2004 in film

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The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. Major releases of sequels took place. It included blockbuster films like Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Van Helsing, The Passion of the Christ, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Meet the Fockers, Blade: Trinity, Spider-Man 2, Alien vs. Predator, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Fahrenheit 9/11, I, Robot, Ocean's Twelve and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2004[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross
1. Shrek 2 DreamWorks $919,838,758
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. $795,634,069
3. Spider-Man 2 Columbia $783,766,341
4. The Incredibles Disney / Pixar $631,442,092
5. The Passion of the Christ Icon / Newmarket $611,899,420
6. The Day After Tomorrow Fox $544,272,402
7. Meet the Fockers Universal / DreamWorks $516,642,939
8. Troy Warner Bros. $497,409,852
9. Shark Tale DreamWorks $367,275,019
10. Ocean's Twelve Warner Bros. $362,744,280

Shrek 2 set a new record for total gross by an animated film making it the highest grossing animated film of all time, the record was latter surpassed by Toy Story 3 in 2010, as well as the 3D rereleases of The Lion King and Finding Nemo in late 2011 and late 2012 (which are the second and third highest grossing animated films of all time). On July 7, Spider-Man 2 reached a $200 million domestic gross in a record time of 8 days. On July 18, after 19 days in release, Spider-Man 2 reached $300 million domestically in another record time. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has the highest international revenue of $546 million compared to Shrek 2's $478.6 million.

The controversial film, The Passion of the Christ, helmed by Mel Gibson became the first blockbuster motion picture of 2004 and also the highest grossing R-rated film domestically. Meet the Fockers beat 2003's Bruce Almighty record for the highest-grossing comedy film; both released by Universal.


Month Day Event
January 25 Golden Globe Awards: Major winners include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Lost in Translation.
26 Golden Raspberry Award nominations announced, leading films are:
27 Academy Awards nominations announced, leading films are:
February 4 9th Empire Awards: Major winners include Love Actually and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
15 BAFTA Awards: Major winners include Scarlett Johansson, Best Actress and Bill Murray, Best Actor
22 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Charlize Theron, The Actor for Best Female Actor, Johnny Depp, The Actor for Best Male Actor, Tim Robbins, The Actor for Best Male Supporting Actor, Renée Zellweger, The Actor for Best Female Supporting Actor.
23 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King becomes the second film in history to gross more than $1 billion in worldwide box office receipts.
25 The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson's major motion picture about the last days of Jesus's life on Earth, opens huge in time for Lent.
28 Gigli dominates the Golden Raspberry Awards, walking away with 6 awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Jennifer Lopez), Worst Actor (Ben Affleck), Worst Director (Martin Brest), Worst Screenplay (Brest) and worst on-screen couple (Lopez and Affleck). Worst supporting acting awards went to actress Demi Moore for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and actor Sylvester Stallone for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.
29 76th Academy Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins picture and director awards as well as nine others for a total of 11 Academy Awards, a tie for the most ever won by a single film.
May 22 Fahrenheit 9/11, a controversial documentary by Michael Moore wins the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival.
June 5 The 2004 MTV Movie Awards were head at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California and hosted by Lindsay Lohan.
27 Fahrenheit 9/11 breaks the record for highest opening-weekend earnings in the United States for a documentary, earning $23.9 million. And going on to earn over $119M in domestic box office earnings.
October 29 Voices of Iraq released, the first "wikified" documentary film created by sending multiple DV cameras to participants.
December 13 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2005 Golden Globes awards with comedy Sideways garnering seven nominations and actor Jamie Foxx with three for his work in both film and television.
21 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces seven films are eligible for the Academy Award for Visual Effects:
28 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces that 267 films released in 2004 are eligible for consideration of the Academy Award for Best Picture.


