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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2005

Total Box Office Gross: $8,811,735,741
Tickets Sold: 1,374,685,432
Average Ticket Price: $6.41

Top Grossing Movies of 2005

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2005 GrossTickets Sold
1 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 59,324,582
2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $275,132,632 42,922,407
3 The War of the Worlds Jun 29 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $234,280,354 36,549,197
4 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dec 9 Walt Disney Adventure PG $217,677,877 33,959,107
5 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15 New Line Comedy R $209,218,368 32,639,370
6 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15 Warner Bros. Comedy PG $206,459,076 32,208,904
7 Batman Begins Jun 15 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $205,343,774 32,034,910
8 Madagascar May 27 Dreamworks SKG Adventure PG $193,595,521 30,202,109
9 Mr. And Mrs. Smith Jun 10 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $186,336,279 29,069,622
10 Hitch Feb 11 Sony Pictures Romantic Comedy PG-13 $177,784,257 27,735,453
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Biggest Weekends of 2005

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 20, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $108,435,841 3,661 20th Century Fox Adventure
2 Nov 18, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $102,685,961 3,858 Warner Bros. Adventure
3 Dec 9, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $65,556,312 3,616 Walt Disney Adventure
4 Jul 1, 2005 The War of the Worlds $64,878,725 3,908 Paramount Pictures Action
5 Jul 15, 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory $56,178,450 3,770 Warner Bros. Comedy
6 Jul 8, 2005 Fantastic Four $56,061,504 3,602 20th Century Fox Action
7 May 27, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $55,205,972 3,663 20th Century Fox Adventure
8 Nov 25, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $54,727,138 3,858 Warner Bros. Adventure
9 Jun 10, 2005 Mr. And Mrs. Smith $50,342,878 3,424 20th Century Fox Action
10 Dec 16, 2005 King Kong $50,130,145 3,568 Universal Adventure

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2005

RankDistributorMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 26 $1,376,743,797 214,780,612 15.62%
2 20th Century Fox 21 $1,352,530,515 211,003,188 15.35%
3 Universal 23 $990,334,666 154,498,375 11.24%
4 Walt Disney 23 $919,318,827 143,419,463 10.43%
5 Sony Pictures 27 $903,164,187 140,899,237 10.25%
6 Paramount Pictures 17 $821,959,361 128,230,781 9.33%
7 Dreamworks SKG 10 $502,486,220 78,390,980 5.70%
8 New Line 13 $418,061,480 65,220,192 4.74%
9 Lionsgate 20 $284,502,136 44,384,099 3.23%
10 Miramax/Dimension 7 $181,370,502 28,294,926 2.06%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2005

RankGenreMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 136 $2,300,849,620 358,946,828 26.11%
2 Adventure 37 $2,066,479,188 322,383,630 23.45%
3 Drama 268 $1,421,246,057 221,723,123 16.13%
4 Action 42 $1,370,429,707 213,795,566 15.55%
5 Horror 30 $586,429,223 91,486,602 6.66%
6 Romantic Comedy 15 $439,532,206 68,569,758 4.99%
7 Thriller/Suspense 25 $368,534,531 57,493,676 4.18%
8 Documentary 99 $165,746,678 25,857,472 1.88%
9 Musical 7 $81,787,742 12,759,394 0.93%
10 Black Comedy 6 $9,513,985 1,484,238 0.11%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2005

RankMPAA RatingMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 142 $4,771,321,975 744,355,930 54.15%
2 PG 69 $1,815,802,761 283,276,527 20.61%
3 R 192 $1,717,865,190 267,997,592 19.50%
4 G 16 $413,465,777 64,503,235 4.69%
5 Not Rated 246 $87,921,746 13,716,226 1.00%
6 NC-17 3 $4,176,670 651,585 0.05%
7 Open 1 $713,240 111,269 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2005

RankSource MaterialMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 314 $4,164,683,803 649,716,499 47.26%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 96 $1,563,237,786 243,874,804 17.74%
3 Remake 23 $1,358,837,620 211,987,136 15.42%
4 Based on Real Life Events 124 $624,012,033 97,349,716 7.08%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 8 $562,305,676 87,723,191 6.38%
6 Based on TV 9 $224,626,001 35,043,053 2.55%
7 Based on Play 9 $93,175,884 14,536,014 1.06%
8 Based on Musical or Opera 2 $64,092,554 9,998,837 0.73%
9 Spin-Off 2 $60,761,072 9,479,105 0.69%
10 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 2 $54,250,925 8,463,482 0.62%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2005

RankProduction MethodMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 628 $6,752,842,243 1,053,485,220 76.63%
2 Animation/Live Action 9 $1,429,454,208 223,003,771 16.22%
3 Digital Animation 8 $491,558,809 76,686,237 5.58%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $109,378,587 17,063,741 1.24%
5 Hand Animation 5 $27,659,248 4,315,014 0.31%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2005

RankCreative TypeMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 178 $4,226,693,001 659,390,390 47.97%
2 Kids Fiction 20 $1,071,939,399 167,229,225 12.16%
3 Fantasy 19 $978,004,442 152,574,788 11.10%
4 Science Fiction 18 $853,064,878 133,083,434 9.68%
5 Dramatization 45 $565,496,739 88,221,000 6.42%
6 Super Hero 6 $468,606,480 73,105,532 5.32%
7 Historical Fiction 36 $440,053,003 68,650,999 4.99%
8 Factual 101 $173,368,944 27,046,592 1.97%
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