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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2006

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $9,190,502,983
Tickets Sold: 1,403,129,850
Average Ticket Price: $6.55

Top Grossing Movies of 2006

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2006 GrossTickets Sold
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 64,628,368
2 Cars Jun 9 Walt Disney Comedy G $244,082,982 37,264,577
3 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $234,362,462 35,780,528
4 The Da Vinci Code May 19 Sony Pictures Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $217,536,138 33,211,624
5 Superman Returns Jun 28 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $200,120,000 30,552,671
6 Ice Age: The Meltdown Mar 31 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $195,330,621 29,821,468
7 Happy Feet Nov 17 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $175,967,627 26,865,286
8 Over the Hedge May 19 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $155,019,340 23,667,074
9 Casino Royale Nov 17 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $153,676,842 23,462,113
10 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Aug 4 Sony Pictures Comedy PG-13 $148,213,377 22,627,996
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Biggest Weekends of 2006

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jul 7, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $135,634,554 4,133 Walt Disney Adventure
2 May 26, 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand $102,750,665 3,690 20th Century Fox Action
3 May 19, 2006 The Da Vinci Code $77,073,388 3,735 Sony Pictures Thriller/Suspense
4 Mar 31, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $68,033,544 3,964 20th Century Fox Adventure
5 Jul 14, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $62,345,264 4,133 Walt Disney Adventure
6 Jun 9, 2006 Cars $60,119,509 3,985 Walt Disney Comedy
7 Jun 30, 2006 Superman Returns $52,535,096 4,065 Warner Bros. Adventure
8 May 5, 2006 Mission: Impossible III $47,743,273 4,054 Paramount Pictures Action
9 Aug 4, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby $47,042,215 3,803 Sony Pictures Comedy
10 Nov 17, 2006 Happy Feet $41,533,432 3,804 Warner Bros. Adventure

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2006

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Dec 30, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, t… 4 $25,686,555 $149,544,176 17%
Jan 6, 2006 Hostel New $19,556,099 $128,174,649 15%
Jan 13, 2006 Glory Road New $13,594,734 $126,034,627 11%
Jan 20, 2006 Underworld: Evolution New $26,857,181 $120,616,763 22%
Jan 27, 2006 Big Momma's House 2 New $27,736,056 $126,653,370 22%
Feb 3, 2006 When a Stranger Calls New $21,607,203 $105,784,313 20%
Feb 10, 2006 The Pink Panther New $20,220,412 $120,739,295 17%
Feb 17, 2006 Eight Below New $20,188,176 $129,406,634 16%
Feb 24, 2006 Madea's Family Reunion New $30,030,661 $120,344,830 25%
Mar 3, 2006 Madea's Family Reunion 2 $12,648,954 $103,349,269 12%
Mar 10, 2006 Failure to Launch New $24,411,322 $110,210,270 22%
Mar 17, 2006 V for Vendetta New $25,642,640 $106,449,101 24%
Mar 24, 2006 Inside Man New $28,954,945 $109,464,619 26%
Mar 31, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown New $68,033,544 $142,110,324 48%
Apr 7, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown 2 $33,823,894 $114,393,026 30%
Apr 14, 2006 Scary Movie 4 New $40,222,875 $120,186,798 33%
Apr 21, 2006 Silent Hill New $20,152,598 $109,192,034 18%
Apr 28, 2006 R.V. New $16,414,767 $102,166,569 16%
May 5, 2006 Mission: Impossible III New $47,743,273 $110,234,618 43%
May 12, 2006 Mission: Impossible III 2 $25,008,971 $99,545,432 25%
May 19, 2006 The Da Vinci Code New $77,073,388 $163,187,407 47%
May 26, 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand New $102,750,665 $196,141,378 52%
Jun 2, 2006 The Break-Up New $39,172,785 $135,895,585 29%
Jun 9, 2006 Cars New $60,119,509 $153,819,094 39%
Jun 16, 2006 Cars 2 $33,731,634 $151,678,466 22%
Jun 23, 2006 Click New $40,011,365 $140,564,376 28%
Jun 30, 2006 Superman Returns New $52,535,096 $153,742,067 34%
Jul 7, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… New $135,634,554 $218,156,131 62%
Jul 14, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… 2 $62,345,264 $159,043,618 39%
Jul 21, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… 3 $35,215,201 $150,739,382 23%
Jul 28, 2006 Miami Vice New $25,723,815 $131,313,780 20%
Aug 4, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… New $47,042,215 $139,736,564 34%
Aug 11, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… 2 $22,126,226 $129,141,983 17%
Aug 18, 2006 Snakes on a Plane New $15,206,301 $110,634,366 14%
Aug 25, 2006 Invincible New $17,031,122 $103,120,098 17%
Sep 1, 2006 Invincible 2 $12,151,426 $101,636,260 12%
Sep 8, 2006 The Covenant New $8,852,458 $72,029,282 12%
Sep 15, 2006 Gridiron Gang New $14,414,630 $77,862,801 19%
Sep 22, 2006 Jackass: Number Two New $29,002,002 $98,309,060 30%
Sep 29, 2006 Open Season New $23,624,548 $100,273,623 24%
Oct 6, 2006 The Departed New $26,887,467 $111,366,461 24%
Oct 13, 2006 The Grudge 2 New $20,825,300 $110,876,128 19%
Oct 20, 2006 The Prestige New $14,801,808 $102,659,715 14%
Oct 27, 2006 Saw III New $33,610,391 $105,027,837 32%
Nov 3, 2006 Borat New $26,455,463 $130,119,482 20%
Nov 10, 2006 Borat 2 $28,269,900 $127,025,735 22%
Nov 17, 2006 Happy Feet New $41,533,432 $145,881,449 28%
Nov 24, 2006 Happy Feet 2 $37,038,046 $161,627,096 23%
Dec 1, 2006 Happy Feet 3 $17,545,418 $92,913,740 19%
Dec 8, 2006 Apocalypto New $15,005,604 $97,009,951 15%
Dec 15, 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness New $26,541,709 $120,393,718 22%
Dec 22, 2006 Night at the Museum New $30,433,781 $119,807,857 25%
Dec 29, 2006 Night at the Museum 2 $36,766,905 $162,079,262 23%