Category/Organization 10th Critics' Choice Awards
January 10, 2005
62nd Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2005
11th Screen Actors Guild Awards
February 5, 2005
58th BAFTA Awards
February 12, 2005
77th Academy Awards
February 27, 2005
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Sideways The Aviator Sideways N/A The Aviator Million Dollar Baby
Best Director Martin Scorsese
The Aviator
Clint Eastwood
Million Dollar Baby
N/A Mike Leigh
Vera Drake
Clint Eastwood
Million Dollar Baby
Best Actor Jamie Foxx
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Aviator
Jamie Foxx
Best Actress Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Annette Bening
Being Julia
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Imelda Staunton
Vera Drake
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Best Supporting Actor Thomas Haden Church
Clive Owen
Morgan Freeman
Million Dollar Baby
Clive Owen
Morgan Freeman
Million Dollar Baby
Best Supporting Actress Virginia Madsen
Natalie Portman
Cate Blanchett
The Aviator
Best Screenplay, Adapted Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
N/A Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Best Screenplay, Original N/A Charlie Kaufman
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Best Animated Film The Incredibles N/A N/A N/A N/A The Incredibles
Best Original Score The Aviator
Howard Shore
N/A The Motorcycle Diaries
Gustavo Santaolalla
Finding Neverland
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Best Original Song "Old Habits Die Hard"
N/A N/A "Al otro lado del río"
The Motorcycle Diaries
Best Foreign Language Film The Sea Inside N/A The Motorcycle Diaries The Sea Inside

2004 Wide-release films[edit]


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew
9 Chasing Liberty Warner Bros. Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Jeremy Piven, Annabella Sciorra, Caroline Goodall, Mark Harmon
My Baby's Daddy Miramax Films Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, Michael Imperioli, Method Man
16 Along Came Polly Universal Studios Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, Hank Azaria, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Teacher's Pet Walt Disney Pictures Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer, Shaun Fleming, Debra Jo Rupp, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Stiller, Paul Reubens, Rob Paulsen, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, Jay Thomas
Torque Warner Bros. Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Adam Scott, Matt Schulze, Jaime Pressly, Jay Hernandez
22 The Butterfly Effect New Line Cinema Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz, Ethan Suplee, Logan Lerman, Melora Walters
23 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! DreamWorks Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Ginnifer Goodwin
30 The Big Bounce Warner Bros. Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Sara Foster, Charlie Sheen, Bebe Neuwirth, Gary Sinise
The Perfect Score Paramount Pictures Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Darius Miles, Leonardo Nam
You Got Served Screen Gems Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston, B2K, Jennifer Freeman, Steve Harvey, Meagan Good
6 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Harry Lennix, Queen Latifah
Catch That Kid 20th Century Fox Kristen Stewart, Max Thieriot, Corbin Bleu, Jennifer Beals, John Carroll Lynch
Miracle Walt Disney Pictures Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich
13 50 First Dates Columbia Pictures Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Blake Clark, Dan Aykroyd
20 Against the Ropes Paramount Pictures Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Kerry Washington, Tony Shalhoub
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Walt Disney Pictures Lindsay Lohan, Adam Garcia, Carol Kane, Megan Fox
EuroTrip DreamWorks Scott Mechlowicz, Michelle Trachtenberg, Lucy Lawless, Matt Damon, Joanna Lumley
Welcome to Mooseport 20th Century Fox Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Maura Tierney, Christine Baranski, Fred Savage, Edward Herrmann
25 The Passion of the Christ Icon Productions Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, Hristo Shopov; Mel Gibson (director)
27 Club Dread Fox Searchlight Pictures Bill Paxton, Kevin Heffernan, Brittany Daniel, Steve Lemme, Jordan Ladd, Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Greg Cipes, M. C. Gainey
Twisted Paramount Pictures Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy García
5 Hidalgo Touchstone Pictures Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Timothy Dalton
Starsky & Hutch Warner Bros. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn, Chris Penn
12 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt
Secret Window Columbia Pictures Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Charles S. Dutton, Timothy Hutton, Ving Rhames
Spartan Warner Bros. Val Kilmer, William H. Macy, Derek Luke, Kristen Bell, Tia Texada, Ed O'Neill; David Mamet (director)
19 Dawn of the Dead Universal Studios Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Focus Features Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Jane Adams
Taking Lives Warner Bros. Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands, Olivier Martinez
20 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Warner Bros. Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Seth Green, Alicia Silverstone
26 Jersey Girl Miramax Films Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, George Carlin, Jason Biggs, Jennifer Lopez; Kevin Smith (director)
The Ladykillers Touchstone Pictures Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, J. K. Simmons; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (directors, producers, screenwriters)
Never Die Alone Fox Searchlight Pictures David Arquette, DMX


