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, The Passion of the Christ, 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

Please note that following the tradition of the English-language film industry, these are the top-grossing films that were first released in the United States in 2004. The top ten films of 2004, by worldwide gross in United States dollars, as well as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia grosses, are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 2004[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide United States and Canada United Kingdom Australia
1 Shrek 2 DreamWorks $919,838,758 $441,226,247 $88,273,679 $35,456,463
2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. $795,634,069 $249,541,069 $84,787,188 $23,184,488
3 Spider-Man 2 Columbia $783,766,341 $373,585,825 $49,702,580 $17,818,025
4 The Incredibles Disney/Pixar $631,442,092 $261,441,092 $61,929,959 $20,930,973
5 The Passion of the Christ Newmarket $611,899,420 $370,782,930 $20,441,388 $11,712,188
6 The Day After Tomorrow Fox $544,272,402 $186,740,799 $45,996,901 $14,214,949
7 Meet the Fockers Universal $516,642,939 $279,261,160 $54,428,276 $26,916,341
8 Troy Warner Bros. $497,409,852 $133,378,256 $31,684,507 $16,409,921
9 Shark Tale DreamWorks $367,275,019 $160,861,908 $41,435,801 $10,933,195
10 Ocean's Twelve Warner Bros. $362,744,280 $125,544,280 $23,591,650 $12,024,975

Shrek 2 grossed more than $919 million, making it the thirteenth-highest-grossing film in history. Three other films, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Spider-Man 2 are also in the list of the fifty highest-grossing films.

Shrek 2 set a new record for total gross by an animated film—the record was surpassed by Toy Story 3 in 2010. 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.


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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:

Keisha Castle-Hughes, at 13, becomes the youngest nominee ever for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

February 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 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 62nd Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2005
59th BAFTA Awards
February 12, 2005
77th Academy Awards
February 27, 2005
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Aviator Sideways The Aviator Million Dollar Baby
Best Director Clint Eastwood
Million Dollar Baby
Mike Leigh
Vera Drake
Clint Eastwood
Million Dollar Baby
Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
The Aviator
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
Best Actress Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Annette Bening
Being Julia
Imelda Staunton
Vera Drake
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Best Supporting Actor Clive Owen
Clive Owen
Morgan Freeman
Million Dollar Baby
Best Supporting Actress Natalie Portman
Cate Blanchett
The Aviator
Cate Blanchett
The Aviator
Best Screenplay, Adapted Sideways
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Best Screenplay, Original Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Charlie Kaufman
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Pierre Bismuth
Best Foreign Language Film The Sea Inside The Motorcycle Diaries The Sea Inside
Best Animated Film The Incredibles
Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)
Fahrenheit 9/11, directed by Michael Moore, United States
Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)
Vera Drake, directed by Mike Leigh, United Kingdom
Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)
Head-On, directed by Fatih Akin, Germany & Turkey

Wide-release films

In the film industry, a wide-release movie is a film that studios believe will appeal to a broad spectrum of the public and that shows in at least 600 cinemas in the United States and Canada. Films are listed in order of their first theatrical release.

January - March

Opening Title Studio Cast & Crew
9 Chasing Liberty Warner Bros. Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Mark Harmon
My Baby's Daddy Miramax Films Michael Imperioli Anthony Anderson
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, Megan Mullally, Rob Paulsen, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, Jay Thomas
Torque Warner Bros. Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Adam Scott, Jaime Pressly
22 The Butterfly Effect New Line Cinema Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz, Ethan Suplee
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
The Perfect Score Paramount Pictures Scarlett Johansson, Erika Christensen, Chris Evans
You Got Served Screen Gems Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston, B2K
6 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, 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
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
25 The Passion of the Christ Newmarket Films Jim Caviezel, Mel Gibson (director)
27 Club Dread Fox Searchlight Pictures Jay Chandrasekhar, Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Lions Gate Entertainment Romola Garai, Diego Luna Sela Ward Patrick Swayze
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 Muñiz, 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, David Mamet (director)
19 Dawn of the Dead Universal Studios Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames Mekhi Phifer
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Focus Features Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo
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., Linda Cardellini, Seth Green, Alicia Silverstone
26 Jersey Girl Miramax Films Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, George Carlin, Jason Biggs, Kevin Smith Jennifer Lopez (director)
The Ladykillers Touchstone Pictures Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. HallJ.K. Simmons Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (directors, producers, screenwriters)
Never Die Alone Fox Searchlight Pictures David Arquette, DMX

