Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1996

Total Box Office Gross: $5,591,391,818
Tickets Sold: 1,265,020,767
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 69,258,837
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 40,925,567
4 The Rock Jun 7 Walt Disney Action R $133,955,936 30,306,773
5 The Nutty Professor Jun 28 Universal Comedy PG-13 $128,769,345 29,133,336
6 Ransom Nov 8 Walt Disney Action R $124,641,941 28,199,534
7 The Birdcage Mar 8 MGM Comedy R $123,939,840 28,040,688
8 A Time to Kill Jul 24 Warner Bros. Drama R $108,706,165 24,594,155
9 Phenomenon Jul 5 Walt Disney Drama PG $104,464,977 23,634,610
10 101 Dalmatians Nov 27 Walt Disney Comedy G $104,111,652 23,554,672
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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 $1,160,614,453 262,582,454 20.76%
2 Warner Bros. 30 $889,296,009 201,198,193 15.90%
3 Paramount Pictures 23 $715,738,481 161,931,782 12.80%
4 20th Century Fox 15 $708,633,772 160,324,381 12.67%
5 Sony Pictures 40 $580,127,202 131,250,500 10.38%
6 Universal 18 $477,452,119 108,020,843 8.54%
7 MGM 19 $291,608,808 65,974,842 5.22%
8 New Line 20 $271,289,045 61,377,613 4.85%
9 Miramax 38 $241,020,686 54,529,567 4.31%
10 Gramercy 15 $85,180,700 19,271,652 1.52%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 1996

RankGenreMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 84 $1,435,788,844 324,839,101 25.68%
2 Drama 119 $1,331,924,275 301,340,339 23.82%
3 Action 35 $1,232,397,345 278,822,927 22.04%
4 Adventure 23 $847,645,423 191,774,981 15.16%
5 Romantic Comedy 19 $348,598,460 78,868,427 6.23%
6 Thriller/Suspense 19 $281,943,466 63,788,114 5.04%
7 Horror 8 $94,800,900 21,448,169 1.70%
8 Documentary 7 $8,928,476 2,020,017 0.16%
9 48 $5,308,511 1,201,018 0.09%
10 Black Comedy 3 $2,564,512 580,207 0.05%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 1996

RankMPAA RatingMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 187 $2,327,715,381 526,632,435 41.63%
2 PG-13 75 $1,899,507,137 429,752,748 33.97%
3 PG 55 $1,046,590,895 236,785,267 18.72%
4 G 13 $362,046,463 81,910,964 6.48%
5 Not Rated 8 $6,414,397 1,451,222 0.11%
6 1 $1,310,167 296,418 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 1996

RankSource MaterialMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 180 $2,950,184,810 667,462,620 52.76%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 76 $1,569,867,116 355,173,558 28.08%
3 Based on TV 10 $391,420,934 88,556,772 7.00%
4 Remake 4 $299,692,010 67,803,623 5.36%
5 Based on Real Life Events 24 $160,831,318 36,387,175 2.88%
6 Based on Short Film 4 $86,288,064 19,522,187 1.54%
7 Based on Play 14 $61,210,334 13,848,492 1.09%
8 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 5 $39,494,255 8,935,352 0.71%
9 Based on Toy 1 $25,846,508 5,847,626 0.46%
10 47 $5,270,975 1,192,526 0.09%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 1996

RankProduction MethodMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 308 $5,211,842,502 1,179,149,884 93.21%
2 Hand Animation 6 $154,559,459 34,968,203 2.76%
3 Animation/Live Action 3 $148,232,261 33,536,711 2.65%
4 Digital Animation 1 $41,648,011 9,422,627 0.74%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $29,801,074 6,742,324 0.53%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 1996

RankCreative TypeMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 181 $3,440,603,707 778,417,128 61.53%
2 Kids Fiction 21 $689,743,498 156,050,563 12.34%
3 Science Fiction 15 $580,960,869 131,439,108 10.39%
4 Historical Fiction 41 $409,667,739 92,685,011 7.33%
5 Fantasy 19 $255,864,887 57,887,986 4.58%
6 Dramatization 22 $180,447,319 40,825,184 3.23%
7 Super Hero 1 $17,220,599 3,896,063 0.31%
8 Factual 7 $8,928,476 2,020,017 0.16%
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