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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2003

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $9,195,647,984
Tickets Sold: 1,524,982,768
Average Ticket Price: $6.03

Top Grossing Movies of 2003

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2003 GrossTickets Sold
1 Finding Nemo May 30 Walt Disney Adventure G $339,714,367 56,337,374
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 50,648,627
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17 New Line Adventure PG-13 $290,425,213 48,163,385
4 The Matrix Reloaded May 15 Warner Bros. Action R $281,553,689 46,692,154
5 Bruce Almighty May 23 Universal Comedy PG-13 $242,704,995 40,249,584
6 X2 May 2 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $214,949,694 35,646,715
7 Elf Nov 7 New Line Comedy PG $170,837,644 28,331,284
8 Chicago Dec 27 Miramax Musical PG-13 $161,445,985 26,773,795
9 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Jul 1 Warner Bros. Action R $150,358,296 24,935,040
10 Bad Boys II Jul 18 Sony Pictures Action R $138,540,870 22,975,268
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Biggest Weekends of 2003

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 16, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded $91,774,413 3,603 Warner Bros. Action
2 May 2, 2003 X2 $85,558,731 3,741 20th Century Fox Action
3 Dec 19, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $72,629,713 3,703 New Line Adventure
4 May 30, 2003 Finding Nemo $70,251,710 3,374 Walt Disney Adventure
5 May 23, 2003 Bruce Almighty $67,953,330 3,483 Universal Comedy
6 Jun 20, 2003 Hulk $62,128,420 3,660 Universal Action
7 Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $50,598,104 3,703 New Line Adventure
8 Jun 6, 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious $50,472,480 3,408 Universal Action
9 Nov 7, 2003 The Matrix Revolutions $48,475,154 3,502 Warner Bros. Action
10 Oct 24, 2003 Scary Movie 3 $48,113,770 3,505 Miramax/Dimension Comedy

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2003

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 3, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 3 $25,017,279 $128,908,065 19%
Jan 10, 2003 Just Married New $17,548,993 $111,633,468 16%
Jan 17, 2003 Kangaroo Jack New $16,580,209 $124,014,219 13%
Jan 24, 2003 Darkness Falls New $12,024,917 $100,810,290 12%
Jan 31, 2003 The Recruit New $16,302,063 $116,827,287 14%
Feb 7, 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days New $23,774,850 $121,177,508 20%
Feb 14, 2003 Daredevil New $40,310,418 $144,578,873 28%
Feb 21, 2003 Daredevil 2 $18,092,309 $113,438,729 16%
Feb 28, 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave New $16,521,486 $104,766,264 16%
Mar 7, 2003 Bringing Down the House New $31,101,026 $109,656,569 28%
Mar 14, 2003 Bringing Down the House 2 $22,054,934 $106,203,372 21%
Mar 21, 2003 Bringing Down the House 3 $16,204,468 $97,586,582 17%
Mar 28, 2003 Head of State New $13,503,484 $104,033,236 13%
Apr 4, 2003 Phone Booth New $15,021,088 $98,870,411 15%
Apr 11, 2003 Anger Management New $42,220,847 $98,631,359 43%
Apr 18, 2003 Anger Management 2 $25,005,588 $107,304,379 23%
Apr 25, 2003 Identity New $16,225,263 $92,533,675 18%
May 2, 2003 X2 New $85,558,731 $153,970,213 56%
May 9, 2003 X2 2 $40,032,160 $112,768,631 35%
May 16, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded New $91,774,413 $161,626,331 57%
May 23, 2003 Bruce Almighty New $67,953,330 $164,284,675 41%
May 30, 2003 Finding Nemo New $70,251,710 $174,864,848 40%
Jun 6, 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious New $50,472,480 $162,841,838 31%
Jun 13, 2003 Finding Nemo 3 $28,384,483 $122,447,915 23%
Jun 20, 2003 Hulk New $62,128,420 $150,045,348 41%
Jun 27, 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle New $37,634,221 $122,265,684 31%
Jul 4, 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines New $44,041,440 $136,446,972 32%
Jul 11, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse o… New $46,630,690 $144,474,017 32%
Jul 18, 2003 Bad Boys II New $46,522,560 $149,602,413 31%
Jul 25, 2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over New $33,417,739 $158,307,883 21%
Aug 1, 2003 American Wedding New $33,369,440 $144,394,191 23%
Aug 8, 2003 S.W.A.T. New $37,062,535 $140,269,878 26%
Aug 15, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason New $36,428,066 $146,972,496 25%
Aug 22, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason 2 $13,152,967 $100,929,000 13%
Aug 29, 2003 Jeepers Creepers II New $15,269,324 $102,239,357 15%
Sep 5, 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star New $6,660,540 $67,519,910 10%
Sep 12, 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico New $23,424,118 $87,645,836 27%
Sep 19, 2003 Underworld New $21,753,759 $105,476,895 21%
Sep 26, 2003 The Rundown New $18,533,765 $93,893,704 20%
Oct 3, 2003 School of Rock New $19,622,714 $93,752,375 21%
Oct 10, 2003 Kill Bill: Volume 1 New $22,089,322 $108,497,999 20%
Oct 17, 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre New $28,094,014 $113,332,298 25%
Oct 24, 2003 Scary Movie 3 New $48,113,770 $129,111,705 37%
Oct 31, 2003 Scary Movie 3 2 $20,017,468 $102,364,120 20%
Nov 7, 2003 The Matrix Revolutions New $48,475,154 $153,132,581 32%
Nov 14, 2003 Elf 2 $26,325,613 $132,595,606 20%
Nov 21, 2003 The Cat in the Hat New $38,329,160 $135,619,181 28%
Nov 28, 2003 The Cat in the Hat 2 $24,459,685 $161,575,419 15%
Dec 5, 2003 The Last Samurai New $24,271,354 $97,596,707 25%
Dec 12, 2003 Something's Gotta Give New $16,064,723 $89,639,349 18%
Dec 19, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … New $72,629,713 $141,719,475 51%
Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … 2 $50,598,104 $186,509,233 27%