April - June

Opening Title Studio Cast & 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, Miranda Richardson
Walking Tall Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Knoxville
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 James Remar, Elisha Cuthbert
Shaun of the Dead Universal Studios Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran, Nick Frost
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, Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino (director)
The Punisher Lions Gate Entertainment Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn
23 13 Going on 30 Columbia Pictures Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo
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, Oren Williams, Cam Clarke, Teresa Ganzel, Earl Boen, Nick Jameson
Man on Fire 20th Century Fox Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Tony Scott (director)
30 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Columbia Pictures Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani
Envy DreamWorks Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Christopher Walken, Barry Levinson (director)
Godsend Lions Gate Entertainment Greg Kinnear, Robert De Niro, Rebecca Romijn
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
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, Rupert Everett, Simon Cowell, Jenifer 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, K.D. Aubert, Godfrey, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson
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, Richard Griffiths, Julie Walters
11 The Chronicles of Riddick Universal Studios Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Colm Feore
Garfield: The Movie 20th Century Fox Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Napoleon Dynamite Fox Searchlight Pictures Jon Heder, Jared Hess (director)
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, 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, Keenen Ivory Wayans (director)
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)

July - September

Opening Title Studio Cast & Crew
7 King Arthur Touchstone Pictures Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, Jerry Bruckheimer (producer)
9 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy DreamWorks Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Jack Black
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
16 A Cinderella Story Warner Bros. Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray
22 Catwoman Warner Bros. Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone
23 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, Jonathan Demme (director)
The Village Touchstone Pictures William Hurt, Adrien Brody, Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver, M. Night Shyamalan (director)
5 Collateral DreamWorks Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Warner Bros. Dan Green, Wayne Grayson, Amy Birnbaum, Eric Stuart
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
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
Suspect Zero Paramount Pictures Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss
1 Vanity Fair Focus Features Reese Witherspoon
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
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, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese
24 First Daughter 20th Century Fox Katie Holmes
The Forgotten Columbia Pictures Julianne Moore, Alfre Woodard

October - December

Opening Title Studio Cast & Crew
1 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight Pictures Jason Schwartzman, Dustin Hoffman, Jude Law, Lily Tomlin, Naomi Watts
Ladder 49 Touchstone Pictures Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta
Saw Lions Gate Entertainment Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell
4 Bride and Prejudice Miramax Films Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson
6 Taxi 20th Century Fox Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen
8 Friday Night Lights Universal Studios Billy Bob Thornton
Raise Your Voice New Line Cinema Hilary Duff
15 Shall We Dance? Miramax Films Jennifer Lopez, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
Team America: World Police Paramount Pictures Trey Parker and Matt Stone (producers and directors)
22 Alfie Paramount Pictures Jude Law, Omar Epps, Nia Long
The Grudge Columbia Pictures Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr
Sideways Fox Searchlight Pictures Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
Surviving Christmas DreamWorks Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini
29 Finding Neverland Miramax Films Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman
Ray Universal Studios Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington
5 The Incredibles Walt Disney Pictures Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Pena, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Wallace Shawn
10 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Universal Studios Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
The Polar Express Warner Bros. Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara
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
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 & writer)
21 Alexander Warner Bros. Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Rosario Dawson, Jared Leto, 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
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, Yuen Wah
15 Million Dollar Baby Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Anthony Mackie
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
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 Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Blythe Danner, 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
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Touchstone Pictures Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Gambon, Jeff Goldblum
29 In Good Company Universal Studios Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, Selma Blair

