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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1998

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $6,767,608,245
Tickets Sold: 1,442,986,620
Average Ticket Price: $4.69

Top Grossing Movies of 1998

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA1998 GrossTickets Sold
1 Titanic Dec 19 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

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 1998

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 2, 1998 Titanic 3 $33,315,278 $124,731,655 27%
Jan 9, 1998 Titanic 4 $28,716,310 $99,845,425 29%
Jan 16, 1998 Titanic 5 $30,010,633 $115,195,795 26%
Jan 23, 1998 Titanic 6 $25,238,720 $89,783,482 28%
Jan 30, 1998 Titanic 7 $25,907,172 $96,576,546 27%
Feb 6, 1998 Titanic 8 $23,027,838 $82,255,347 28%
Feb 13, 1998 Titanic 9 $32,876,424 $130,933,726 25%
Feb 20, 1998 Titanic 10 $21,036,343 $84,433,165 25%
Feb 27, 1998 Titanic 11 $19,633,056 $77,451,820 25%
Mar 6, 1998 Titanic 12 $17,605,849 $86,419,995 20%
Mar 13, 1998 Titanic 13 $17,578,815 $84,495,396 21%
Mar 20, 1998 Titanic 14 $17,165,239 $88,504,788 19%
Mar 27, 1998 Titanic 15 $15,213,500 $81,705,734 19%
Apr 3, 1998 Lost In Space New $20,154,919 $84,271,449 24%
Apr 10, 1998 City of Angels New $15,369,048 $85,526,992 18%
Apr 17, 1998 City of Angels 2 $12,332,194 $77,780,390 16%
Apr 24, 1998 The Big Hit New $10,809,424 $63,263,924 17%
May 1, 1998 He Got Game New $7,610,663 $60,836,086 13%
May 8, 1998 Deep Impact New $41,152,375 $80,512,368 51%
May 15, 1998 Deep Impact 2 $23,266,622 $68,684,641 34%
May 22, 1998 Godzilla New $44,047,541 $122,795,003 36%
May 29, 1998 Godzilla 2 $18,020,444 $76,895,947 23%
Jun 5, 1998 The Truman Show New $31,542,121 $94,030,216 34%
Jun 12, 1998 The Truman Show 2 $20,010,580 $89,945,589 22%
Jun 19, 1998 The X Files: Fight the Future New $30,138,758 $108,622,360 28%
Jun 26, 1998 Doctor Dolittle New $29,014,324 $110,692,296 26%
Jul 3, 1998 Armageddon New $36,089,972 $107,767,677 33%
Jul 10, 1998 Lethal Weapon 4 New $34,048,124 $123,627,844 28%
Jul 17, 1998 The Mask of Zorro New $22,525,855 $119,061,367 19%
Jul 24, 1998 Saving Private Ryan New $30,576,104 $124,359,633 25%
Jul 31, 1998 Saving Private Ryan 2 $23,601,801 $115,482,115 20%
Aug 7, 1998 Saving Private Ryan 3 $17,398,000 $114,361,952 15%
Aug 14, 1998 Saving Private Ryan 4 $13,157,819 $102,826,647 13%
Aug 21, 1998 Blade New $17,073,856 $94,624,680 18%
Aug 28, 1998 Blade 2 $10,925,976 $80,092,648 14%
Sep 4, 1998 There's Something About Mary 8 $10,920,201 $86,458,935 13%
Sep 11, 1998 Rounders New $8,459,126 $54,206,500 16%
Sep 18, 1998 Rush Hour New $33,001,803 $77,340,723 43%
Sep 25, 1998 Rush Hour 2 $21,202,929 $75,179,491 28%
Oct 2, 1998 Antz New $17,195,160 $90,201,438 19%
Oct 9, 1998 Antz 2 $14,713,918 $73,450,448 20%
Oct 16, 1998 Practical Magic New $13,104,694 $81,965,390 16%
Oct 23, 1998 Pleasantville New $8,855,063 $72,558,109 12%
Oct 30, 1998 Vampires New $9,106,497 $54,608,169 17%
Nov 6, 1998 The Waterboy New $39,414,071 $104,659,385 38%
Nov 13, 1998 The Waterboy 2 $24,431,129 $97,423,978 25%
Nov 20, 1998 The Rugrats Movie New $27,321,470 $105,156,265 26%
Nov 27, 1998 A Bug's Life 2 $33,258,052 $132,716,624 25%
Dec 4, 1998 A Bug's Life 3 $17,174,218 $72,723,227 24%
Dec 11, 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection New $22,052,836 $74,651,369 30%
Dec 18, 1998 You've Got Mail New $18,426,749 $79,288,967 23%
Dec 25, 1998 Patch Adams New $25,262,280 $147,489,758 17%

The highest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown in bold.

The lowest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown underlined.

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 $758,468,077 161,720,256 11.21%
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 6.91%
8 Universal 19 $400,605,109 85,416,858 5.92%
9 Miramax 40 $394,840,826 84,187,789 5.83%
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 23.23%
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 $67,210,342 14,330,561 0.99%
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 81 $3,025,571,868 645,111,231 44.71%
2 R 204 $2,387,292,274 509,017,445 35.28%
3 PG 47 $894,238,933 190,669,258 13.21%
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 179 $3,956,187,133 843,536,610 58.46%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 81 $927,524,842 197,766,453 13.71%
3 Remake 12 $657,399,631 140,170,489 9.71%
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%
7 110 $89,108,629 18,999,660 1.32%
8 Based on Play 9 $81,547,351 17,387,491 1.20%
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 $6,221,712,580 1,326,591,004 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 185 $3,297,134,789 703,013,719 48.72%
2 Historical Fiction 42 $1,121,625,669 239,152,576 16.57%
3 Science Fiction 20 $808,560,970 172,401,049 11.95%
4 Kids Fiction 14 $527,883,068 112,555,017 7.80%
5 Fantasy 15 $505,915,883 107,871,185 7.48%
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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