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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2002

Total Box Office Gross: $9,164,736,559
Tickets Sold: 1,577,407,017
Average Ticket Price: $5.81

Top Grossing Movies of 2002

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2002 GrossTickets Sold
1 Spider-Man May 3 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 69,484,746
2 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $310,676,740 53,472,760
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 12 New Line Adventure PG-13 $262,300,833 45,146,442
4 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $252,097,945 43,390,351
5 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19 IFC Films Romantic Comedy PG $227,898,505 39,225,216
6 Signs Aug 2 Walt Disney Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,746,423 39,199,040
7 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25 New Line Comedy PG-13 $213,117,789 36,681,202
8 Men in Black 2 Jul 3 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $190,418,803 32,774,320
9 Ice Age Mar 15 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $176,387,405 30,359,277
10 Die Another Day Nov 22 MGM Action PG-13 $153,770,825 26,466,579
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Biggest Weekends of 2002

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 3, 2002 Spider-Man $114,844,116 3,615 Sony Pictures Adventure
2 Nov 15, 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $88,357,488 3,682 Warner Bros. Adventure
3 May 17, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $80,027,814 3,161 20th Century Fox Adventure
4 Jul 26, 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember $73,071,188 3,613 New Line Comedy
5 May 10, 2002 Spider-Man $71,417,527 3,615 Sony Pictures Adventure
6 Dec 20, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $62,007,528 3,622 New Line Adventure
7 Aug 2, 2002 Signs $60,117,080 3,264 Walt Disney Thriller/Suspense
8 Jun 14, 2002 Scooby-Doo $54,155,312 3,447 Warner Bros. Comedy
9 Jul 5, 2002 Men in Black 2 $52,148,751 3,557 Sony Pictures Action
10 Nov 8, 2002 8 Mile $51,240,555 2,470 Universal Drama

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2002

RankDistributorMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 32 $1,553,968,148 267,464,383 16.96%
2 Walt Disney 27 $1,175,659,558 202,351,029 12.83%
3 Warner Bros. 30 $1,061,821,381 182,757,538 11.59%
4 20th Century Fox 23 $981,440,569 168,922,633 10.71%
5 Universal 19 $883,504,056 152,066,092 9.64%
6 New Line 12 $880,698,528 151,583,217 9.61%
7 Paramount Pictures 25 $673,939,881 115,996,523 7.35%
8 Dreamworks SKG 7 $513,651,256 88,408,129 5.60%
9 MGM 22 $368,388,691 63,405,959 4.02%
10 Miramax 32 $251,953,353 43,365,448 2.75%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2002

RankGenreMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 34 $2,212,435,972 380,797,912 24.14%
2 Comedy 89 $1,926,642,325 331,607,929 21.02%
3 Drama 153 $1,585,995,684 272,976,805 17.31%
4 Action 30 $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 15.21%
5 Thriller/Suspense 32 $952,963,550 164,021,249 10.40%
6 Romantic Comedy 23 $574,432,361 98,869,586 6.27%
7 Horror 11 $297,788,051 51,254,391 3.25%
8 Documentary 24 $71,043,258 12,227,743 0.78%
9 Musical 7 $62,939,592 10,832,974 0.69%
10 Black Comedy 4 $47,766,617 8,221,446 0.52%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2002

RankMPAA RatingMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 119 $4,492,934,460 773,310,514 49.02%
2 R 226 $2,158,305,960 371,481,116 23.55%
3 PG 55 $1,996,114,702 343,565,327 21.78%
4 G 20 $449,550,843 77,375,351 4.91%
5 Not Rated 170 $67,316,379 11,586,210 0.73%
6 Open 1 $4,786 823 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2002

RankSource MaterialMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 230 $4,224,527,390 727,113,035 46.10%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 78 $2,412,964,997 415,312,350 26.33%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 8 $784,658,068 135,053,020 8.56%
4 Based on TV 11 $397,968,259 68,497,113 4.34%
5 Remake 10 $338,157,052 58,202,584 3.69%
6 Based on Play 12 $308,454,779 53,090,318 3.37%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 4 $292,919,711 50,416,471 3.20%
8 Based on Real Life Events 34 $130,283,885 22,424,059 1.42%
9 Spin-Off 1 $90,580,000 15,590,361 0.99%
10 205 $62,720,555 10,795,170 0.68%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2002

RankProduction MethodMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 389 $7,339,741,224 1,263,294,334 80.09%
2 Animation/Live Action 7 $1,183,581,664 203,714,567 12.91%
3 Hand Animation 11 $391,398,370 67,366,324 4.27%
4 Digital Animation 5 $231,943,583 39,921,440 2.53%
5 Rotoscoping 1 $302,372 52,043 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2002

RankCreative TypeMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 209 $4,211,417,103 724,856,541 45.95%
2 Kids Fiction 27 $1,365,378,416 235,004,877 14.90%
3 Science Fiction 21 $1,181,196,059 203,303,957 12.89%
4 Fantasy 19 $866,724,803 149,178,098 9.46%
5 Dramatization 18 $505,004,909 86,919,939 5.51%
6 Super Hero 3 $496,794,907 85,506,868 5.42%
7 Historical Fiction 42 $421,063,850 72,472,240 4.59%
8 Factual 27 $91,598,153 15,765,589 1.00%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $4,363,387 751,012 0.05%
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