2004 Weekend Box Office Winners by Theater Averagesby connorpetterson | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,489,046 | Gross: $377.85M
Week 1 $7,610
2. Big Fish (2003)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
Votes: 389,451 | Gross: $66.26M
Week 2 $5,740
3. Along Came Polly (2004)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.
Votes: 118,380 | Gross: $88.10M
Week 3 $10,874
4. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
Votes: 420,572 | Gross: $57.94M
Week 4 $6,550
5. You Got Served (2004)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music
In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers.
Votes: 25,074 | Gross: $40.07M
Week 5 $8,340
6. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
The owner of an historic South Side Chicago barbershop is pressured to sell out to a land developer, but must face the impact this would have on his close-knit community.
Votes: 13,401 | Gross: $65.11M
Week 6 $8,941
7. 50 First Dates (2004)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
Votes: 303,303 | Gross: $120.91M
Week 7 $12,561, Week 8 $5,655
8. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
R | 127 min | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Votes: 201,114 | Gross: $370.78M
Week 9 $27,554, Week 10 $16,797, Week 11 $9,975
9. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
R | 101 min | Horror
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
Votes: 220,231 | Gross: $59.02M
Week 12 $9,735
10. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.
Votes: 42,969 | Gross: $84.22M
Week 13 $8,888
11. Hellboy (2004)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.
Votes: 288,297 | Gross: $59.62M
Week 14 $7,652
12. Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,790 | Gross: $31.18M
Week 15 $7,118
13. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
Votes: 613,334 | Gross: $66.21M
Week 16 $8,449
14. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 306,968 | Gross: $77.91M
Week 17 $7,634
15. Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Votes: 301,010 | Gross: $86.06M
Week 18 $8,605
16. Van Helsing (2004)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.
Votes: 228,784 | Gross: $120.18M
Week 19 $14,474
17. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Drama, History
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Votes: 450,947 | Gross: $133.38M
Week 20 $13,739
18. Shrek 2 (2004)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.
Votes: 380,807 | Gross: $436.47M
Week 21 $25,951
19. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 385,184 | Gross: $186.74M
Week 22 $25,053
20. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Votes: 488,396 | Gross: $249.36M
Week 23 $24,302, Week 24 $9,055
21. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport
A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.
Votes: 213,426 | Gross: $114.33M
Week 25 $11,161
22. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Votes: 122,270 | Gross: $119.19M
Week 26 $27,558
23. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.
Votes: 498,389 | Gross: $373.59M
Week 27 $27,894, Week 28 $10,845
24. I, Robot (2004)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
Votes: 462,890 | Gross: $144.80M
Week 29 $15,257
25. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Votes: 406,635 | Gross: $176.24M
Week 30 $16,594
26. The Village (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.
Votes: 227,373 | Gross: $114.20M
Week 31 $13,604
27. Collateral (2004)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Votes: 334,759 | Gross: $101.01M
Week 32 $7,748
28. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Votes: 172,996 | Gross: $80.28M
Week 33 $11,279
29. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.
Votes: 31,593 | Gross: $41.82M
Week 34 $6,440
30. Hero (2002)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.
Votes: 165,706 | Gross: $53.71M
Week 35 $8,864
31. Vanity Fair (2004)
PG-13 | 141 min | Drama
Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.
Votes: 19,393 | Gross: $16.14M
Week 36 $5,964
32. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice wakes up in Racoon city hospital after the city has been overrun by zombies. Alice must now make it out of the city before a mucilage bomb is dropped on the city.
Votes: 175,075 | Gross: $51.20M
Week 37 $7,014
33. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
Votes: 78,628 | Gross: $37.76M
Week 38 $4,914
34. The Forgotten (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.
Votes: 61,806 | Gross: $66.64M
Week 39 $6,773
35. Shark Tale (2004)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage.
Votes: 154,251 | Gross: $160.86M
Week 40 $11,853
36. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Votes: 91,531 | Gross: $16.76M
Week 41 $9,042, Week 42 $7,024
37. The Grudge (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
Votes: 130,923 | Gross: $110.36M
Week 43 $12,058
38. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 127,407 | Gross: $75.33M
Week 44 $9,989
39. The Incredibles (2004)
PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
Votes: 600,130 | Gross: $261.44M
Week 45 $17,917
40. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she's dreamed of having.
Votes: 96,007 | Gross: $40.23M
Week 46 $16,385
41. National Treasure (2004)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.
Votes: 284,672 | Gross: $173.01M
Week 47 $11,648, Week 48 $14,066
42. Closer (I) (2004)
R | 104 min | Drama, Romance
The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.
Votes: 190,304 | Gross: $33.99M
Week 49 $16,193
43. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.
Votes: 330,631 | Gross: $125.54M
Week 50 $11,900
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.
Votes: 184,617 | Gross: $118.63M
Week 51 $8,304