List of 2004 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 2004.

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes
1 January 4, 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $28,180,378
2 January 11, 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $14,209,098
3 January 18, 2004 Along Came Polly $27,721,185
4 January 25, 2004 The Butterfly Effect $17,065,227
5 February 1, 2004 You Got Served $16,123,105
6 February 8, 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business $24,241,612
7 February 15, 2004 50 First Dates $39,852,237 50 First Dates broke Sweet Home Alabama's record ($35.6 million) for the highest weekend debut for a romantic comedy and Dracula's record ($30.5 million) for highest weekend debut for a film released during the Friday the 13th weekend.
8 February 22, 2004 50 First Dates $20,427,325
9 February 29, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $83,848,082 The Passion of the Christ broke Hannibal's record ($58.0 million) for the highest weekend debut in February. The Passion of the Christ also broke Finding Nemo's record ($70.3 million) for the highest weekend debut for a non-franchise based film.
10 March 7, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $53,246,801
11 March 14, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $32,130,978
12 March 21, 2004 Dawn of the Dead $26,722,575 Dawn of the Dead broke Resident Evil's record ($17.7 million) for highest weekend debut for a zombie film.
13 March 28, 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed $29,438,331 James Gunn became the first screenwriter in history to have two back to back number 1 films as he wrote both Dawn of the Dead and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
14 April 4, 2004 Hellboy $23,172,440
15 April 11, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $15,216,723 The Passion of the Christ reclaimed #1 in its seventh weekend on the Easter holiday.
16 April 18, 2004 Kill Bill Volume 2 $25,104,949
17 April 25, 2004 Man on Fire $22,751,490
18 May 2, 2004 Mean Girls $24,432,195
19 May 9, 2004 Van Helsing $51,748,040 Van Helsing broke Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles's record ($36.3 million) for the highest weekend debut for a vampire film.
20 May 16, 2004 Troy $46,865,412
21 May 23, 2004 Shrek 2 $108,038,878 Shrek 2 broke Finding Nemo's record ($70.3 million) for the highest weekend debut for an animated film. Its $44.8 million gross on Saturday broke Spider-Man's record ($43.6 million) for largest single day tally of all time. Shrek 2 had the highest weekend debut of 2004.
22 May 30, 2004 Shrek 2 $72,170,363 Shrek 2 broke Spider-Man's record ($71.4 million) for the highest second weekend gross, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park's record ($72.1 million) for the highest Memorial Day weekend ever.
23 June 6, 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $93,687,367 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban broke Hulk's record ($62.1 million) for the highest weekend debut in June.
24 June 13, 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $34,910,393
25 June 20, 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story $30,070,196
26 June 27, 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 $23,920,637 Fahrenhelt 9/11 held the record for the highest weekend debut in less than 1,000 theaters.
27 July 4, 2004 Spider-Man 2 $88,156,227 Spider-Man 2 broke Austin Powers in Goldmember's record ($73.1 million) for the highest weekend debut in July, and Men in Black II's record ($52.1 million) for the highest Fourth of July weekend debut. Its $40.4 million Wednesday gross broke The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King's record ($34.5 million) for the highest-grossing Wednesday of all time.
28 July 11, 2004 Spider-Man 2 $45,180,743
29 July 18, 2004 I, Robot $52,179,887
30 July 25, 2004 The Bourne Supremacy $52,521,865
31 August 1, 2004 The Village $50,746,142 The Village broke Scary Movie 3's record ($48.1 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist.
32 August 8, 2004 Collateral $24,701,458
33 August 15, 2004 Alien vs. Predator $38,291,056
34 August 22, 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning $18,054,001
35 August 29, 2004 Hero $18,004,319
36 September 5, 2004 Hero $8,807,757
37 September 12, 2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse $23,036,273
38 September 19, 2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow $15,580,278
39 September 26, 2004 The Forgotten $21,022,111
40 October 3, 2004 Shark Tale $47,604,606
41 October 10, 2004 Shark Tale $31,330,299
42 October 17, 2004 Shark Tale $22,005,952
43 October 24, 2004 The Grudge $39,128,715
44 October 31, 2004 The Grudge $21,817,598
45 November 7, 2004 The Incredibles $70,467,423 The Incredibles broke Finding Nemo's record ($70.3 million) for the highest weekend debut for a non-sequel animated film.
46 November 14, 2004 The Incredibles $50,251,359
47 November 21, 2004 National Treasure $35,142,554
48 November 28, 2004 National Treasure $32,156,917
49 December 5, 2004 National Treasure $17,004,967
50 December 12, 2004 Ocean's Twelve $39,153,380
51 December 19, 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events $30,061,756
52 December 26, 2004 Meet the Fockers $46,120,980
53 January 2, 2005 Meet the Fockers $41,741,785

Highest-grossing films (domestic)[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2004[2]
Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic Gross
1. Shrek 2 DreamWorks voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett and Jennifer Saunders Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon $441,226,247
2. Spider-Man 2 Columbia/Marvel Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris and Donna Murphy Sam Raimi $373,585,825
3. The Passion of the Christ Icon/Newmarket Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci and Hristo Shopov Mel Gibson $370,274,604
4. Meet the Fockers Universal/DreamWorks Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo Jay Roach $279,261,160
5. The Incredibles Disney/Pixar voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña and Brad Bird Brad Bird $261,441,092
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson Alfonso Cuaron $249,541,069
7. The Day After Tomorrow 20th Century Fox Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Ian Holm and Sela Ward Roland Emmerich $186,740,799
8. The Polar Express Warner Bros./Castle Rock/ImageMovers Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Josh Hutcherson, Leslie Zemeckis, Isabella Peregrina, Ashly Holloway, Eddie Deezen, Jimmy Pinchak, Nona Gaye, Tinashe, Chantel Valdivieso, Meagan Moore, Peter Scolari, Hayden McFarland, Jimmy Bennett, Matthew Hall, Michael Jeter and André Sogliuzzo Robert Zemeckis $162,775,358
9. The Bourne Supremacy Universal Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann and Joan Allen Paul Greengrass $176,241,941
10. National Treasure Disney Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha and Christopher Plummer Jon Turteltaub $173,008,894

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekend Box Office Index, 2004". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "2004 DOMESTIC GROSSES". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 

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