Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2003

Total Box Office Gross: $9,349,639,999
Tickets Sold: 1,550,520,734
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 50,648,628
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17 New Line Adventure PG-13 $290,410,961 48,161,022
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 $242,701,167 40,248,950
6 X2 May 2 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $214,948,780 35,646,564
7 Elf Nov 7 New Line Comedy PG $170,837,644 28,331,284
8 Chicago Dec 27 Miramax Musical PG-13 $168,606,379 27,961,257
9 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Jul 1 Warner Bros. Action R $150,350,192 24,933,697
10 Bad Boys II Jul 18 Sony Pictures Action R $138,540,870 22,975,269
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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 28 $1,523,980,232 252,733,039 16.30%
2 Sony Pictures 33 $1,227,577,396 203,578,342 13.13%
3 Warner Bros. 23 $1,185,250,477 196,558,951 12.68%
4 Universal 18 $1,088,810,078 180,565,518 11.65%
5 New Line 15 $965,288,253 160,080,971 10.32%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $805,519,707 133,585,360 8.62%
7 Paramount Pictures 22 $664,819,343 110,251,966 7.11%
8 Miramax 26 $410,573,063 68,088,401 4.39%
9 MGM 21 $367,043,868 60,869,630 3.93%
10 Miramax/Dimension 6 $294,162,114 48,783,103 3.15%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2003

RankGenreMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 87 $2,429,347,370 402,876,842 25.98%
2 Action 30 $2,112,312,409 350,300,567 22.59%
3 Adventure 36 $1,872,389,277 310,512,320 20.03%
4 Drama 152 $1,149,532,896 190,635,637 12.29%
5 Romantic Comedy 24 $526,003,707 87,231,127 5.63%
6 Horror 15 $450,388,704 74,691,329 4.82%
7 Thriller/Suspense 19 $382,824,712 63,486,685 4.09%
8 Musical 5 $176,106,869 29,205,120 1.88%
9 Documentary 45 $89,169,139 14,787,585 0.95%
10 Western 2 $84,450,484 14,005,055 0.90%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2003

RankMPAA RatingMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 124 $4,555,426,281 755,460,411 48.72%
2 R 214 $2,687,317,581 445,657,975 28.74%
3 PG 56 $1,475,544,044 244,700,508 15.78%
4 G 21 $891,310,161 147,812,629 9.53%
5 Not Rated 195 $79,380,606 13,164,281 0.85%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2003

RankSource MaterialMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 222 $4,978,914,174 825,690,572 53.25%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 63 $1,689,219,618 280,135,923 18.07%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 6 $545,129,139 90,402,843 5.83%
4 Remake 12 $475,680,561 78,885,666 5.09%
5 Based on Theme Park Ride 2 $375,833,975 62,327,360 4.02%
6 Based on TV 15 $368,521,264 61,114,638 3.94%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 3 $241,976,892 40,128,838 2.59%
8 Based on Real Life Events 58 $208,061,551 34,504,404 2.23%
9 Based on Musical or Opera 1 $168,606,379 27,961,257 1.80%
10 Spin-Off 2 $105,564,359 17,506,527 1.13%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2003

RankProduction MethodMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 396 $7,891,136,808 1,308,646,237 84.40%
2 Animation/Live Action 6 $849,659,152 140,905,332 9.09%
3 Digital Animation 3 $340,198,342 56,417,635 3.64%
4 Hand Animation 12 $248,463,211 41,204,513 2.66%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2003

RankCreative TypeMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 199 $4,295,378,726 712,334,777 45.94%
2 Fantasy 24 $1,285,142,385 213,124,776 13.75%
3 Kids Fiction 22 $1,079,125,723 178,959,491 11.54%
4 Historical Fiction 42 $1,072,737,744 177,900,121 11.47%
5 Science Fiction 16 $751,115,349 124,563,078 8.03%
6 Super Hero 4 $516,114,945 85,591,202 5.52%
7 Dramatization 19 $233,762,029 38,766,506 2.50%
8 Factual 47 $89,571,633 14,854,334 0.96%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $191,877 31,820 0.00%
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