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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2011

Total Box Office Gross: $10,187,911,715
Tickets Sold: 1,284,730,043
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 $1,966,886,567 248,031,092 19.31%
2 Warner Bros. 34 $1,829,847,267 230,749,968 17.96%
3 Sony Pictures 28 $1,269,699,105 160,113,366 12.46%
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. 15 $215,119,000 27,127,230 2.11%
10 Lionsgate 13 $183,531,769 23,143,974 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 20.78%
3 Comedy 98 $1,856,020,070 234,050,415 18.22%
4 Drama 244 $1,490,341,885 187,937,076 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 27 $404,257,325 50,978,217 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-13 154 $5,591,275,882 705,078,871 54.88%
2 R 228 $2,410,801,365 304,010,168 23.66%
3 PG 77 $1,941,340,666 244,809,640 19.06%
4 G 20 $802,330,231 101,176,566 7.88%
5 Not Rated 263 $67,256,769 8,481,179 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 346 $4,133,281,299 521,220,700 40.57%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 88 $2,170,907,661 273,758,819 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 184 $423,208,340 53,367,921 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 653 $7,350,488,133 926,921,298 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%
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 326 $3,273,414,919 412,788,632 32.13%
2 Fantasy 58 $1,783,160,312 224,862,565 17.50%
3 Kids Fiction 28 $1,648,898,079 207,931,654 16.18%
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 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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