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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2011

Total Box Office Gross: $10,178,985,022
Tickets Sold: 1,283,604,357
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

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2011

RankDistributorMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Paramount Pictures 23 $1,958,106,007 246,923,833 19.24%
2 Warner Bros. 34 $1,829,847,267 230,749,968 17.98%
3 Sony Pictures 28 $1,269,699,105 160,113,366 12.47%
4 Walt Disney 18 $1,240,853,569 156,475,850 12.19%
5 Universal 18 $1,025,035,016 129,260,406 10.07%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $982,812,355 123,935,984 9.66%
7 Summit Entertainment 10 $413,517,615 52,145,974 4.06%
8 Relativity 9 $228,217,282 28,778,971 2.24%
9 Weinstein Co. 15 $215,119,000 27,127,230 2.11%
10 Lionsgate 12 $183,395,606 23,126,804 1.80%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2011

RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,459,208,722 310,114,581 24.16%
2 Action 46 $2,108,726,672 265,917,596 20.72%
3 Comedy 98 $1,856,020,070 234,050,415 18.23%
4 Drama 243 $1,490,339,994 187,936,839 14.64%
5 Thriller/Suspense 60 $928,786,329 117,123,096 9.12%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $577,791,604 72,861,475 5.68%
7 Horror 27 $404,253,325 50,977,712 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 $83,046,584 10,472,384 0.82%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2011

RankMPAA RatingMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 153 $5,582,490,002 703,970,941 54.84%
2 R 228 $2,410,795,439 304,009,420 23.68%
3 PG 77 $1,941,340,666 244,809,640 19.07%
4 G 20 $802,330,231 101,176,566 7.88%
5 Not Rated 256 $67,068,605 8,457,455 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 347 $4,161,142,869 524,734,138 40.88%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 86 $2,143,037,382 270,244,283 21.05%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 13 $946,379,711 119,341,701 9.30%
4 Based on TV 8 $810,427,585 102,197,676 7.96%
5 Based on Real Life Events 184 $423,206,414 53,367,678 4.16%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $420,298,280 53,001,038 4.13%
7 Remake 17 $396,693,425 50,024,386 3.90%
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 $208,182,800 26,252,551 2.05%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2011

RankProduction MethodMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 653 $7,341,697,605 925,812,782 72.13%
2 Animation/Live Action 20 $1,593,638,105 200,963,190 15.66%
3 Digital Animation 17 $1,097,604,216 138,411,627 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 324 $3,264,464,580 411,659,965 32.07%
2 Fantasy 58 $1,783,188,633 224,866,136 17.52%
3 Kids Fiction 28 $1,648,898,079 207,931,654 16.20%
4 Science Fiction 31 $1,431,818,844 180,557,220 14.07%
5 Super Hero 5 $719,474,648 90,728,203 7.07%
6 Historical Fiction 65 $603,885,307 76,151,967 5.93%
7 Dramatization 49 $544,704,237 68,689,040 5.35%
8 Factual 142 $176,301,188 22,232,106 1.73%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $1,352,152 170,510 0.01%
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