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Top–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 2005. The top ten films of 2005, by worldwide gross in US$, as well as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia grosses, are as follows:

Top-grossing films of 2005[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross Domestic United Kingdom Australia
1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $895,921,036 $290,013,036 $85,870,215 $26,734,333
2 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $848,754,768 $380,270,577 $72,827,146 $27,248,575
3 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Walt Disney Pictures $745,011,272 $291,710,957 $77,933,064 $25,842,771
4 War of the Worlds Paramount Pictures $591,745,540 $234,280,354 $55,555,574 $16,532,633
5 King Kong Universal Studios $550,517,357 $218,080,025 $52,619,933 $15,970,050
6 Madagascar DreamWorks Animation $532,680,671 $193,595,521 $40,690,223 $19,539,058
7 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox $478,207,520 $186,336,279 $24,619,123 $15,564,796
8 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. $474,968,763 $206,459,076 $65,842,139 $18,812,394
9 Batman Begins Warner Bros. $372,710,015 $205,343,774 $30,042,288 $12,262,065
10 Hitch Columbia Pictures $368,100,420 $179,495,555 $33,371,422 $11,109,579

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire grossed more than $890 million, making it the thirteenth-highest-grossing film in history. Three other films, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and War of the Worlds, are also in the list of the fifty highest-grossing films.


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Month Day Event
January 6 The Directors Guild of America nominates directors Martin Scorsese (The Aviator), Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), Taylor Hackford (Ray), Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) and Alexander Payne (Sideways) for its Directors Guild Awards.
8 The National Society of Film Critics awards go to Million Dollar Baby (film), Zhang Yimou (director, for: House of Flying Daggers), Imelda Staunton and Hilary Swank (tied for best actress), Jamie Foxx (actor), Thomas Haden Church (supporting actor) and Virginia Madsen (supporting actress).
9 The People's Choice Awards go to Fahrenheit 9/11 (favorite motion picture), Passion of the Christ for favorite drama, and Shrek 2 (favorite comedy, animated film, sequel, animated character: Eddie Murphy as "donkey", and movie villain: Jennifer Saunders as "Fairy Godmother").
16 Golden Globes awards film winners included three for The Aviator (Picture-Drama, Actor and Score), two for Sideways (Picture-comedy and Screenplay), two for Million Dollar Baby (Director and Actress), and two for Closer (Supporting Actor and Supporting actress for Clive Owen and Natalie Portman).
22 The Producers Guild of America picks The Aviator as its choice for best picture of 2004.
24 The Golden Raspberry Awards picks for worst film achievement in 2004 had Catwoman leading with seven nominations, Alexander, Fahrenheit 9/11 and White Chicks each with five and four nominations for Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
25 The Academy Awards picks for best film achievement in 2004 had The Aviator leading nominations with 11, followed by Million Dollar Baby and Finding Neverland with seven, Ray with six, and Sideways with five.
February 2 Pierce Brosnan officially announces that he will be resigning from the role of James Bond. Brosnan last appeared as Bond in Die Another Day (2002).
12 BAFTA Awards: Major winners include Imelda Staunton, Best Actress, Jamie Foxx, Best Actor and The Aviator, Best Film.
26 Catwoman and Fahrenheit 9/11 dominate the Golden Raspberry Awards, walking away with 4 awards each. Four special awards were also handed out to commemorate the Razzies' 25th anniversary. Arnold Schwarzenegger was named the biggest loser of the previous 25 years, Battlefield Earth, Gigli, and From Justin to Kelly collected the worst film awards.
27 77th Academy Awards: Million Dollar Baby wins the awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
May 20 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith reaches a record high at the box offices on opening day with $50 million on 9,400 screens at 3,661 theaters worldwide, edging out Spider-Man 2's top opening day record of $40.4 million and Shrek 2's top single day record of $44.8 million.
22 The Golden Palm in the 58th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival is awarded to L'enfant, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. The Grand Prix is awarded to Broken Flowers by Jim Jarmusch, while the prize for best director is awarded to Michael Haneke for Caché.
June 21 The American Film Institute holds its 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. The greatest movie quote is "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone with the Wind.
August 11 Roger Ebert publishes the list of his most hated films, distilled down from reviews he has written which date back to the 1960s. The list includes 2005 releases such as Constantine, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and A Lot Like Love.
October 14 It is announced that Daniel Craig will be the new James Bond in the forthcoming Casino Royale.
December 10 The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Capote won best actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best actress went to Vera Farmiga for Down to the Bone. [1]
11 The Boston Society of Film Critics gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Capote won best actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best actress went to Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line. [2]
The American Film Institute gives its picks for the ten most outstanding motion pictures of 2005, which are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Good Night, and Good Luck., A History of Violence, King Kong, Munich, The Squid and the Whale, and Syriana.[3]
12 The New York Film Critics Circle gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture, best director for Ang Lee and best actor for Heath Ledger. Best actress went to Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line. [4]
13 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominations for the Golden Globe Awards included Brokeback Mountain, The Constant Gardener, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, and Match Point for best drama film. [5]