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 2003

RankDistributorMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 29 $1,512,583,144 250,842,963 16.45%
2 Sony Pictures 33 $1,214,967,851 201,487,191 13.21%
3 Warner Bros. 23 $1,162,084,535 192,717,157 12.64%
4 Universal 18 $1,086,702,399 180,215,978 11.82%
5 New Line 15 $924,444,590 153,307,553 10.05%
6 20th Century Fox 18 $798,485,552 132,418,822 8.68%
7 Paramount Pictures 23 $653,849,399 108,432,724 7.11%
8 Miramax 27 $406,528,477 67,417,643 4.42%
9 MGM 21 $362,548,689 60,124,150 3.94%
10 Miramax/Dimension 6 $294,124,463 48,776,856 3.20%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2003

RankGenreMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 91 $2,410,394,857 399,733,765 26.21%
2 Action 32 $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 22.93%
3 Adventure 35 $1,816,075,061 301,173,291 19.75%
4 Drama 153 $1,107,685,904 183,695,760 12.05%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $495,022,183 82,093,221 5.38%
6 Horror 15 $449,979,627 74,623,478 4.89%
7 Thriller/Suspense 19 $382,639,383 63,455,941 4.16%
8 Musical 5 $169,147,498 28,050,993 1.84%
9 Documentary 47 $90,795,051 15,057,198 0.99%
10 Western 2 $84,453,058 14,005,482 0.92%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2003

RankMPAA RatingMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 124 $4,442,048,088 736,658,002 48.31%
2 R 213 $2,671,586,530 443,049,066 29.05%
3 PG 56 $1,452,668,152 240,906,797 15.80%
4 G 22 $888,177,783 147,293,154 9.66%
5 Not Rated 199 $80,188,458 13,298,145 0.87%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2003

RankSource MaterialMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 220 $4,910,647,272 814,369,257 53.40%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 67 $1,645,696,238 272,918,083 17.90%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 6 $545,149,844 90,406,273 5.93%
4 Remake 12 $475,359,049 78,832,341 5.17%
5 Based on Theme Park Ride 2 $375,833,975 62,327,358 4.09%
6 Based on TV 15 $358,192,807 59,401,786 3.90%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 3 $216,197,271 35,853,609 2.35%
8 Based on Real Life Events 61 $211,265,753 35,035,747 2.30%
9 Based on Musical or Opera 1 $161,445,985 26,773,795 1.76%
10 Spin-Off 2 $105,726,078 17,533,345 1.15%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2003

RankProduction MethodMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 403 $7,780,943,079 1,290,371,789 84.62%
2 Animation/Live Action 6 $812,184,140 134,690,567 8.83%
3 Digital Animation 3 $339,960,375 56,378,170 3.70%
4 Hand Animation 12 $238,739,760 39,591,993 2.60%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2003

RankCreative TypeMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 197 $4,223,481,732 700,411,469 45.93%
2 Fantasy 25 $1,245,208,265 206,502,189 13.54%
3 Kids Fiction 22 $1,062,798,302 176,251,779 11.56%
4 Historical Fiction 43 $1,053,464,840 174,703,933 11.46%
5 Science Fiction 16 $747,306,129 123,931,355 8.13%
6 Super Hero 4 $516,135,650 85,594,633 5.61%
7 Dramatization 21 $225,364,067 37,373,799 2.45%
8 Factual 50 $91,212,318 15,126,394 0.99%
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