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew
2 Hellboy Columbia Pictures Ron Perlman, David Hyde Pierce, John Hurt; Guillermo del Toro (director)
Home on the Range Walt Disney Pictures Judi Dench, Roseanne Barr, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Randy Quaid, Steve Buscemi
The Prince and Me Paramount Pictures Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Ben Miller, Miranda Richardson, James Fox
Walking Tall Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Kristen Wilson, Kevin Durand, Ashley Scott, Michael Bowen, Mike Dopud
7 The Alamo Touchstone Pictures Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric
Johnson Family Vacation Fox Searchlight Pictures Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa L. Williams, Bow Wow, Solange Knowles, Shannon Elizabeth
Two Brothers Universal Studios Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore; Jean-Jacques Annaud (director)
The Whole Ten Yards Warner Bros. Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet
9 Ella Enchanted Miramax Films Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley, Steve Coogan, Minnie Driver
The Girl Next Door 20th Century Fox Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Marquette, Paul Dano, James Remar
Shaun of the Dead Universal Studios Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy
16 Connie and Carla Universal Studios Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Debbie Reynolds
Kill Bill Vol. 2 Miramax Films Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Michael Parks; Quentin Tarantino (director)
The Punisher Lions Gate Entertainment Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster, Rebecca Romijn
23 13 Going on 30 Columbia Pictures Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, Kathy Baker
Clifford's Really Big Movie Warner Bros. John Ritter, Cree Summer, Kel Mitchell, Grey DeLisle, Wayne Brady, Jenna Elfman, Wilmer Valderrama, Jess Harnell, Judge Reinhold, John Goodman, Kath Soucie, Ernie Hudson
Man on Fire 20th Century Fox Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Rachel Ticotin, Radha Mitchell; Tony Scott (director)
30 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Columbia Pictures Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam, Malcolm McDowell, Aidan Quinn; Rowdy Herrington (director)
Envy DreamWorks Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Christopher Walken; Barry Levinson (director)
Godsend Lions Gate Entertainment Greg Kinnear, Robert De Niro, Rebecca Romijn, Cameron Bright, Christopher Britton
Laws of Attraction New Line Cinema Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Nora Dunn, Frances Fisher, Parker Posey
Mean Girls Paramount Pictures Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tim Meadows
5 Van Helsing Universal Studios Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh
7 New York Minute Warner Bros. Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter, Andrea Martin
13 Troy Warner Bros. Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Peter O'Toole, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne
14 Breakin' All the Rules Screen Gems Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Peter MacNicol, Jennifer Esposito
21 Shrek 2 DreamWorks Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Julie Andrews, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders
26 The Day After Tomorrow 20th Century Fox Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sela Ward, Perry King
28 Raising Helen Touchstone Pictures Kate Hudson, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, John Corbett, Helen Mirren, Paris Hilton
Soul Plane Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Godfrey, Mo'Nique
31 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Gary Oldman, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters
11 The Chronicles of Riddick Universal Studios Vin Diesel, Thandie Newton, Karl Urban, Colm Feore, Linus Roache, Keith David, Yorick van Wageningen, Alexa Davalos, Nick Chinlund, Judi Dench
Garfield: The Movie 20th Century Fox Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Napoleon Dynamite Fox Searchlight Pictures Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Aaron Ruell, Diedrich Bader, Haylie Duff
The Stepford Wives Paramount Pictures Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill, Bette Midler, Glenn Close
16 Around the World in 80 Days Walt Disney Pictures Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Rob Schneider, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Luke Wilson, Kathy Bates, John Cleese
18 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story 20th Century Fox Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller, Rip Torn
The Terminal DreamWorks Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci; Steven Spielberg (director)
23 White Chicks Columbia Pictures Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Jaime King, Frankie Faison, Lochlyn Munro, John Heard, Busy Philipps, Terry Crews
25 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions Gate Entertainment Michael Moore, George W. Bush
The Notebook New Line Cinema Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands
30 Spider-Man 2 Columbia Pictures Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris; Sam Raimi (director)