Academy Awards
Best Picture: Crash
Best Director: Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney - Syriana
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
Best Foreign Language Film: Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood, United Kingdom and South Africa
Best Animated Feature: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, United Kingdom
Golden Globe Awards
Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Best Actress: Felicity Huffman - Transamerica
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Walk the Line
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line
Best Director: Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain
Best Foreign Language Film: Paradise Now, Palestine / France / Germany / Netherlands / Israel
BAFTA Awards
Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line
Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)
L'Enfant (The Child), directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium
Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)
Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee, United States
Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)
U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha, directed by Mark Dornford-May, South Africa

Films released in 2005


Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 9 Gonzalo Gavira 79 Mexico Sound technician The ExorcistThe Towering InfernoEl TopoThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly
10 Erwin Hillier 93 Germany Cinematographer The Silver FleetA Canterbury TaleI Know Where I'm Going!London TowerThe Dam Busters
11 Thelma White 94 United States Actress Reefer MadnessTwo in the DarkThe Moon's Our Home
12 Amrish Puri 72 India Actor Mr. IndiaIndiana Jones and the Temple of DoomGandhi
Sal Pacino 82 United States Actor I soldatiNo RulesYounger and Younger
14 Ofelia Guilmain 83 Mexico Actress The Exterminating AngelEl hombre y el monstruoNazarín
15 Ruth Warrick 89 United States Actress Citizen KaneSong of the SouthMr. Winkle Goes to WarJourney into FearForever and a Day
Dan Lee 35 Canada Animator Toy Story 2A Bug's LifeMonsters, Inc.Ratatouille
17 Virginia Mayo 84 United States Actress The Best Years of Our LivesWhite HeatWonder ManThe Kid from BrooklynThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty
18 Lamont Bentley 31 United States Actor The TenantsThe WashThe BreaksTales from the Hood
21 Parveen Babi 49 India Actress DeewaarNamak HalaalAmar Akbar AnthonyShaan
22 Patsy Rowlands 71 United Kingdom Actress Carry On series
23 Mutsuko Sakura 83 Japan Actress Chichi KoishiFloating Weeds
26 Rudi Falkenhagen 71 Netherlands Actor The Polish BrideLifespan
February 1 John Vernon 72 Canada Actor Dirty HarryNational Lampoon's Animal HousePoint Blank
4 Ossie Davis 87 United States Actor Do the Right ThingThe HillJungle Fever
10 Arthur Miller 89 United States Screenwriter The CrucibleThe MisfitsEverybody Wins
Humbert Balsan 50 France Producer ManderlayDivine InterventionLe Grand VoyageAdieu Bonaparte
11 Raymond Hermantier 81 France Actor Coup de TorchonSous le ciel de Paris
12 Brian Kelly 73 United States Actor, producer Around the World Under the Sea
14 Otto Plaschkes 75 United Kingdom Producer Georgy GirlHopscotch
16 Gerry Wolff 84 Germany Actor Wenn du groß bist, lieber Adam
Nicole DeHuff 30 United States Actress Meet the ParentsSee Arnold RunUnbeatable Harold
17 Dan O'Herlihy 85 Republic of Ireland Actor RoboCopRoboCop 2Roginson CrusoeInvasion U.S.A.Macbeth
Peter Foy 79 United Kingdom Special effects Fantastic VoyageThe Wiz
19 Kihachi Okamoto 82 Japan Director Samurai AssassinRainbow KidsThe Sword of DoomKill!The Human Bullet
20 Sandra Dee 62 United States Actress Imitation of LifeUntil They SailGidgetA Summer PlaceTammy and the Bachelor
