2003 in film


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The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. Releases of sequels took place with movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Pokémon Heroes, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Freddy vs. Jason, X2: X-Men United, Bad Boys II, Scary Movie 3, and Final Destination 2.

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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 2003. The top ten films of 2003, 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 2003[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide United States and Canada United Kingdom Australia
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line $1,119,110,941 $377,027,325 $106,643,712 $36,550,919
2 Finding Nemo Disney/Pixar $867,893,978 $339,714,978 $67,117,404 $26,820,431
3 The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. $742,128,461 $281,576,461 $53,880,216 $22,070,814
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Disney $654,264,015 $305,413,918 $47,531,328 $18,476,252
5 Bruce Almighty Universal $484,592,874 $242,829,261 $37,412,900 $13,558,467
6 The Last Samurai Warner Bros. $456,758,981 $111,127,263 $21,993,151 $9,617,283
7 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Warner Bros. $433,371,112 $150,371,112 $31,289,575 $12,352,558
8 The Matrix Revolutions Warner Bros. $427,343,298 $139,313,948 $31,020,318 $13,015,662
9 X2 Fox $407,711,549 $214,949,694 $33,549,569 $10,654,741
10 Bad Boys II Columbia $273,339,556 $138,608,444 $14,920,239 $7,680,900

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King grossed more than $1.19 billion, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film in history.

Finding Nemo was the highest grossing animated movie of all time but it has since been overtaken and it is currently the 4th highest grossing animated film of all time and the 25th highest grossing film of all time (it was once the 9th highest grossing film).

Two other films, The Matrix Reloaded and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl are also in the list of the fifty highest-grossing films.

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 61st Golden Globe Awards
January 25, 2004
57th BAFTA Awards
February 15, 2004
76th Academy Awards
February 29, 2004
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lost in Translation The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best Director Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Peter Weir
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best Actor Sean Penn
Mystic River
Bill Murray
Lost in Translation
Bill Murray
Lost in Translation
Sean Penn
Mystic River
Best Actress Charlize Theron
Monster
Diane Keaton
Something's Gotta Give
Scarlett Johansson
Lost in Translation
Charlize Theron
Monster
Best Supporting Actor Tim Robbins
Mystic River
Bill Nighy
Love Actually
Tim Robbins
Mystic River
Best Supporting Actress Renée Zellweger
Cold Mountain
Renée Zellweger
Cold Mountain
Renée Zellweger
Cold Mountain
Best Screenplay (Adapted) Lost in Translation
Sofia Coppola
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh
Best Screenplay (Original) The Station Agent
Thomas McCarthy
Lost in Translation
Sofia Coppola
Best Score The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Howard Shore
Cold Mountain
T-Bone Burnett and Gabriel Yared
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Howard Shore
Best Foreign Language Film Osama In This World The Barbarian Invasions
(Les Invasions barbares)
Best Animated Film Finding Nemo

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Elephant, directed by Gus Van Sant, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Vozvrashcheniye (The Return), directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

In This World, directed by Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom

