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We have compiled a selection of facts and figures relating to films and cinema admissions.


Worldwide top 10 films 2005

Overall domestic + international theatrical grosses 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2005
  Film Worldwide box-office receipts % International as at 31 Dec 2005
1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $850.0m * 66.9%
2 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith $848.5m 55.2%
3 War of the Worlds $591.4m 60.4%
4 Madagascar $527.2m 63.4%
5 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $473.9m * 47.8%
6 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory $473.4m * 56.4%
7 Mr & Mrs Smith $467.3m 60.1%
8 King Kong $465.5m * 58.6%
9 Batman Begins $371.9m 44.8%
10 Hitch $368.1m 51.2%
  Total gross top 10 $5,437.2m  
* Still on theatrical release at the end of 2005


Worldwide top 10 films 2004

Overall rank order by box-office gross in US$
  Original title Country of origin US box-office 2004 International box-office 2004 Worldwide box-office 2004
1 Shrek 2 US $437m $466m $903m
2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban US/UK $249m $540m $789m
3 Spider-Man 2 US $373m $410m $783m
4 The Passion of the Christ US $370m $239m $609m
5 The Day After Tomorrow US $187m $353m $540m
6 LOtr: The Return of the King (released 2003) US/NZ/DE $87m $430m $517m
7 The Incredibles US $252m $263m $515m
8 troy US/UK/MT $133m $364m $497m
9 I, Robot US $145m $201m $346m
10 The Last Samurai (released 2003) US/NZ/JP $21m $298m $319m
        Source: Variety


Worldwide top 10 films 2002

Pos Film UK distributor Worldwide cinema box-office gross in 2002 ($m) to end Dec 2000
1 Spider-Man Columbia triStar $821.6m
2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets* Warner Bros. $728.2m
3 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox $647.7m
4 The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Entertainment (New Line) $525.0m
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers* Entertainment (New Line) $487.4m
6 Men in Black 2 Columbia triStar $441.8m
7 Signs* Buena Vista Int. $401.3m
8 Ice Age 20th Century Fox $378.4m
9 Minority Report 20th Century Fox (DreamWorks) $335.8m
10 Die Another Day* 20th Century Fox (MGM) $322.3m
Source: Nielsen EDI (Variety, 13 Jan 2002).
Excludes grosses (if any) in 2001 and 2003.
  * Still on release in cinemas at end of 2002