22 Simone Simon 94 France Actress The Devil and Daniel WebsterCat PeopleThe Curse of the Cat PeopleLa Bête Humaine
Lee Eun-ju 24 South Korea Actress Virgin Stripped Bare by Her BachelorsLovers' ConcertoTaegukgiThe Scarlet Letter
March 4 Guylaine St-Onge 39 Canada Actress Angel EyesHighwaymenNo Exit
5 Morris Engel 86 United States Director, cinematographer Little FugitiveLovers and Lollipops
6 Teresa Wright 86 United States Actress The Little FoxesThe Pride of the YankeesShadow of a DoubtThe Best Years of Our LivesThe Men
7 Debra Hill 54 United States Screenwriter, producer HalloweenHalloween IIThe Fog
John Box 85 United Kingdom Production designer, art director Lawrence of ArabiaDoctor ZhivagoOliver!Nicholas and AlexandraTravels with My Aunt
22 Gemini Ganesan 84 India Actor RudraveenaAvvai ShanmughiNaan AvanillaiAvvaiyyarParthiban Kanavu
23 David Kossoff 85 United Kingdom Actor A Kid for Two FarthingsThe Bespoke OvercoatThe Mouse That Roared
April 16 Kay Walsh 90 United Kingdom Actress In Which We ServeThe Happy BreedPygmalionGreat ExpectationsOliver Twist
19 George Pan Cosmatos 64 Italy Director Escape to AthenaMassacre in RomeThe Cassandra CrossingTombstone
Ruth Hussey 93 United States Actress The Philadelphia StoryH. M. Pulham, Esq.Tennessee JohnsonThe UninvitedThe Great Gatsby
23 John Mills 97 United Kingdom Actor In Which We ServeGreat ExpectationsScott of the AntarcticRyan's Daughter
26 Maria Schell 79 Austria Actress GervaiseThe Heart of the MatterThe Hanging TreeSuperman
Mason Adams 86 United States Actor Omen III: The Final ConflictHouseguestSon in LawF/XGod Told Me To
May 5 Elisabeth Fraser 85 United States Actress A Patch of BlueThe Man Who Came to DinnerAll My SonsRoseanna McCoySo Big
June MacCloy 95 United States Actress June MoonGo West
16 June Lang 88 United States Actress Bonnie ScotlandWee Willie WinkieStage Door Canteen
17 Frank Gorshin 72 United States Actor Bells Are RingingBetween Heaven and HellWhere the Boys AreSkidoo
21 Subodh Mukherjee 84 India Director, producer MunimjiPaying GuestJungleeAbhinetriTeesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera
22 Thurl Ravenscroft 91 United States Voice actor Alice in WonderlandOne Hundred and One DalmatiansThe Sword in the StoneThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
25 Ismail Merchant 68 India Producer The HouseholderA Room with a ViewHowards End
Sunil Dutt 75 India Actor, producer, director Mother IndiaSadhnaGumrahYaadeinPran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye
26 Eddie Albert 99 United States Actor Roman HolidayThe Heartbreak KidBrother Rat
June 6 Anne Bancroft 73 United States Actress The GraduateThe Miracle WorkerThe Pumpkin Eater7 WomenThe Turning Point
8 Ed Bishop 72 United States Actor 2001: A Space OdysseySaturn 3Twilight's Last GleamingThe Mouse on the Moon
24 Paul Winchell 82 United States Voice actor Winnie-the-Pooh seriesThe AristocatsThe Fox and the Hound
25 John Fiedler 80 United States Actor 12 Angry MenWinnie-the-Pooh seriesA Raisin in the SunThe Odd Couple
July 2 Ernest Lehman 89 United States Screenwriter The Sound of MusicNorth by NorthwestSweet Smell of SuccessExecutive Suite
4 June Haver 79 United States Actress The Dolly SistersWhere Do We Go from Here?The Gang's All HereHome in Indiana
11 Frances Langford 92 United States Actress Broadway Melody of 1936Born to DanceYankee Doodle Dandy
17 Geraldine Fitzgerald 91 Republic of Ireland United States Actress The Mill on the FlossDark VictoryWuthering HeightsThe Gay Sisters
Gavin Lambert 80 United Kingdom Screenwriter The Roman Spring of Mrs. StoneSons and LoversInterval
19 Edward Bunker 71 United States Actor, screenwriter Animal FactoryStraight Time
20 James Doohan 85 Canada Actor Star Trek series
August 8 Barbara Bel Geddes 82 United States Actress VertigoThe Long NightI Remember MamaThe Five Pennies
