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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2011

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $10,187,314,686
Tickets Sold: 1,284,654,761
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 48,046,812
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 $210,031,325 26,485,665
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 22,276,735
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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

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2011

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Dec 31, 2010 Little Fockers 2 $25,766,485 $159,467,520 16%
Jan 7, 2011 True Grit 3 $14,605,135 $112,194,658 13%
Jan 14, 2011 The Green Hornet New $33,526,876 $130,573,183 26%
Jan 21, 2011 No Strings Attached New $19,652,921 $102,923,216 19%
Jan 28, 2011 The Rite New $14,789,393 $109,440,557 14%
Feb 4, 2011 The Roommate New $15,002,635 $87,351,540 17%
Feb 11, 2011 Just Go With It New $30,514,732 $149,910,522 20%
Feb 18, 2011 Unknown New $21,856,389 $144,818,404 15%
Feb 25, 2011 Hall Pass New $13,535,374 $109,887,559 12%
Mar 4, 2011 Rango New $38,079,323 $134,059,801 28%
Mar 11, 2011 Battle: Los Angeles New $35,573,187 $129,570,117 27%
Mar 18, 2011 Limitless New $18,907,302 $114,996,217 16%
Mar 25, 2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules New $23,751,502 $121,459,019 20%
Apr 1, 2011 Hop New $37,543,710 $124,862,606 30%
Apr 8, 2011 Hop 2 $21,298,240 $116,049,289 18%
Apr 15, 2011 Rio New $39,225,962 $130,031,984 30%
Apr 22, 2011 Rio 2 $26,323,321 $136,513,520 19%
Apr 29, 2011 Fast Five New $86,198,765 $158,838,206 54%
May 6, 2011 Thor New $65,723,338 $166,715,828 39%
May 13, 2011 Thor 2 $34,703,035 $140,230,999 25%
May 20, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger… New $90,151,958 $167,600,074 54%
May 27, 2011 The Hangover Part II New $85,946,294 $222,988,958 39%
Jun 3, 2011 X-Men: First Class New $55,101,604 $159,473,670 35%
Jun 10, 2011 Super 8 New $35,451,168 $137,695,735 26%
Jun 17, 2011 Green Lantern New $53,174,303 $153,805,549 35%
Jun 24, 2011 Cars 2 New $66,135,507 $176,791,495 37%
Jul 1, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon New $97,852,865 $202,251,041 48%
Jul 8, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2 $47,103,276 $156,760,541 30%
Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… New $169,189,427 $262,570,633 64%
Jul 22, 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger New $65,058,524 $190,806,983 34%
Jul 29, 2011 Cowboys and Aliens New $36,431,290 $179,635,682 20%
Aug 5, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes New $54,806,191 $167,549,977 33%
Aug 12, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2 $27,832,307 $155,594,268 18%
Aug 19, 2011 The Help 2 $20,018,659 $124,951,833 16%
Aug 26, 2011 The Help 3 $14,536,118 $93,372,299 16%
Sep 2, 2011 The Help 4 $14,594,623 $107,197,428 14%
Sep 9, 2011 Contagion New $22,403,596 $81,943,708 27%
Sep 16, 2011 The Lion King 901 $30,151,614 $102,092,890 30%
Sep 23, 2011 The Lion King 902 $21,929,332 $117,971,347 19%
Sep 30, 2011 Dolphin Tale 2 $13,912,419 $99,200,773 14%
Oct 7, 2011 Real Steel New $27,319,677 $95,049,046 29%
Oct 14, 2011 Real Steel 2 $16,291,655 $88,424,185 18%
Oct 21, 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 New $52,568,183 $121,520,213 43%
Oct 28, 2011 Puss in Boots New $34,077,439 $105,158,488 32%
Nov 4, 2011 Puss in Boots 2 $33,054,644 $114,450,591 29%
Nov 11, 2011 Immortals New $32,206,425 $136,719,233 24%
Nov 18, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 New $138,122,261 $222,649,999 62%
Nov 25, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 2 $41,683,574 $164,803,934 25%
Dec 2, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 3 $16,535,465 $81,135,336 20%
Dec 9, 2011 New Year’s Eve New $13,019,180 $75,242,588 17%
Dec 16, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows New $39,637,079 $118,273,516 34%
Dec 23, 2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol 2 $29,556,629 $128,010,594 23%
Dec 30, 2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol 3 $29,421,879 $154,808,896 19%