Films released in 2003

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Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Royce D. Applegate 63 USA Actor O Brother, Where Art Thou?SeabiscuitRain ManSplashGods and GeneralsThe RookieUnder Siege 2: Dark TerritoryDr. Dolittle
4 Conrad Hall 72 Tahiti Cinematographer American BeautyCool Hand LukeButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidRoad to PerditionMarathon ManSleepy HollowIn Cold Blood
8 Ron Goodwin 77 UK Composer Where Eagles DareFrenzyBattle of Britain
11 Anthony Havelock-Allan 98 UK Producer Romeo and JulietGreat ExpectationsRyan's DaughterOthello
12 Maurice Gibb 53 Isle of Man Singer, Composer, Actor Saturday Night FeverSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
13 Norman Panama 88 USA Screenwriter White ChristmasThe Court JesterMr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
18 Richard Crenna 76 USA Actor First BloodSummer RentalSabrinaLeviathanHot Shots! Part DeuxThe Flamingo Kid
20 David Battley 67 UK Actor Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryKrullThe WaiterThe London Connection
20 Nedra Volz 94 USA Actress 10Earth Girls Are EasyNational Lampoon's Movie Madness
23 Nell Carter 54 USA Actress The Grass HarpBébé's KidsModern Problems
February 3 Lana Clarkson 40 USA Actress ScarfaceFast Times at Ridgemont HighBarbarian Queen
9 Vera Hruba Ralston 82 Czech Republic Actress The Fighting KentuckianDakotaThe Wild Blue YonderJubilee Trail
13 Stacy Keach, Sr. 88 USA Actor Pretty WomanSaturday the 14thThe Parallax ViewArmed and DangerousBrewster McCloud
22 Daniel Taradash 89 USA Screenwriter From Here to EternityHawaiiCastle KeepStorm Center
27 Fred Rogers 74 USA Actor, Mr. Rogers Casper
March 3 Horst Buchholz 69 Germany Actor The Magnificent SevenLife is BeautifulAces: Iron Eagle IIIOne, Two, Three
8 Adam Faith 62 UK Actor, Singer McVicarStardust
12 Lynne Thigpen 54 USA Actress Anger ManagementThe InsiderShaftTootsieThe PaperJust CauseBlankmanBicentennial ManNovocaine
19 Rick Zumwalt 51 USA Actor Batman ReturnsOver the TopFather HoodThe Presidio
24 Phillip Yordan 88 USA Screenwriter Broken LanceEl CidJohnny GuitarBattle of the BulgeDetective StoryDillinger
31 Michael Jeter 50 USA Actor The Green MileJurassic Park IIIThe Fisher KingFear and Loathing in Las VegasWaterworldAir BudPatch AdamsTango & CashOpen RangeMouseHuntDrop ZoneThe Polar Express
April 2 Michael Wayne 68 USA Producer McLintock!The Green BeretsBrannigan
8 Bing Russell 76 USA Actor The Magnificent SevenTango & CashBranniganDick TracyThe Apple Dumpling GangBilly the Kid vs. Dracula
12 Sydney Lassick 80 USA Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestCarrieCool as IceMan on the MoonHistory of the World, Part ITom and Jerry: The Movie
16 Graham Jarvis 72 USA Actor MiserySilkwoodMr. Mom
25 Jesse Nilsson 25 Canada Actor The SkullsModel Behaviour
26 Peter Stone 73 USA Screenwriter CharadeThe Taking of Pelham One Two Three
May 3 Suzy Parker 70 USA Actress Funny FaceThe Best of EverythingThe Interns