9 Dorris Bowdon 90 United States Actress The Grapes of WrathDrums Along the MohawkYoung Mr. Lincoln
Matthew McGrory 32 United States Actor Bubble BoyBig FishHouse of 1000 CorpsesThe Devil's Rejects
11 James Booth 77 United Kingdom Actor, screenwriter ZuluThe Trials of Oscar WildeSparrers Can't SingThe Secret of My SuccessRobbery
16 Joe Ranft 45 United States Voice actor, storyboard artist Toy StoryA Bug's LifeFinding NemoCars
23 Brock Peters 78 United States Actor To Kill a MockingbirdThe L-Shaped Room
25 Terence Morgan 83 United Kingdom Actor HamletCaptain Horatio Hornblower R.N.The Shakedown
28 Jacques Dufilho 91 France Actor War of the ButtonsCher VictorLe Crabe-tambourBlack and White in ColorLove in a Hot Climate
31 Michael Sheard 65 Scotland Actor Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade
September 2 Bob Denver 70 United States Actor Who's Minding the Mint?Back to the BeachTake Her, She's MineHigh School U.S.A.
3 Ekkehard Schall 75 Germany Actor, director Mother Courage and Her Children
14 Robert Wise 91 United States Director, producer, editor Citizen KaneThe Sound of MusicWest Side StoryThe Day the Earth Stood StillThe Body Snatcher
16 Constance Moore 85 United States Actress Buck Rogers
18 Joel Hirschhorn 67 United States Songwriter The Poseidon AdventureThe Towering InfernoPete's Dragon
Richard E. Cunha 84 United States Director, cinematographer Giant from the UnknownMissile to the MoonFrankenstein's Daughter
23 Lord Brabourne 80 United Kingdom Producer A Passage to IndiaHarry BlackMurder on the Orient ExpressDeath on the NileSink the Bismarck!
25 Don Adams 82 United States Actor Inspector GadgetGet Smart, Again!Back to the Beach
27 Jerry Juhl 67 United States Screenwriter The Muppet MovieMuppets from SpaceMuppet Treasure IslandThe Muppet Christmas CarolThe Great Muppet Caper
October 11 Jan Holden 74 United Kingdom Actress Work Is a Four-Letter WordThe Haunted House of Horror
15 Mildred Shay 94 United States Actress Roman ScandalsGrand HotelThe Great Gatsby
23 William Hootkins 57 United States Actor Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeBatmanRaiders of the Lost ArkHardwareHear My Song
29 Lloyd Bochner 81 Canada Actor Point BlankThe Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of FearHarlow
November 3 Geoffrey Keen 89 United Kingdom Actor Odd Man OutThe Fallen IdolThe Third ManChance of a LifetimeMillions Like Us
4 Sheree North 72 United States Actress Living It UpCharley VarrickThe Shootist
11 Moustapha Akkad 75 Syria Producer, director Halloween seriesMohammad, Messenger of GodLion of the Desert
23 Constance Cummings 95 United Kingdom Actress Movie CrazyNight After NightThe Criminal CodeThe Foreman Went to FranceThe Battle of the Sexes
24 Pat Morita 73 Japan United States Actor The Karate Kid
28 Marc Lawrence 95 United States Actor Diamonds Are ForeverThe Man with the Golden Gun
29 Wendie Jo Sperber 47 United States Actress I Wanna Hold Your HandBachelor PartyBack to the Future
30 Jean Parker 90 United States Actress Little WomenLady for a DayDead Man's EyesThe GunfighterBlack Tuesday
December 1 Mary Hayley Bell 94 United Kingdom Actress, writer The ShrikeThe Big FreezeWhistle Down the Wind
4 Gregg Hoffman 42 United States Producer Saw seriesOnly YouGeorge of the Jungle 2
7 Adrian Biddle 53 United Kingdom Cinematographer AliensThelma & LouiseThe Butcher BoyV for Vendetta
Annette Vadim 72 Denmark Actress Les liaisons dangereusesTestament of OrpheusBlood and RosesLo scippo
10 Richard Pryor 65 United States Actor Silver StreakBlue CollarSuperman III
16 John Spencer 58 United States Actor The NegotiatorThe RockCop LandRavenousAlbino Alligator
26 Vincent Schiavelli 57 United States Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestFast Times at Ridgemont HighBetter Off DeadBatman ReturnsTomorrow Never Dies

