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 $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 $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 $53,246,801
11 March 14, 2004 $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 $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 $34,910,393
25 June 20, 2004 DodgeBall $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 $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 $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 $31,330,299
42 October 17, 2004 $22,005,952
43 October 24, 2004 The Grudge $39,128,715
44 October 31, 2004 $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 $50,251,359
47 November 21, 2004 National Treasure $35,142,554
48 November 28, 2004 $32,156,917
49 December 5, 2004 $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 $41,741,785

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2004[2]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic Gross
1. Shrek 2 DreamWorks $441,226,247
2. Spider-Man 2 Columbia $373,585,825
3. The Passion of the Christ Newmarket Films $370,782,930
4. Meet the Fockers Universal $279,261,160
5. The Incredibles Disney $261,441,092
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. $249,541,069
7. The Day After Tomorrow 20th Century Fox $186,740,799
8. The Polar Express Warner Bros. $183,373,735
9. The Bourne Supremacy Universal $176,241,941
10. National Treasure Disney $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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