Special Report

These Are the Biggest Box Office Hits of the 2000s

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

5. Spider-Man (2002)
> Domestic box office: $403.7 million
> Box office rank out of all movies: #42 out of all movies in database
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco
> Director: Sam Raimi

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
> Domestic box office: $423.3 million
> Box office rank out of all movies: #32 out of all movies in database
> Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport
> Director: Gore Verbinski

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Distribution

3. Shrek 2 (2004)
> Domestic box office: $441.2 million
> Box office rank out of all movies: #27 out of all movies in database
> Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews
> Director: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

2. The Dark Knight (2008)
> Domestic box office: $533.7 million
> Box office rank out of all movies: #15 out of all movies in database
> Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine
> Director: Christopher Nolan

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

1. Avatar (2009)
> Domestic box office: $760.5 million
> Box office rank out of all movies: #4 out of all movies in database
> Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
> Director: James Cameron