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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2010

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $10,506,612,110
Tickets Sold: 1,331,636,233
Average Ticket Price: $7.89

Top Grossing Movies of 2010

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 Toy Story 3 Jun 18 Walt Disney Adventure G $415,004,880 52,598,844
2 Avatar Dec 18 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $408,392,727 51,760,802
3 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5 Walt Disney Adventure PG $334,191,110 42,356,287
4 Iron Man 2 May 7 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG-13 $312,433,331 39,598,648
5 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30 Summit Entertainment Drama PG-13 $300,531,751 38,090,209
6 Inception Jul 16 Warner Bros. Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $292,568,851 37,080,970
7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $283,533,215 35,935,769
8 Despicable Me Jul 9 Universal Comedy PG $251,203,225 31,838,178
9 Shrek Forever After May 21 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG $238,736,787 30,258,148
10 How to Train Your Dragon Mar 26 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG $217,581,231 27,576,835
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Biggest Weekends of 2010

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 7, 2010 Iron Man 2 $128,122,480 4,380 Paramount Pictures Adventure
2 Nov 19, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I $125,017,372 4,125 Warner Bros. Adventure
3 Mar 5, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $116,101,023 3,728 Walt Disney Adventure
4 Jun 18, 2010 Toy Story 3 $110,307,189 4,028 Walt Disney Adventure
5 May 21, 2010 Shrek Forever After $70,838,207 4,359 Paramount Pictures Adventure
6 Jan 1, 2010 Avatar $68,490,688 3,461 20th Century Fox Action
7 Jul 2, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $64,832,191 4,468 Summit Entertainment Drama
8 Jul 16, 2010 Inception $62,785,337 3,792 Warner Bros. Thriller/Suspense
9 Mar 12, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $62,714,076 3,728 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Apr 2, 2010 Clash of the Titans $61,235,105 3,777 Warner Bros. Action

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2010

RankDistributorMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 35 $1,914,180,703 242,608,456 18.22%
2 Paramount Pictures 18 $1,727,156,249 218,904,466 16.44%
3 Walt Disney 17 $1,465,778,171 185,776,694 13.95%
4 20th Century Fox 19 $1,392,779,577 176,524,661 13.26%
5 Sony Pictures 24 $1,277,755,699 161,946,222 12.16%
6 Universal 18 $885,837,281 112,273,422 8.43%
7 Summit Entertainment 11 $519,928,031 65,897,088 4.95%
8 Lionsgate 16 $513,854,686 65,127,329 4.89%
9 Fox Searchlight 10 $159,610,478 20,229,464 1.52%
10 Overture Films 7 $81,612,865 10,343,835 0.78%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2010

RankGenreMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 32 $3,070,341,059 389,143,346 29.22%
2 Comedy 92 $1,989,760,108 252,187,564 18.94%
3 Drama 206 $1,718,108,376 217,757,628 16.35%
4 Action 30 $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 14.20%
5 Thriller/Suspense 51 $919,200,109 116,501,895 8.75%
6 Horror 26 $524,266,390 66,446,938 4.99%
7 Romantic Comedy 30 $517,406,269 65,577,463 4.92%
8 Documentary 114 $93,825,307 11,891,615 0.89%
9 Western 3 $92,697,737 11,748,762 0.88%
10 Black Comedy 11 $53,218,987 6,745,113 0.51%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2010

RankMPAA RatingMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 127 $4,773,786,360 605,042,597 45.44%
2 PG 71 $2,890,482,150 366,347,527 27.51%
3 R 208 $2,462,134,422 312,057,514 23.43%
4 G 11 $509,841,429 64,618,684 4.85%
5 Not Rated 244 $45,438,758 5,758,905 0.43%
6 NC-17 1 $291,607 36,959 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2010

RankSource MaterialMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 251 $4,625,335,541 586,227,477 44.02%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 77 $2,591,007,808 328,391,329 24.66%
3 Remake 20 $712,019,631 90,243,296 6.78%
4 Based on TV 8 $602,743,898 76,393,396 5.74%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 10 $550,221,846 69,736,609 5.24%
6 Based on Real Life Events 153 $438,845,012 55,620,331 4.18%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 12 $290,170,634 36,777,011 2.76%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $273,342,624 34,644,184 2.60%
9 Based on Game 2 $143,943,016 18,243,728 1.37%
10 Based on Play 5 $98,981,480 12,545,180 0.94%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2010

RankProduction MethodMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 530 $7,252,040,342 919,143,051 69.02%
2 Animation/Live Action 15 $1,679,217,923 212,828,632 15.98%
3 Digital Animation 15 $1,519,698,805 192,610,746 14.46%
4 Hand Animation 5 $19,522,207 2,474,295 0.19%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 3 $2,028,241 257,063 0.02%
6 Multiple Production Methods 2 $1,033,820 131,028 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2010

RankCreative TypeMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 268 $4,241,314,288 537,555,573 40.37%
2 Fantasy 36 $1,925,787,278 244,079,497 18.33%
3 Kids Fiction 22 $1,623,739,146 205,797,100 15.45%
4 Science Fiction 21 $1,201,559,188 152,288,867 11.44%
5 Historical Fiction 42 $476,386,359 60,378,480 4.53%
6 Dramatization 44 $463,013,674 58,683,590 4.41%
7 Super Hero 3 $312,724,064 39,635,497 2.98%
8 Factual 118 $214,056,357 27,130,023 2.04%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $1,018,169 129,045 0.01%
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