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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2009

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $10,639,535,233
Tickets Sold: 1,418,604,447
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

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2009

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 2, 2009 Marley & Me 2 $24,263,763 $153,348,102 16%
Jan 9, 2009 Gran Torino 5 $29,484,388 $146,649,503 20%
Jan 16, 2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop New $31,832,636 $193,016,319 16%
Jan 23, 2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 $21,623,182 $160,313,975 13%
Jan 30, 2009 Taken New $24,717,037 $126,764,087 19%
Feb 6, 2009 He's Just Not That Into You New $27,785,487 $154,613,354 18%
Feb 13, 2009 Friday the 13th New $40,570,365 $189,019,965 21%
Feb 20, 2009 Madea Goes To Jail New $41,030,947 $142,460,786 29%
Feb 27, 2009 Madea Goes To Jail 2 $16,175,926 $111,541,031 15%
Mar 6, 2009 Watchmen New $55,214,334 $117,128,665 47%
Mar 13, 2009 Race to Witch Mountain New $24,402,214 $100,727,210 24%
Mar 20, 2009 Knowing New $24,604,751 $105,456,884 23%
Mar 27, 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens New $59,321,095 $146,395,604 41%
Apr 3, 2009 Fast & Furious New $70,950,500 $155,327,247 46%
Apr 10, 2009 Hannah Montana the Movie New $32,324,487 $133,367,104 24%
Apr 17, 2009 17 Again New $23,722,310 $108,493,091 22%
Apr 24, 2009 Obsessed New $28,612,730 $113,831,686 25%
May 1, 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine New $85,058,003 $158,286,908 54%
May 8, 2009 Star Trek New $79,204,289 $153,660,396 52%
May 15, 2009 Angels & Demons New $46,204,168 $137,506,616 34%
May 22, 2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… New $54,173,286 $176,352,130 31%
May 29, 2009 Up New $68,108,790 $166,139,157 41%
Jun 5, 2009 The Hangover New $44,979,319 $165,623,427 27%
Jun 12, 2009 The Hangover 2 $32,794,387 $138,032,259 24%
Jun 19, 2009 The Proposal New $33,627,598 $150,886,753 22%
Jun 26, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen New $108,966,307 $200,751,187 54%
Jul 3, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2 $42,320,877 $162,515,795 26%
Jul 10, 2009 Brüno New $30,619,130 $143,360,570 21%
Jul 17, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince New $77,835,727 $160,549,070 48%
Jul 24, 2009 G-Force New $31,706,934 $151,498,637 21%
Jul 31, 2009 Funny People New $22,657,780 $127,745,192 18%
Aug 7, 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra New $54,713,046 $147,718,825 37%
Aug 14, 2009 District 9 New $37,354,308 $142,430,283 26%
Aug 21, 2009 Inglourious Basterds New $38,054,676 $127,341,312 30%
Aug 28, 2009 The Final Destination New $27,408,309 $125,056,132 22%
Sep 4, 2009 The Final Destination 2 $12,368,882 $98,133,631 13%
Sep 11, 2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself New $23,446,785 $92,433,716 25%
Sep 18, 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs New $30,304,648 $101,832,294 30%
Sep 25, 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $25,038,803 $98,003,868 26%
Oct 2, 2009 Zombieland New $24,733,155 $107,532,363 23%
Oct 9, 2009 Couples Retreat New $34,286,740 $110,668,047 31%
Oct 16, 2009 Where the Wild Things Are New $32,695,407 $139,066,284 24%
Oct 23, 2009 Paranormal Activity 5 $21,104,070 $116,260,758 18%
Oct 30, 2009 Michael Jackson's This Is It New $23,234,394 $90,814,414 26%
Nov 6, 2009 Disney's A Christmas Carol New $30,051,075 $120,384,951 25%
Nov 13, 2009 2012 New $65,237,614 $140,234,609 47%
Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon New $142,839,137 $258,598,732 55%
Nov 27, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2 $42,870,031 $186,349,195 23%
Dec 4, 2009 The Blind Side 3 $20,043,181 $99,675,034 20%
Dec 11, 2009 The Princess and the Frog 3 $24,208,916 $97,235,971 25%
Dec 18, 2009 Avatar New $77,025,481 $137,611,625 56%
Dec 25, 2009 Avatar 2 $75,617,133 $269,869,249 28%

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 2009

RankDistributorMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 36 $2,130,619,667 284,082,623 20.03%
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 23 $1,205,647,954 160,753,063 11.33%
6 Universal 21 $898,333,720 119,777,823 8.44%
7 Summit Entertainment 11 $480,408,885 64,054,511 4.52%
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 $2,197,123,583 292,949,785 20.65%
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 190 $1,834,237,050 244,564,862 17.24%
5 Thriller/Suspense 55 $965,318,224 128,709,077 9.07%
6 Romantic Comedy 26 $642,370,662 85,649,416 6.04%
7 Horror 24 $584,639,025 77,951,862 5.49%
8 Documentary 92 $187,290,939 24,972,087 1.76%
9 Black Comedy 9 $54,671,157 7,289,484 0.51%
10 Musical 10 $39,330,920 5,244,119 0.37%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2009

RankMPAA RatingMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 146 $4,808,970,695 641,196,050 45.20%
2 PG 68 $2,881,065,098 384,142,001 27.08%
3 R 186 $2,733,573,722 364,476,428 25.69%
4 G 16 $298,267,966 39,769,060 2.80%
5 Not Rated 184 $70,073,033 9,342,987 0.66%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2009

RankSource MaterialMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 260 $4,783,753,351 637,833,696 44.96%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 82 $2,521,535,105 336,204,657 23.70%
3 Based on TV 14 $1,089,075,341 145,210,042 10.24%
4 Remake 20 $489,613,120 65,281,743 4.60%
5 Based on Factual Book/Article 9 $437,249,796 58,299,970 4.11%
6 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 7 $378,573,324 50,476,442 3.56%
7 Based on Real Life Events 115 $355,250,369 47,366,669 3.34%
8 Spin-Off 1 $179,883,157 23,984,421 1.69%
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 502 $7,732,907,933 1,031,054,216 72.68%
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 10.25%
4 Hand Animation 3 $103,013,146 13,735,086 0.97%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 5 $94,884,608 12,651,280 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 261 $4,082,708,056 544,360,983 38.37%
2 Fantasy 47 $2,093,972,976 279,196,385 19.68%
3 Science Fiction 28 $1,732,886,895 231,051,579 16.29%
4 Kids Fiction 20 $1,131,913,175 150,921,756 10.64%
5 Dramatization 34 $539,860,853 71,981,435 5.07%
6 Historical Fiction 42 $515,721,775 68,762,889 4.85%
7 Super Hero 5 $311,251,545 41,500,205 2.93%
8 Factual 92 $208,805,893 27,840,748 1.96%
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