Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2001

Total Box Office Gross: $8,128,011,511
Tickets Sold: 1,436,044,430
Average Ticket Price: $5.66

Top Grossing Movies of 2001

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2001 GrossTickets Sold
1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Nov 16 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $291,594,218 51,518,413
2 Shrek May 18 Dreamworks SKG Adventure PG $267,652,016 47,288,342
3 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2 Walt Disney Adventure G $239,190,413 42,259,790
4 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3 New Line Action PG-13 $226,138,454 39,953,790
5 The Mummy Returns May 4 Universal Adventure PG-13 $202,007,640 35,690,396
6 Pearl Harbor May 25 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $198,539,855 35,077,713
7 Jurassic Park 3 Jul 18 Universal Action PG-13 $181,166,115 32,008,148
8 Planet of the Apes Jul 27 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $179,774,963 31,762,361
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 5 New Line Adventure PG-13 $174,119,499 30,763,162
10 Hannibal Feb 9 MGM Horror R $165,091,986 29,168,195
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Biggest Weekends of 2001

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Nov 16, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $90,294,621 3,672 Warner Bros. Adventure
2 Jul 27, 2001 Planet of the Apes $68,532,960 3,500 20th Century Fox Adventure
3 May 4, 2001 The Mummy Returns $68,139,035 3,401 Universal Adventure
4 Aug 3, 2001 Rush Hour 2 $67,408,222 3,118 New Line Action
5 Nov 2, 2001 Monsters, Inc. $62,577,067 3,237 Walt Disney Adventure
6 May 25, 2001 Pearl Harbor $59,078,912 3,214 Walt Disney Action
7 Feb 9, 2001 Hannibal $58,003,121 3,230 MGM Horror
8 Nov 23, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $57,487,755 3,672 Warner Bros. Adventure
9 Jul 20, 2001 Jurassic Park 3 $50,771,645 3,434 Universal Action
10 Jun 15, 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider $47,735,743 3,308 Paramount Pictures Adventure

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2001

RankDistributorMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 31 $1,205,149,011 212,923,853 14.83%
2 Universal 16 $924,208,333 163,287,693 11.37%
3 Paramount Pictures 18 $891,714,493 157,546,730 10.97%
4 Walt Disney 19 $886,015,360 156,539,815 10.90%
5 20th Century Fox 20 $855,517,878 151,151,569 10.53%
6 Sony Pictures 28 $719,373,697 127,097,825 8.85%
7 New Line 13 $579,850,217 102,447,034 7.13%
8 MGM 13 $447,978,561 79,148,155 5.51%
9 Miramax 32 $424,374,379 74,977,807 5.22%
10 Dreamworks SKG 7 $399,088,223 70,510,287 4.91%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2001

RankGenreMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 24 $1,950,517,003 344,614,310 24.00%
2 Comedy 92 $1,720,792,754 304,026,990 21.17%
3 Action 29 $1,384,539,250 244,618,241 17.03%
4 Drama 140 $1,363,774,096 240,949,483 16.78%
5 Thriller/Suspense 22 $620,909,355 109,701,300 7.64%
6 Romantic Comedy 22 $520,172,779 91,903,317 6.40%
7 Horror 14 $390,933,578 69,069,537 4.81%
8 Musical 7 $69,746,339 12,322,674 0.86%
9 Black Comedy 3 $47,122,178 8,325,473 0.58%
10 Western 4 $20,993,355 3,709,073 0.26%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2001

RankMPAA RatingMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 124 $4,152,598,769 733,674,694 51.09%
2 R 211 $2,267,997,252 400,706,226 27.90%
3 PG 31 $1,135,100,343 200,547,765 13.97%
4 G 17 $511,688,711 90,404,365 6.30%
5 Not Rated 198 $57,220,552 10,109,634 0.70%
6 Open 2 $1,896,637 335,095 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2001

RankSource MaterialMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 227 $3,942,831,477 696,613,333 48.51%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 68 $2,195,069,313 387,821,431 27.01%
3 Remake 10 $827,436,557 146,190,205 10.18%
4 Based on Real Life Events 34 $396,561,645 70,063,895 4.88%
5 Based on TV 7 $249,000,328 43,992,991 3.06%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 3 $166,617,310 29,437,687 2.05%
7 Based on Game 3 $164,210,506 29,012,457 2.02%
8 Based on Play 6 $45,689,122 8,072,283 0.56%
9 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 1 $43,569,988 7,697,878 0.54%
10 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 4 $43,038,239 7,603,929 0.53%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2001

RankProduction MethodMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 363 $6,638,160,410 1,172,819,857 81.67%
2 Animation/Live Action 5 $739,093,432 130,581,878 9.09%
3 Digital Animation 5 $589,078,643 104,077,499 7.25%
4 Hand Animation 4 $144,877,524 25,596,735 1.78%
5 Rotoscoping 1 $2,539,796 448,727 0.03%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2001

RankCreative TypeMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 188 $4,433,236,676 783,257,360 54.54%
2 Kids Fiction 16 $1,074,382,219 189,820,179 13.22%
3 Fantasy 20 $967,554,095 170,945,953 11.90%
4 Historical Fiction 48 $625,574,157 110,525,470 7.70%
5 Science Fiction 13 $579,030,693 102,302,243 7.12%
6 Dramatization 20 $396,128,314 69,987,334 4.87%
7 Factual 23 $24,917,114 4,402,318 0.31%
8 Super Hero 1 $4,965,347 877,270 0.06%
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