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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1998

Total Box Office Gross: $6,758,163,417
Tickets Sold: 1,440,972,802
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 $1,108,779,567 236,413,540 16.41%
2 Paramount Pictures 19 $1,045,873,576 223,000,752 15.48%
3 Warner Bros. 31 $756,029,308 161,200,264 11.19%
4 20th Century Fox 19 $729,299,699 155,500,993 10.79%
5 Sony Pictures 37 $683,233,953 145,678,864 10.11%
6 New Line 17 $518,518,789 110,558,370 7.67%
7 Dreamworks SKG 7 $467,084,969 99,591,674 6.91%
8 Universal 19 $399,417,316 85,163,597 5.91%
9 Miramax 40 $394,081,594 84,025,908 5.83%
10 MGM 16 $184,407,508 39,319,292 2.73%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 1998

RankGenreMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Drama 129 $1,570,578,612 334,878,107 23.24%
2 Adventure 20 $1,213,648,195 258,773,589 17.96%
3 Comedy 82 $1,165,568,780 248,522,088 17.25%
4 Action 31 $995,457,574 212,251,069 14.73%
5 Thriller/Suspense 20 $783,136,876 166,980,136 11.59%
6 Romantic Comedy 14 $500,530,762 106,722,969 7.41%
7 Horror 16 $317,763,706 67,753,447 4.70%
8 Documentary 12 $85,954,501 18,327,179 1.27%
9 Musical 8 $65,997,598 14,071,978 0.98%
10 Black Comedy 6 $45,982,332 9,804,333 0.68%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 1998

RankMPAA RatingMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 82 $3,021,980,618 644,345,506 44.72%
2 R 205 $2,385,502,352 508,635,802 35.30%
3 PG 46 $893,363,785 190,482,661 13.22%
4 G 16 $428,472,504 91,358,735 6.34%
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 $3,950,691,862 842,364,918 58.46%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 81 $924,277,820 197,074,122 13.68%
3 Remake 12 $656,994,733 140,084,158 9.72%
4 Based on TV 11 $438,185,023 93,429,637 6.48%
5 Based on Real Life Events 23 $215,206,749 45,886,287 3.18%
6 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 2 $186,294,859 39,721,718 2.76%
7 112 $90,134,583 19,218,412 1.33%
8 Based on Play 9 $81,544,817 17,386,951 1.21%
9 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 2 $70,041,552 14,934,232 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 $6,212,347,419 1,324,594,173 91.92%
2 Hand Animation 8 $305,979,291 65,240,782 4.53%
3 Digital Animation 2 $225,640,695 48,111,021 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 $3,260,675,310 695,239,850 48.25%
2 Historical Fiction 42 $1,121,219,311 239,065,931 16.59%
3 Science Fiction 20 $808,256,908 172,336,218 11.96%
4 Fantasy 16 $535,068,158 114,087,021 7.92%
5 Kids Fiction 14 $526,846,080 112,333,910 7.80%
6 Dramatization 22 $332,234,125 70,838,821 4.92%
7 Factual 12 $85,954,501 18,327,179 1.27%
8 Super Hero 1 $70,001,065 14,925,600 1.04%
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