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew
7 King Arthur Touchstone Pictures Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, Mads Mikkelsen, Joel Edgerton, Ray Winstone, Stephen Dillane, Stellan Skarsgård, Til Schweiger, Hugh Dancy, Ken Stott
9 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy DreamWorks Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Fred Willard; Adam McKay (director)
Sleepover Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Alexa Vega, Mika Boorem, Jane Lynch, Sam Huntington
15 House of Flying Daggers Sony Pictures Classics Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Yimou (director)
I, Robot 20th Century Fox Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Chi McBride, Alan Tudyk
16 A Cinderella Story Warner Bros. Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray
22 Catwoman Warner Bros. Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone
23 Asambhav Trimurti Films Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Dipannita Sharma, Mukesh Rishi, Milind Gunaji, Mohan Agashe; Rajiv Rai (director)
The Bourne Supremacy Universal Studios Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles
Thunderbirds Universal Studios Brady Corbet, Bill Paxton, Ben Kingsley
28 Garden State Fox Searchlight Pictures Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard
30 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle New Line Cinema John Cho, Kal Penn, Danny Leiner (director)
The Manchurian Candidate Paramount Pictures Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Vera Farmiga; Jonathan Demme (director)
The Village Touchstone Pictures William Hurt, Adrien Brody, Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver, Bryce Dallas Howard; M. Night Shyamalan (director)
5 Collateral DreamWorks Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo; Michael Mann (director)
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Warner Bros. Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Wayne Grayson, Frank Frankson, Amy Birnbaum, Tara Jayne, Maddie Blaustein, Darren Dunstan, Scottie Ray
6 Little Black Book Columbia Pictures Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates
Open Water Lions Gate Entertainment Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis
11 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Walt Disney Pictures Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Héctor Elizondo; Garry Marshall (director)
12 Alien vs. Predator 20th Century Fox Sanaa Lathan
20 Exorcist: The Beginning Warner Bros. Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Alan Ford, Ben Cross
Without a Paddle Paramount Pictures Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Burt Reynolds
26 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Screen Gems Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden
27 Layer Cake Vertigo Films Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Colm Meaney
Suspect Zero Paramount Pictures Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss
1 Vanity Fair Focus Features Reese Witherspoon, Gabriel Byrne, Bob Hoskins
3 The Cookout Lions Gate Entertainment Danny Glover, Queen Latifah
Paparazzi 20th Century Fox Cole Hauser, Larry Cedar, Tom Sizemore
Wicker Park Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, Matthew Lillard
10 Cellular New Line Cinema Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Screen Gems Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr
17 Mr. 3000 Touchstone Pictures / Dimension Films Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Chris Noth
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Paramount Pictures Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Laurence Olivier
Wimbledon Universal Studios Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany
20 Shark Tale DreamWorks Will Smith, Jack Black, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese
24 First Daughter 20th Century Fox Katie Holmes, Michael Keaton
The Forgotten Columbia Pictures Julianne Moore, Alfre Woodard


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew
1 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight Pictures Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts; David O. Russell (director)
Ladder 49 Touchstone Pictures Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Morris Chestnut, Robert Patrick
Saw Lions Gate Entertainment Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, Leigh Whannell
4 Bride and Prejudice Miramax Films Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson Nadira Babbar, Anupam Kher, Naveen Andrews, Namrata Shirodkar, Sonali Kulkarni
6 Taxi 20th Century Fox Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Esposito
8 Friday Night Lights Universal Studios Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw, Lee Thompson Young, Connie Britton, Amber Heard; Peter Berg (director)
Raise Your Voice New Line Cinema Hilary Duff, Hilary Duff, Oliver James, Jason Ritter, Dana Davis, Kat Dennings, Rita Wilson, David Keith, Rebecca De Mornay, John Corbett
15 Shall We Dance? Miramax Films Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Ann Walter, Richard Jenkins, Bobby Cannavale, Omar Benson Miller, Mýa Harrison, Ja Rule, Nick Cannon
Team America: World Police Paramount Pictures Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa, Daran Norris, Phil Hendrie, Maurice LaMarche
22 Alfie Paramount Pictures Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Susan Sarandon, Omar Epps, Nia Long
The Grudge Columbia Pictures Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, KaDee Strickland, Clea DuVall, Bill Pullman
Sideways Fox Searchlight Pictures Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
Surviving Christmas DreamWorks Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, Josh Zuckerman, Bill Macy, Jennifer Morrison, Udo Kier, David Selby, Stephanie Faracy, Stephen Root
29 Finding Neverland Miramax Films Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Radha Mitchell, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Freddie Highmore
Ray Universal Studios Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Terrence Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff, Regina King
5 The Incredibles Walt Disney Pictures Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Peña, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Wallace Shawn
10 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Universal Studios Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent
The Polar Express Warner Bros. Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara; Robert Zemeckis (director)
11 After the Sunset New Line Cinema Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Naomie Harris
12 Seed of Chucky Universal Studios Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Billy Boyd, Redman, Hannah Spearritt, John Waters
19 National Treasure Walt Disney Pictures Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Christopher Plummer, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean; Jon Turteltaub (director)
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Paramount Pictures Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Mr. Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor, David Hasselhoff, Alec Baldwin; Stephen Hillenburg (director)
21 Alexander Warner Bros. Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Rosario Dawson, Jared Leto, Anthony Hopkins; Oliver Stone (director)
24 Christmas with the Kranks Columbia Pictures Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
3 Closer Columbia Pictures Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen
8 Blade: Trinity New Line Cinema Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Parker Posey, Dominic Purcell, Triple H
9 Ocean's Twelve Warner Bros. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy García, Don Cheadle, Bruce Willis; Steven Soderbergh (director)
10 The Phantom of the Opera Warner Bros. Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver
13 Kung Fu Hustle Sony Pictures Classics Stephen Chow, Danny Chan, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Eva Huang
15 Million Dollar Baby Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Anthony Mackie; Margo Martindale; Clint Eastwood (director)
16 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Paramount Pictures Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken
17 Flight of the Phoenix 20th Century Fox Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Hugh Laurie
Spanglish Columbia Pictures Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman
22 Hotel Rwanda United Artists Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo
Meet the Fockers Universal Studios Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Barbra Streisand
25 The Aviator Miramax Films Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Ian Holm; Martin Scorsese (director)
Fat Albert 20th Century Fox Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Marques Houston, Omarion Grandberry, Bill Cosby
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Touchstone Pictures Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Gambon, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe; Wes Anderson (director)
29 In Good Company Universal Studios Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, Selma Blair