Wide-release movies

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 theatres in the United States and Canada. The following films meet these criteria:

Dates given are U.S. and Canadian release dates.


January - March

‡ Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Opening Title Studio Cast & Crew
7 White Noise Universal Studios Michael Keaton
14 Coach Carter Paramount Pictures Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum
Elektra 20th Century Fox Jennifer Garner, Terence Stamp, Goran Visnjic
Racing Stripes Warner Bros. Dustin Hoffman, Snoop Dogg, Mandy Moore
19 Assault on Precinct 13 Revolution Studios Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne
21 Are We There Yet? Columbia Pictures Ice Cube, Nia Long
28 Alone in the Dark Lions Gate Entertainment Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff
Hide and Seek 20th Century Fox Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning
4 Boogeyman Screen Gems Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless
The Wedding Date Universal Studios Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney
11 Hitch Columbia Pictures Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James
Pooh's Heffalump Movie Walt Disney Pictures Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Kath Soucie, Nikita Hopkins, Kyle Stanger, Brenda Blethyn
18 Because of Winn-Dixie 20th Century Fox Jeff Daniels, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint
Constantine Warner Bros. Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Weisz
Son of the Mask New Line Cinema Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming
25 Cursed Dimension Films Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, Shannon Elizabeth
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Lions Gate Entertainment Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry
Man of the House Columbia Pictures Tommy Lee Jones, Cedric the Entertainer
4 Be Cool Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Danny DeVito
The Jacket Warner Independent Pictures Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley
The Pacifier Spyglass Entertainment Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham
11 Hostage Miramax Films Bruce Willis, Jonathan Tucker
The Passion Recut Newmarket Films James Caviezel
Robots 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, Halle Berry
The Upside of Anger New Line Cinema Kevin Costner, Joan Allen
18 Ice Princess Walt Disney Pictures Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall
The Ring Two DreamWorks Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Simon Baker
24 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Warner Bros. Sandra Bullock, Regina King, William Shatner, Treat Williams, Ernie Hudson
25 Guess Who Columbia Pictures Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoë Saldaña
30 Beauty Shop Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Ice Cube