9 Carmen Filpi 80 USA Actor Ed WoodBeetlejuiceThe Wedding SingerWayne's WorldThe Beverly HillbilliesHalloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
14 Wendy Hiller 90 UK Actress The Elephant ManA Man for All SeasonsMurder on the Orient ExpressPygmalion
14 Robert Stack 84 USA Actor Written on the WindAirplane!War PaintThe High and the MightyIs Paris Burning?Bwana DevilBeavis and Butthead Do AmericaHouse of BambooBullfighter and the LadyThe Gift of LoveUncommon ValorThe Last VoyageJohn Paul Jones1941Joe vs. The VolcanoThe Tarnished AngelsA Date with JudyCaddyshack IIRecess: School's OutThe Mortal StormThe CaretakersThe Transformers: The MovieMiss Tatlock's MillionsDangerous CurvesNice Girl?BASEketball
24 Rachel Kempson 92 UK Actress Out of AfricaTom JonesGeorgy Girl
28 Martha Scott 90 USA Actress Ben-HurThe Ten CommandmentsAirport 1975
June 2 Richard Cusack 77 USA Actor The FugitiveHigh FidelityEight Men OutChain ReactionWhile You Were SleepingReturn to Me
7 Trevor Goddard 40 UK Actor Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlMortal KombatDeep Rising
11 William Marshall 78 USA Actor BlaculaMaverickSkullduggeryCurtain
12 Gregory Peck 85 USA Producer To Kill a MockingbirdRoman HolidayThe OmenCape FearThe Guns of NavaroneTwelve O'Clock HighThe Million Pound NoteHow the West Was WonMoby DickPork Chop HillMacArthur
15 Hume Cronyn 90 USA Singer, Actor The Seventh CrossCocoonShadow of a DoubtCleopatraThe Pelican BriefHamletThe Postman Always Rings TwiceMarvin's Room
15 Philip Stone 79 UK Actor The ShiningIndiana Jones and the Temple of DoomA Clockwork OrangeFlash GordonBarry LyndonHitler: The Last Ten Days
29 Katharine Hepburn 96 USA Actress The Lion in WinterOn Golden PondBringing Up BabyThe Philadelphia StoryGuess Who's Coming to DinnerThe African QueenMorning GlorySummertimeThe RainmakerRooster CogburnLittle WomenAdam's RibLove AffairSong of LoveDesk SetSuddenly, Last SummerPat and Mike
30 Buddy Hackett 78 USA Actor It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldThe Little MermaidThe Love BugScroogedThe Music Man
July 1 N!xau 58 Namibia Actor The Gods Must Be Crazy
6 Buddy Ebsen 95 USA Actor Breakfast at Tiffany'sThe Beverly HillbilliesMail Order Bride
25 John Schlesinger 77 UK Director Midnight CowboyPacific HeightsMarathon ManThe Next Best Thing
27 Bob Hope 100 USA Actor Road to SingaporeRoad to MoroccoRoad to Hong KongRoad to RioRoad to ZanzibarRoad to UtopiaRoad to BaliMy Favorite BlondeThe Muppet MovieI'll Take SwedenSpies Like Us
31 Frederick Coffin 60 USA Actor Wayne's WorldHard to KillIdentityMother's Day
August 2 Don Estelle 70 UK Actor Santa ClausA Private Function
9 Gregory Hines 57 USA Actor The Cotton ClubRunning ScaredRenaissance ManThe Preacher's Wife
30 Charles Bronson 81 USA Actor The Great EscapeDeath WishThe Dirty DozenOnce Upon a Time in the WestMurphy's LawThe Indian RunnerThe White Buffalo
September 9 Larry Hovis 67 USA Actor Lone Star State of Mind
11 John Ritter 54 USA Actor Sling BladeBad SantaNorthClifford's Really Big MovieItProblem Child