Films released in 2004[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Etta Moten Barnett 102 USA Actress Flying Down to RioGold Diggers of 1933
2 Lynn Cartwright 76 USA Actress A League of Their OwnThe Garbage Pail Kids Movie
4 Brian Gibson 59 UK Director Poltergeist II: The Other SideStill Crazy
4 Jeff Nuttall 70 UK Actor The World Is Not EnoughDamage
6 Philip Gilbert 72  ?? Actor Superman IIIReach for the Sky
7 Ingrid Thulin 77 Sweden Actress Wild StrawberriesCries and Whispers
9 Lyndon Brook 77 UK Writer, Actor The Longest DayPlenty
10 Spalding Gray 62 USA Actor The PaperKate & Leopold
13 Phillip Crosby 69 USA Actor Robin and the 7 HoodsNone but the Brave
14 Uta Hagen 84 Germany Actress Reversal of FortuneThe Boys from Brazil
14 Ron O'Neal 66 USA Actor, Director Super FlyRed Dawn
14 Catherine Craig 88 USA Actress The Strange Love of Martha IversYou Were Never Lovelier
17 Noble Willingham 72 USA Actor City SlickersSteel Magnolias
17 Ray Stark 89 USA Producer Funny GirlSteel Magnolias
22 Ann Miller 83 USA Actress, Dancer Mulholland DriveOn the Town
27 H.B. Haggerty 78 USA Actor The Muppet MovieEarthquake
28 Joe Viterelli 66 USA Actor Analyze ThisBullets Over Broadway
29 Mary-Ellis Bunim 57 USA Writer, Producer
February 4 Michael P. Moran 59 USA Actor ScarfaceCarlito's Way
8 Robert F. Colesberry 57 USA Producer Mississippi BurningK-PAX
10 J. C. Quinn 63 USA Actor The AbyssDays of Thunder
12 Martin Jurow 92 USA Producer Breakfast at Tiffany'sTerms of Endearment
11 Tony Pope 56 USA Voice Actor Who Framed Roger RabbitAkira
11 Hugh Cecil 90 UK Actor The Rocky Horror Picture ShowSpice World
15 Jan Miner 86 USA Actress LennyMermaids
23 Carl Anderson 58 USA Singer, Actor Jesus Christ SuperstarThe Color Purple
23 John Randolph 88 USA Actor SerpicoYou've Got Mail
26 Russell Hunter 79 UK Actor Taste the Blood of Dracula
26 Ralph E. Winters 94 USA Film Editor Ben-HurThe Pink Panther
28 Ken Carter 60 USA Actor Don't Go in the Woods
March 2 Mercedes McCambridge 87 USA Actress The ExorcistAll the King's Men
5 Walt Gorney 91 Austria Actor Friday the 13thTrading Places
6 Frances Dee 94 USA Actress Four Faces West • Little Women
7 Paul Winfield 64 USA Actor The TerminatorSounder
7 Michael Stringer 79 UK Production Designer Casino RoyaleA Shot in the Dark
8 Robert Pastorelli 50 USA Actor MichaelDances with Wolves
10 Wilhelm von Homburg 63 Germany Actor Die HardGhostbusters II
15 John Vallone 50 USA Production Designer PredatorDie Hard 2
18 Richard Marner 82 Russia Actor The African QueenThe Sum of All Fears
21 Ludmilla Tchérina 79 France Actress, Choreographer The Red ShoesThe Tales of Hoffmann
24 Richard Leech 81 UK Actor The Dam BustersNight of the Demon
25 Robert Arden 81 UK Actor, Producer Little Shop of HorrorsA Matter of Life and Death
26 Jan Sterling 82 USA Actress Ace in the HoleThe High and the Mighty
27 Peter Diamond 74 UK Actor, Stuntman An American Werewolf in LondonVictor Victoria
28 Peter Ustinov 82 USA Actor, Director SpartacusTopkapi
April 1 Carrie Snodgress 58 USA Actress Diary of a Mad HousewifePale Rider
4 Austin Willis 87 Canada Actor GoldfingerFirefox
4 Ralph Kemplen 91 UK Film Editor The African QueenThe Dark Crystal