April - June

‡ Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Opening Title Studio Cast & Crew
1 Sin City Dimension Films Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Jaime King, Rutger Hauer
8 Fever Pitch 20th Century Fox Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon
Kung Fu Hustle Sony Pictures Classics Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah
Sahara Paramount Pictures Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz
15 The Amityville Horror Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Rachel Nichols
22 The Interpreter Universal Studios Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener
King's Ransom New Line Cinema Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Regina Hall
A Lot Like Love Touchstone Pictures Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Kal Penn
29 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Touchstone Pictures Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def
XXX: State of the Union Revolution Studios Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe
6 Crash Lions Gate Entertainment Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Phillippe, Ludacris, Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard
House of Wax Warner Bros. Elisha Cuthbert, Paris Hilton, Chad Michael Murray
Kingdom of Heaven 20th Century Fox Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Edward Norton, Marton Csokas, Ridley Scott (director)
13 Kicking & Screaming Universal Studios Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall
Mindhunters Dimension Films Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, LL Cool J
Monster-in-Law New Line Cinema Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda
Unleashed Focus Features Jet Li, Morgan Freeman
19 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, Samuel L. Jackson
27 The Longest Yard Paramount Pictures Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds
Madagascar DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter
1 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Warner Bros. Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera
3 Cinderella Man Universal Studios Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti
Lords of Dogtown Columbia Pictures Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, John Robinson, Johnny Knoxville, Rebecca De Mornay
10 The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl Dimension Films David Arquette, Robert Rodríguez
High Tension Lions Gate Entertainment Cécile de France
The Honeymooners Paramount Pictures Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, John Leguizamo
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn
15 Batman Begins Warner Bros. Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson
17 The Perfect Man Universal Studios Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear
22 Herbie: Fully Loaded Walt Disney Pictures Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Breckin Meyer
24 Bewitched Screen Gems Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Jason Schwartzman
Land of the Dead Universal Studios Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, George A. Romero (director)
March of the Penguins Warner Independent Pictures Morgan Freeman, Amitabh Bachchan
29 War of the Worlds Paramount Pictures Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Steven Spielberg (director)

July - September

‡ Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Opening Title Studio Cast & Crew
1 Rebound 20th Century Fox Martin Lawrence, Breckin Meyer
8 Dark Water Buena Vista Distribution Jennifer Connelly
Fantastic Four 20th Century Fox Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon
15 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter
Wedding Crashers New Line Cinema Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn
22 Bad News Bears Paramount Pictures Billy Bob Thornton
The Devil's Rejects Lions Gate Entertainment Rob Zombie (director)
Hustle & Flow Paramount Pictures Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning
The Island DreamWorks Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean
29 Must Love Dogs Warner Bros. Diane Lane, Dermot Mulroney, John Cusack
Sky High Walt Disney Pictures Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, Kevin McDonald, Dave Foley
Stealth Columbia Pictures Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx
5 The Dukes of Hazzard Warner Bros. Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson
12 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Columbia Pictures Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin
Four Brothers Paramount Pictures Mark Wahlberg, André 3000, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund
The Great Raid Miramax Films Benjamin Bratt, James Franco
The Skeleton Key Universal Studios Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Gena Rowlands
17 Supercross 20th Century Fox Daryl Hannah, Mike Vogel, Robert Patrick
19 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Universal Studios Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
Red Eye Dreamworks Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy
Valiant Walt Disney Pictures Ewan McGregor, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent
26 The Brothers Grimm Dimension Films Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Terry Gilliam (director)
The Cave Screen Gems Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian
Undiscovered Lions Gate Entertainment Ashlee Simpson, Carrie Fisher, Shannyn Sossamon
31 The Constant Gardener Focus Features Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz
2 A Sound of Thunder Warner Brothers Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Edward Burns
Transporter 2 20th Century Fox Jason Statham, François Berléand, Amber Valletta, Louis Leterrier (director)
Underclassman Miramax Films Nick Cannon, Cheech Marin, Roselyn Sanchez
9 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Screen Gems Laura Linney, Campbell Scott, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jennifer Carpenter
The Man New Line Cinema Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy
An Unfinished Life Miramax Films Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez
16 Corpse Bride Warner Bros. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter (voices)
Cry Wolf Rogue Pictures Lindy Booth, Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki
Just Like Heaven Dreamworks Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder
Lord of War Lions Gate Entertainment Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Monica Bellucci, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Jeffrey Wright
23 Flightplan Touchstone Pictures Jodie Foster, Sean Bean, Peter Sarsgaard, Marlene Lawston
A History of Violence New Line Cinema Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Maria Bello
Oliver Twist R.P. Productions Ben Kingsley
Roll Bounce Fox Searchlight Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Meagan Good
30 Capote Sony Pictures Classics Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener
The Greatest Game Ever Played Walt Disney Pictures Shia LaBeouf, Bill Paxton (director)
Into the Blue Columbia Pictures Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Ashley Scott
Serenity Universal Studios Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin

