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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2006

Total Box Office Gross: $9,182,981,892
Tickets Sold: 1,401,981,592
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 $153,531,944 23,439,991
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

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2006

RankDistributorMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 31 $1,696,613,348 259,024,925 18.48%
2 Walt Disney 25 $1,484,035,554 226,570,302 16.16%
3 20th Century Fox 28 $1,390,343,009 212,266,095 15.14%
4 Warner Bros. 27 $1,093,564,053 166,956,329 11.91%
5 Paramount Pictures 19 $946,423,190 144,492,081 10.31%
6 Universal 22 $803,087,847 122,608,819 8.75%
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 $166,840,119 25,471,767 1.82%
10 Fox Searchlight 16 $165,416,191 25,254,373 1.80%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2006

RankGenreMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 139 $3,079,234,107 470,112,007 33.53%
2 Adventure 31 $1,685,585,523 257,341,284 18.36%
3 Drama 251 $1,565,268,523 238,972,162 17.05%
4 Action 31 $1,007,580,267 153,829,032 10.97%
5 Thriller/Suspense 35 $739,093,805 112,838,729 8.05%
6 Horror 30 $553,237,271 84,463,690 6.02%
7 Romantic Comedy 19 $342,528,786 52,294,462 3.73%
8 Documentary 108 $101,910,915 15,558,864 1.11%
9 Musical 7 $68,131,139 10,401,698 0.74%
10 Black Comedy 5 $32,133,872 4,905,932 0.35%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2006

RankMPAA RatingMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 140 $4,433,764,723 676,910,574 48.28%
2 PG 66 $2,131,813,903 325,467,734 23.21%
3 R 221 $1,970,483,148 300,837,009 21.46%
4 G 16 $562,527,397 85,882,037 6.13%
5 Not Rated 274 $84,136,627 12,845,143 0.92%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2006

RankSource MaterialMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 312 $4,024,928,043 614,492,672 43.83%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 92 $1,476,108,129 225,359,969 16.07%
3 Remake 24 $869,319,866 132,720,578 9.47%
4 Based on Real Life Events 143 $744,284,561 113,631,158 8.11%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 10 $723,903,133 110,519,558 7.88%
6 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $423,315,812 64,628,368 4.61%
7 Based on TV 9 $411,668,883 62,850,207 4.48%
8 111 $137,856,426 21,046,724 1.50%
9 Based on Play 9 $106,822,913 16,308,835 1.16%
10 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 5 $76,439,519 11,670,153 0.83%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2006

RankProduction MethodMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 599 $7,642,280,042 1,166,760,003 83.22%
2 Digital Animation 18 $1,237,512,394 188,933,180 13.48%
3 Animation/Live Action 5 $223,335,380 34,097,002 2.43%
4 Hand Animation 3 $58,616,016 8,949,008 0.64%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $8,749,940 1,335,868 0.10%
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 $4,390,728,315 670,340,037 47.81%
2 Kids Fiction 18 $1,389,670,039 212,163,355 15.13%
3 Fantasy 29 $1,218,659,170 186,054,820 13.27%
4 Dramatization 44 $705,213,709 107,666,192 7.68%
5 Historical Fiction 63 $640,721,626 97,820,062 6.98%
6 Super Hero 4 $468,644,002 71,548,700 5.10%
7 Science Fiction 17 $180,692,548 27,586,641 1.97%
8 Factual 112 $176,923,816 27,011,213 1.93%
9 Multiple Creative Types 4 $3,058,815 466,993 0.03%
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