Special Report

Most Popular Movie Released Every Year Since 1960

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Distribution

2000
> Most popular movie: Gladiator
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 34,128,168 on RT
> Director: Ridley Scott
> Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

2001
> Most popular movie: Ocean’s Eleven
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 32,601,771 on RT
> Director: Steven Soderbergh
> Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

2002
> Most popular movie: Spider-Man
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 34,297,354 on RT
> Director: Sam Raimi
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

2003
> Most popular movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 34,679,773 on RT
> Director: Peter Jackson
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Distribution

2004
> Most popular movie: Shrek 2
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 34,232,524 on RT
> Director: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
> Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

2005
> Most popular movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 34,153,607 on RT
> Director: Mike Newell
> Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

2006
> Most popular movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,847,651 on RT
> Director: Gore Verbinski
> Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

2007
> Most popular movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 2,738,491 on RT
> Director: Gore Verbinski
> Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

2008
> Most popular movie: The Dark Knight
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 2,551,550 on IMDB
> Director: Christopher Nolan
> Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

2009
> Most popular movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 4,081,606 on RT
> Director: Michael Bay
> Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

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