Films released in 2004

Notable deaths

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 MovieThe Wasp WomanThe Cry Baby Killer
4 Brian Gibson 59 UK Director Poltergeist II: The Other SideStill CrazyThe JurorKilroy Was Here
7 Ingrid Thulin 77 Sweden Actress Wild StrawberriesCries and WhispersThe House of SmilesThe Silence
10 Spalding Gray 62 USA Actor The PaperKate and LeopoldThe Killing FieldsBeachesHow High
14 Uta Hagen 84 Germany Actress Reversal of FortuneThe Boys from BrazilThe Other
14 Ron O'Neal 66 USA Actor, Director Super FlyRed DawnWhen a Stranger CallsThe Final Countdown
17 Ray Stark 89 USA Producer Funny GirlSteel MagnoliasAnnieThe Way We WereThe World of Suzie WongThe Goodbye Girl
28 Noble Willingham 72 USA Actor City SlickersSteel MagnoliasAce Ventura: Pet DetectiveChinatownGood Morning, VietnamThe Last Boy ScoutPaper MoonNorma Rae
22 Ann Miller 83 USA Actor Mulholland Dr.On the Town
17 Joe Viterelli 66 USA Actor Analyze ThisBullets Over BroadwayShallow HalEraserMobstersSee Spot Run
February 8 Robert F. Colesberry 57 USA Producer Mississippi BurningK-PAXThe King of Comedy
10 J.C. Quinn 63 USA Actor The AbyssDays of ThunderTurner & HoochPrimary ColorsHeartbreak RidgeAnimal FactoryBarfly
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 LennyMermaidsEndless Love
23 Carl Anderson 58 USA Singer, Actor Jesus Christ SuperstarThe Color Purple
23 John Randolph 88 USA Actress SerpicoYou've Got MailPrizzi's HonorNational Lampoon's Christmas VacationEarthquake
March 2 Mercedes McCambridge 87 USA Actress The ExorcistAll the King's MenGiantJohnny Guitar
5 Walt Gorney 91 Austria Actor Friday the 13thTrading Places
6 Frances Dee 94 USA Actress Little WomenI Walked with a Zombie
7 Paul Winfield 64 USA Actor The TerminatorSounderMars Attacks!Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanPresumed InnocentCliffhanger
8 Robert Pastorelli 83 USA Actor MichaelDances with WolvesStriking DistanceThe Fairy GodmotherBe CoolSister Act 2: Back in the Habit
10 Wilhelm von Homburg 63 Germany Actor Die HardGhostbusters II
18 Richard Marner 82 Russia Actor The African QueenThe Sum of All FearsBirth of the Beatles
28 Peter Ustinov 82 USA Actor SpartacusLogan's RunThe SundownersBlackbeard's GhostOne of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
April 4 Austin Willis 87 Canada Actor GoldfingerFirefoxThe Boston Strangler
7 Victor Argo 69 USA Actor Taxi DriverBad LieutenantTrue RomanceDon't Say a WordKing of New YorkMonkey TroubleAngel EyesCoyote Ugly
17 Bruce Boa 73 Canada Actor The Empire Strikes BackFull Metal JacketThe OmenOctopussyReturn to Oz
19 Tim Burstall 77 Australia Director, Screenwriter, Producer KangarooAttack Force ZAlvin PurpleStork
May 3 Anthony Ainley 71 UK Actor The Land That Time ForgotBlood on Satan's ClawAssaultInspector Clouseau
6 Virginia Capers 78 USA Actress Ferris Bueller's Day OffBeethoven's 2ndLady Sing the BluesHoward the Duck
9 Tommy Farrell 82 USA Actress Breakfast at Tiffany'sSingin' in the RainStrangers on a TrainLittle Caesar
9 Alan King 76 USA Actor The Helen Morgan StoryCasinoRush Hour 2The Bonfire of the VanitiesCat's EyeBye Bye Braverman
14 Anna Lee 91 UK Actress The Sound of MusicWhat Can I Do?How Green Was My ValleyHis Lordship