12 Johnny Cash 71 USA Singer, Actor Five Minutes to LiveThe HuntedA Gunfight
16 Sheb Wooley 82 USA Actor HoosiersThe Outlaw Josey WalesHigh NoonSilveradoGiant
22 Gordon Jump 71 USA Actor Conquest of the Planet of the ApesMaking the GradeThe Fury
26 George Plimpton 76 USA Actor Good Will HuntingRedsNixonEDtvWhen We Were KingsJust CauseThe Bonfire of the VanitiesRio LoboJust Visiting
27 Donald O'Connor 78 USA Actor Singin' in the RainToysThat's Entertainment!Tom Sawyer, Detective
28 Elia Kazan 94 Turkey Director A Streetcar Named DesireOn the WaterfrontEast of EdenSplendor in the GrassAmerica, AmericaViva Zapata!Gentleman's Agreement
October 3 Florence Stanley 79 USA Actress Atlantis: The Lost EmpireBulworthTrapped in ParadiseThe Odd Couple IIA Goofy MovieThe Brainiacs.com
5 Denis Quilley 75 UK Actor King DavidMister Johnson
20 Jack Elam 82 USA Actor The Cannonball RunPat Garrett & Billy the KidRio LoboSupport Your Local Sheriff!The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
November 9 Art Carney 85 USA Actor Harry and TontoLast Action HeroFirestarterTake This Job and Shove ItThe Muppets Take ManhattanThe Yellow Rolls-Royce
11 Robert Brown 82 UK Actor OctopussyLicence to KillThe Third ManThe Living DaylightsA View to a KillThe Spy Who Loved Me
12 Jonathan Brandis 27 USA Actor The Neverending Story II: The Next ChapterOliver & CompanySidekicksGhost DadFatal AttractionRide with the Devil
12 Penny Singleton 95 USA Actress, Voice of Jane Jetson BlondieJetsons: The MovieAfter the Thin Man
14 Gene Anthony Ray 41 USA Actor FameAustin Powers in GoldmemberEddie
15 Dorothy Loudon 70 USA Actress Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilGarbo Talks
18 Michael Kamen 55 USA Composer Die HardLethal WeaponX-MenRobin Hood: Prince of ThievesHighlanderThe Iron GiantRoad HouseDon Juan DeMarcoBrazilHudson HawkAgainst the RopesThe Three MusketeersEvent HorizonThe Last Boy Scout101 DalmatiansFirst DaughterCircle of Friends
20 Robert Addie 87 USA Director ExcaliburAnother Country
27 Norman Burton 79 USA Actor Planet of the ApesThe Towering InfernoBloodsportDiamonds Are ForeverThe Gumball Rally
December 3 David Hemmings 62 USA Actor GladiatorGangs of New YorkThe League of Extraordinary GentlemenSpy GameCamelotBarbarella
14 Jeanne Crain 78 USA Actress State FairLeave Her to HeavenPinkyA Letter to Three WivesGuns of the Timberland
17 Ed Devereaux 78 Australia Actor Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
19 Hope Lange 72 USA Actress Blue VelvetPeyton PlaceDeath WishA Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's RevengeI Am the Cheese
19 Les Tremayne 90 UK Actor The War of the WorldsNorth by NorthwestThe Fortune CookieDaffy Duck's Fantastic IslandGoldfinger
27 Alan Bates 69 UK Actor Women in LoveHamletAlexis ZorbaThe RoseThe Mothman PropheciesAn Unmarried WomanThe Sum of All FearsGosford ParkThe Statement
30 John Gregory Dunne 71 USA Screenwriter A Star is BornUp Close and PersonalTrue ConfessionsThe Panic in Needle Park
31 Earl Hindman 61 USA Actor Three Men and a BabySilveradoTaps

