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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 BrĂ¼no 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 Adventure 49 $2,818,706,120 375,827,476 26.49%
2 Action 31 $2,041,030,428 272,137,386 19.18%
3 Drama 191 $1,834,288,613 244,571,737 17.24%
4 Comedy 87 $1,435,263,724 191,368,471 13.49%
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 187 $70,475,453 9,396,642 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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Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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