Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2011

Total Box Office Gross: $10,142,567,424
Tickets Sold: 1,279,011,915
Average Ticket Price: $7.93

Top Grossing Movies of 2011

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2011 GrossTickets Sold
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $381,011,219 48,046,811
2 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $352,390,543 44,437,647
3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18 Summit Entertainment Drama PG-13 $275,530,738 34,745,364
4 The Hangover Part II May 26 Warner Bros. Comedy R $254,464,305 32,088,815
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 20 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $241,063,875 30,398,975
6 Fast Five Apr 29 Universal Action PG-13 $209,837,675 26,461,245
7 Cars 2 Jun 24 Walt Disney Adventure G $191,450,875 24,142,607
8 Thor May 6 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $181,030,624 22,828,578
9 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Aug 5 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $176,760,185 22,290,061
10 Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $176,654,505 22,276,734
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Biggest Weekends of 2011

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 Warner Bros. Adventure
2 Nov 18, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $138,122,261 4,061 Summit Entertainment Drama
3 Jul 1, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $97,852,865 4,088 Paramount Pictures Action
4 May 20, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $90,151,958 4,155 Walt Disney Adventure
5 Apr 29, 2011 Fast Five $86,198,765 3,644 Universal Action
6 May 27, 2011 The Hangover Part II $85,946,294 3,615 Warner Bros. Comedy
7 Jun 24, 2011 Cars 2 $66,135,507 4,115 Walt Disney Adventure
8 May 6, 2011 Thor $65,723,338 3,955 Paramount Pictures Action
9 Jul 22, 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger $65,058,524 3,715 Paramount Pictures Action
10 Jun 3, 2011 X-Men: First Class $55,101,604 3,641 20th Century Fox Action

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2011

RankDistributorMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Paramount Pictures 23 $1,952,123,191 246,169,371 19.25%
2 Warner Bros. 34 $1,821,239,108 229,664,437 17.96%
3 Sony Pictures 28 $1,269,699,105 160,113,366 12.52%
4 Walt Disney 18 $1,240,853,569 156,475,850 12.23%
5 Universal 18 $1,024,206,106 129,155,867 10.10%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $973,399,331 122,748,960 9.60%
7 Summit Entertainment 10 $413,517,615 52,145,974 4.08%
8 Relativity 9 $228,213,647 28,778,513 2.25%
9 Weinstein Co. 15 $215,119,000 27,127,230 2.12%
10 Lionsgate 12 $183,395,606 23,126,804 1.81%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2011

RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,455,031,588 309,587,818 24.21%
2 Action 46 $2,102,519,359 265,134,829 20.73%
3 Comedy 97 $1,849,278,763 233,200,298 18.23%
4 Drama 239 $1,478,008,449 186,381,778 14.57%
5 Thriller/Suspense 59 $928,705,039 117,112,838 9.16%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $576,533,031 72,702,761 5.68%
7 Horror 27 $404,134,707 50,962,750 3.98%
8 Concert/Performance 5 $93,325,323 11,768,638 0.92%
9 Western 2 $84,476,985 10,652,834 0.83%
10 Documentary 133 $77,778,403 9,808,049 0.77%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2011

RankMPAA RatingMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 153 $5,575,902,683 703,140,234 54.98%
2 R 221 $2,400,408,247 302,699,546 23.67%
3 PG 77 $1,931,967,979 243,627,698 19.05%
4 G 20 $797,153,678 100,523,783 7.86%
5 Not Rated 91 $43,592,383 5,497,097 0.43%
6 NC-17 2 $11,412,159 1,439,111 0.11%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2011

RankSource MaterialMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 348 $4,157,991,593 524,336,717 41.00%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 79 $2,128,672,186 268,432,771 20.99%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 13 $942,326,399 118,830,560 9.29%
4 Based on TV 8 $805,308,605 101,552,153 7.94%
5 Based on Real Life Events 180 $417,798,360 52,685,703 4.12%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $416,339,189 52,501,783 4.10%
7 Remake 17 $396,588,449 50,011,146 3.91%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 6 $271,576,986 34,246,780 2.68%
9 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $241,063,875 30,398,975 2.38%
10 Based on Play 15 $208,182,800 26,252,551 2.05%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2011

RankProduction MethodMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 644 $7,319,043,228 922,955,944 72.16%
2 Animation/Live Action 19 $1,584,434,614 199,802,590 15.62%
3 Digital Animation 17 $1,093,046,533 137,836,881 10.78%
4 Hand Animation 8 $139,159,484 17,548,479 1.37%
5 Multiple Production Methods 3 $1,378,047 173,774 0.01%
6 Stop-Motion Animation 1 $20,300 2,559 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2011

RankCreative TypeMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 318 $3,256,589,722 410,666,891 32.11%
2 Fantasy 58 $1,783,437,442 224,897,502 17.58%
3 Kids Fiction 28 $1,643,146,719 207,206,379 16.20%
4 Science Fiction 30 $1,431,692,508 180,541,285 14.12%
5 Super Hero 5 $719,474,648 90,728,200 7.09%
6 Historical Fiction 66 $597,639,729 75,364,375 5.89%
7 Dramatization 48 $533,306,190 67,251,706 5.26%
8 Factual 139 $171,033,007 21,567,769 1.69%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $1,352,152 170,510 0.01%
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