Wide-release movies

Movies released in at least 600 North American theatres.

January - March

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10 Just Married 20th Century Fox Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy
17 A Guy Thing Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Jason Lee, Julia Stiles, Selma Blair
Kangaroo Jack Warner Bros. Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Estella Warren, Michael Shannon, Christopher Walken
National Security Columbia Pictures Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore, Bill Duke, Eric Roberts, Timothy Busfield, Robinne Lee
24 Darkness Falls Columbia Pictures Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield
31 Biker Boyz DreamWorks Laurence Fishburne, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Luke, Orlando Jones, Lisa Bonet
Final Destination 2 New Line Cinema Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Michael Landes, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jonathan Cherry, James Kirk, Lynda Boyd
The Recruit Touchstone Pictures Dir: Roger Donaldson; Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan
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7 Deliver Us from Eva Focus Features LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, Essence Atkins, Duane Martin, Mel Jackson, Megan Good
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Paramount Pictures Dir: Donald Petrie; Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Parisse, Adam Goldberg, Thomas Lennon
Shanghai Knights Touchstone Pictures Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong
14 Daredevil 20th Century Fox Dir: Mark Steven Johnson; Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell
The Jungle Book 2 Walt Disney Pictures John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Mae Whitman, Bob Joles, Tony Jay, Phil Collins, John Rhys-Davies
21 Dark Blue United Artists Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele, Brendan Gleeson, Ving Rhames, Dash Mihok, Kurupt
Gods and Generals Warner Bros. Jeff Daniels, Robert Duvall, Kevin Conway, C. Thomas Howell, Stephen Lang, Brian Mallon, Mira Sorvino
The Life of David Gale Universal Studios Dir: Alan Parker; Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Gabriel Mann, Matt Craven
Old School DreamWorks Dir: Todd Phillips; Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Ellen Pompeo, Jeremy Piven, Juliette Lewis
28 Cradle 2 the Grave Warner Bros. Jet Li, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Hu, Tom Arnold
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7 Bringing Down the House Touchstone Pictures Steve Martin, Queen Latifah
Tears of the Sun Columbia Pictures Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser
12 Bend It Like Beckham Fox Searchlight Pictures Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis, Archie Panjabi
14 Agent Cody Banks Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Frankie Múñiz, Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Keith David, Cynthia Stevenson, Darrell Hammond
The Hunted Paramount Pictures Dir: William Friedkin; Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro, Connie Nielsen
Willard New Line Cinema Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Laura Harring, Jackie Burroughs
21 Boat Trip Artisan Entertainment Dir: Mort Nathan; Cuba Gooding, Jr., Horatio Sanz, Roselyn Sánchez, Vivica A. Fox, Maurice Godin
Dreamcatcher Warner Bros. Dir: Lawrence Kasdan; Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Morgan Freeman
Piglet's Big Movie Walt Disney Pictures Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Nikita Hopkins, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie, Andre Stojka
View from the Top Miramax Films Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen, Joshua Malina
28 Basic Columbia Pictures Dir: John McTiernan; John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, Timothy Daly
The Core Paramount Pictures Aaron Eckhart, Delroy Lindo, Hilary Swank, DJ Qualls, Bruce Greenwood, Stanley Tucci
Head of State DreamWorks Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morgan

April - June

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4 A Man Apart New Line Cinema Vin Diesel, Larenz Tate, Timothy Olyphant
Phone Booth 20th Century Fox Dir: Joel Schumacher; Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell, Katie Holmes
What a Girl Wants Warner Bros. Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Oliver James
9 Flywheel Sherwood Pictures Alex Kendrick, Lisa Arnold, Steve Moore, Walter Burnett
11 Anger Management Columbia Pictures Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzmán, Allen Covert, Lynne Thigpen
16 Bulletproof Monk Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Chow Yun-fat, Seann William Scott, Jaime King
A Mighty Wind Warner Bros. Bob Balaban, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer
18 Holes Walt Disney Pictures Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Khleo Thomas, Tim Blake Nelson, Sigourney Weaver
Malibu's Most Wanted Warner Bros. Jamie Kennedy, Taye Diggs, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Regina Hall, Damien Dante Wayans
25 Confidence Lions Gate Entertainment Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Andy García, Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzmán, Donal Logue, Brian Van Holt
Identity Columbia Pictures Dir: James Mangold; John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina, Clea DuVall, Rebecca De Mornay
It Runs in the Family Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Cameron Douglas, Diana Dill, Rory Culkin, Bernadette Peters
The Real Cancun New Line Cinema Dir: Rick de Oliviera; Benjamin Fletcher, Nicole Frilot, Roxanne Frilot, Brittany Brown-Hart
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2 The Lizzie McGuire Movie Walt Disney Pictures Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Yani Gellman, Jake Thomas, Ashlie Brillault
X2: X-Men United 20th Century Fox Dir: Bryan Singer; Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Anna Paquin
9 Daddy Day Care Columbia Pictures Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Anjelica Huston, Lacey Chabert
15 The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. Dir: The Wachowski Brothers; Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
16 Down with Love 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson
23 Bruce Almighty Universal Studios Dir: Tom Shadyac; Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Ann Walter, Steve Carell
The In-Laws Warner Bros. Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candice Bergen, Ryan Reynolds
30 Finding Nemo Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Joe Ranft, Allison Janney
The Italian Job Paramount Pictures Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Donald Sutherland
Wrong Turn 20th Century Fox Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku
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6 2 Fast 2 Furious Universal Studios Dir: John Singleton; Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, James Remar, Ludacris
13 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd New Line Cinema Derek Richardson, Eric Christian Olsen, Eugene Levy
Hollywood Homicide Columbia Pictures Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Lena Olin, Bruce Greenwood, Isaiah Washington, Lolita Davidovich, Master P
Rugrats Go Wild Paramount Pictures Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie, Dionne Quan, Cheryl Chase, Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert
20 Alex & Emma Warner Bros. Dir: Rob Reiner; Kate Hudson, Luke Wilson, Sophie Marceau
From Justin to Kelly 20th Century Fox Dir: Robert Iscove; Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini
The Hulk Universal Studios Dir: Ang Lee; Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Nick Nolte, Josh Lucas
27 28 Days Later Fox Searchlight Pictures Dir: Danny Boyle; Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Gleeson
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Columbia Pictures Dir: McG; Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, Bernie Mac, Luke Wilson, Matt LeBlanc, John Cleese, Robert Patrick

