Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2005

Total Box Office Gross: $8,929,487,156
Tickets Sold: 1,393,055,716
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 $380,262,555 59,323,332
2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $277,083,157 43,226,702
3 The War of the Worlds Jun 29 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $234,277,056 36,548,683
4 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dec 9 Walt Disney Adventure PG $225,703,346 35,211,130
5 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15 New Line Comedy R $209,218,368 32,639,371
6 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15 Warner Bros. Comedy PG $206,456,431 32,208,492
7 Batman Begins Jun 15 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $205,343,774 32,034,910
8 Madagascar May 27 Dreamworks SKG Adventure PG $193,166,575 30,135,191
9 Mr. And Mrs. Smith Jun 10 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $186,336,103 29,069,595
10 Hitch Feb 11 Sony Pictures Romantic Comedy PG-13 $177,575,142 27,702,830
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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 $1,414,623,660 220,690,122 15.84%
2 20th Century Fox 20 $1,231,546,040 192,128,867 13.79%
3 Walt Disney 24 $1,056,022,371 164,746,078 11.83%
4 Universal 23 $998,980,864 155,847,247 11.19%
5 Sony Pictures 26 $909,886,294 141,947,938 10.19%
6 Paramount Pictures 17 $822,395,497 128,298,830 9.21%
7 Dreamworks SKG 10 $501,790,704 78,282,481 5.62%
8 New Line 13 $418,136,051 65,231,833 4.68%
9 Lionsgate 20 $284,069,847 44,316,669 3.18%
10 Miramax/Dimension 7 $181,362,187 28,293,634 2.03%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2005

RankGenreMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 136 $2,355,731,745 367,508,853 26.38%
2 Adventure 36 $2,126,516,617 331,749,862 23.81%
3 Drama 265 $1,431,841,239 223,376,165 16.03%
4 Action 42 $1,370,217,034 213,762,406 15.34%
5 Horror 29 $512,090,674 79,889,342 5.73%
6 Thriller/Suspense 27 $444,985,038 69,420,441 4.98%
7 Romantic Comedy 15 $439,261,020 68,527,461 4.92%
8 Documentary 97 $155,673,323 24,286,012 1.74%
9 Musical 7 $82,671,918 12,897,336 0.93%
10 Black Comedy 6 $9,312,189 1,452,759 0.10%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2005

RankMPAA RatingMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 142 $4,798,779,767 748,639,589 53.74%
2 PG 70 $1,867,768,666 291,383,566 20.92%
3 R 194 $1,722,829,950 268,772,225 19.29%
4 G 16 $457,962,539 71,445,011 5.13%
5 Not Rated 240 $77,268,508 12,054,368 0.87%
6 NC-17 3 $4,176,670 651,587 0.05%
7 Open 1 $697,181 108,765 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2005

RankSource MaterialMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 313 $4,103,616,343 640,189,759 45.96%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 92 $1,610,011,178 251,171,788 18.03%
3 Remake 23 $1,375,153,727 214,532,563 15.40%
4 Based on Real Life Events 123 $622,379,811 97,095,135 6.97%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 8 $562,307,037 87,723,407 6.30%
6 Based on TV 8 $224,658,210 35,048,082 2.52%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $105,762,091 16,499,547 1.18%
8 Based on Play 9 $93,141,101 14,530,593 1.04%
9 80 $73,817,949 11,516,057 0.83%
10 Based on Musical or Opera 2 $64,124,912 10,003,887 0.72%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2005

RankProduction MethodMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 620 $6,759,175,121 1,054,473,497 75.69%
2 Animation/Live Action 9 $1,445,473,397 225,502,871 16.19%
3 Digital Animation 9 $587,000,543 91,575,748 6.57%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $109,406,155 17,068,043 1.23%
5 Hand Animation 5 $27,583,962 4,303,269 0.31%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2005

RankCreative TypeMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 173 $4,124,773,098 643,490,343 46.19%
2 Kids Fiction 20 $1,104,216,365 172,264,643 12.37%
3 Fantasy 19 $1,045,342,322 163,079,924 11.71%
4 Science Fiction 18 $853,096,713 133,088,411 9.55%
5 Dramatization 46 $573,954,439 89,540,472 6.43%
6 Historical Fiction 35 $445,406,669 69,486,220 4.99%
7 Super Hero 5 $263,260,417 41,070,268 2.95%
8 Factual 99 $163,310,066 25,477,392 1.83%
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