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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2008

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $9,750,709,587
Tickets Sold: 1,358,037,260
Average Ticket Price: $7.18

Top Grossing Movies of 2008

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2008 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Dark Knight Jul 18 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $531,001,578 73,955,652
2 Iron Man May 2 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $318,412,101 44,347,089
3 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG-13 $317,101,119 44,164,501
4 Hancock Jul 1 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $227,946,274 31,747,391
5 WALL-E Jun 27 Walt Disney Adventure G $223,806,889 31,170,876
6 Kung Fu Panda Jun 6 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG $215,434,591 30,004,818
7 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Nov 7 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $177,016,810 24,654,152
8 Twilight Nov 21 Summit Entertainment Drama PG-13 $176,922,850 24,641,065
9 Quantum of Solace Nov 14 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $166,820,413 23,234,040
10 Horton Hears a Who Mar 14 20th Century Fox Adventure G $154,529,439 21,522,206
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Biggest Weekends of 2008

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 4,366 Warner Bros. Action
2 May 2, 2008 Iron Man $102,118,668 4,105 Paramount Pictures Action
3 May 23, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $100,137,835 4,260 Paramount Pictures Adventure
4 Jul 25, 2008 The Dark Knight $75,166,466 4,366 Warner Bros. Action
5 Nov 21, 2008 Twilight $69,637,740 3,419 Summit Entertainment Drama
6 Nov 14, 2008 Quantum of Solace $67,528,882 3,451 Sony Pictures Action
7 Nov 7, 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $63,106,589 4,056 Paramount Pictures Comedy
8 Jun 27, 2008 WALL-E $63,087,526 3,992 Walt Disney Adventure
9 Jul 4, 2008 Hancock $62,603,879 3,965 Sony Pictures Action
10 Jun 6, 2008 Kung Fu Panda $60,239,130 4,114 Paramount Pictures Adventure

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2008

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 4, 2008 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets 3 $20,062,684 $139,806,480 14%
Jan 11, 2008 The Bucket List 3 $19,392,416 $129,959,889 15%
Jan 18, 2008 Cloverfield New $40,058,229 $154,566,313 26%
Jan 25, 2008 Meet the Spartans New $18,505,530 $144,055,004 13%
Feb 1, 2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of B… New $31,117,834 $128,039,794 24%
Feb 8, 2008 Fool's Gold New $21,589,295 $112,092,574 19%
Feb 15, 2008 Jumper New $27,354,808 $139,198,592 20%
Feb 22, 2008 Vantage Point New $22,874,936 $110,576,106 21%
Feb 29, 2008 Semi-Pro New $15,075,114 $97,710,287 15%
Mar 7, 2008 10,000 B.C. New $35,867,488 $107,294,107 33%
Mar 14, 2008 Horton Hears a Who New $45,012,998 $120,646,485 37%
Mar 21, 2008 Horton Hears a Who 2 $24,590,596 $113,845,938 22%
Mar 28, 2008 21 New $24,105,943 $106,924,995 23%
Apr 4, 2008 21 2 $15,337,418 $95,788,493 16%
Apr 11, 2008 Prom Night New $20,804,941 $95,176,655 22%
Apr 18, 2008 The Forbidden Kingdom New $21,401,121 $94,387,564 23%
Apr 25, 2008 Baby Mama New $17,407,110 $91,237,470 19%
May 2, 2008 Iron Man New $102,118,668 $162,511,441 63%
May 9, 2008 Iron Man 2 $51,190,629 $125,416,571 41%
May 16, 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian New $55,034,805 $132,292,043 42%
May 23, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the … New $100,137,835 $172,299,876 58%
May 30, 2008 Sex and the City New $56,848,056 $168,408,227 34%
Jun 6, 2008 Kung Fu Panda New $60,239,130 $175,480,912 34%
Jun 13, 2008 The Incredible Hulk New $55,414,050 $179,842,646 31%
Jun 20, 2008 Get Smart New $38,683,480 $143,188,951 27%
Jun 27, 2008 WALL-E New $63,087,526 $185,411,535 34%
Jul 4, 2008 Hancock New $62,603,879 $160,001,875 39%
Jul 11, 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army New $34,539,115 $151,336,700 23%
Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight New $158,411,483 $260,835,369 61%
Jul 25, 2008 The Dark Knight 2 $75,166,466 $181,058,615 42%
Aug 1, 2008 The Dark Knight 3 $42,664,219 $153,723,242 28%
Aug 8, 2008 The Dark Knight 4 $26,117,030 $121,935,643 21%
Aug 15, 2008 Tropic Thunder New $25,812,796 $125,194,883 21%
Aug 22, 2008 Tropic Thunder 2 $16,272,195 $106,211,342 15%
Aug 29, 2008 Tropic Thunder 3 $11,518,611 $98,252,525 12%
Sep 5, 2008 Bangkok Dangerous New $7,783,266 $67,944,766 11%
Sep 12, 2008 Burn After Reading New $19,128,001 $101,210,232 19%
Sep 19, 2008 Lakeview Terrace New $15,004,672 $89,302,643 17%
Sep 26, 2008 Eagle Eye New $29,150,721 $101,208,575 29%
Oct 3, 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua New $29,300,465 $113,835,206 26%
Oct 10, 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 $17,502,077 $102,418,299 17%
Oct 17, 2008 Max Payne New $17,639,849 $100,241,233 18%
Oct 24, 2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year New $42,030,184 $135,139,447 31%
Oct 31, 2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2 $15,316,072 $88,091,883 17%
Nov 7, 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa New $63,106,589 $142,966,435 44%
Nov 14, 2008 Quantum of Solace New $67,528,882 $148,792,060 45%
Nov 21, 2008 Twilight New $69,637,740 $164,806,592 42%
Nov 28, 2008 Four Christmases New $31,069,826 $162,959,244 19%
Dec 5, 2008 Four Christmases 2 $16,755,478 $82,757,394 20%
Dec 12, 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still New $30,480,153 $91,691,355 33%
Dec 19, 2008 Yes Man New $18,262,471 $88,494,028 21%
Dec 26, 2008 Marley & Me New $36,357,586 $201,356,336 18%

