Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2006

Total Box Office Gross: $9,253,400,549
Tickets Sold: 1,412,732,924
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 $244,052,771 37,259,965
3 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $234,362,462 35,780,529
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 30,552,672
6 Ice Age: The Meltdown Mar 31 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $195,330,621 29,821,469
7 Happy Feet Nov 17 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $178,325,897 27,225,328
8 Over the Hedge May 19 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $155,019,340 23,667,075
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 30 $1,697,710,774 259,192,485 18.35%
2 Walt Disney 26 $1,475,418,504 225,254,733 15.94%
3 20th Century Fox 28 $1,397,485,800 213,356,610 15.10%
4 Warner Bros. 27 $1,200,648,125 183,305,060 12.98%
5 Paramount Pictures 19 $953,353,783 145,550,197 10.30%
6 Universal 22 $797,380,892 121,737,541 8.62%
7 Lionsgate 16 $328,980,800 50,226,076 3.56%
8 New Line 13 $251,203,884 38,351,737 2.71%
9 MGM 13 $172,916,765 26,399,507 1.87%
10 Fox Searchlight 15 $163,810,799 25,009,282 1.77%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2006

RankGenreMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 138 $3,020,148,785 461,091,416 32.64%
2 Adventure 32 $1,797,241,796 274,388,062 19.42%
3 Drama 255 $1,575,057,282 240,466,770 17.02%
4 Action 31 $1,007,423,747 153,805,154 10.89%
5 Thriller/Suspense 35 $742,127,938 113,301,974 8.02%
6 Horror 29 $553,293,454 84,472,284 5.98%
7 Romantic Comedy 19 $344,588,412 52,608,918 3.72%
8 Documentary 108 $101,390,085 15,479,404 1.10%
9 Musical 6 $71,266,777 10,880,425 0.77%
10 Black Comedy 5 $32,134,153 4,905,978 0.35%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2006

RankMPAA RatingMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 137 $4,418,079,997 674,516,033 47.75%
2 PG 67 $2,104,740,774 321,334,472 22.75%
3 R 224 $1,971,666,917 301,017,846 21.31%
4 G 15 $673,411,374 102,810,897 7.28%
5 Not Rated 279 $85,390,428 13,036,721 0.92%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2006

RankSource MaterialMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 313 $4,023,196,196 614,228,430 43.48%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 94 $1,601,384,930 244,486,253 17.31%
3 Remake 24 $853,935,941 130,371,900 9.23%
4 Based on Real Life Events 143 $748,476,543 114,271,231 8.09%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 10 $723,874,294 110,515,160 7.82%
6 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $423,315,812 64,628,368 4.57%
7 Based on TV 9 $411,820,738 62,873,394 4.45%
8 113 $141,456,691 21,596,445 1.53%
9 Based on Play 10 $108,292,781 16,533,251 1.17%
10 Based on Factual Book/Article 1 $62,514,415 9,544,185 0.68%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2006

RankProduction MethodMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 601 $7,651,895,246 1,168,228,291 82.69%
2 Digital Animation 18 $1,296,277,632 197,904,983 14.01%
3 Animation/Live Action 6 $225,026,312 34,355,162 2.43%
4 Hand Animation 3 $58,616,016 8,949,011 0.63%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 1 $8,700,869 1,328,377 0.09%
6 Rotoscoping 1 $5,501,616 839,941 0.06%
7 Multiple Production Methods 2 $168,596 25,740 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2006

RankCreative TypeMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 318 $4,383,083,372 669,173,035 47.37%
2 Kids Fiction 17 $1,511,023,841 230,690,663 16.33%
3 Fantasy 31 $1,172,496,397 179,007,086 12.67%
4 Dramatization 45 $709,964,279 108,391,494 7.67%
5 Historical Fiction 62 $639,470,069 97,629,019 6.91%
6 Super Hero 4 $468,644,002 71,548,704 5.06%
7 Science Fiction 17 $180,555,395 27,565,709 1.95%
8 Factual 111 $176,334,340 26,921,275 1.91%
9 Multiple Creative Types 4 $3,058,815 466,995 0.03%
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