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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2008

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Total Box Office Gross: $9,782,312,632
Tickets Sold: 1,362,438,798
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

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2008

RankDistributorMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 32 $1,786,092,154 248,759,353 18.26%
2 Paramount Pictures 17 $1,602,712,839 223,219,060 16.38%
3 Sony Pictures 23 $1,266,210,334 176,352,403 12.94%
4 Universal 21 $1,074,520,152 149,654,614 10.98%
5 20th Century Fox 24 $1,048,311,696 146,004,418 10.72%
6 Walt Disney 19 $999,985,377 139,273,724 10.22%
7 Lionsgate 19 $441,532,487 61,494,775 4.51%
8 Fox Searchlight 9 $249,217,268 34,709,925 2.55%
9 Summit Entertainment 5 $232,752,668 32,416,804 2.38%
10 Focus Features 8 $186,978,035 26,041,506 1.91%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2008

RankGenreMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 139 $2,753,343,500 383,473,990 28.15%
2 Adventure 43 $2,066,832,047 287,859,608 21.13%
3 Action 37 $1,961,967,999 273,254,586 20.06%
4 Drama 257 $1,089,423,131 151,730,131 11.14%
5 Thriller/Suspense 49 $780,172,122 108,659,050 7.98%
6 Romantic Comedy 25 $330,849,160 46,079,258 3.38%
7 Horror 25 $293,647,307 40,897,945 3.00%
8 Musical 11 $260,082,225 36,223,148 2.66%
9 Documentary 125 $87,430,743 12,176,919 0.89%
10 Concert/Performance 11 $75,628,951 10,533,274 0.77%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2008

RankMPAA RatingMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 166 $5,507,566,341 767,070,477 56.30%
2 R 234 $1,969,632,329 274,321,962 20.13%
3 PG 58 $1,490,983,985 207,657,918 15.24%
4 G 18 $715,319,707 99,626,697 7.31%
5 Not Rated 254 $98,396,798 13,704,163 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 $4,889,986,782 681,056,514 49.99%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 107 $2,009,254,712 279,840,451 20.54%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 11 $1,225,650,592 170,703,422 12.53%
4 Based on TV 8 $502,861,321 70,036,395 5.14%
5 Remake 19 $415,473,214 57,865,344 4.25%
6 Based on Real Life Events 164 $363,190,252 50,583,522 3.71%
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 0.46%
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 703 $8,521,322,928 1,186,813,502 87.11%
2 Digital Animation 18 $1,044,783,262 145,512,987 10.68%
3 Animation/Live Action 4 $213,408,636 29,722,650 2.18%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $1,109,834 154,572 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 390 $4,221,906,786 588,009,154 43.16%
2 Super Hero 8 $1,339,822,118 186,604,751 13.70%
3 Fantasy 49 $1,154,164,842 160,747,178 11.80%
4 Science Fiction 24 $1,005,432,487 140,032,375 10.28%
5 Historical Fiction 59 $828,932,669 115,450,210 8.47%
6 Kids Fiction 17 $690,651,856 96,191,065 7.06%
7 Dramatization 46 $376,592,714 52,450,221 3.85%
8 Factual 137 $163,137,062 22,720,968 1.67%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $508,695 70,848 0.01%
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