Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2002

Total Box Office Gross: $9,186,868,028
Tickets Sold: 1,581,216,521
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 $302,181,125 52,010,521
3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $245,996,000 42,340,103
4 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Jun 21 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $229,636,178 39,524,299
5 Signs Aug 2 Walt Disney Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,535,166 39,162,679
6 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19 IFC Films Romantic Comedy PG $222,517,469 38,299,048
7 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25 New Line Comedy PG-13 $213,079,163 36,674,555
8 Men in Black 2 Jul 3 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $190,418,803 32,774,321
9 Ice Age Mar 15 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $176,387,405 30,359,278
10 Scooby-Doo Jun 14 Warner Bros. Comedy PG $153,288,182 26,383,508
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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 $1,552,855,682 267,272,923 16.90%
2 Warner Bros. 32 $1,435,785,522 247,123,152 15.63%
3 Walt Disney 27 $1,179,623,562 203,033,316 12.84%
4 20th Century Fox 25 $981,714,714 168,969,830 10.69%
5 Universal 18 $829,796,904 142,822,187 9.03%
6 Paramount Pictures 24 $684,487,335 117,811,934 7.45%
7 New Line 10 $500,154,919 86,085,185 5.44%
8 Dreamworks SKG 7 $487,402,230 83,890,228 5.31%
9 MGM 21 $363,394,654 62,546,411 3.96%
10 Miramax 32 $261,125,866 44,944,211 2.84%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2002

RankGenreMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 35 $2,213,055,222 380,904,514 24.09%
2 Comedy 88 $1,920,812,763 330,604,605 20.91%
3 Drama 153 $1,582,025,919 272,293,618 17.22%
4 Action 27 $1,392,842,445 239,731,916 15.16%
5 Thriller/Suspense 32 $977,240,795 168,199,791 10.64%
6 Romantic Comedy 22 $552,930,065 95,168,685 6.02%
7 Horror 11 $296,701,842 51,067,443 3.23%
8 Documentary 26 $98,926,619 17,026,956 1.08%
9 Black Comedy 4 $57,640,692 9,920,945 0.63%
10 Musical 7 $55,726,169 9,591,424 0.61%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2002

RankMPAA RatingMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 118 $4,455,529,171 766,872,487 48.50%
2 R 229 $2,186,183,413 376,279,412 23.80%
3 PG 57 $1,989,292,188 342,391,085 21.65%
4 G 20 $460,277,327 79,221,574 5.01%
5 Not Rated 171 $95,551,860 16,446,100 1.04%
6 Open 1 $8,628 1,485 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2002

RankSource MaterialMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 227 $4,210,641,274 724,723,100 45.83%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 77 $2,410,866,800 414,951,260 26.24%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 8 $784,659,737 135,053,312 8.54%
4 Based on TV 11 $400,038,541 68,853,449 4.35%
5 Remake 10 $362,355,231 62,367,509 3.94%
6 Based on Play 12 $302,878,534 52,130,558 3.30%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 4 $286,359,785 49,287,399 3.12%
8 Based on Real Life Events 36 $162,330,737 27,939,885 1.77%
9 Spin-Off 1 $90,580,000 15,590,361 0.99%
10 208 $62,650,383 10,783,196 0.68%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2002

RankProduction MethodMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 387 $7,360,838,150 1,266,925,666 80.12%
2 Animation/Live Action 7 $1,176,500,960 202,495,863 12.81%
3 Hand Animation 11 $381,063,891 65,587,588 4.15%
4 Digital Animation 5 $250,018,413 43,032,430 2.72%
5 Rotoscoping 1 $352,215 60,622 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2002

RankCreative TypeMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 207 $3,985,509,655 685,974,116 43.38%
2 Kids Fiction 27 $1,367,279,898 235,332,170 14.88%
3 Science Fiction 21 $1,176,090,397 202,425,197 12.80%
4 Fantasy 18 $873,678,952 150,375,035 9.51%
5 Dramatization 18 $518,727,947 89,281,919 5.65%
6 Super Hero 3 $496,763,171 85,501,406 5.41%
7 Historical Fiction 39 $409,455,402 70,474,254 4.46%
8 Factual 29 $119,604,030 20,585,891 1.30%
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