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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1996

Total Box Office Gross: $5,756,993,103
Tickets Sold: 1,302,486,950
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 $306,124,059 69,258,836
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 $180,891,004 40,925,566
4 The Rock Jun 7 Walt Disney Action R $133,955,936 30,306,772
5 Ransom Nov 8 Walt Disney Action R $129,137,746 29,216,684
6 The Nutty Professor Jun 28 Universal Comedy PG-13 $128,769,345 29,133,335
7 The Birdcage Mar 8 MGM Comedy R $123,939,840 28,040,687
8 101 Dalmatians Nov 27 Walt Disney Comedy G $121,788,625 27,553,987
9 A Time to Kill Jul 24 Warner Bros. Drama R $108,706,165 24,594,154
10 The First Wives Club Sep 20 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $104,625,228 23,670,866
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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 $1,196,984,117 270,810,866 20.79%
2 Warner Bros. 30 $909,105,964 205,680,069 15.79%
3 Paramount Pictures 24 $740,207,986 167,467,859 12.86%
4 20th Century Fox 15 $728,920,232 164,914,070 12.66%
5 Sony Pictures 40 $610,575,707 138,139,282 10.61%
6 Universal 18 $481,605,484 108,960,508 8.37%
7 New Line 20 $297,208,608 67,241,757 5.16%
8 MGM 19 $291,608,808 65,974,834 5.07%
9 Miramax 40 $242,627,696 54,893,122 4.21%
10 Gramercy 14 $82,935,312 18,763,638 1.44%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 1996

RankGenreMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 83 $1,517,564,613 343,340,369 26.36%
2 Drama 120 $1,347,880,755 304,950,336 23.41%
3 Action 36 $1,241,788,373 280,947,581 21.57%
4 Adventure 23 $851,984,324 192,756,622 14.80%
5 Romantic Comedy 19 $384,621,262 87,018,377 6.68%
6 Thriller/Suspense 20 $282,938,884 64,013,314 4.91%
7 Horror 9 $112,817,318 25,524,274 1.96%
8 Documentary 6 $6,536,370 1,478,813 0.11%
9 47 $4,772,345 1,079,697 0.08%
10 Black Comedy 3 $2,564,512 580,205 0.04%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 1996

RankMPAA RatingMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 187 $2,360,171,691 533,975,407 41.00%
2 PG-13 76 $1,955,156,944 442,343,161 33.96%
3 PG 54 $1,105,296,992 250,067,168 19.20%
4 G 13 $380,468,989 86,078,949 6.61%
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 $3,059,947,761 692,295,784 53.15%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 78 $1,612,594,361 364,840,316 28.01%
3 Based on TV 10 $408,455,427 92,410,727 7.09%
4 Remake 4 $299,692,010 67,803,619 5.21%
5 Based on Real Life Events 23 $168,539,698 38,131,142 2.93%
6 Based on Play 13 $64,381,426 14,565,926 1.12%
7 Based on Short Film 4 $61,952,907 14,016,492 1.08%
8 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 5 $39,494,255 8,935,350 0.69%
9 Based on Toy 1 $33,779,762 7,642,480 0.59%
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 $5,361,123,002 1,212,923,603 93.12%
2 Hand Animation 6 $167,861,653 37,977,748 2.92%
3 Animation/Live Action 3 $151,728,292 34,327,666 2.64%
4 Digital Animation 1 $41,648,011 9,422,626 0.72%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $29,859,800 6,755,610 0.52%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 1996

RankCreative TypeMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 185 $3,539,030,935 800,685,640 61.47%
2 Kids Fiction 21 $715,753,054 161,935,069 12.43%
3 Science Fiction 15 $592,900,360 134,140,346 10.30%
4 Historical Fiction 41 $418,941,804 94,783,193 7.28%
5 Fantasy 20 $267,408,365 60,499,620 4.64%
6 Dramatization 21 $192,095,466 43,460,503 3.34%
7 Super Hero 1 $17,220,599 3,896,063 0.30%
8 Factual 6 $6,536,370 1,478,813 0.11%
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