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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 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

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 32 $3,070,341,059 389,143,346 29.29%
2 Comedy 92 $1,988,760,108 252,060,821 18.97%
3 Drama 204 $1,687,446,588 213,871,471 16.10%
4 Action 30 $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 14.23%
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 260 $46,110,821 5,844,076 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%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $1,018,169 129,045 0.01%
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