7 Victor Argo 69 USA Actor Taxi DriverBad Lieutenant
17 Bruce Boa 73 Canada Actor The Empire Strikes BackFull Metal Jacket
19 Philip Locke 76 UK Actor ThunderballPorridge
19 Tim Burstall 77 Australia Director, Screenwriter KangarooAttack Force Z
21 Mary Selway 68 UK Casting Director Raiders of the Lost ArkStar Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
24 Robert McBain 71 UK Actor A Fish Called WandaBullseye!
May 3 Anthony Ainley 71 UK Actor The Land That Time ForgotThe Blood on Satan's Claw
4 Hugh Gillin 78 USA Actor Back to the Future Part IIIAirplane II: The Sequel
5 Vern Taylor 71 USA Actor An Officer and a GentlemanHarry and the Hendersons
6 Virginia Capers 78 USA Actress Ferris Bueller's Day OffBeethoven's 2nd
9 Tommy Farrell 82 USA Actress Breakfast at Tiffany'sSingin' in the Rain
9 Alan King 76 USA Actor The Helen Morgan StoryCasino
14 Anna Lee 91 UK Actress The Sound of MusicHangmen Also Die!
17 Tony Randall 84 USA Actor Pillow TalkLover Come Back
26 Trudy Marshall 84 USA Actress The Fighting SullivansOnce Is Not Enough
27 Patience Cleveland 73 USA Actress Donnie DarkoPsycho III
28 Irene Manning 91 USA Actress Yankee Doodle DandyThe Desert Song
29 Jack Rosenthal 72 UK Writer, Producer Yentl
June 3 Harold Goodwin 86 UK Actor The Bridge on the River KwaiThe Longest Day
4 Charles Correll 60 USA Cinematographer National Lampoon's Animal HouseStar Trek III: The Search for Spock
4 Nino Manfredi 83 Italy Actor, Director Between MiraclesCafé Express
5 Ronald Reagan 93 USA Actor, 40th President of the United States Hellcats of the NavyKings Row
5 Virginia North 58 UK Actress On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceThe Abominable Dr. Phibes
5 Mark Northover 54 UK Actor WillowHardware
6 Judy Campbell 88 UK Actress ConvoyMr. Forbush and the Penguins
7 Donald Trumbull 95 USA Visual Effects Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeClose Encounters of the Third Kind
9 Barbara Whiting Smith 73 USA Actress Home Sweet HomicideDangerous When Wet
10 Ray Charles 73 USA Singer, Actor The Blues BrothersSpy Hard
14 Max Rosenberg 89 USA Producer Dr. Who and the DaleksDaleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
18 George Buck Flower 66 USA Actor Back to the FutureThey Live
18 Frederick Jaeger 76 Spain Actor Ice Cold in Alex
19 Colin McCormack 62 UK Actor Death LineFirst Knight
July 1 Marlon Brando 80 USA Actor On the WaterfrontThe Godfather
6 Eric Douglas 46 USA Actor The Golden ChildDelta Force 3: The Killing Game
6 Jimmie Skaggs 59 USA Actor Lethal WeaponCatch Me If You Can
9 Carlo Di Palma 79 Italy Cinematographer BlowupBullets Over Broadway
9 Isabel Sanford 86 USA Actress Guess Who's Coming to DinnerLady Sings the Blues
12 Jeff Morris 69 USA Actor The Blues BrothersAnger Management
13 George Mallaby 64 Australia Actor The Spy Who Loved MeEliza Fraser
17 Pat Roach 67 UK Actor Raiders of the Lost ArkA Clockwork Orange
21 Jerry Goldsmith 75 USA Composer AlienPatton
27 Sam Edwards 89 USA Actor Twelve O'Clock HighOperation Pacific
28 Eugene Roche 75 USA Actor The Late ShowFoul Play
31 Laura Betti 77 Italy Actress Theorem1900
31 Virginia Grey 87 USA Actress Uncle Tom's CabinAirport