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2 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill, Dana Ivey
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Warner Bros. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas DreamWorks Animation Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joseph Fiennes
9 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Walt Disney Pictures Dir: Gore Verbinski; Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Guy Siner, Mackenzie Crook, Zoe Saldana
11 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 20th Century Fox Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West
18 Bad Boys II Columbia Pictures Dir: Michael Bay; Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Joe Pantoliano
How to Deal New Line Cinema Mandy Moore, Allison Janney, Trent Ford
Johnny English Universal Studios Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Ben Miller, Natalie Imbruglia
25 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Paramount Pictures Dir: Jan de Bont; Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Djimon Hounsou
Seabiscuit Universal Studios Dir: Gary Ross; Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Royce D. Applegate, William H. Macy
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Dimension Films Dir: Robert Rodriguez; Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Ricardo Montalbán, Sylvester Stallone
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1 American Wedding Universal Studios Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Eugene Levy
Gigli Columbia Pictures Dir: Martin Brest; Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Lainie Kazan
6 Freaky Friday Walt Disney Pictures Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Chad Michael Murray, Mark Harmon, Ryan Malgarini, Harold Gould
8 Le Divorce Fox Searchlight Pictures Dir: James Ivory; Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Glenn Close, Matthew Modine
S.W.A.T. Columbia Pictures Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Olivier Martinez
15 Freddy vs. Jason New Line Cinema Monica Keena, Kelly Rowland, Jason Ritter, Christopher Marquette, Lochlyn Munro, Katharine Isabelle
Grind Warner Bros. Mike Vogel, Adam Brody, Vince Vieluf, Joey Kern, Jennifer Morrison, Bam Margera
Open Range Touchstone Pictures Dir: Kevin Costner; Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening
Uptown Girls Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dakota Fanning, Brittany Murphy, Marley Shelton, Donald Faison, Jesse Spencer, Heather Locklear
22 Marci X Paramount Pictures Dir: Richard Benjamin; Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans
The Medallion Screen Gems Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, Claire Forlani, Julian Sands
My Boss's Daughter Dimension Films Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Molly Shannon, Terence Stamp, Andy Richter
29 Jeepers Creepers II United Artists Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise, Luke Edwards, Eric Nenninger
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5 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Paramount Pictures David Spade, Mary McCormack, Craig Bierko, Rob Reiner
The Order 20th Century Fox Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann, Mark Addy, Peter Weller
12 Cabin Fever Lions Gate Entertainment Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, Jeff Hoffman
Lost in Translation Focus Features Dir: Sofia Coppola; Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson
Matchstick Men Warner Bros. Dir: Ridley Scott; Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman, Bruce McGill
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Columbia Pictures Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Danny Trejo
19 Anything Else DreamWorks Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Erica Leerhsen, Danny DeVito
Cold Creek Manor Touchstone Pictures Dir: Mike Figgis; Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff, Juliette Lewis
The Fighting Temptations Paramount Pictures Cuba Gooding, Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Mike Epps, Steve Harvey, Latanya Richardson, Faith Evans
Secondhand Lions New Line Cinema Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick
Underworld Screen Gems Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Shane Brolly
26 Duplex Miramax Films Dir: Danny DeVito; Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Stuart Cornfeld
The Rundown Universal Studios Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson, Ewen Bremner, Jon Gries
Under the Tuscan Sun Touchstone Pictures Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

