The 2000s proved that animated films aren’t just for kids. With improved computer generated imagery (CGI) effects, animated films like “Finding Nemo” and the Shrek series have brought family entertainment to the fore, leading the Oscars to add a category. for best animated feature in 2001.
The highest grossing film of the decade was the CGI film “Avatar”. It grossed over $ 2.7 billion worldwide, making it one of the biggest box office hits of the past 20 years.
The 2000s also saw Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation studio, release two cult classics, including Oscar winner “Spirited Away”.
The 2000s were also a huge decade for fantasy enthusiasts. The biggest box office hits from 2000 to 2009 were on the theme of sci-fi, fantasy, and superheroes, including all three films in the Lord of the Rings series from director Peter Jackson, which featured each brought in over $ 300 million in the United States. Here are the best house marathon movie franchises.
Christopher Nolan’s Batman movie “The Dark Knight” grossed over $ 500 million, making it the biggest superhero movie of the decade. They are the biggest box office hits since 2000.
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To identify the best movies you’ll remember from the 2000s, 24/7 Tempo looked at the 3,912 movies that had at least 50,000 reviews on IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes. For the 1,147 of those movies released in the 2000s, we calculated an index of each movie’s IMDb rating, Rotten Tomatoes audience score, and Rotten Tomatoes tomatometer score. All scores have been weighted equally. Additional national box office data comes from industry data site The Numbers. Data was collected in April 2021. The stars and directors for each film were from IMDb. The gross box office was ranked among the 1,350 films released in the 2000s for which we had box office data.