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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2001

Total Box Office Gross: $8,294,320,508
Tickets Sold: 1,465,427,360
Average Ticket Price: $5.66

Top Grossing Movies of 2001

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2001 GrossTickets Sold
1 Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone Nov 16 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $300,404,434 53,074,988
2 Shrek May 18 Dreamworks SKG Adventure PG $267,655,011 47,288,871
3 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2 Walt Disney Adventure G $244,638,458 43,222,342
4 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3 New Line Action PG-13 $226,164,286 39,958,354
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 5 New Line Adventure PG-13 $206,448,462 36,474,993
6 The Mummy Returns May 4 Universal Adventure PG-13 $202,007,640 35,690,395
7 Pearl Harbor May 25 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $198,539,855 35,077,712
8 Jurassic Park 3 Jul 18 Universal Action PG-13 $181,166,115 32,008,147
9 Planet of the Apes Jul 27 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $179,841,538 31,774,123
10 Hannibal Feb 9 MGM Horror R $165,092,266 29,168,244
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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 $1,232,663,479 217,785,054 14.86%
2 Universal 17 $948,895,186 167,649,317 11.44%
3 Paramount Pictures 18 $914,413,744 161,557,191 11.02%
4 Walt Disney 19 $901,680,342 159,307,472 10.87%
5 20th Century Fox 20 $862,854,286 152,447,744 10.40%
6 Sony Pictures 28 $731,442,580 129,230,121 8.82%
7 New Line 13 $612,290,818 108,178,584 7.38%
8 MGM 13 $448,117,950 79,172,777 5.40%
9 Miramax 32 $439,178,825 77,593,419 5.29%
10 Dreamworks SKG 8 $400,158,761 70,699,424 4.82%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2001

RankGenreMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 23 $2,007,654,776 354,709,312 24.21%
2 Comedy 95 $1,739,537,704 307,338,770 20.97%
3 Drama 145 $1,402,415,185 247,776,466 16.91%
4 Action 30 $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 16.76%
5 Thriller/Suspense 22 $645,673,987 114,076,668 7.78%
6 Romantic Comedy 22 $529,070,064 93,475,267 6.38%
7 Horror 15 $391,327,885 69,139,195 4.72%
8 Musical 7 $69,839,373 12,339,107 0.84%
9 Black Comedy 3 $57,007,068 10,071,918 0.69%
10 Western 4 $22,389,813 3,955,796 0.27%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2001

RankMPAA RatingMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 124 $4,232,658,142 747,819,402 51.03%
2 R 211 $2,313,272,568 408,705,300 27.89%
3 PG 31 $1,152,521,674 203,625,724 13.90%
4 G 18 $530,645,011 93,753,526 6.40%
5 Not Rated 199 $58,504,579 10,336,395 0.71%
6 Open 2 $1,926,683 340,403 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2001

RankSource MaterialMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 236 $3,995,348,190 705,891,796 48.17%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 69 $2,241,977,576 396,109,080 27.03%
3 Remake 10 $852,268,673 150,577,499 10.28%
4 Based on Real Life Events 36 $407,018,825 71,911,436 4.91%
5 Based on TV 7 $261,875,143 46,267,688 3.16%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 3 $185,837,005 32,833,392 2.24%
7 Based on Game 3 $164,210,506 29,012,455 1.98%
8 Based on Play 7 $45,771,084 8,086,761 0.55%
9 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 1 $43,569,988 7,697,877 0.53%
10 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 4 $43,088,737 7,612,850 0.52%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2001

RankProduction MethodMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 375 $6,745,612,533 1,191,804,155 81.33%
2 Animation/Live Action 5 $780,232,611 137,850,283 9.41%
3 Digital Animation 5 $607,412,797 107,316,746 7.32%
4 Hand Animation 4 $144,884,918 25,598,040 1.75%
5 Rotoscoping 1 $2,589,639 457,533 0.03%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2001

RankCreative TypeMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 196 $4,487,151,485 792,782,853 54.10%
2 Kids Fiction 16 $1,093,185,985 193,142,393 13.18%
3 Fantasy 22 $1,020,709,125 180,337,291 12.31%
4 Historical Fiction 49 $636,356,404 112,430,439 7.67%
5 Science Fiction 13 $579,135,151 102,320,691 6.98%
6 Dramatization 20 $425,232,943 75,129,486 5.13%
7 Factual 25 $25,953,290 4,585,375 0.31%
8 Super Hero 1 $4,965,347 877,269 0.06%
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