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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2001

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $8,297,343,031
Tickets Sold: 1,465,961,374
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 $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

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2001

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 5, 2001 Cast Away 3 $22,220,725 $120,900,995 18%
Jan 12, 2001 Save the Last Dance New $27,526,443 $170,755,073 16%
Jan 19, 2001 Save the Last Dance 2 $15,366,047 $112,680,121 14%
Jan 26, 2001 The Wedding Planner New $13,510,293 $97,026,630 14%
Feb 2, 2001 The Wedding Planner 2 $10,605,542 $100,911,867 11%
Feb 9, 2001 Hannibal New $58,003,121 $127,601,189 45%
Feb 16, 2001 Hannibal 2 $33,501,505 $146,591,993 23%
Feb 23, 2001 Hannibal 3 $15,767,006 $91,003,182 17%
Mar 2, 2001 The Mexican New $20,108,829 $89,323,133 23%
Mar 9, 2001 The Mexican 2 $12,244,750 $75,511,253 16%
Mar 16, 2001 Exit Wounds New $18,485,586 $84,999,893 22%
Mar 23, 2001 Heartbreakers New $11,801,323 $81,830,981 14%
Mar 30, 2001 Spy Kids New $26,546,881 $96,530,079 28%
Apr 6, 2001 Spy Kids 2 $17,079,114 $95,086,472 18%
Apr 13, 2001 Spy Kids 3 $12,501,512 $89,494,984 14%
Apr 20, 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary 2 $10,184,136 $82,318,859 12%
Apr 27, 2001 Driven New $12,174,504 $68,012,710 18%
May 4, 2001 The Mummy Returns New $68,139,035 $110,204,956 62%
May 11, 2001 The Mummy Returns 2 $33,741,755 $80,137,654 42%
May 18, 2001 Shrek New $42,347,760 $103,207,546 41%
May 25, 2001 Pearl Harbor New $59,078,912 $146,280,714 40%
Jun 1, 2001 Pearl Harbor 2 $29,558,276 $126,651,810 23%
Jun 8, 2001 Swordfish New $18,145,632 $98,970,694 18%
Jun 15, 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider New $47,735,743 $133,447,535 36%
Jun 22, 2001 The Fast and the Furious New $40,089,015 $141,730,500 28%
Jun 29, 2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI New $29,352,630 $126,432,069 23%
Jul 6, 2001 Cats & Dogs New $21,707,617 $132,670,808 16%
Jul 13, 2001 Legally Blonde New $20,377,426 $121,079,372 17%
Jul 20, 2001 Jurassic Park III New $50,771,645 $145,516,394 35%
Jul 27, 2001 Planet of the Apes New $68,532,960 $153,736,734 45%
Aug 3, 2001 Rush Hour 2 New $67,408,222 $171,880,309 39%
Aug 10, 2001 American Pie 2 New $45,117,985 $158,916,271 28%
Aug 17, 2001 American Pie 2 2 $21,104,656 $115,558,270 18%
Aug 24, 2001 American Pie 2 3 $12,517,475 $97,602,456 13%
Aug 31, 2001 Jeepers Creepers New $13,106,108 $95,085,611 14%
Sep 7, 2001 The Musketeer New $10,312,740 $76,315,202 14%
Sep 14, 2001 Hardball New $9,386,342 $66,389,469 14%
Sep 21, 2001 Hardball 2 $8,058,338 $59,646,379 14%
Sep 28, 2001 Don’t Say a Word New $17,090,474 $76,479,764 22%
Oct 5, 2001 Training Day New $22,550,788 $92,531,734 24%
Oct 12, 2001 Training Day 2 $13,386,457 $86,640,028 15%
Oct 19, 2001 From Hell New $11,014,818 $82,954,394 13%
Oct 26, 2001 K-PAX New $17,215,275 $85,897,447 20%
Nov 2, 2001 Monsters, Inc. New $62,577,067 $144,767,401 43%
Nov 9, 2001 Monsters, Inc. 2 $45,551,028 $127,471,301 36%
Nov 16, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone New $90,294,621 $161,083,111 56%
Nov 23, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2 $57,487,755 $152,426,047 38%
Nov 30, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 3 $23,642,327 $89,379,611 26%
Dec 7, 2001 Ocean's Eleven New $38,107,822 $87,709,621 43%
Dec 14, 2001 Vanilla Sky New $25,015,518 $92,910,823 27%
Dec 21, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… New $47,211,490 $130,122,152 36%
Dec 28, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… 2 $38,695,582 $167,071,453 23%

The highest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown in bold.

The lowest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown underlined.

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 33 $442,201,348 78,127,433 5.33%
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 24.20%
2 Comedy 95 $1,739,537,704 307,338,770 20.96%
3 Drama 145 $1,402,415,185 247,776,466 16.90%
4 Action 30 $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 16.76%
5 Thriller/Suspense 23 $648,696,510 114,610,682 7.82%
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-13 125 $4,235,680,665 748,353,416 51.05%
2 R 211 $2,313,272,568 408,705,300 27.88%
3 PG 31 $1,152,521,674 203,625,724 13.89%
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 48.15%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 70 $2,245,000,099 396,643,094 27.06%
3 Remake 10 $852,268,673 150,577,499 10.27%
4 Based on Real Life Events 37 $407,020,349 71,911,705 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 377 $6,748,636,580 1,192,338,438 81.33%
2 Animation/Live Action 5 $780,232,611 137,850,283 9.40%
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 54.08%
2 Kids Fiction 16 $1,093,185,985 193,142,393 13.18%
3 Fantasy 22 $1,020,709,125 180,337,291 12.30%
4 Historical Fiction 49 $636,356,404 112,430,439 7.67%
5 Science Fiction 14 $582,157,674 102,854,705 7.02%
6 Dramatization 20 $425,232,943 75,129,486 5.12%
7 Factual 26 $25,954,814 4,585,644 0.31%
8 Super Hero 1 $4,965,347 877,269 0.06%
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