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2000s, film
  • Digital cinematography In May 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones became the first high-profile, high-budget movie released that was shot on 24 frame-per-second high-definition digital video, using a Sony HDW-F900 camera. The lesser-known 2001 movie Vidocq was shot with the same camera.

In parallel with these developments in the world of traditional high-budget cinematography, a digital cinema revolution was occurring from the bottom up, among low budget filmmakers outside of the Hollywood system. Beginning in the mid-1990s, with the introduction of Sony's DCR-VX1000, the digital MiniDV format began to emerge. MiniDV offered much greater quality than the analog formats that preceded it, at the same price point. While its quality was not considered as good as film, these MiniDV camcorders, in conjunction with non-linear editing software that could run on personal computers, allowed a large number of people to begin making movies who were previously prevented from doing so by the high costs involved with shooting on film.

Contents
1 Events
2 Top Grossing Films
3 List of films: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.

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Events

Thousands of full-length films have been produced during the first decade of the 21st Century. Building on developments in the 1990s, computers are used to create effects that would have previously been more expensive, from the subtle erasing of surrounding islands in Cast Away (leaving Tom Hanks' character stranded with no other land in sight) to the spectacular battle scenes such as those in Gladiator, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and 300.

In addition, film genres not known for their popular appeal in North America became increasingly attractive to filmgoers: films in foreign languages like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Passion of the Christ and Letters from Iwo Jima; and documentary films like An Inconvenient Truth, March of the Penguins, and Fahrenheit 9/11, became hugely successful.

Also gaining popularity was the use of Computer-generated imagery (CGI) to produce films. These types of films were originally seen in the 1990s with the likes of Toy Story and its sequel Toy Story 2, but CGI films became more popular in 2001 with the release of Shrek. Other popular CGI films include Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Shrek 2, and Ratatouille.

Most-acclaimed films of the decade

According to Metacritic, which analysed many of the notable 'best films of the decade' lists to compile the results, the top twenty films most often and most notably included in these lists are

1 - There Will Be Blood

2 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

3 - Mulholland Drive

4 - No Country for Old Men

5 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

6 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

7 - Spirited Away

8 - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

9 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

10 - The Dark Knight

11 - Amelie

12 - Children of Men

13 - Memento

14 - Pan's Labyrinth

15 - United 93

16 - Wall-E

17 - Almost Famous

18 - Brokeback Mountain

19 - Far from Heaven

20 - Lost in Translation

As well as this, the ten films released in the 2000s which got the highest average critic scores according to Metacritic are

1 - Pan's Labyrinth

2 - 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days

3 - Ratatouille

4 - Spirited Away

5 - The Hurt Locker

6 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

7 - Sideways

8 - Wall-E

9 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

10 - 35 Shots of Rum

Top Grossing Films

The following are the 50 top-grossing films in worldwide sales for the decade so far:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), $1129.2 million
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), $1060.6 million
  3. The Dark Knight (2008), $990.80 million
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), $975.8 million
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), $958.40 million
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), $936.6 million
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), $924.70 million
  8. Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (2005), $892.2 million
  9. Spider-Man 3 (2007), $885.40 million
  10. Shrek 2 (2004), $880.90 million
  11. Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets (2002), $866.4 million
  12. Finding Nemo (2003), $865.0 million
  13. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), $860.7 million
  14. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), $848.4 million
  15. Spider-Man (2002), $806.7 million
  16. Shrek the Third Shrek the Third (2007), $791.4 million
  17. Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), $789.5 million
  18. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), $783.9 million
  19. Spider-Man 2 (2004), $783.6 million
  20. The Da Vinci Code (2006), $749.5 million
  21. The Chronicles of Narnia (2005), $738.8 million
  22. The Matrix Reloaded (2003), $735.7 million
  23. Transformers (2007), $701.1 million
  24. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), $653.2 million
  25. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), $648.3 million
  26. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), $636.3 million
  27. Kung Fu Panda (2008), $628.2 million
  28. The Incredibles (2004), $621.5 million
  29. Ratatouille (2007), $621.4 million
  30. Hancock (2008), $614.90 million
  31. The Passion of the Christ (2004), $604.4 million
  32. War of the Worlds (2005), $591.4 million
  33. Casino Royale (2006), $588.0 million
  34. I Am Legend (2007), $584.1 million
  35. Iron Man (2008), $573.9 million
  36. Night at the Museum (2006), $570.2 million
  37. King Kong (2005), $547.1 million
  38. Mission: Impossible II (2000), $545.4 million
  39. Monsters Inc. (2001), $529.00 million
  40. The Day After Tomorrow (2004), $527.9 million
  41. The Simpsons Movie (2007), $523.1 million
  42. Madagascar (2005), $521.1 million
  43. Troy (2004), $497.2 million
  44. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), $472.5 million
  45. Shrek (2001), $469.7 million
  46. Bruce Almighty (2003), $459.0 million
  47. Gladiator (2000), $456.3 million
  48. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), $455.3 million
  49. The Last Samurai (2003), $455.1 million
  50. Cars (2006), $454.80 million


RankTitleYearStudioWorldwide GrossU.S/Canada GrossU.K. Gross
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 New Line Cinema $1,119,100,000 $377,000,000 $106,643,712
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 Walt Disney Pictures $1,066,200,000 $423,300,000 $98,668,102
3 The Dark Knight 2008 Warner Bros. $1,002,310,263
4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2001 Warner Bros. $976,500,000 $317,600,000
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 Walt Disney Pictures $961,000,000 $309,400,000 $81,415,664
6 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Warner Bros. $938,500,000 $292,000,000 $101,360,911
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 New Line Cinema $925,300,000 $341,800,000 $91,914,687
8 Shrek 2 2004 DreamWorks $919,800,000 $441,200,000 $88,273,67
9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Warner Bros. $896,000,000 $290,000,000 $85,870,215
10 Spider-Man 3 2007 Sony $890,900,000 $336,500,000 $67,049,819

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