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 2011

RankDistributorMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Paramount Pictures 23 $1,966,886,567 248,031,092 19.31%
2 Warner Bros. 34 $1,829,445,272 230,699,278 17.96%
3 Sony Pictures 29 $1,270,723,280 160,242,517 12.47%
4 Walt Disney 18 $1,240,853,569 156,475,850 12.18%
5 Universal 18 $1,025,035,016 129,260,406 10.06%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $982,812,355 123,935,984 9.65%
7 Summit Entertainment 10 $413,522,970 52,146,650 4.06%
8 Relativity 9 $228,217,282 28,778,971 2.24%
9 Weinstein Co. 14 $214,898,591 27,099,436 2.11%
10 Lionsgate 15 $183,873,200 23,187,029 1.80%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2011

RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,459,212,151 310,115,014 24.14%
2 Action 46 $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 20.79%
3 Comedy 98 $1,856,020,070 234,050,415 18.22%
4 Drama 243 $1,490,194,213 187,918,456 14.63%
5 Thriller/Suspense 60 $928,786,329 117,123,096 9.12%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $577,791,604 72,861,475 5.67%
7 Horror 28 $404,326,975 50,987,000 3.97%
8 Concert/Performance 5 $93,325,323 11,768,640 0.92%
9 Western 2 $84,669,662 10,677,132 0.83%
10 Documentary 136 $82,644,589 10,421,694 0.81%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2011

RankMPAA RatingMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 153 $5,591,055,473 705,051,077 54.88%
2 R 227 $2,410,826,740 304,013,369 23.66%
3 PG 78 $1,941,342,316 244,809,848 19.06%
4 G 20 $801,928,236 101,125,876 7.87%
5 Not Rated 271 $67,385,067 8,497,353 0.66%
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 349 $4,133,731,006 521,277,409 40.58%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 87 $2,170,868,364 273,753,865 21.31%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 13 $946,379,711 119,341,701 9.29%
4 Based on TV 9 $819,341,785 103,321,787 8.04%
5 Based on Real Life Events 183 $422,585,936 53,289,437 4.15%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $420,298,280 53,001,038 4.13%
7 Remake 17 $396,693,425 50,024,386 3.89%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 6 $271,576,986 34,246,782 2.67%
9 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $241,063,875 30,398,975 2.37%
10 Based on Play 15 $208,183,412 26,252,628 2.04%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2011

RankProduction MethodMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 655 $7,350,296,439 926,897,128 72.15%
2 Animation/Live Action 20 $1,593,638,105 200,963,190 15.64%
3 Digital Animation 17 $1,097,604,216 138,411,627 10.77%
4 Hand Animation 9 $139,293,124 17,565,331 1.37%
5 Multiple Production Methods 4 $1,379,326 173,935 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2011

RankCreative TypeMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 331 $3,329,516,254 419,863,201 32.68%
2 Fantasy 56 $1,727,479,960 217,841,084 16.96%
3 Kids Fiction 28 $1,648,898,079 207,931,654 16.19%
4 Science Fiction 31 $1,431,818,844 180,557,220 14.05%
5 Super Hero 5 $719,474,648 90,728,203 7.06%
6 Historical Fiction 65 $603,888,736 76,152,400 5.93%
7 Dramatization 48 $544,483,828 68,661,246 5.34%
8 Factual 142 $175,899,193 22,181,416 1.73%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $1,352,152 170,510 0.01%
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