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December 17-19, 2004
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RowTWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 1 N Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Par. $30,061,756 - 3,620 - $8,304 $30,061,756 $140 1
2 2 1 Ocean's Twelve WB $18,124,149 -53.7% 3,290 - $5,508 $68,524,528 $110 2
3 7 5 Christmas with the Kranks SonR $5,366,072 -29.5% 2,941 -353 $1,824 $61,972,118 $60 4
4 5 2 Blade: Trinity NL $6,817,584 -57.6% 2,912 - $2,341 $35,628,693 $65 2
5 4 4 The Polar Express WB $8,411,135 -12.3% 2,868 -389 $2,932 $123,430,336 $165 6
6 6 3 National Treasure BV $6,022,564 -38.7% 2,772 -431 $2,172 $132,748,249 $100 5
7 8 N Flight of the Phoenix Fox $5,019,430 - 2,604 - $1,927 $5,019,430 $45 1
8 3 N Spanglish Sony $8,817,853 - 2,438 +1,319 $3,616 $8,817,853 $80 1
9 11 7 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Par. $2,002,903 -54.0% 2,115 -1,192 $946 $76,362,402 $30 5
10 10 6 The Incredibles BV $3,120,541 -38.0% 1,930 -726 $1,616 $236,978,426 $92 7
11 9 8 Closer Sony $3,351,014 -10.3% 1,090 +468 $3,074 $18,803,296 $27 3
12 12 9 Finding Neverland Mira. $1,960,122 +16.1% 985 +448 $1,989 $16,908,196 $25 6
13 19 10 Alexander WB $374,890 -74.7% 622 -1,503 $602 $33,649,513 $155 4
14 16 13 Ray Uni. $550,015 -42.3% 618 -511 $889 $70,247,805 $40 8
15 20 12 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $331,500 -70.2% 514 -1,187 $644 $39,314,970 $40 6
16 13 11 Sideways FoxS $1,502,800 +21.1% 424 -51 $3,544 $16,511,317 $16 9
17 21 33 Shark Tale DW $271,236 +242.2% 411 +195 $659 $159,568,781 $75 12
18 27 18 Shall We Dance Mira. $113,872 -57.7% 322 -296 $353 $56,625,379 $50 10
19 25 15 The Grudge Sony $162,688 -64.4% 278 -454 $585 $110,175,871 $10 9
20 34 16 After the Sunset NL $82,738 -80.9% 216 -803 $383 $27,939,967 $60 6
21 17 14 Kinsey FoxS $506,039 -3.8% 191 +22 $2,649 $5,140,595 $11 6
22 32 19 Saw Lions $87,289 -65.4% 178 -307 $490 $55,091,862 $1.2 8
23 26 23 Napoleon Dynamite FoxS $124,804 -12.8% 177 -41 $705 $44,140,989 $0.4 28
24 35 21 Seed of Chucky Rog. $68,272 -62.3% 165 -221 $413 $17,016,190 $12 6
25 23 17 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $202,157 -29.0% 159 -88 $1,271 $15,080,746 - 13
26 36 26 Friday Night Lights Uni. $62,385 -46.3% 154 -116 $405 $61,113,215 $30 11
27 37 28 Taxi Fox $60,152 -38.7% 149 -43 $403 $36,177,654 $25 11
28 15 20 House of Flying Daggers SPC $812,764 +295.7% 145 +130 $5,605 $1,620,434 - 3
29 52 51 Alfie Par. $26,521 +5.2% 121 +56 $219 $13,351,235 $60 7
30 28 24 Being Julia SPC $109,926 -22.8% 118 -18 $931 $3,366,787 - 10
31 48 37 Ladder 49 BV $34,146 -34.2% 104 -56 $328 $73,381,280 - 12
32 29 22 What the #$*! Do We Know?! CLD $108,663 -25.9% 100 -27 $1,086 $9,817,689 - 46
33 56 38 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement BV $22,644 -55.8% 98 -60 $231 $95,149,435 $40 19
34 38 31 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $56,212 -32.8% 80 -27 $702 $12,495,748 $20 12
35 18 N Swades UTV $424,804 - 74 - $5,740 $424,804 - 1
36 53 35 Team America: World Police Par. $26,178 -54.2% 73 -92 $358 $32,676,213 $32 10
