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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1998

Total Box Office Gross: $6,756,328,802
Tickets Sold: 1,440,581,625
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 $201,573,391 42,979,401
3 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24 Dreamworks SKG Drama R $190,373,184 40,591,297
4 There's Something About Mary Jul 15 20th Century Fox Romantic Comedy R $174,711,122 37,251,838
5 The Waterboy Nov 6 Walt Disney Comedy PG-13 $150,037,914 31,991,026
6 Doctor Dolittle Jun 26 20th Century Fox Comedy PG-13 $144,155,118 30,736,698
7 Deep Impact May 8 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG-13 $140,300,426 29,914,802
8 Rush Hour Sep 18 New Line Action PG-13 $137,534,276 29,325,005
9 A Bug's Life Nov 20 Walt Disney Adventure G $136,420,446 29,087,515
10 Godzilla May 19 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $136,142,003 29,028,145
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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 $1,108,757,252 236,408,782 16.41%
2 Paramount Pictures 19 $1,045,554,836 222,932,790 15.48%
3 Warner Bros. 31 $755,229,555 161,029,740 11.18%
4 20th Century Fox 19 $729,298,715 155,500,783 10.79%
5 Sony Pictures 37 $683,061,662 145,642,128 10.11%
6 New Line 17 $518,485,611 110,551,296 7.67%
7 Dreamworks SKG 7 $466,674,087 99,504,066 6.91%
8 Universal 19 $399,417,316 85,163,597 5.91%
9 Miramax 40 $394,005,122 84,009,603 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 $1,570,121,565 334,780,655 23.24%
2 Adventure 20 $1,213,273,137 258,693,620 17.96%
3 Comedy 82 $1,165,564,245 248,521,121 17.25%
4 Action 31 $994,536,914 212,054,765 14.72%
5 Thriller/Suspense 20 $783,136,876 166,980,136 11.59%
6 Romantic Comedy 14 $500,453,447 106,706,484 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 $3,021,601,585 644,264,689 44.72%
2 R 205 $2,384,494,252 508,420,854 35.29%
3 PG 46 $892,927,044 190,389,539 13.22%
4 G 16 $428,461,763 91,356,445 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 $3,949,319,773 842,072,361 58.45%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 81 $924,277,820 197,074,122 13.68%
3 Remake 12 $656,822,301 140,047,392 9.72%
4 Based on TV 11 $438,182,021 93,428,997 6.49%
5 Based on Real Life Events 23 $215,206,749 45,886,287 3.19%
6 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 2 $186,293,008 39,721,323 2.76%
7 112 $90,134,583 19,218,412 1.33%
8 Based on Play 9 $81,454,864 17,367,771 1.21%
9 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 2 $70,041,552 14,934,232 1.04%
10 Based on Religious Text 1 $66,351,243 14,147,386 0.98%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 1998

RankProduction MethodMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 326 $6,210,718,833 1,324,246,925 91.92%
2 Hand Animation 8 $305,779,150 65,198,108 4.53%
3 Digital Animation 2 $225,634,807 48,109,766 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 $3,259,680,251 695,027,682 48.25%
2 Historical Fiction 42 $1,120,927,245 239,003,657 16.59%
3 Science Fiction 20 $807,915,588 172,263,442 11.96%
4 Fantasy 16 $535,062,270 114,085,766 7.92%
5 Kids Fiction 14 $526,842,937 112,333,240 7.80%
6 Dramatization 22 $332,036,986 70,796,787 4.91%
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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