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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1996

Total Box Office Gross: $5,757,978,497
Tickets Sold: 1,302,709,892
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 $1,197,173,742 270,853,768 20.79%
2 Warner Bros. 30 $909,178,337 205,696,443 15.79%
3 Paramount Pictures 24 $740,343,652 167,498,553 12.86%
4 20th Century Fox 15 $728,965,428 164,924,296 12.66%
5 Sony Pictures 40 $610,907,477 138,214,343 10.61%
6 Universal 18 $481,650,158 108,970,616 8.36%
7 New Line 20 $297,208,608 67,241,757 5.16%
8 MGM 19 $291,729,521 66,002,145 5.07%
9 Miramax 40 $242,673,073 54,903,388 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 $1,517,781,917 343,389,534 26.36%
2 Drama 120 $1,347,944,406 304,964,737 23.41%
3 Action 36 $1,242,049,221 281,006,597 21.57%
4 Adventure 23 $852,050,768 192,771,655 14.80%
5 Romantic Comedy 19 $384,953,032 87,093,438 6.69%
6 Thriller/Suspense 20 $282,938,884 64,013,314 4.91%
7 Horror 9 $112,862,695 25,534,540 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 $2,360,899,359 534,140,038 41.00%
2 PG-13 76 $1,955,337,696 442,384,057 33.96%
3 PG 54 $1,105,345,585 250,078,162 19.20%
4 G 13 $380,497,370 86,085,370 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 $3,060,543,879 692,430,653 53.15%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 78 $1,612,727,368 364,870,408 28.01%
3 Based on TV 10 $408,546,309 92,431,289 7.10%
4 Remake 4 $299,857,397 67,841,038 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 $5,362,087,148 1,213,141,738 93.12%
2 Hand Animation 6 $167,882,901 37,982,555 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 $3,539,898,078 800,881,827 61.48%
2 Kids Fiction 21 $715,804,861 161,946,791 12.43%
3 Science Fiction 15 $592,945,556 134,150,572 10.30%
4 Historical Fiction 41 $418,963,052 94,788,000 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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