37 44 36 Without a Paddle Par. $39,706 -27.8% 62 -62 $640 $58,009,897 $19 18
38 61 43 Mr. 3000 BV $12,712 -69.7% 61 -87 $208 $21,800,302 - 14
39 40 30 The Machinist ParC $52,899 -41.3% 60 -12 $881 $939,471 - 9
40 54 45 Garden State FoxS $26,006 -28.2% 44 -14 $591 $26,706,668 $2.5 21
41 14 N The Aviator Mira. $858,021 - 40 - $21,450 $858,021 $110 1
42 46 47 Therese: The Story of Saint Therese of Lisieux Luke $36,202 +17.7% 40 +12 $905 $1,741,103 - 12
43 49 41 Vera Drake FL $32,379 -26.8% 38 -13 $852 $2,047,941 - 11
44 69 53 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Par. $6,224 -68.0% 30 -39 $207 $37,760,080 $70 14
45 66 42 I Am David Lions $7,143 -83.1% 26 -180 $274 $284,002 - 3
46 22 39 A Very Long Engagement WIP $239,796 +378.5% 24 +20 $9,991 $550,659 $56.6 4
47 39 N The Sea Inside FL $55,681 - 23 - $2,420 $55,681 - 1
48 51 48 Bugs! (IMAX) SK $26,815 -9.1% 22 -2 $1,218 $13,960,851 - 93
49 33 32 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 3 (IMAX) Imax $84,741 +6.5% 21 -3 $4,035 $705,710 - 9
50 47 29 Veer Zaara Yash $34,784 -62.0% 21 -28 $1,656 $2,827,985 $7 6
51 91 60 Birth NL $2,228 -81.4% 21 -34 $106 $4,760,168 $20 8
52 43 34 The Work and the Glory Excel $41,436 -39.9% 20 -17 $2,071 $856,020 $7.5 4
53 67 59 I, Robot Fox $6,817 -43.5% 20 -11 $340 $144,786,439 $120 23
54 60 54 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $13,218 -23.5% 19 -1 $695 $19,460,154 - 41
55 41 40 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) Imax $45,419 -8.8% 15 +3 $3,027 $56,060,417 - 140
56 72 73 Zelary SPC $5,943 -8.5% 14 +1 $424 $326,182 - 14
57 71 67 Tarnation Wells $6,012 -34.8% 13 - $462 $459,617 $0.0002 11
58 76 66 Enduring Love ParC $4,729 -48.9% 13 -12 $363 $346,691 - 8
59 57 50 Callas Forever Reg. $16,877 -37.7% 11 -5 $1,534 $283,402 - 7
60 62 58 Seducing Doctor Lewis Wells $9,647 -20.5% 10 - $964 $459,407 - 27
61 50 46 Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk (IMAX) GSF $27,458 -11.6% 9 - $3,050 $8,857,208 - 114
62 58 65 Paper Clips Slow $14,210 +49.8% 9 +1 $1,578 $78,442 - 4
63 59 89 A Tale of Two Sisters Tar. $13,385 +364.9% 9 +7 $1,487 $19,061 - 3
64 24 N Million Dollar Baby WB $179,953 - 8 - $22,494 $235,407 $30 1
65 30 25 Bad Education SPC $102,524 -24.1% 8 +3 $12,815 $857,344 $5 5
66 64 76 Lightning in a Bottle SPC $8,012 +45.3% 8 -2 $1,001 $121,386 - 9
67 75 82 Red Lights Wells $5,226 +15.3% 7 +1 $746 $627,039 - 18
68 42 N Beyond the Sea Lions $45,264 - 6 - $7,544 $45,264 - 1
69 55 52 Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (IMAX) GSF $23,589 +6.6% 6 - $3,931 $7,720,415 - 115
70 45 44 Haunted Castle (IMAX) NWav $39,000 +0.3% 5 - $7,800 $10,061,855 - 200
71 73 70 Rosenstrasse IDP $5,691 -23.0% 5 -3 $1,138 $715,599 - 21
72 79 57 Primer Think $3,835 -72.3% 5 -15 $767 $424,760 $0.007 11
73 80 62 Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst Magn. $3,771 -64.6% 5 -4 $754 $70,541 - 4
74 81 88 End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Magn. $3,505 +11.8% 5 +2 $701 $391,950 - 18
