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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: $10,641,310,754
Tickets Sold: 1,418,841,184
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 $2,197,122,802 292,949,680 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 189 $1,835,505,114 244,733,940 17.25%
5 Thriller/Suspense 53 $964,227,386 128,563,633 9.06%
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 91 $187,216,041 24,962,101 1.76%
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-13 144 $4,808,844,722 641,179,255 45.19%
2 PG 68 $2,881,455,280 384,194,026 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 130 $61,871,388 8,249,458 0.58%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2009

RankSource MaterialMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 255 $4,782,245,324 637,632,630 44.94%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 82 $2,522,904,541 336,387,249 23.71%
3 Based on TV 14 $1,089,075,341 145,210,042 10.23%
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 114 $355,175,471 47,356,683 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 496 $7,732,583,384 1,031,010,948 72.67%
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 258 $4,084,535,375 544,604,627 38.38%
2 Fantasy 48 $2,094,379,061 279,250,530 19.68%
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 34 $539,860,853 71,981,435 5.07%
6 Historical Fiction 41 $514,440,740 68,592,086 4.83%
7 Super Hero 5 $311,251,545 41,500,205 2.92%
8 Factual 91 $208,730,995 27,830,762 1.96%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $644,635 85,951 0.01%
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