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Most-Successful Sci Fi and Fantasy Movies of 2005 (so far)

Most-Successful Sci Fi and Fantasy Movies of 2005

Top 40 SF/F-themed films as of Dec. 11, 2005
Key: SF=Science Fiction; F=Fantasy; SF/F=Science Fantasy; DF=Dark Fantasy (Supernatural Horror); films marked with an asterisk “*” by the title are still playing in theatres; films marked with an exclamation point “!” by the global box office are considered to be financial failures for not recouping their production budget from box office ticket sales..

2005
Rank
Overall
Rank
Genre
Title
Global Box Office
(in millions)

U.S. Box Office
(in millions)

1
1
SF
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
$848.5
$380.3
2
2
SF
War of the Worlds
588.9
234.3
3
3
F
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire *
576.9
244.1
4
5
F
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
471.7
206.5
5
7
F
Batman Begins
371.9
205.3
6
9
SF/F
Fantastic Four
329.5
154.7
7
11
SF
Robots
260.7
128.2
8
12
F
Howl’s Moving Castle
231.7
4.7
9
13
DF
Constantine
229.7
75.6
10
18
F
Wallace and Gromit:
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit *
176.5
55.3
11
19
SF/F
Chicken Little *
168.5
127.2
12
22
DF
The Ring Two
160.9
76.2
13
23
SF
The Island
160.3
35.8
14
24
DF
Sin City
158.9
74.1
15
26
F
Herbie: Fully Loaded
144.1
66.0
16
28
F
Bewitched
130.1
62.3
17
31
DF
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
118.0
75.1
18
32
F
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
115.5
53.2
19
37
DF
The Amityville Horror
106.4
65.2
20
38
SF
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
104.5
51.1
21
42
F
The Brothers Grimm
98.6
37.9
22
48
DF
White Noise
91.2
56.4
23
51
F
Sky High
81.8
63.9
24
62
DF
House of Wax
68.8
32.1
25
63
F
The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe *
67.0
67.0
26
64
F
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D
66.7
39.2
27
66
F
Just Like Heaven
59.5
48.3
28
67
F
Son of the Mask
57.6 !
17.0
29
68
F
Elektra
56.6
24.4
30
72
F
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
52.9
18.1
31
77
SF
Doom
49.5 !
28.0
32
83
DF
George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead
43.3
20.5
33
88
SF
Serenity
38.1 !
25.4
34
97
DF
The Fog
29.7
29.5
35
98
DF
Cursed
29.3 !
19.3
36
99
SF
Zathura
28.9 !
27.7
37
111
SF
Aeon Flux *
22.3 !
20.3
38
113
SF
Mindhunters
20.2 !
4.5
39
117
SF
2046
19.2
1.4
40
142
SF
Steamboy
10.4 !
0.4

Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.

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