75 84 95 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $3,252 +37.3% 5 +1 $650 $16,583,026 - 89
76 88 87 Saints and Soldiers Excel $2,742 -18.3% 5 -3 $548 $1,133,640 $0.78 20
77 92 97 Head in the Clouds SPC $2,188 -2.1% 5 +2 $437 $396,610 - 14
78 70 79 Testosterone Strand $6,176 +16.2% 4 +1 $1,544 $172,445 - 15
79 106 84 Fade to Black ParC $788 -81.7% 4 -7 $197 $728,243 - 7
80 65 55 Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela Mela $8,007 -48.9% 3 - $2,669 $47,394 - 9
81 85 78 After Midnight Avat. $3,012 -43.4% 3 +1 $1,004 $20,787 - 3
82 86 71 Our Music (Notre Musique) Wells $2,986 -59.4% 3 -1 $995 $58,321 - 4
83 90 104 Almost Peaceful Emp. $2,306 +34.4% 3 +1 $768 $84,493 - 18
84 94 94 The Young Black Stallion (IMAX) BV $1,996 -18.1% 3 +1 $665 $6,590,067 - 52
85 31 27 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $98,787 -12.6% 2 - $49,393 $311,689 $50 2
86 68 63 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) Imax $6,244 -37.1% 2 -3 $3,122 $49,597,499 - 322
87 74 75 Alien Adventure (IMAX) NWav $5,500 -12.0% 2 - $2,750 $4,687,916 - 279
88 77 N Imaginary Heroes SPC $4,696 - 2 - $2,348 $4,696 - 1
89 78 64 Fabled Indic. $3,972 -58.8% 2 -1 $1,986 $16,218 - 2
90 83 69 Bear Cub TLA $3,347 -56.7% 2 -1 $1,673 $52,499 - 7
91 97 116 Godzilla (Original Japanese Version) Rialto $1,539 +87.2% 2 - $769 $412,520 - 30
92 98 61 Moolaade NYer $1,460 -86.3% 2 -2 $730 $104,499 - 10
93 102 117 Bright Leaves FRun $1,013 +57.3% 2 -1 $506 $62,018 - 17
94 107 90 Sex is Comedy IFC $703 -73.9% 2 -1 $351 $36,073 - 9
95 63 56 Born Into Brothels Think $9,155 -37.3% 1 - $9,155 $30,570 - 2
96 82 91 Galapagos (IMAX) Imax $3,367 +28.4% 1 -1 $3,367 $14,604,875 - 261
97 87 72 L.A. Twister Indic. $2,886 -57.7% 1 -2 $2,886 $47,250 - 12
98 89 86 Days of Being Wild Kino $2,500 -28.0% 1 - $2,500 $68,120 - 5
99 93 N Open My Heart Strand $2,049 - 1 - $2,049 $2,049 - 1
100 95 N Whore Scre. $1,964 - 1 - $1,964 $1,964 - 1
101 96 81 Postmen in the Mountains Shad. $1,708 -63.8% 1 -2 $1,708 $103,379 - 46
102 99 96 Cowboys and Angels TLA $1,367 -41.9% 1 -1 $1,367 $33,700 - 14
103 100 - I'll Sleep When I'm Dead ParC $1,295 - 1 - $1,295 $360,759 - 26
104 101 77 A Talking Picture Kino $1,069 -79.9% 1 -1 $1,069 $8,756 - 2
105 103 111 Goodbye, Dragon Inn Wells $967 -12.1% 1 -1 $967 $25,166 - 14
106 104 112 Encounter in the 3rd Dimension (IMAX) NWav $950 -9.5% 1 - $950 $7,030,900 - 296
107 105 99 Dolls Palm $822 -60.2% 1 - $822 $4,067 - 2
108 108 109 Guiana 1838 RBC $541 -52.6% 1 - $541 $192,727 - 13
109 109 - Love Me If You Dare ParC $375 - 1 - $375 $553,504 - 26
110 110 121 Broadway: The Golden Age Da. $304 +44.1% 1 - $304 $341,920 - 28
111 111 114 DIG! Palm $254 -74.2% 1 -1 $254 $127,067 - 12
112 112 92 Deserted Station FRun $184 -92.9% 1 - $184 $11,567 - 7
113 113 83 Straight-Jacket Reg. $6 -99.9% 1 -3 $6 $19,201 - 4
TOTAL (113 MOVIES):$107,531,153+0.6%35,896+476$2,996 
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* Production Budget in millions. On average, studios earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.



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