Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1999

Total Box Office Gross: $7,299,242,052
Tickets Sold: 1,436,858,669
Average Ticket Price: $5.08

Top Grossing Movies of 1999

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA1999 GrossTickets Sold
1 Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D Feb 10 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $430,443,350 84,732,943
2 The Sixth Sense Aug 6 Walt Disney Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $276,386,495 54,406,790
3 Toy Story 2 Nov 19 Walt Disney Adventure G $208,768,773 41,096,215
4 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10 New Line Comedy PG-13 $205,957,794 40,542,873
5 The Matrix Mar 31 Warner Bros. Action R $171,383,253 33,736,861
6 Tarzan Jun 16 Walt Disney Adventure G $170,904,824 33,642,682
7 Big Daddy Jun 25 Sony Pictures Comedy PG-13 $163,479,795 32,181,062
8 The Mummy May 7 Universal Adventure PG-13 $155,247,825 30,560,595
9 Runaway Bride Jul 30 Paramount Pictures Romantic Comedy PG $152,054,428 29,931,974
10 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14 Artisan Horror R $140,530,114 27,663,408
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Biggest Weekends of 1999

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 21, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $64,810,970 2,970 20th Century Fox Adventure
2 Nov 26, 1999 Toy Story 2 $57,388,839 3,236 Walt Disney Adventure
3 Jun 11, 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me $54,917,604 3,312 New Line Comedy
4 May 28, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $51,399,863 3,022 20th Century Fox Adventure
5 May 7, 1999 The Mummy $43,369,635 3,209 Universal Adventure
6 Jun 25, 1999 Big Daddy $41,536,370 3,027 Sony Pictures Comedy
7 Nov 19, 1999 The World is Not Enough $35,519,007 3,163 MGM Action
8 Jul 30, 1999 Runaway Bride $35,055,556 3,158 Paramount Pictures Romantic Comedy
9 Jun 18, 1999 Tarzan $34,221,968 3,005 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Jul 23, 1999 The Haunting $33,435,140 2,808 Dreamworks SKG Horror

Market Share for Each Distributor in 1999

RankDistributorMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 30 $1,243,678,411 244,818,586 17.04%
2 Warner Bros. 26 $1,042,203,852 205,158,239 14.28%
3 Universal 23 $933,111,501 183,683,366 12.78%
4 Paramount Pictures 21 $848,487,512 167,025,100 11.62%
5 20th Century Fox 23 $800,922,324 157,661,874 10.97%
6 Sony Pictures 36 $610,612,453 120,199,299 8.37%
7 Dreamworks SKG 9 $324,668,628 63,911,149 4.45%
8 Miramax 38 $315,822,630 62,169,810 4.33%
9 MGM 15 $310,106,799 61,044,646 4.25%
10 New Line 14 $302,159,695 59,480,254 4.14%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 1999

RankGenreMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 77 $1,617,033,056 318,313,598 22.15%
2 Drama 129 $1,453,799,725 286,181,050 19.92%
3 Adventure 18 $1,342,890,387 264,348,502 18.40%
4 Action 24 $909,923,286 179,118,757 12.47%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $722,151,782 142,155,863 9.89%
6 Thriller/Suspense 15 $574,022,658 112,996,584 7.86%
7 Horror 15 $477,074,576 93,912,317 6.54%
8 Black Comedy 9 $101,450,175 19,970,506 1.39%
9 Documentary 23 $60,711,085 11,950,999 0.83%
10 Musical 8 $23,469,127 4,619,907 0.32%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 1999

RankMPAA RatingMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 221 $2,988,919,539 588,369,985 40.95%
2 PG-13 83 $2,483,640,590 488,905,629 34.03%
3 PG 34 $1,153,349,691 227,037,343 15.80%
4 G 19 $586,305,156 115,414,402 8.03%
5 Not Rated 46 $77,393,309 15,234,901 1.06%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 1999

RankSource MaterialMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 176 $4,304,517,052 847,345,881 58.97%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 73 $1,640,410,548 322,915,459 22.47%
3 Based on TV 14 $508,008,800 100,001,733 6.96%
4 Remake 9 $313,529,500 61,718,405 4.30%
5 Based on Real Life Events 35 $259,701,973 51,122,433 3.56%
6 Based on Play 15 $127,106,044 25,020,876 1.74%
7 Based on Religious Text 2 $47,143,100 9,280,138 0.65%
8 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 3 $45,374,182 8,931,926 0.62%
9 183 $19,968,773 3,930,857 0.27%
10 Based on Game 1 $11,576,087 2,278,757 0.16%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 1999

RankProduction MethodMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 331 $6,270,291,966 1,234,309,442 85.90%
2 Animation/Live Action 1 $430,443,350 84,732,943 5.90%
3 Hand Animation 7 $346,050,083 68,120,095 4.74%
4 Digital Animation 3 $236,573,643 46,569,615 3.24%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 1999

RankCreative TypeMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 172 $3,854,793,035 758,817,529 52.81%
2 Science Fiction 17 $847,888,525 166,907,190 11.62%
3 Historical Fiction 42 $757,746,090 149,162,617 10.38%
4 Fantasy 15 $671,008,271 132,088,242 9.19%
5 Kids Fiction 16 $595,909,657 117,305,051 8.16%
6 Dramatization 22 $454,660,376 89,500,073 6.23%
7 Factual 26 $68,469,121 13,478,171 0.94%
8 Super Hero 1 $29,762,011 5,858,664 0.41%
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