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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2010

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Total Box Office Gross: $10,506,603,479
Tickets Sold: 1,331,635,138
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 $1,914,180,703 242,608,454 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 $3,070,330,480 389,142,005 29.22%
2 Comedy 91 $1,989,084,809 252,101,975 18.93%
3 Drama 204 $1,717,918,258 217,733,533 16.35%
4 Action 30 $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 14.20%
5 Thriller/Suspense 50 $919,187,337 116,500,277 8.75%
6 Horror 24 $523,879,463 66,397,898 4.99%
7 Romantic Comedy 30 $517,406,269 65,577,463 4.92%
8 Documentary 108 $93,477,069 11,847,480 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-13 124 $4,768,322,084 604,350,042 45.38%
2 PG 70 $2,890,464,277 366,345,263 27.51%
3 R 204 $2,462,064,579 312,048,663 23.43%
4 G 11 $509,841,429 64,618,682 4.85%
5 Not Rated 147 $35,894,147 4,549,242 0.34%
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 243 $4,624,116,454 586,072,969 44.01%
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 146 $438,330,334 55,555,101 4.17%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 12 $290,170,634 36,777,011 2.76%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 2 $273,309,134 34,639,940 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 513 $7,250,141,263 918,902,362 69.01%
2 Animation/Live Action 14 $1,645,573,135 208,564,400 15.66%
3 Digital Animation 16 $1,553,333,014 196,873,637 14.78%
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 257 $3,939,224,398 499,267,884 37.49%
2 Fantasy 37 $2,226,319,029 282,169,706 21.19%
3 Kids Fiction 22 $1,623,728,567 205,795,759 15.45%
4 Science Fiction 21 $1,201,559,188 152,288,867 11.44%
5 Historical Fiction 42 $476,387,161 60,378,582 4.53%
6 Dramatization 43 $462,987,058 58,680,217 4.41%
7 Super Hero 3 $312,724,064 39,635,497 2.98%
8 Factual 113 $213,776,458 27,094,549 2.03%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $1,018,169 129,045 0.01%
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