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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1999

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Total Box Office Gross: $7,339,165,852
Tickets Sold: 1,444,717,431
Average Ticket Price: $5.08

Top Grossing Movies of 1999

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA1999 GrossTickets Sold
1 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $430,443,350 84,732,942
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 $208,880,039 41,118,117
4 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10 New Line Comedy PG-13 $206,040,085 40,559,071
5 The Matrix Mar 31 Warner Bros. Action R $171,479,930 33,755,891
6 Tarzan Jun 16 Walt Disney Adventure G $170,904,824 33,642,681
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 $155,385,488 30,587,694
9 Runaway Bride Jul 30 Paramount Pictures Romantic Comedy PG $152,162,347 29,953,217
10 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14 Artisan Horror R $140,539,099 27,665,176
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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 29 $1,241,742,998 244,437,582 16.92%
2 Warner Bros. 26 $1,042,750,664 205,265,864 14.21%
3 Universal 23 $934,514,419 183,959,519 12.73%
4 Paramount Pictures 21 $848,754,297 167,077,607 11.56%
5 20th Century Fox 23 $800,943,593 157,666,048 10.91%
6 Sony Pictures 37 $638,321,377 125,653,797 8.70%
7 Dreamworks SKG 9 $324,861,572 63,949,122 4.43%
8 Miramax 38 $316,431,179 62,289,586 4.31%
9 MGM 14 $310,129,710 61,049,148 4.23%
10 New Line 14 $302,421,532 59,531,791 4.12%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 1999

RankGenreMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 78 $1,624,128,538 319,710,301 22.13%
2 Drama 132 $1,458,858,185 287,176,739 19.88%
3 Adventure 18 $1,343,214,339 264,412,261 18.30%
4 Action 24 $910,122,864 179,158,034 12.40%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $722,597,811 142,243,650 9.85%
6 Thriller/Suspense 16 $574,867,320 113,162,851 7.83%
7 Horror 15 $477,204,556 93,937,896 6.50%
8 Black Comedy 9 $101,746,444 20,028,824 1.39%
9 Documentary 24 $88,091,366 17,340,810 1.20%
10 Musical 7 $21,286,504 4,190,254 0.29%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 1999

RankMPAA RatingMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 221 $2,992,699,527 589,113,970 40.78%
2 PG-13 83 $2,485,101,289 489,193,126 33.86%
3 PG 35 $1,177,004,162 231,693,713 16.04%
4 G 18 $584,247,163 115,009,274 7.96%
5 Not Rated 49 $112,984,833 22,241,086 1.54%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 1999

RankSource MaterialMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 178 $4,314,667,399 849,343,883 58.79%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 75 $1,642,174,547 323,262,670 22.38%
3 Based on TV 14 $508,099,766 100,019,632 6.92%
4 Remake 9 $313,795,571 61,770,776 4.28%
5 Based on Real Life Events 37 $288,174,214 56,727,191 3.93%
6 Based on Play 15 $128,167,040 25,229,723 1.75%
7 Based on Religious Text 2 $47,142,857 9,280,089 0.64%
8 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 3 $45,416,761 8,940,305 0.62%
9 184 $20,328,744 4,001,638 0.28%
10 Based on Game 1 $11,578,022 2,279,138 0.16%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 1999

RankProduction MethodMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 336 $6,309,673,770 1,242,061,597 85.97%
2 Animation/Live Action 1 $430,443,350 84,732,942 5.87%
3 Hand Animation 7 $346,125,756 68,134,987 4.72%
4 Digital Animation 3 $236,684,463 46,591,428 3.22%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 1999

RankCreative TypeMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 174 $3,866,711,355 761,163,565 52.69%
2 Science Fiction 17 $848,231,282 166,974,652 11.56%
3 Historical Fiction 43 $758,039,829 149,220,417 10.33%
4 Fantasy 15 $671,225,515 132,130,999 9.15%
5 Kids Fiction 15 $593,824,214 116,894,521 8.09%
6 Dramatization 22 $455,888,821 89,741,882 6.21%
7 Factual 27 $95,825,629 18,863,302 1.31%
8 Super Hero 1 $29,762,011 5,858,663 0.41%
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