17 Tony Randall 84 USA Actor Pillow TalkLover Come BackWill Success Spoil Rock Hunter?Gremlins 2: The New BatchDown with Love
26 Trudy Marshall 84 USA Actor The Fighting SullivansOnce Is Not EnoughThe Fuller Brush Man
27 Patience Cleveland 73 USA Actress Donnie DarkoPsycho III
28 Irene Manning 91 USA Actress Yankee Doodle DandyThe Desert SongShine On, Harvest MoonThe Old Corral
June 5 Ronald Reagan 93 USA Actor, 40th President of the United States Hellcats of the NavyKings RowKnute Rockne, All AmericanMillion Dollar BabyThis Is the ArmyCattle Queen of MontanaThe Young DoctorsBedtime for Bonzo
6 Judy Campbell 88 UK Actress ConvoyMr. Forbush and the PenguinsSaloon BarEast of Piccadilly
7 Donald Trumbull 95 USA Visual Effects Artist Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeClose Encounters of the Third KindStar Trek: The Motion PictureSpaceballsThe Wizard of Oz
9 Barbara Whiting Smith 73 USA Actress Home, Sweet HomicideParis Follies of 1956Carnival in Costa RicaDangerous When WetCentennial SummerBeware, My Lovely
10 Ray Charles 73 USA Singer, Actor The Blues BrothersSpy Hard
18 George 'Buck' Flower 66 USA Actor Back to the FutureThey LiveEscape from New YorkStarmanThe FogMac and Me
July 1 Marlon Brando 80 USA Actor On the WaterfrontThe GodfatherSupermanApocalypse NowA Streetcar Named DesireJulius CaesarOne-Eyed JacksSayonaraViva Zapata!Mutiny on the BountyDon Juan DeMarcoLast Tango in ParisThe FreshmanGuys and DollsThe Island of Dr. Moreau
6 Eric Douglas 46 USA Actor The Golden ChildDelta Force 3: The Killing GameThe Flamingo Kid
6 Jimmie Skaggs 59 USA Actor Lethal WeaponCatch Me if You CanHollow ManCutthroat IslandPink CadillacDragnet
9 Isabel Sanford 86 USA Actress Guess Who's Coming to DinnerLady Sings the BluesUp the SandboxLove at First BiteThe New Centurions
12 Jeff Morris 69 USA Actor The Blues BrothersAnger ManagementKelly's HeroesThe Two JakesIronweed
13 George Mallaby 64 Australia Actor The Spy Who Loved MeEliza FraserPetersen
15 Pat Roach 67 UK Actor Raiders of the Lost ArkA Clockwork OrangeClash of the TitansConan the DestroyerNever Say Never AgainRobin Hood: Prince of ThievesWillowSuperman IIIRed Sonja
21 Jerry Goldsmith 75 USA Composer AlienPattonThe Secret of NIMHRudyChinatownThe Ghost and the DarknessFirst BloodHoosiersThe OmenGremlinsDennis the MenaceTotal RecallPlanet of the ApesL.A. ConfidentialTwilight Zone: The MoviePoltergeistBasic InstinctCongoExecutive DecisionThe MummyThe Sum of All FearsStar Trek: First ContactPsycho IISmall SoldiersCapricorn OneLooney Tunes: Back in ActionMulanCity HallFirst KnightThe 'BurbsRio LoboThe Russia HouseAir Force OneSupergirlHollow ManChain ReactionLionheartMedicine ManU.S. MarshalsLogan's Run
27 Sam Edwards 89 USA Actor Twelve O'Clock HighOperation PacificEscape to Witch MountainThe Postman Always Rings TwiceBambi
31 Virginia Grey 87 USA Actress Uncle Tom's CabinAirportThe Rose TattooThe WomenTarzan's New York AdventureGold Diggers of 1935
August 8 Paul Garner 95 USA Actor The Onion MovieSaturday the 14th
8 Fay Wray 96 Canada Actress King KongHell on Frisco BayWhen Knights Were BoldGideon's TrumpetBlind Husbands
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
