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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1996

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Total Box Office Gross: $5,790,260,095
Tickets Sold: 1,310,013,419
Average Ticket Price: $4.42

Top Grossing Movies of 1996

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA1996 GrossTickets Sold
1 Independence Day Jul 2 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 69,269,062
2 Twister May 10 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $241,688,385 54,680,630
3 Mission: Impossible May 21 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $180,981,886 40,946,128
4 The Rock Jun 7 Walt Disney Action R $134,069,511 30,332,468
5 Ransom Nov 8 Walt Disney Action R $129,181,606 29,226,607
6 The Nutty Professor Jun 28 Universal Comedy PG-13 $128,814,019 29,143,443
7 The Birdcage Mar 8 MGM Comedy R $124,060,553 28,067,998
8 101 Dalmatians Nov 27 Walt Disney Comedy G $121,795,758 27,555,601
9 A Time to Kill Jul 24 Warner Bros. Drama R $108,766,007 24,607,693
10 The First Wives Club Sep 20 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $104,670,012 23,680,998
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Biggest Weekends of 1996

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jul 5, 1996 Independence Day $50,228,264 2,882 20th Century Fox Adventure
2 May 24, 1996 Mission: Impossible $45,436,830 3,012 Paramount Pictures Action
3 May 10, 1996 Twister $41,059,405 2,414 Warner Bros. Action
4 May 24, 1996 Twister $37,966,706 2,808 Warner Bros. Action
5 May 17, 1996 Twister $37,093,440 2,785 Warner Bros. Action
6 Jul 12, 1996 Independence Day $35,242,709 2,908 20th Century Fox Adventure
7 Nov 8, 1996 Ransom $34,216,088 2,676 Walt Disney Action
8 Nov 29, 1996 101 Dalmatians $33,504,025 2,794 Walt Disney Comedy
9 Nov 22, 1996 Star Trek: First Contact $30,716,131 2,812 Paramount Pictures Adventure
10 Nov 15, 1996 Space Jam $27,528,529 2,650 Warner Bros. Comedy

Market Share for Each Distributor in 1996

RankDistributorMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 37 $1,219,151,882 275,826,197 21.06%
2 Warner Bros. 30 $909,855,035 205,849,541 15.71%
3 Paramount Pictures 24 $740,924,146 167,629,885 12.80%
4 20th Century Fox 15 $730,976,224 165,379,228 12.62%
5 Sony Pictures 40 $613,497,527 138,800,326 10.60%
6 Universal 18 $482,379,703 109,135,672 8.33%
7 New Line 20 $297,962,883 67,412,408 5.15%
8 MGM 19 $292,208,554 66,110,524 5.05%
9 Miramax 40 $243,647,983 55,123,957 4.21%
10 Gramercy 14 $83,450,697 18,880,240 1.44%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 1996

RankGenreMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 83 $1,520,138,054 343,922,597 26.25%
2 Drama 120 $1,372,542,702 310,529,965 23.70%
3 Action 36 $1,243,494,461 281,333,573 21.48%
4 Adventure 23 $852,729,998 192,925,327 14.73%
5 Romantic Comedy 19 $386,555,031 87,455,879 6.68%
6 Thriller/Suspense 20 $284,406,861 64,345,434 4.91%
7 Horror 9 $112,915,551 25,546,499 1.95%
8 Documentary 6 $6,549,634 1,481,814 0.11%
9 47 $4,772,345 1,079,697 0.08%
10 Black Comedy 3 $2,567,371 580,852 0.04%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 1996

RankMPAA RatingMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 187 $2,366,367,597 535,377,194 40.87%
2 PG-13 76 $1,979,983,530 447,960,038 34.20%
3 PG 54 $1,107,227,264 250,503,880 19.12%
4 G 13 $380,990,097 86,196,847 6.58%
5 Not Rated 7 $6,013,665 1,360,555 0.10%
6 1 $1,310,167 296,417 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 1996

RankSource MaterialMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 181 $3,065,943,670 693,652,324 52.95%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 78 $1,637,575,745 370,492,213 28.28%
3 Based on TV 10 $409,046,213 92,544,387 7.06%
4 Remake 4 $299,857,397 67,841,038 5.18%
5 Based on Real Life Events 23 $169,644,497 38,381,099 2.93%
6 Based on Play 13 $64,517,134 14,596,629 1.11%
7 Based on Short Film 4 $62,002,436 14,027,698 1.07%
8 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 5 $39,668,561 8,974,785 0.69%
9 Based on Toy 1 $33,796,571 7,646,283 0.58%
10 46 $4,734,809 1,071,205 0.08%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 1996

RankProduction MethodMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 310 $5,393,782,485 1,220,312,627 93.15%
2 Hand Animation 6 $167,987,145 38,006,139 2.90%
3 Animation/Live Action 3 $152,189,146 34,431,932 2.63%
4 Digital Animation 1 $41,648,011 9,422,626 0.72%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $29,880,963 6,760,398 0.52%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 1996

RankCreative TypeMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 185 $3,568,649,159 807,386,593 61.63%
2 Kids Fiction 21 $716,145,260 162,023,805 12.37%
3 Science Fiction 15 $593,544,278 134,286,030 10.25%
4 Historical Fiction 41 $420,295,279 95,089,408 7.26%
5 Fantasy 20 $267,995,307 60,632,411 4.63%
6 Dramatization 21 $192,754,429 43,609,592 3.33%
7 Super Hero 1 $17,220,599 3,896,063 0.30%
8 Factual 6 $6,549,634 1,481,814 0.11%
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