31 Robert James 80 UK Actor Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter
August 8 Paul Garner 95 USA Actor The Onion MovieSaturday the 14th
8 Fay Wray 96 Canada Actress King KongThe Most Dangerous Game
12 Peter Woodthorpe 72 UK Actor The Lord of the RingsThe Madness of King George
13 Julia Child 91 USA TV Chef, Actress We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
14 Neal Fredericks 35 USA Cinematographer The Blair Witch Project
18 Elmer Bernstein 82 USA Composer GhostbustersTo Kill a Mockingbird
18 Hugh Manning 83 UK Actor The Elephant ManThe Dam Busters
22 Daniel Petrie 83 Canada Director A Raisin in the SunCocoon: The Return
25 Donald M. Ashton 85 UK Production Designer The Bridge on the River KwaiIndiscreet
27 William Pierson 78 USA Actor Stalag 17Corvette Summer
27 Larry McCormick 71 USA Actor, Production Manager Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesThe Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
30 Bob Sherman 63 UK Actor HellboyThe Spy Who Loved Me
September 5 Fritha Goodey 31 UK Actress About a Boy
6 Elly Annie Schneider 90 Germany Actress The Wizard of OzA Low Down Dirty Shame
7 Frank Thomas 92 USA Animator Lady and the TrampThe Aristocats
9 Caitlin Clarke 52 USA Actress "Crocodile" DundeeBlown Away
10 O. L. Duke 51 USA Actor Malcolm XAntwone Fisher
11 Michael A. Carter 77 UK Sound Re-Recording Mixer AliensEyes Wide Shut
15 Bernard Gribble 77 USA Film Editor Top Secret!Death Wish
18 Russ Meyer 82 USA Director Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
24 Tim Choate 49 USA Actor SoapdishPearl Harbor
30 Ignatius Wolfington 83 USA Actor 1941Herbie Rides Again
30 Michael Relph 89 UK Producer Kind Hearts and CoronetsScum
October 3 Janet Leigh 77 USA Actress PsychoTouch of Evil
5 Rodney Dangerfield 82 USA Actor Back to SchoolCaddyshack
10 Christopher Reeve 52 USA Actor SupermanThe Remains of the Day
17 Julius Harris 81 USA Actor The Taking of Pelham One Two ThreeDarkman
November 6 Robert Lang 70 UK Actor Four Weddings and a FuneralWilde
6 Elizabeth Rogers 70 USA Actress An Officer and a GentlemanThe Towering Inferno
7 Howard Keel 85 USA Actor Seven Brides for Seven BrothersShow Boat
11 Dayton Allen 85 USA Voice Actor, Actor The Cotton ClubAppointment with Fear
12 Norman Rose 87 USA Actor Radio DaysThe Anderson Tapes
13 Don Sharpe 75 UK Supervising Sound Editor AliensBatman
15 Helmut Griem 72 Germany Actor CabaretVoyage of the Damned
20 Anna Keaveney 55 UK Actress Vera DrakeFormula 51
27 John Drew Barrymore 72 USA Actor Pontius PilateGuerra di Troia
28 Molly Weir 94 UK Actress The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieScrooge
December 4 Carl Esmond 102 USA Actor Sergeant YorkMinistry of Fear
15 Maria Perschy 66 Austria Actress Secret of the SphinxThe Password is Courage
21 Richard Hamilton 83 USA Actor Men in BlackPale Rider
28 Jerry Orbach 69 USA Actor Beauty and the BeastDirty Dancing
29 William Boyett 77 USA Actor The RocketeerNewsies
29 Liddy Holloway 59 New Zealand Actress Without a PaddleQueen City Rocker

Film debuts[edit]


  1. ^ "2004 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 

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