Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2009

Total Box Office Gross: $10,648,743,757
Tickets Sold: 1,419,832,506
Average Ticket Price: $7.50

Top Grossing Movies of 2009

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $402,111,870 53,614,916
2 Avatar Dec 18 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $352,114,898 46,948,653
3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Jul 15 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $301,959,197 40,261,226
4 Up May 29 Walt Disney Adventure PG $293,004,164 39,067,222
5 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20 Summit Entertainment Drama PG-13 $287,954,655 38,393,954
6 The Hangover Jun 5 Warner Bros. Comedy R $277,322,503 36,976,334
7 Star Trek May 8 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG-13 $257,730,019 34,364,003
8 The Blind Side Nov 20 Warner Bros. Drama PG-13 $208,476,067 27,796,809
9 Monsters vs. Aliens Mar 27 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG $198,351,526 26,446,870
10 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Jul 1 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $196,573,705 26,209,827
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Biggest Weekends of 2009

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137 4,024 Summit Entertainment Drama
2 Jun 26, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $108,966,307 4,234 Paramount Pictures Action
3 May 1, 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine $85,058,003 4,099 20th Century Fox Action
4 May 8, 2009 Star Trek $79,204,289 3,849 Paramount Pictures Adventure
5 Jul 17, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $77,835,727 4,325 Warner Bros. Adventure
6 Dec 18, 2009 Avatar $77,025,481 3,452 20th Century Fox Action
7 Dec 25, 2009 Avatar $75,617,133 3,456 20th Century Fox Action
8 Apr 3, 2009 Fast & Furious $70,950,500 3,461 Universal Action
9 May 29, 2009 Up $68,108,790 3,766 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Nov 13, 2009 2012 $65,237,614 3,404 Sony Pictures Action

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2009

RankDistributorMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 36 $2,132,496,426 284,332,858 20.03%
2 20th Century Fox 23 $1,461,617,662 194,882,356 13.73%
3 Paramount Pictures 16 $1,460,075,602 194,676,748 13.71%
4 Sony Pictures 23 $1,447,931,681 193,057,557 13.60%
5 Walt Disney 23 $1,205,647,954 160,753,063 11.32%
6 Universal 21 $897,573,345 119,676,446 8.43%
7 Summit Entertainment 11 $480,388,885 64,051,852 4.51%
8 Lionsgate 12 $402,012,617 53,601,684 3.78%
9 Fox Searchlight 11 $246,172,026 32,822,937 2.31%
10 Weinstein Co. 9 $175,070,403 23,342,721 1.64%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2009

RankGenreMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 103 $2,205,311,193 294,041,489 20.71%
2 Adventure 35 $2,057,654,749 274,353,966 19.32%
3 Action 31 $2,041,423,203 272,189,759 19.17%
4 Drama 173 $1,829,432,177 243,924,291 17.18%
5 Thriller/Suspense 51 $965,341,597 128,712,216 9.07%
6 Romantic Comedy 25 $635,978,484 84,797,132 5.97%
7 Horror 24 $584,639,025 77,951,871 5.49%
8 Documentary 88 $194,386,356 25,918,182 1.83%
9 Black Comedy 8 $54,662,893 7,288,385 0.51%
10 Musical 8 $37,972,979 5,063,064 0.36%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2009

RankMPAA RatingMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 142 $4,808,929,969 641,190,666 45.16%
2 PG 67 $2,881,029,195 384,137,227 27.06%
3 R 186 $2,735,084,078 364,677,882 25.68%
4 G 15 $298,233,758 39,764,500 2.80%
5 Not Rated 119 $67,904,162 9,053,887 0.64%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2009

RankSource MaterialMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 242 $4,775,332,329 636,710,976 44.84%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 76 $2,524,558,358 336,607,784 23.71%
3 Based on TV 13 $1,088,967,544 145,195,673 10.23%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 7 $435,784,173 58,104,557 4.09%
5 Remake 19 $424,394,173 56,585,892 3.99%
6 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 7 $378,553,324 50,473,776 3.55%
7 Based on Real Life Events 106 $362,389,277 48,318,572 3.40%
8 Spin-Off 2 $244,885,176 32,651,357 2.30%
9 Based on Play 8 $172,029,371 22,937,249 1.62%
10 Based on Toy 1 $150,201,498 20,026,866 1.41%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2009

RankProduction MethodMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 469 $7,734,192,508 1,031,225,674 72.63%
2 Animation/Live Action 7 $1,597,387,403 212,984,987 15.00%
3 Digital Animation 17 $1,089,830,286 145,310,704 10.23%
4 Hand Animation 3 $103,013,146 13,735,086 0.97%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 5 $94,884,130 12,651,218 0.89%
6 Multiple Production Methods 1 $644,635 85,951 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2009

RankCreative TypeMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 241 $4,002,701,984 533,693,598 37.59%
2 Fantasy 48 $2,189,325,579 291,910,077 20.56%
3 Science Fiction 28 $1,735,995,278 231,466,040 16.30%
4 Kids Fiction 18 $1,110,875,997 148,116,800 10.43%
5 Dramatization 29 $538,693,027 71,825,739 5.06%
6 Historical Fiction 38 $512,945,354 68,392,714 4.82%
7 Super Hero 6 $311,996,031 41,599,470 2.93%
8 Factual 87 $215,655,268 28,754,037 2.03%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $644,635 85,951 0.01%
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