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 2008

RankDistributorMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 32 $1,786,092,154 248,759,353 18.32%
2 Paramount Pictures 17 $1,602,712,839 223,219,060 16.44%
3 Sony Pictures 23 $1,266,210,334 176,352,403 12.99%
4 Universal 21 $1,074,520,152 149,654,614 11.02%
5 20th Century Fox 24 $1,048,311,696 146,004,418 10.75%
6 Walt Disney 19 $1,000,079,574 139,286,843 10.26%
7 Lionsgate 19 $441,532,487 61,494,775 4.53%
8 Summit Entertainment 5 $232,752,668 32,416,804 2.39%
9 Fox Searchlight 9 $217,747,257 30,326,915 2.23%
10 Focus Features 8 $186,978,035 26,041,506 1.92%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2008

RankGenreMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 138 $2,721,872,708 379,090,872 27.91%
2 Adventure 43 $2,066,832,047 287,859,608 21.20%
3 Action 37 $1,961,967,999 273,254,586 20.12%
4 Drama 254 $1,089,194,556 151,698,297 11.17%
5 Thriller/Suspense 49 $780,172,122 108,659,050 8.00%
6 Romantic Comedy 25 $330,849,160 46,079,258 3.39%
7 Horror 25 $293,647,307 40,897,945 3.01%
8 Musical 11 $260,176,422 36,236,267 2.67%
9 Documentary 126 $87,432,868 12,177,214 0.90%
10 Concert/Performance 11 $75,628,951 10,533,274 0.78%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2008

RankMPAA RatingMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 166 $5,476,096,330 762,687,467 56.16%
2 R 232 $1,969,413,063 274,291,424 20.20%
3 PG 58 $1,491,078,182 207,671,037 15.29%
4 G 18 $715,319,707 99,626,697 7.34%
5 Not Rated 253 $98,388,833 13,703,054 1.01%
6 NC-17 2 $51,710 7,201 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2008

RankSource MaterialMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 385 $4,859,079,106 676,751,823 49.83%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 105 $2,009,248,399 279,839,573 20.61%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 11 $1,225,650,592 170,703,422 12.57%
4 Based on TV 8 $502,861,321 70,036,395 5.16%
5 Remake 18 $415,351,782 57,848,432 4.26%
6 Based on Real Life Events 165 $363,188,068 50,583,217 3.72%
7 Based on Musical or Opera 9 $166,981,476 23,256,468 1.71%
8 Based on Play 8 $67,101,179 9,345,565 0.69%
9 Based on Game 2 $45,452,885 6,330,485 0.47%
10 Based on Factual Book/Article 4 $35,790,432 4,984,739 0.37%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2008

RankProduction MethodMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 701 $8,489,626,467 1,182,398,953 87.07%
2 Digital Animation 18 $1,044,783,262 145,512,987 10.71%
3 Animation/Live Action 4 $213,408,636 29,722,650 2.19%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 1 $1,203,250 167,583 0.01%
5 Multiple Production Methods 1 $508,695 70,848 0.01%
6 Hand Animation 3 $304,904 42,465 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2008

RankCreative TypeMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 386 $4,158,587,790 579,190,355 42.65%
2 Super Hero 8 $1,339,822,118 186,604,751 13.74%
3 Fantasy 49 $1,154,259,039 160,760,297 11.84%
4 Science Fiction 24 $1,005,432,487 140,032,375 10.31%
5 Historical Fiction 59 $860,556,607 119,854,657 8.83%
6 Kids Fiction 17 $690,651,856 96,191,065 7.08%
7 Dramatization 46 $376,588,405 52,449,621 3.86%
8 Factual 138 $163,139,187 22,721,263 1.67%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $508,695 70,848 0.01%
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