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Year End 2004 Top Money Makers

Top Money Makers

Consumer spending (includes DVD and VHS rentals and sales)

Rank Title (Label/distributor) Release date Box office (mils.) Revenue (mils.)
1 Shrek 2 (DreamWorks/Universal) Nov. 5 $437 $377
2 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (all editions, New Line/Warner) May 25, Dec. 14 377 310
3 The Passion of the Christ (Fox) Aug. 31 370 245
4 Star Wars Trilogy (Fox) Sept. 21 1,060 215
5 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Warner) Nov. 23 249 207
6 Spider-Man 2 (Sony) Nov. 30 373 201
7 The Day After Tomorrow (Fox) Oct. 12 187 182
8 Elf (New Line/Warner) Nov. 16 173 170
9 Brother Bear (Buena Vista) March 30 85 169
10 American Wedding (Universal) Jan. 2 104 166
11 The Lion King 1½ (Buena Vista) Feb. 10 DVD premiere 165
12 The Last Samurai (Warner) May 4 111 157
13 Cheaper By the Dozen (Fox) April 6 139 154
14 The Matrix Revolutions (Warner) April 6 139 148
15 Van Helsing (Universal) Oct. 19 120 137
16 50 First Dates (Sony) June 15 121 135
17 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Fox) April 20 94 134
18 Open Range (Buena Vista) Jan. 20 76 129
19 The Bourne Supremacy (Universal) Dec. 7 176 128
20 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Miramax/Buena Vista) April 13 70 127
21 S.W.A.T. (Sony) Dec. 30, 2003 117 126
22 Haunted Mansion (Buena Vista) April 20 76 125
23 Man on Fire (MGM) Sept. 14 78 123
24 Something’s Gotta Give (Sony) March 30 125 122
25 Cold Mountain (Miramax/Buena Vista) June 29 72 121

Consumer spending, DVD and VHS, sales and rentals, Dec. 29, 2003, to Dec. 26, 2004
Source: VB research from studio sources, Rentrak Home Video Essentials

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