 6
2004/06/10 1 $6,823,000 -1% 3,855 $1,770   $123,065,000 7
2004/06/11 1 $11,000,000 +61% 3,855 $2,853   $134,100,000 8
2004/06/12 1 $13,541,888 +23% 3,855 $3,513   $147,946,953 9
2004/06/13 1 $10,028,089 -26% 3,855 $2,601   $157,975,042 10
2004/06/14 1 $3,988,000 -60% 3,855 $1,035   $161,963,000 11
2004/06/15 1 $3,742,000 -6% 3,855 $971   $165,706,000 12
2004/06/16 1 $3,623,000 -3% 3,855 $940   $169,329,000 13
2004/06/17 1 $3,568,000 -2% 3,855 $926   $172,898,000 14
2004/06/18 3 $5,300,000 +49% 3,805 $1,393   $178,200,000 15
2004/06/19 3 $7,109,213 +34% 3,805 $1,868   $185,308,202 16
2004/06/20 2 $5,617,051 -21% 3,805 $1,476   $190,925,253 17
2004/06/21 2 $2,365,000 -58% 3,805 $622   $193,291,000 18
2004/06/22 2 $2,606,000 +10% 3,805 $685   $195,897,000 19
2004/06/23 3 $2,155,000 -17% 3,805 $566   $198,052,000 20
2004/06/24 3 $2,238,000 +4% 3,805 $588   $200,290,000 21
2004/06/25 6 $3,400,000 +52% 3,404 $999   $203,700,000 22
2004/06/26 6 $4,468,178 +31% 3,404 $1,313   $208,167,392 23
2004/06/27 6 $3,370,156 -25% 3,404 $990   $211,537,548 24
2004/06/28 5 $1,576,000 -53% 3,404 $463   $213,114,000 25
2004/06/29 5 $1,559,000 -1% 3,404 $458   $214,673,000 26
2004/06/30 7 $1,204,000 -23% 3,004 $401   $215,877,000 27
2004/07/01 8 $1,301,000 +8% 3,004 $433   $217,179,000 28
2004/07/02 8 $1,916,300 +47% 2,725 $703   $219,095,300 29
2004/07/03 7 $2,307,366 +20% 2,725 $847   $221,402,666 30
2004/07/04 7 $1,714,808 -26% 2,725 $629   $223,117,013 31
2004/07/05 7 $2,602,703 +52% 2,725 $955   $225,719,716 32
2004/07/06 8 $1,085,000 -58% 2,725 $398   $226,804,716 33
2004/07/07 9 $951,000 -12% 2,725 $349   $227,755,716 34
2004/07/08 9 $987,000 +4% 2,725 $362   $228,743,000 35
2004/07/10 10 $1,578,228   2,002 $788   $231,478,906 37
2004/07/11 10 $1,316,786 -17% 2,002 $658   $232,795,692 38
2004/07/12 10 $688,000 -48% 2,002 $344   $233,484,000 39
2004/07/13 11 $721,000 +5% 2,002 $360   $234,205,000 40
2004/07/14 10 $706,000 -2% 2,002 $353   $234,911,000 41
2004/07/15 10 $675,000 -4% 2,002 $337   $235,587,000 42
2004/07/16 12 $732,218 +8% 1,460 $502   $236,318,852 43
2004/07/17 12 $1,042,989 +42% 1,460 $714   $237,361,841 44
2004/07/18 11 $982,838 -6% 1,460 $673   $238,344,679 45
2004/07/20 10 $448,000   1,460 $307   $239,234,000 47
2004/07/21 10 $427,000 -5% 1,460 $292   $239,662,000 48
2004/07/22 10 $431,000 +1% 1,460 $295   $240,093,000 49
2004/07/23 11 $400,000 -7% 1,008 $397   $240,500,000 50
2004/07/24 11 $678,520 +70% 1,008 $673   $241,216,997 51
2004/07/25 11 $553,362 -18% 1,008 $549   $241,770,359 52

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/06/04 1 $123,064,649   3,855 $31,923   $123,064,649 1
2004/06/11 1 $49,833,138 -60% 3,855 $12,927   $172,897,787 2
2004/06/18 3 $27,392,349 -45% 3,805 $7,199   $200,290,136 3
2004/06/25 7 $16,888,403 -38% 3,404 $4,961   $217,178,539 4
2004/07/02 8 $11,564,836 -32% 2,725 $4,244   $228,743,375 5
2004/07/09 11 $6,843,259 -41% 2,002 $3,418   $235,586,634 6
2004/07/16 12 $4,506,267 -34% 1,460 $3,086   $240,092,901 7
2004/07/23 13 $2,828,192 -37% 1,008 $2,806   $242,921,093 8
2004/07/30 17 $1,682,873 -40% 605 $2,782   $244,603,966 9
2004/08/06 19 $1,188,819 -29% 409 $2,907   $245,792,785 10
2004/08/13 22 $754,526 -37% 310 $2,434   $246,547,311 11
2004/08/20 24 $565,610 -25% 248 $2,281   $247,112,921 12
2004/08/27 23 $669,269 +18% 391 $1,712   $247,782,190 13
2004/09/03 25 $633,181 -5% 391 $1,619   $248,415,371 14
2004/09/10 31 $269,395 -57% 321 $839   $248,684,766 15
2004/09/17 36 $209,251 -22% 228 $918   $248,894,017 16
2004/09/24 37 $175,378 -16% 246 $713   $249,069,395 17
2004/10/01 43 $81,630 -53% 164 $498   $249,151,025 18
2004/10/08 42 $63,252 -23% 119 $532   $249,214,277 19
2004/10/15 46 $62,038 -2% 74 $838   $249,276,315 20
2004/10/22 51 $50,750 -18% 55 $923   $249,327,065 21
2004/11/26 46 $61,419   34 $1,806   $249,538,952 26

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/12/200614151,647 151,647$1,510,662$1,510,66268
3/19/20061687,035-43% 238,682$867,739$2,378,40169
3/26/20062156,935-35% 295,617$567,642$2,946,04370
11/26/200617461,210 1,284,679$0$8,617,945105
7/15/20072137,128 1,844,321$352,345$14,767,012138
7/22/20072435,066-6% 1,879,387$332,776$15,099,789139
7/29/20073024,043-31% 1,903,430$228,168$15,327,957140
8/12/20072549,588 1,978,191$636,075$16,273,282142
4/17/20112825,898 2,091,210$470,701$17,891,694334
7/10/20113015,335 2,107,261$301,328$18,206,405346
7/17/20112621,712+42% 2,128,973$389,279$18,595,684347
7/31/20112421,339 2,150,821$401,929$19,006,661349
11/13/20112052,916 2,213,004$713,308$19,887,141364

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/17/20111027,142 126,087$949,714$4,396,080334
7/17/20111611,280 163,903$348,323$5,570,981347
7/31/2011723,442 189,698$726,471$6,370,371349
8/21/20112013,945 214,105$432,144$7,126,723352
11/13/20111322,351 253,690$692,670$8,353,478364

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