Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2008

Total Box Office Gross: $9,945,860,545
Tickets Sold: 1,385,217,349
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 31,747,392
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 15 Lionsgate Drama PG-13 $176,922,850 24,641,065
9 Quantum of Solace Nov 14 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $166,820,413 23,234,041
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. 31 $1,785,722,618 248,707,886 17.95%
2 Paramount Pictures 18 $1,608,218,106 223,985,810 16.17%
3 Sony Pictures 25 $1,372,313,523 191,130,016 13.80%
4 Universal 21 $1,074,520,152 149,654,614 10.80%
5 20th Century Fox 24 $1,048,311,696 146,004,418 10.54%
6 Walt Disney 19 $1,034,545,321 144,087,094 10.40%
7 Lionsgate 20 $618,436,884 86,133,271 6.22%
8 Fox Searchlight 9 $249,217,268 34,709,926 2.51%
9 Focus Features 8 $193,160,036 26,902,511 1.94%
10 MGM 14 $103,928,964 14,474,787 1.04%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2008

RankGenreMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 140 $2,851,235,584 397,108,028 28.67%
2 Adventure 43 $2,101,548,472 292,694,773 21.13%
3 Action 37 $1,965,640,846 273,766,135 19.76%
4 Drama 253 $1,110,515,422 154,667,881 11.17%
5 Thriller/Suspense 51 $779,942,619 108,627,100 7.84%
6 Romantic Comedy 24 $336,092,693 46,809,568 3.38%
7 Horror 25 $294,256,854 40,982,851 2.96%
8 Musical 12 $260,111,635 36,227,247 2.62%
9 Documentary 125 $87,974,176 12,252,671 0.88%
10 Concert/Performance 12 $75,629,605 10,533,373 0.76%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2008

RankMPAA RatingMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 169 $5,615,085,500 782,045,335 56.46%
2 R 237 $1,982,041,181 276,050,306 19.93%
3 PG 57 $1,533,687,765 213,605,541 15.42%
4 G 17 $715,352,456 99,631,262 7.19%
5 Not Rated 251 $99,169,734 13,811,939 1.00%
6 NC-17 2 $79,166 11,026 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2008

RankSource MaterialMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 385 $5,020,839,602 699,281,288 50.48%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 106 $2,035,906,582 283,552,449 20.47%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 11 $1,225,800,860 170,724,353 12.32%
4 Based on TV 8 $502,970,220 70,051,564 5.06%
5 Remake 20 $415,455,223 57,862,844 4.18%
6 Based on Real Life Events 165 $369,575,711 51,472,936 3.72%
7 Based on Musical or Opera 9 $166,981,476 23,256,475 1.68%
8 Based on Play 7 $67,093,537 9,344,503 0.67%
9 Based on Game 2 $45,452,885 6,330,485 0.46%
10 Based on Factual Book/Article 2 $25,971,695 3,617,228 0.26%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2008

RankProduction MethodMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 701 $8,678,938,015 1,208,765,742 87.26%
2 Digital Animation 18 $1,044,712,472 145,503,131 10.50%
3 Animation/Live Action 4 $219,316,550 30,545,481 2.21%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $1,109,531 154,531 0.01%
5 Multiple Production Methods 1 $508,695 70,849 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 393 $4,350,477,456 605,916,083 43.74%
2 Super Hero 8 $1,339,822,118 186,604,752 13.47%
3 Fantasy 47 $1,175,926,339 163,778,040 11.82%
4 Science Fiction 23 $1,005,092,608 139,985,043 10.11%
5 Historical Fiction 57 $835,524,225 116,368,277 8.40%
6 Kids Fiction 16 $690,352,232 96,149,338 6.94%
7 Dramatization 47 $383,218,340 53,373,025 3.85%
8 Factual 138 $163,681,149 22,796,819 1.65%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $508,695 70,849 0.01%
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