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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2009

Total Box Office Gross: $10,641,310,931
Tickets Sold: 1,418,841,209
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 $2,130,619,667 284,082,623 20.02%
2 20th Century Fox 22 $1,460,228,750 194,697,168 13.72%
3 Paramount Pictures 16 $1,460,075,602 194,676,748 13.72%
4 Sony Pictures 24 $1,447,935,464 193,058,052 13.61%
5 Walt Disney 24 $1,206,054,039 160,807,208 11.33%
6 Universal 21 $898,333,720 119,777,823 8.44%
7 Summit Entertainment 11 $480,408,885 64,054,511 4.51%
8 Lionsgate 12 $402,012,617 53,601,681 3.78%
9 Fox Searchlight 11 $246,172,026 32,822,936 2.31%
10 Weinstein Co. 9 $179,077,081 23,876,939 1.68%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2009

RankGenreMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 102 $2,203,291,455 293,772,167 20.71%
2 Adventure 35 $2,056,897,824 274,253,037 19.33%
3 Action 31 $2,041,030,428 272,137,386 19.18%
4 Drama 186 $1,834,091,881 244,545,511 17.24%
5 Thriller/Suspense 51 $963,172,274 128,422,953 9.05%
6 Romantic Comedy 25 $635,988,484 84,798,459 5.98%
7 Horror 24 $584,639,025 77,951,862 5.49%
8 Documentary 89 $185,973,288 24,796,401 1.75%
9 Black Comedy 9 $54,671,157 7,289,484 0.51%
10 Musical 11 $39,737,005 5,298,264 0.37%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2009

RankMPAA RatingMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 143 $4,808,814,972 641,175,289 45.19%
2 PG 67 $2,881,454,478 384,193,920 27.08%
3 R 185 $2,734,747,960 364,632,993 25.70%
4 G 16 $298,267,966 39,769,060 2.80%
5 Not Rated 125 $59,742,112 7,965,557 0.56%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2009

RankSource MaterialMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 246 $4,778,840,819 637,178,701 44.91%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 81 $2,521,850,575 336,246,721 23.70%
3 Based on TV 14 $1,089,075,341 145,210,042 10.23%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 7 $435,784,173 58,104,555 4.10%
5 Remake 18 $424,397,576 56,586,337 3.99%
6 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 7 $378,573,324 50,476,442 3.56%
7 Based on Real Life Events 112 $354,294,302 47,239,194 3.33%
8 Spin-Off 2 $244,885,176 32,651,357 2.30%
9 Based on Play 8 $172,029,371 22,937,246 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 482 $7,725,968,718 1,030,128,999 72.60%
2 Animation/Live Action 7 $1,597,387,403 212,984,987 15.01%
3 Digital Animation 19 $1,090,076,095 145,343,476 10.24%
4 Hand Animation 3 $103,013,146 13,735,086 0.97%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 6 $95,289,912 12,705,320 0.90%
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 249 $4,005,232,451 534,030,908 37.64%
2 Fantasy 49 $2,169,969,347 289,329,234 20.39%
3 Science Fiction 27 $1,732,090,179 230,945,351 16.28%
4 Kids Fiction 20 $1,131,913,175 150,921,756 10.64%
5 Dramatization 33 $539,002,856 71,867,036 5.07%
6 Historical Fiction 39 $513,885,504 68,518,056 4.83%
7 Super Hero 5 $311,251,545 41,500,205 2.92%
8 Factual 88 $207,242,200 27,632,257 1.95%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $644,635 85,951 0.01%
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