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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2003

Total Box Office Gross: $9,192,807,867
Tickets Sold: 1,524,511,770
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

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2003

RankDistributorMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 29 $1,512,521,319 250,832,710 16.45%
2 Sony Pictures 33 $1,214,646,399 201,433,882 13.21%
3 Warner Bros. 23 $1,162,084,535 192,717,157 12.64%
4 Universal 18 $1,086,622,033 180,202,650 11.82%
5 New Line 15 $924,083,826 153,247,725 10.05%
6 20th Century Fox 18 $798,478,508 132,417,654 8.69%
7 Paramount Pictures 23 $653,849,399 108,432,724 7.11%
8 Miramax 27 $406,466,295 67,407,331 4.42%
9 MGM 21 $362,034,941 60,038,952 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 $2,409,541,682 399,592,275 26.21%
2 Action 32 $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 22.94%
3 Adventure 35 $1,816,075,061 301,173,291 19.76%
4 Drama 150 $1,107,414,784 183,650,800 12.05%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $494,996,332 82,088,934 5.38%
6 Horror 15 $449,614,635 74,562,949 4.89%
7 Thriller/Suspense 19 $382,614,780 63,451,861 4.16%
8 Musical 5 $168,844,853 28,000,803 1.84%
9 Documentary 47 $89,787,581 14,890,121 0.98%
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 $4,441,619,455 736,586,918 48.32%
2 R 213 $2,670,786,613 442,916,410 29.05%
3 PG 56 $1,452,072,546 240,808,023 15.80%
4 G 22 $887,250,908 147,139,443 9.65%
5 Not Rated 196 $80,099,372 13,283,372 0.87%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2003

RankSource MaterialMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 219 $4,916,294,053 815,305,705 53.48%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 67 $1,645,548,380 272,893,562 17.90%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 6 $545,149,844 90,406,273 5.93%
4 Remake 12 $475,177,416 78,802,220 5.17%
5 Based on Theme Park Ride 2 $375,833,975 62,327,358 4.09%
6 Based on TV 15 $358,130,982 59,391,533 3.90%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 3 $216,197,271 35,853,609 2.35%
8 Based on Real Life Events 60 $203,305,793 33,715,687 2.21%
9 Based on Musical or Opera 1 $161,445,985 26,773,795 1.76%
10 Spin-Off 2 $105,594,171 17,511,470 1.15%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2003

RankProduction MethodMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 400 $7,778,395,868 1,289,949,366 84.61%
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 $238,437,115 39,541,803 2.59%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2003

RankCreative TypeMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 197 $4,229,265,513 701,370,636 46.01%
2 Fantasy 25 $1,245,153,738 206,493,146 13.54%
3 Kids Fiction 22 $1,062,785,337 176,249,629 11.56%
4 Historical Fiction 43 $1,052,845,928 174,601,294 11.45%
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 20 $218,410,873 36,220,699 2.38%
8 Factual 50 $90,204,848 14,959,317 0.98%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $191,877 31,820 0.00%
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