Let’s check together the best grossing movies of 2004 (movie trailers and other details available below):
Harry Potter 3
The Passion of the Christ
The Day After Tomorrow
Meet the Fockers
Shrek 2 Genre: Animation/Comedy/Family Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon Written by: Joe Stillman Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, John Cleese, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders Release Date: May 19, 2004 Trailer of Shrek 2:
Movie Plot: The natural order of fairy tales is interrupted in the sequel to the Academy Award-winning blockbuster “Shrek.” “Shrek 2” sends Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona on a whirlwind of new adventures with more fairy-tale favorites to lampoon along the way. After battling a fire-breathing dragon and the evil Lord Farquaad to win the hand of Princess Fiona, Shrek now faces his greatest challenge: the in-laws. Shrek and Princess Fiona return from their honeymoon to find an invitation to visit Fiona’s parents, the King and Queen of the Kingdom of Far, Far Away. With Donkey along for the ride, the newlyweds set off. All of the citizens of Far, Far Away turn out to greet their returning Princess, and her parents happily anticipate the homecoming of their daughter and her new Prince. But no one could have prepared them for the sight of their new son-in-law, not to mention how much their little girl had…well…changed. Little did Shrek and Fiona know that their marriage had foiled all of her father’s plans for her future…and his own. Now the King must enlist the help of a powerful Fairy Godmother, the handsome Prince Charming and that famed ogre killer Puss In Boots to put right his version of “happily ever after.”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron Written by: Steven Kloves Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis Release Date: June 4, 2004 Trailer of Harry Potter 3 The Prisoner of Azkaban:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Movie Plot: Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione return as teenagers to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of study, where they delve into the mystery surrounding an escaped prisoner who poses a dangerous threat to the young wizard
Spider-Man 2 Genre: Action/Science-Fiction/Superhero Directed by: Sam Raimi Written by: Alvin Sargent Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco, J.K. Simmons, Rosemary Harris, Chris Williams, Donna Murphy, Cliff Robertson, Daniel Dae Kim, Dylan Baker, Elizabeth Banks Release Date: June 30, 2004 Trailer of Spider-Man 2:
Movie Plot: Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius, who becomes Doctor Octopus (aka Doc Ock), after an accident causes him to bond psychically with mechanical tentacles that do his bidding.
The Incredibles Genre: Animation/Comedy/Family/Superhero Written and Dieected by: Brad Bird Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Sarah Vowell, Brad Bird Release Date: November 5, 2004 Trailer of The Incredibles:
Movie Plot: From the Academy Award-winning creators of “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Finding Nemo,” comes this hilarious action-packed animated adventure about superheroes. Bob Parr used to be one of the world’s greatest superheroes (known to all as “Mr. Incredible”), saving lives and fighting evil on a daily basis. But now fifteen years later, Bob and his wife (a famous superhero in her own right) have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. Now he’s a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment. Pixar Animation Studios stretches the boundaries of the art form with this stylish and entertaining film. Acclaimed filmmaker Brad Bird (“The Iron Giant”) directs.
The Passion of the Christ Genre: Drama Directed by: Mel Gibson Written by: Ben Fitzgerald, Mel Gibson Starring: James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Francesco Cabras, Rosalinda Celentano, Claudia Gerini, Ivano Marescotti, Matt Patresi, Sergio Rubini Release Date: February 5, 2004 Trailer of The Passion of the Christ:
The Passion of the Christ
Movie Plot: A film detailing the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The Day After Tomorrow Genre: Action/Adventure/Science-Fiction Written and Directed by: Roland Emmerich Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sela Ward, Emmy Rossum, Ian Holm, Glenn Plummer, Kenneth Welsh, Rick Hoffman, Adrian Lester, Chuck Shamata, Tamlyn Tomita Release Date: May 28, 2004 Trailer of The Day After Tomorrow:
The Day After Tomorrow
Movie Plot: In “Independence Day” Roland Emmerich brought you the near destruction of the earth by aliens. Now, in “The Day After Tomorrow” the enemy is an even more devastating force: nature itself. Tornadoes rip Los Angeles; a massive snowstorm pounds New Delhi; hail the size of grapefruit batters Tokyo; and in New York City, the temperature swings from sweltering to freezing in one day. In this special-effects packed, highly anticipated event motion picture, an abrupt climate change has cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet.
Meet The Fockers Genre: Comedy/Romance Directed by: Jay Roach Written by: Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Barbra Streisand, Cedric Yarbrough, Jack Plotnick Release Date: December 22, 2004 Trailer of Meet The Fockers:
Meet The Fockers
Movie Plot: All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.
Troy Genre: Action/Adventure Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen Written by: David Benioff Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Peter O’Toole, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Christie, Rose Byrne, Saffron Burrows, Sean Bean, James Cosmo, Garrett Hedlund, Nathan Jones, Vincent Regan, Tyler Mane Release Date: May 14, 2004 Trailer of Troy:
Movie Plot: An adaptation of Homer’s great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Shark Tale Genre: Animation/Comedy/Family Directed by: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman Written by: Michael J. Wilson. Rob Letterman Starring: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, Kevin Pollak, Doug E. Doug, Ziggy Marley, David Soren, Bobb’e J. Thompson Release Date: October 1, 2004 Trailer of Shark Tale:
Movie Plot: When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidently killed while on the hunt, his would be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage.
Ocean’s Twelve Genre: Crime/Thriller Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Written by: George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Vincent Cassel, Casey Affleck, Elliott Gould, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eddie Jemison, Carl Reiner, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Martina Stella, Eddie Izzard, Bruce Willis, Albert Finney, Shaobo Qin, Craig Susser, Jared Harris Release Date: December 10, 2004 Trailer of Ocean’s Twelve:
Movie Plot: Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean’s 11.