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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2005

Total Box Office Gross: $8,821,400,084
Tickets Sold: 1,376,193,127
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 $1,377,859,252 214,954,630 15.62%
2 20th Century Fox 21 $1,352,532,267 211,003,462 15.33%
3 Universal 23 $992,440,814 154,826,947 11.25%
4 Walt Disney 23 $919,318,827 143,419,463 10.42%
5 Sony Pictures 27 $908,509,878 141,733,198 10.30%
6 Paramount Pictures 17 $821,959,361 128,230,781 9.32%
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 $284,548,050 44,391,262 3.23%
10 Miramax/Dimension 7 $181,370,645 28,294,949 2.06%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2005

RankGenreMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 137 $2,304,607,269 359,533,045 26.13%
2 Adventure 37 $2,067,018,210 322,467,721 23.43%
3 Drama 268 $1,421,763,750 221,803,885 16.12%
4 Action 42 $1,372,554,669 214,127,073 15.56%
5 Horror 30 $587,908,674 91,717,406 6.66%
6 Romantic Comedy 15 $440,435,727 68,710,713 4.99%
7 Thriller/Suspense 25 $368,731,981 57,524,478 4.18%
8 Documentary 99 $165,886,230 25,879,242 1.88%
9 Musical 7 $81,788,548 12,759,520 0.93%
10 Black Comedy 6 $9,517,330 1,484,760 0.11%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2005

RankMPAA RatingMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 142 $4,777,242,575 745,279,581 54.16%
2 PG 70 $1,817,825,177 283,592,036 20.61%
3 R 192 $1,719,513,693 268,254,767 19.49%
4 G 16 $413,466,604 64,503,364 4.69%
5 Not Rated 246 $87,955,484 13,721,488 1.00%
6 NC-17 3 $4,214,929 657,554 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 $4,170,249,010 650,584,706 47.27%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 96 $1,563,526,046 243,919,775 17.72%
3 Remake 23 $1,360,385,494 212,228,613 15.42%
4 Based on Real Life Events 124 $624,150,803 97,371,364 7.08%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 8 $562,783,367 87,797,713 6.38%
6 Based on TV 9 $225,865,327 35,236,395 2.56%
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 3 $54,415,869 8,489,214 0.62%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2005

RankProduction MethodMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 628 $6,761,574,245 1,054,847,464 76.65%
2 Animation/Live Action 9 $1,430,218,441 223,122,997 16.21%
3 Digital Animation 9 $491,723,753 76,711,969 5.57%
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 $4,231,823,738 660,190,817 47.97%
2 Kids Fiction 20 $1,072,898,070 167,378,785 12.16%
3 Fantasy 20 $979,276,044 152,773,165 11.10%
4 Science Fiction 18 $854,223,875 133,264,244 9.68%
5 Dramatization 45 $565,766,034 88,263,012 6.41%
6 Super Hero 6 $468,606,480 73,105,532 5.31%
7 Historical Fiction 36 $440,734,842 68,757,369 5.00%
8 Factual 101 $173,508,680 27,068,391 1.97%
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