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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: $10,481,895,548
Tickets Sold: 1,328,503,589
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 Adventure 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

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2010

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 1, 2010 Avatar 3 $68,490,688 $220,437,988 31%
Jan 8, 2010 Avatar 4 $50,306,217 $160,496,865 31%
Jan 15, 2010 Avatar 5 $42,785,612 $170,086,066 25%
Jan 22, 2010 Avatar 6 $34,944,081 $144,315,703 24%
Jan 29, 2010 Avatar 7 $31,280,029 $125,692,492 25%
Feb 5, 2010 Dear John New $30,468,614 $114,365,461 27%
Feb 12, 2010 Valentine's Day New $56,260,707 $204,738,924 27%
Feb 19, 2010 Shutter Island New $41,062,440 $134,197,271 31%
Feb 26, 2010 Shutter Island 2 $22,665,205 $119,477,704 19%
Mar 5, 2010 Alice in Wonderland New $116,101,023 $197,154,175 59%
Mar 12, 2010 Alice in Wonderland 2 $62,714,076 $146,818,260 43%
Mar 19, 2010 Alice in Wonderland 3 $34,189,969 $126,593,915 27%
Mar 26, 2010 How to Train Your Dragon New $43,732,319 $128,657,981 34%
Apr 2, 2010 Clash of the Titans New $61,235,105 $177,649,748 34%
Apr 9, 2010 Clash of the Titans 2 $26,633,209 $127,423,148 21%
Apr 16, 2010 Kick-Ass New $19,828,687 $120,141,394 17%
Apr 23, 2010 How to Train Your Dragon 5 $15,350,213 $100,228,634 15%
Apr 30, 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street New $32,902,299 $103,062,963 32%
May 7, 2010 Iron Man 2 New $128,122,480 $180,160,655 71%
May 14, 2010 Iron Man 2 2 $52,041,005 $139,835,506 37%
May 21, 2010 Shrek Forever After New $70,838,207 $150,586,575 47%
May 28, 2010 Shrek Forever After 2 $43,311,063 $151,876,024 29%
Jun 4, 2010 Shrek Forever After 3 $25,486,465 $128,850,132 20%
Jun 11, 2010 The Karate Kid New $55,665,805 $151,525,215 37%
Jun 18, 2010 Toy Story 3 New $110,307,189 $199,708,060 55%
Jun 25, 2010 Toy Story 3 2 $59,337,669 $165,178,982 36%
Jul 2, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse New $64,832,191 $188,175,811 34%
Jul 9, 2010 Despicable Me New $56,397,125 $191,790,100 29%
Jul 16, 2010 Inception New $62,785,337 $178,116,563 35%
Jul 23, 2010 Inception 2 $42,725,012 $162,278,902 26%
Jul 30, 2010 Inception 3 $27,485,245 $145,413,872 19%
Aug 6, 2010 The Other Guys New $35,543,162 $133,510,998 27%
Aug 13, 2010 The Expendables New $34,825,135 $143,597,861 24%
Aug 20, 2010 The Expendables 2 $16,968,032 $128,347,787 13%
Aug 27, 2010 Takers New $20,512,304 $114,570,264 18%
Sep 3, 2010 The American New $13,177,790 $105,090,319 13%
Sep 10, 2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife New $26,650,264 $81,862,183 33%
Sep 17, 2010 The Town New $23,808,032 $100,676,409 24%
Sep 24, 2010 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps New $19,011,188 $100,710,833 19%
Oct 1, 2010 The Social Network New $22,445,653 $97,177,584 23%
Oct 8, 2010 The Social Network 2 $15,451,991 $92,987,895 17%
Oct 15, 2010 Jackass 3D New $50,353,641 $131,484,430 38%
Oct 22, 2010 Paranormal Activity 2 New $40,678,424 $129,530,119 31%
Oct 29, 2010 Saw 3D New $24,230,123 $94,906,375 26%
Nov 5, 2010 Megamind New $46,016,833 $152,125,325 30%
Nov 12, 2010 Megamind 2 $29,120,461 $121,435,409 24%
Nov 19, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… New $125,017,372 $194,535,600 64%
Nov 26, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… 2 $49,087,101 $181,263,837 27%
Dec 3, 2010 Tangled 2 $21,608,891 $86,363,857 25%
Dec 10, 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage … New $24,005,069 $91,832,819 26%
Dec 17, 2010 Tron: Legacy New $44,026,211 $134,652,554 33%
Dec 24, 2010 Little Fockers New $30,833,665 $139,938,201 22%
Dec 31, 2010 Little Fockers 2 $25,766,485 $159,467,520 16%

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 2010

RankDistributorMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 35 $1,883,594,258 238,731,847 17.97%
2 Paramount Pictures 18 $1,727,156,249 218,904,466 16.48%
3 Walt Disney 17 $1,465,778,171 185,776,694 13.98%
4 20th Century Fox 19 $1,391,779,577 176,397,918 13.28%
5 Sony Pictures 24 $1,284,700,925 162,826,478 12.26%
6 Universal 18 $885,837,281 112,273,422 8.45%
7 Summit Entertainment 11 $519,928,031 65,897,088 4.96%
8 Lionsgate 16 $513,854,686 65,127,329 4.90%
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 45 $3,683,012,654 466,795,005 35.14%
2 Drama 205 $1,687,447,132 213,871,539 16.10%
3 Action 30 $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 14.23%
4 Comedy 78 $1,376,087,969 174,409,094 13.13%
5 Thriller/Suspense 51 $919,200,109 116,501,895 8.77%
6 Horror 26 $531,211,616 67,327,194 5.07%
7 Romantic Comedy 30 $517,406,269 65,577,463 4.94%
8 Documentary 114 $93,825,307 11,891,615 0.90%
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 $4,743,199,915 601,165,988 45.25%
2 PG 71 $2,889,482,150 366,220,784 27.57%
3 R 206 $2,469,004,305 312,928,222 23.55%
4 G 11 $509,841,429 64,618,684 4.86%
5 Not Rated 261 $46,115,043 5,844,611 0.44%
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 $4,625,452,336 586,242,280 44.13%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 76 $2,589,997,137 328,263,234 24.71%
3 Remake 20 $712,019,631 90,243,296 6.79%
4 Based on TV 8 $602,743,898 76,393,396 5.75%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 10 $550,221,846 69,736,609 5.25%
6 Based on Real Life Events 153 $438,845,012 55,620,331 4.19%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $273,342,624 34,644,184 2.61%
8 Based on Factual Book/Article 12 $259,584,189 32,900,402 2.48%
9 Based on Game 2 $150,888,242 19,123,984 1.44%
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 528 $7,227,323,780 916,010,407 68.95%
2 Animation/Live Action 15 $1,679,217,923 212,828,632 16.02%
3 Digital Animation 15 $1,519,698,805 192,610,746 14.50%
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 266 $4,240,238,945 537,419,282 40.45%
2 Fantasy 36 $1,925,787,278 244,079,497 18.37%
3 Kids Fiction 22 $1,623,739,146 205,797,100 15.49%
4 Science Fiction 21 $1,208,504,414 153,169,123 11.53%
5 Historical Fiction 42 $476,386,359 60,378,480 4.54%
6 Dramatization 44 $432,427,229 54,806,981 4.13%
7 Super Hero 3 $312,724,064 39,635,497 2.98%
8 Factual 118 $214,056,357 27,130,023 2.04%
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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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