Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2011

Total Box Office Gross: $10,186,888,559
Tickets Sold: 1,284,600,973
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 $276,943,638 34,923,535
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 24 $1,966,703,927 248,008,052 19.31%
2 Warner Bros. 38 $1,845,409,127 232,712,357 18.12%
3 Sony Pictures 29 $1,279,404,750 161,337,283 12.56%
4 Walt Disney 18 $1,240,707,455 156,457,425 12.18%
5 Universal 18 $1,016,679,396 128,206,724 9.98%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $985,526,643 124,278,254 9.67%
7 Summit Entertainment 10 $417,170,774 52,606,650 4.10%
8 Relativity 9 $228,313,164 28,791,062 2.24%
9 Weinstein Co. 15 $213,172,840 26,881,812 2.09%
10 Lionsgate 12 $183,289,117 23,113,376 1.80%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2011

RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,448,035,390 308,705,575 24.03%
2 Action 45 $2,134,169,023 269,125,959 20.95%
3 Comedy 100 $1,854,812,944 233,898,180 18.21%
4 Drama 240 $1,492,318,033 188,186,268 14.65%
5 Thriller/Suspense 59 $931,347,089 117,446,009 9.14%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $574,296,176 72,420,686 5.64%
7 Horror 28 $411,051,557 51,834,988 4.04%
8 Concert/Performance 4 $92,700,292 11,689,820 0.91%
9 Documentary 135 $79,105,438 9,975,396 0.78%
10 Western 2 $75,711,322 9,547,455 0.74%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2011

RankMPAA RatingMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 156 $5,598,315,027 705,966,510 54.96%
2 R 222 $2,400,695,219 302,735,736 23.57%
3 PG 78 $1,935,563,216 244,081,073 19.00%
4 G 19 $805,872,395 101,623,244 7.91%
5 Not Rated 26 $34,422,385 4,340,768 0.34%
6 NC-17 2 $11,454,257 1,444,419 0.11%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2011

RankSource MaterialMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 350 $4,137,979,081 521,813,078 40.62%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 80 $2,151,018,203 271,250,680 21.12%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 13 $949,990,100 119,796,978 9.33%
4 Based on TV 8 $830,554,167 104,735,704 8.15%
5 Based on Factual Book/Article 19 $430,446,945 54,280,819 4.23%
6 Based on Real Life Events 180 $414,074,282 52,216,087 4.06%
7 Remake 17 $396,602,817 50,012,959 3.89%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 6 $268,836,114 33,901,145 2.64%
9 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $241,063,875 30,398,975 2.37%
10 Based on Play 15 $201,593,692 25,421,643 1.98%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2011

RankProduction MethodMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 649 $7,356,168,792 927,637,614 72.21%
2 Animation/Live Action 19 $1,585,137,723 199,891,254 15.56%
3 Digital Animation 17 $1,099,067,361 138,596,129 10.79%
4 Hand Animation 8 $139,133,048 17,545,147 1.37%
5 Multiple Production Methods 4 $1,377,373 173,689 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 320 $3,278,348,422 413,410,742 32.18%
2 Fantasy 58 $1,779,411,093 224,389,765 17.47%
3 Kids Fiction 29 $1,651,312,741 208,236,144 16.21%
4 Science Fiction 30 $1,433,867,685 180,815,585 14.08%
5 Super Hero 5 $719,474,648 90,728,200 7.06%
6 Historical Fiction 68 $606,636,631 76,498,916 5.96%
7 Dramatization 48 $539,397,978 68,019,900 5.30%
8 Factual 140 $171,693,158 21,651,020 1.69%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $1,352,152 170,510 0.01%
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