The highest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown in bold.

The lowest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown underlined.

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2006

RankDistributorMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 31 $1,700,794,004 259,663,192 18.51%
2 Walt Disney 25 $1,483,993,492 226,563,880 16.15%
3 20th Century Fox 28 $1,390,344,635 212,266,343 15.13%
4 Warner Bros. 27 $1,093,595,652 166,961,153 11.90%
5 Paramount Pictures 19 $947,010,659 144,581,771 10.30%
6 Universal 22 $804,919,026 122,888,389 8.76%
7 Lionsgate 17 $329,140,758 50,250,488 3.58%
8 New Line 13 $251,432,066 38,386,569 2.74%
9 MGM 12 $166,906,975 25,481,975 1.82%
10 Fox Searchlight 16 $165,442,828 25,258,440 1.80%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2006

RankGenreMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 139 $3,083,177,199 470,714,005 33.55%
2 Adventure 31 $1,686,723,197 257,514,975 18.35%
3 Drama 251 $1,566,075,796 239,095,411 17.04%
4 Action 31 $1,007,869,230 153,873,148 10.97%
5 Thriller/Suspense 35 $739,589,574 112,914,419 8.05%
6 Horror 30 $553,237,666 84,463,750 6.02%
7 Romantic Comedy 19 $342,785,466 52,333,650 3.73%
8 Documentary 108 $102,279,769 15,615,177 1.11%
9 Musical 7 $68,195,041 10,411,454 0.74%
10 Black Comedy 5 $32,291,174 4,929,948 0.35%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2006

RankMPAA RatingMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 140 $4,437,447,613 677,472,845 48.28%
2 PG 66 $2,133,866,261 325,781,072 23.22%
3 R 221 $1,971,511,800 300,994,057 21.45%
4 G 16 $563,236,888 85,990,356 6.13%
5 Not Rated 274 $84,184,043 12,852,381 0.92%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2006

RankSource MaterialMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 312 $4,029,674,058 615,217,254 43.85%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 92 $1,477,454,624 225,565,541 16.08%
3 Remake 24 $869,327,101 132,721,682 9.46%
4 Based on Real Life Events 143 $744,805,142 113,710,636 8.10%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 10 $724,283,895 110,577,689 7.88%
6 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $423,315,812 64,628,368 4.61%
7 Based on TV 9 $411,697,251 62,854,538 4.48%
8 110 $137,852,939 21,046,192 1.50%
9 Based on Play 9 $107,048,079 16,343,212 1.16%
10 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 5 $76,604,463 11,695,336 0.83%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2006

RankProduction MethodMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 599 $7,648,594,676 1,167,724,068 83.22%
2 Digital Animation 18 $1,238,456,929 189,077,385 13.48%
3 Animation/Live Action 5 $223,335,380 34,097,002 2.43%
4 Hand Animation 3 $58,919,570 8,995,352 0.64%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $8,707,878 1,329,446 0.09%
6 Rotoscoping 1 $5,501,616 839,941 0.06%
7 Multiple Production Methods 2 $168,596 25,739 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2006

RankCreative TypeMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 315 $4,395,455,830 671,061,793 47.83%
2 Kids Fiction 18 $1,390,449,630 212,282,377 15.13%
3 Historical Fiction 64 $1,064,263,900 162,483,006 11.58%
4 Fantasy 28 $796,027,172 121,530,851 8.66%
5 Dramatization 44 $705,364,249 107,689,176 7.67%
6 Super Hero 4 $469,002,085 71,603,369 5.10%
7 Science Fiction 17 $180,917,163 27,620,933 1.97%
8 Factual 112 $177,293,857 27,067,707 1.93%
9 Multiple Creative Types 4 $3,058,815 466,993 0.03%
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