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3 Out of Time Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes
School of Rock Paramount Pictures Dir: Richard Linklater; Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Miranda Cosgrove
8 Mystic River Warner Bros. Dir: Clint Eastwood; Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney
10 Good Boy! Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Liam Aiken, Molly Shannon, Kevin Nealon
House of the Dead Artisan Entertainment Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard, Ona Grauer
Intolerable Cruelty Universal Studios George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric The Entertainer, Edward Hermann
Kill Bill Vol. 1 Miramax Films Dir: Quentin Tarantino; Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox
17 Runaway Jury 20th Century Fox John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce Davison, Bruce McGill, Jeremy Piven
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre New Line Cinema Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, David Dorfman, R. Lee Ermey
22 In the Cut Screen Gems Dir: Jane Campion; Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh
24 Beyond Borders Paramount Pictures Dir: Martin Campbell; Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen
Brother Bear Walt Disney Pictures Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Jason Raize, D. B. Sweeney
Radio Columbia Pictures Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ed Harris, S. Epatha Merkerson, Alfre Woodard, Debra Winger, Riley Smith
Scary Movie 3 Dimension Films Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Simon Rex, Leslie Nielsen, Regina Hall
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5 The Matrix Revolutions Warner Bros. Dir: The Wachowski Brothers; Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
7 Elf New Line Cinema Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner
Love Actually Universal Studios Dir: Richard Curtis; Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Rowan Atkinson, Keira Knightley, Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly (Ant & Dec), Michael Parkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Billy Bob Thornton
14 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Warner Bros. Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Heather Locklear, Steve Martin
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 20th Century Fox / Universal Pictures / Miramax Films Dir: Peter Weir; Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall
Tupac: Resurrection Paramount Pictures Tupac Shakur
21 The Cat in the Hat Universal Pictures / Dreamworks Pictures Dir: Bo Welch; Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin, Sean Hayes
Gothika Warner Bros. Halle Berry, Robert Downey, Jr.
26 Bad Santa Dimension Films Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom
The Haunted Mansion Walt Disney Pictures Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp, Marsha Thomason, Nathaniel Parker
The Missing Columbia Pictures Dir: Ron Howard; Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Eric Schweig
Timeline Paramount Pictures Dir: Richard Donner; Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly
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5 Honey Universal Studios Jessica Alba, Lil' Romeo, Mekhi Phifer, David Moscow, Zachary Williams
The Last Samurai Warner Bros. Dir: Edward Zwick; Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Ken Watanabe
10 Big Fish Columbia Pictures Dir: Tim Burton; Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, Steve Buscemi, Helena Bonham Carter
12 Love Don't Cost a Thing Warner Bros. Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Kenan Thompson, Kal Penn, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Steve Harvey
Something's Gotta Give Columbia Pictures / Warner Bros. Dir: Nancy Meyers; Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet
Stuck on You 20th Century Fox Dir: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly; Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Cher, Seymour Cassel
17 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Cinema Dir: Peter Jackson; Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Peter Jackson director
19 Mona Lisa Smile Columbia Pictures Dir: Mike Newell; Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson
23 Cheaper by the Dozen 20th Century Fox Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Alyson Stoner, Ashton Kutcher
Cold Mountain Miramax Films Dir: Anthony Minghella; Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson
Peter Pan Universal Pictures / Columbia Pictures Jeremy Sumpter, Ludivine Sagnier, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Isaacs
24 Monster Newmarket Films Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen
Paycheck Paramount Pictures / Dreamworks Pictures Dir: John Woo; Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart

References

  1. ^ "2003 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2003&p=.htm. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  2. ^ Milwaukee, Minnesota at the Internet Movie Database

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