11 Elmer Bernstein 82 USA Composer GhostbustersTo Kill a MockingbirdThe Magnificent SevenAirplane!Far from HeavenCape FearSlap ShotThe Great EscapeThe Ten CommandmentsHudWild Wild WestThe Black CauldronThe Blues BrothersTrue GritThe Age of InnocenceTrading PlacesHeavy MetalAn American Werewolf in ParisThree AmigosMy Left Foot
22 Daniel Petrie 83 Canada Director A Raisin in the SunCocoon: The ReturnResurrectionFort Apache, The Bronx
27 William Pierson 78 USA Actor Stalag 17Corvette SummerFun with Dick and Jane
September 5 Fritha Goodey 31 UK Actress About a Boy
6 Elly Annie Schneider 90 Germany Actress The Wizard of OzA Low Down Dirty ShameScary Movie 2
7 Frank Thomas 92 USA Animator Lady and the TrampThe AristocatsThe Fox and the HoundMary PoppinsRobin HoodFantasiaThe Jungle BookSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs
10 O.L. Duke 51 USA Actor Malcolm XAntwone FisherThe Return of SuperflyOut of Time
18 Russ Meyer 82 USA Director Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!Beyond the Valley of the DollsVixen!Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers!The Immoral Mr. Teas
24 Tim Choate 49 USA Actor SoapdishPearl HarbourThe Europeans
30 Ignatius Wolfington 83 USA Actor 1941Herbie Rides AgainHexThe Strongest Man in the WorldPenelope
October 3 Janet Leigh 77 USA Actress PsychoTouch of EvilThe Manchurian CandidateThe FogLittle WomenHoudiniThe VikingsHello Down ThereHalloween H20: 20 Years Later
5 Rodney Dangerfield 82 USA Actor Back to SchoolCaddyshackRover DangerfieldNatural Born KillersLittle NickyCasper
10 Christopher Reeve 52 USA Actor, Director SupermanSuperman IIEveryone's HeroVillage of the DamnedThe BostoniansDeathtrap
17 Julius Harris 81 USA Actor The Taking of Pelham One Two ThreeDarkmanLive and Let DieGoing BerserkHarley Davidson and the Marlboro ManHell Up in HarlemManiac Cop III: Badge of SilenceLooking for Mr. Goodbar
November 6 Elizabeth Rogers 70 USA Actor An Officer and a GentlemenThe Towering InfernoThe Poseidon AdventureGrand Theft AutoThe Swarm
7 Howard Keel 85 USA Actror WacoAnnie Get Your GunJupiter's DarlingThe Big FishermanThe HoaxtersTexas Carnival
11 Dayton Allen 85 USA Voice Actor, Actor The Cotton ClubAppointment with Fear
12 Norman Rose 87 USA Actor Radio DaysThe Anderson TapesMessage From SpaceLove and Death
15 Helmut Griem 72 Germany Actor CabaretVoyage of the DamnedThe McKenzie BreakPut on IceLudwig
20 Anna Keaveney 55 UK Actress Vera DrakeFormula 51Ali G Indahouse
December 15 Maria Perschy 66 Austria Actress Secret of the SphinxThe Password is CourageFive Golden Dragons
21 Richard Hamilton 83 USA Actor Men in BlackPale RiderArthurIronweedOn Deadly GroundDeath to SmoochyHome Alone 3
28 Jerry Orbach 69 USA Actor Beauty and the BeastDirty DancingPrince of the CityUniversal SoldierCrimes and Misdemeanors
29 William Boyett 77 USA Actor The RocketeerNewsiesWhen a Stranger CallsThe HiddenSam's SonAirport
29 Liddy Holloway 59 New Zealand Actress Without a PaddleQueen City Rocker

Film debuts


  1. ^ "2004 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2004&p=.htm. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 

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