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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: $10,640,910,982
Tickets Sold: 1,418,787,881
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 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 4.51%
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 $2,197,123,583 292,949,785 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 $1,835,612,799 244,748,296 17.25%
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-13 145 $4,808,849,829 641,179,935 45.19%
2 PG 68 $2,881,065,098 384,142,001 27.08%
3 R 186 $2,734,949,471 364,659,862 25.70%
4 G 16 $298,267,966 39,769,060 2.80%
5 Not Rated 181 $69,056,391 9,207,436 0.65%
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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 $2,522,910,854 336,388,091 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 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 $7,734,283,682 1,031,237,650 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 10.24%
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 $517,097,524 68,946,323 4.86%
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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