October - December

‡ Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Opening Title Studio Cast & Crew
5 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit DreamWorks Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
7 Good Night, and Good Luck Warner Independent Pictures George Clooney
The Gospel Screen Gems Boris Kodjoe, Clifton Powell, Yolanda Adams
In Her Shoes 20th Century Fox Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine
Two for the Money Universal Studios Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo
Waiting... Lions Gate Entertainment Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Justin Long
14 Domino New Line Cinema Keira Knightley, Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke
Elizabethtown Paramount Pictures Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon
The Fog Revolution Studios Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair
21 Doom Universal Studios Karl Urban, The Rock, Rosamund Pike
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story DreamWorks Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson
Kids in America Slowhand Cinema Gregory Smith
North Country Warner Bros. Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand
Stay 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling
28 The Legend of Zorro Columbia Pictures Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Prime Universal Studios Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman
Saw II Lions Gate Entertainment Donnie Wahlberg
The Weather Man Paramount Pictures Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Michael Caine
4 Chicken Little Walt Disney Pictures Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn
Jarhead Universal Studios Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucas Black, Jamie Foxx
9 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Paramount Pictures Joy Bryant, Terrence Howard
11 Derailed The Weinstein Company Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen
Pride and Prejudice Focus Features Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen
Zathura Columbia Pictures Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard
18 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes
Walk the Line 20th Century Fox Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon
23 The Ice Harvest Focus Features John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen
In the Mix Lions Gate Entertainment Usher, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Chazz Palminteri
Just Friends New Line Cinema Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris
Rent Revolution Studios Rosario Dawson
Syriana Warner Bros. George Clooney, Michelle Monaghan, Matt Damon
Yours, Mine and Ours Paramount Pictures Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo
25 The Libertine The Weinstein Company Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Samantha Morton
Dragon Eye Congee Lee's Production Fann Wong
2 Æon Flux Paramount Pictures Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Karyn Kusama (director)
Transamerica The Weinstein Company Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers
9 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features Ang Lee (director), Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Walden Media Tilda Swinton, Liam Neeson
Memoirs of a Geisha Columbia Pictures Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li
14 King Kong Universal Studios Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Peter Jackson (director)
16 The Family Stone 20th Century Fox Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker
The Producers Universal Studios Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman
21 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 20th Century Fox Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff
Fun with Dick and Jane Columbia Pictures Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin
23 Munich DreamWorks Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush, Steven Spielberg (director)
The Ringer Fox Searchlight Pictures Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl
25 Casanova Touchstone Pictures Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons
The New World New Line Cinema Colin Farrell, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale, Christopher Plummer
Rumor Has It Warner Bros. Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner
Wolf Creek The Weinstein Company John Jarratt, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath
30 The Matador The Weinstein Company Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis


  1. ^ "2005 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 8, 2009.  

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