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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1998

Total Box Office Gross: $6,766,567,031
Tickets Sold: 1,442,764,613
Average Ticket Price: $4.69

Top Grossing Movies of 1998

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA1998 GrossTickets Sold
1 Titanic in 3D Apr 4 Paramount Pictures Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $443,319,081 94,524,324
2 Armageddon Jul 1 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $201,578,182 42,980,422
3 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24 Dreamworks SKG Drama R $190,588,778 40,637,266
4 There's Something About Mary Jul 15 20th Century Fox Romantic Comedy R $174,711,965 37,252,018
5 The Waterboy Nov 6 Walt Disney Comedy PG-13 $150,042,308 31,991,963
6 Doctor Dolittle Jun 26 20th Century Fox Comedy PG-13 $144,155,259 30,736,728
7 Deep Impact May 8 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG-13 $140,464,664 29,949,821
8 Rush Hour Sep 18 New Line Action PG-13 $137,567,454 29,332,079
9 A Bug's Life Nov 20 Walt Disney Adventure G $136,426,334 29,088,770
10 Godzilla May 19 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $136,314,294 29,064,881
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Biggest Weekends of 1998

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 22, 1998 Godzilla $44,047,541 3,310 Sony Pictures Action
2 May 8, 1998 Deep Impact $41,152,375 3,156 Paramount Pictures Adventure
3 Nov 6, 1998 The Waterboy $39,414,071 2,664 Walt Disney Comedy
4 Jul 3, 1998 Armageddon $36,089,972 3,127 Walt Disney Adventure
5 Jul 10, 1998 Lethal Weapon 4 $34,048,124 3,117 Warner Bros. Action
6 Jan 2, 1998 Titanic $33,315,278 2,727 Paramount Pictures Thriller/Suspense
7 Nov 27, 1998 A Bug's Life $33,258,052 2,686 Walt Disney Adventure
8 Sep 18, 1998 Rush Hour $33,001,803 2,638 New Line Action
9 Feb 13, 1998 Titanic $32,876,424 3,002 Paramount Pictures Thriller/Suspense
10 Jun 5, 1998 The Truman Show $31,542,121 2,315 Paramount Pictures Drama

Market Share for Each Distributor in 1998

RankDistributorMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 28 $1,109,009,676 236,462,602 16.39%
2 Paramount Pictures 19 $1,046,011,656 223,030,194 15.46%
3 Warner Bros. 31 $757,328,077 161,477,185 11.19%
4 20th Century Fox 19 $729,639,504 155,573,445 10.78%
5 Sony Pictures 37 $684,267,457 145,899,229 10.11%
6 New Line 17 $518,917,489 110,643,379 7.67%
7 Dreamworks SKG 7 $467,963,255 99,778,942 6.92%
8 Universal 19 $400,605,109 85,416,858 5.92%
9 Miramax 40 $394,840,826 84,187,789 5.84%
10 MGM 16 $184,693,042 39,380,173 2.73%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 1998

RankGenreMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Drama 129 $1,572,374,341 335,260,992 23.24%
2 Adventure 20 $1,214,006,370 258,849,961 17.94%
3 Comedy 82 $1,168,507,822 249,148,744 17.27%
4 Action 31 $996,547,169 212,483,391 14.73%
5 Thriller/Suspense 20 $783,866,232 167,135,647 11.58%
6 Romantic Comedy 14 $500,783,066 106,776,765 7.40%
7 Horror 16 $318,584,830 67,928,527 4.71%
8 Documentary 12 $85,954,501 18,327,179 1.27%
9 Musical 8 $66,070,342 14,087,490 0.98%
10 Black Comedy 6 $46,315,475 9,875,365 0.68%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 1998

RankMPAA RatingMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 82 $3,024,468,731 644,876,019 44.70%
2 R 205 $2,390,513,426 509,704,257 35.33%
3 PG 46 $894,202,070 190,661,399 13.22%
4 G 16 $428,542,828 91,373,731 6.33%
5 Not Rated 21 $20,123,491 4,290,711 0.30%
6 NC-17 2 $615,092 131,148 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 1998

RankSource MaterialMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 178 $3,955,875,260 843,470,113 58.46%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 81 $926,384,842 197,523,382 13.69%
3 Remake 12 $657,399,631 140,170,489 9.72%
4 Based on TV 11 $438,319,571 93,458,326 6.48%
5 Based on Real Life Events 23 $215,438,038 45,935,603 3.18%
6 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 2 $186,297,219 39,722,221 2.75%
7 112 $90,218,350 19,236,274 1.33%
8 Based on Play 9 $81,547,351 17,387,491 1.21%
9 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 2 $70,182,363 14,964,255 1.04%
10 Based on Religious Text 1 $66,546,531 14,189,025 0.98%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 1998

RankProduction MethodMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 326 $6,220,572,580 1,326,347,933 91.93%
2 Hand Animation 8 $306,034,033 65,252,454 4.52%
3 Digital Animation 2 $225,752,004 48,134,755 3.34%
4 Animation/Live Action 1 $448,397 95,607 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 1998

RankCreative TypeMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 183 $3,265,569,527 696,283,387 48.26%
2 Historical Fiction 42 $1,121,625,669 239,152,576 16.58%
3 Science Fiction 20 $808,560,970 172,401,049 11.95%
4 Fantasy 16 $536,029,272 114,291,949 7.92%
5 Kids Fiction 14 $527,883,068 112,555,017 7.80%
6 Dramatization 22 $332,881,787 70,976,916 4.92%
7 Factual 12 $85,954,501 18,327,179 1.27%
8 Super Hero 1 $70,141,876 14,955,623 1.04%
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