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Movies History Timeline 2001 - Present

Year Events Records Inventions Articles Awards Movies Indian Movies Personalities
2001       The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences creates as new category for the Oscars: Best Animated Feature. Shrek wins the trophy.

Best Animated feature film
The first installments of both the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movies premiere. Both go on to gross more than $300 million at the box office Lagaan released. Officers of the British Raj and Indian villagers fight each other at cricket. The Film was an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film  
2002 Lucas' second Star Wars pre-quel: Attack of the Clones was the first major Hollywood motion picture to be filmed entirely with digital video (at 24 fps) My Big Fat Greek Wedding becomes the most profitable movie of all time. It earns more than $200 million at the box office, while costing only about $5 million to make.     The first film to make over $100 million in its opening weekend was Sam Raimi's comic-book blockbuster Spider-Man. Devdas released. Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) loves his childhood friend Paro, (Aishwariya Rai), but lets family opposition prevent their marriage.  
2003   Finding Nemo replaces The Lion King as the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Finding Nemo doesn't hold the honor for long. Shrek 2 shoots to the top of the list in 2004.   Finding Nemo received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film (awarded in 2004).

Best Animated feature film
  Kal Ho Naa Ho released. A romantic love triangle set in New York City. Starring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan Death of Katharine Hepburn (June 29).
2004   Shrek 2 topped Finding Nemo (2003) in two ways: it was the biggest opening ever for an animated film, and in a little over three weeks became the highest-grossing animated film of all-time.   Michael Moore's controversial, election-year Fahrenheit 9/11 won the top prize, Palme D'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival. It also broke the record for highest opening-weekend earnings in the US for a documentary

Best Documentary feature film
  Dhoom released. A cop and a biker cooperate to catch a criminal bike gang. Directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Yashraj Films it stars Rimi Sen, Esha Deol, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and John Abraham. Death of Ronald Reagan (June 5).
2005   The last feature-length Star Wars film in the franchise, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, was released, and eventually made approximately $380 million. Its four-day opening take was a record $158.4 million.     With the release of Stars Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas completes his six-film series. Bunty Aur Babli released. Stars Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles with a cameo from Amitabh Bachchan.  
2006 Director Bryan Singer's and Warners' Superman Returns (2006) became the world's first live-action Hollywood feature with selected sequences (about 20 minutes) converted from 2D to IMAX 3D. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) had the largest opening weekend (of three days) ever at $132M     The Walt Disney Co. pays $7.4 billion for Pixar Animation Studios, the powerhouse that created the Toy Story films, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. Rang De Basanti released. The official entry of India into the Oscars is a drama directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Sony's new James Bond star Daniel Craig, appeared in the franchise's 21st film directed by Martin Campbell, titled Casino Royale (2006)
2007           Guru released. A bio-pic on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani  
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