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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2012

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $11,041,695,867
Tickets Sold: 1,387,147,353
Average Ticket Price: $7.96

Top Grossing Movies of 2012

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Avengers May 4 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $623,279,547 78,301,450
2 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $448,139,099 56,298,881
3 The Hunger Games Mar 23 Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 51,257,624
4 Skyfall Nov 9 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $296,804,366 37,286,980
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16 Lionsgate Drama PG-13 $289,133,356 36,323,285
6 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $263,834,893 33,145,087
7 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 32,918,425
8 Brave Jun 22 Walt Disney Adventure PG $237,277,071 29,808,677
9 Ted Jun 29 Universal Comedy R $218,665,740 27,470,570
10 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jun 8 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG $216,391,482 27,184,859
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Biggest Weekends of 2012

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 Walt Disney Action
2 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $160,887,295 4,404 Warner Bros. Action
3 Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense
4 Nov 16, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $141,067,634 4,070 Lionsgate Drama
5 May 11, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $103,052,274 4,349 Walt Disney Action
6 Nov 9, 2012 Skyfall $88,364,714 3,505 Sony Pictures Action
7 Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 4,045 Warner Bros. Adventure
8 Mar 2, 2012 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $70,217,070 3,729 Universal Adventure
9 Jun 22, 2012 Brave $66,323,594 4,164 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Jul 27, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $62,101,451 4,404 Warner Bros. Action

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2012

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Dec 30, 2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol 3 $29,421,879 $154,808,896 19%
Jan 6, 2012 The Devil Inside New $33,732,515 $139,430,068 24%
Jan 13, 2012 Contraband New $24,349,815 $132,228,888 18%
Jan 20, 2012 Underworld: Awakening New $25,306,725 $133,297,363 19%
Jan 27, 2012 The Grey New $19,665,101 $125,121,624 16%
Feb 3, 2012 Chronicle New $22,004,098 $115,087,156 19%
Feb 10, 2012 The Vow New $41,202,458 $191,874,749 21%
Feb 17, 2012 Safe House 2 $23,641,575 $160,857,019 15%
Feb 24, 2012 Act of Valor New $24,476,632 $133,812,931 18%
Mar 2, 2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax New $70,217,070 $168,378,892 42%
Mar 9, 2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax 2 $38,846,020 $136,437,998 28%
Mar 16, 2012 21 Jump Street New $36,302,612 $110,560,670 33%
Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games New $152,535,747 $213,698,715 71%
Mar 30, 2012 The Hunger Games 2 $58,551,063 $147,972,490 40%
Apr 6, 2012 The Hunger Games 3 $33,111,557 $122,722,213 27%
Apr 13, 2012 The Hunger Games 4 $21,096,824 $114,595,881 18%
Apr 20, 2012 Think Like a Man New $33,636,303 $135,162,690 25%
Apr 27, 2012 Think Like a Man 2 $17,604,141 $110,261,470 16%
May 4, 2012 The Avengers New $207,438,708 $257,958,677 80%
May 11, 2012 The Avengers 2 $103,052,274 $170,829,197 60%
May 18, 2012 The Avengers 3 $55,644,102 $142,593,301 39%
May 25, 2012 Men in Black 3 New $54,592,779 $152,273,741 36%
Jun 1, 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman New $56,217,700 $142,341,601 39%
Jun 8, 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted New $60,316,738 $181,614,044 33%
Jun 15, 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2 $34,055,474 $130,063,405 26%
Jun 22, 2012 Brave New $66,323,594 $164,732,354 40%
Jun 29, 2012 Ted New $54,415,205 $209,918,278 26%
Jul 6, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man New $62,004,688 $196,209,093 32%
Jul 13, 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift New $46,629,259 $165,276,318 28%
Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises New $160,887,295 $231,492,416 70%
Jul 27, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 2 $62,101,451 $134,394,854 46%
Aug 3, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 3 $35,737,330 $122,881,414 29%
Aug 10, 2012 The Bourne Legacy New $38,142,825 $142,368,462 27%
Aug 17, 2012 The Expendables 2 New $28,591,370 $139,096,037 21%
Aug 24, 2012 The Expendables 2 2 $13,423,579 $97,566,283 14%
Aug 31, 2012 The Possession New $17,732,480 $103,425,224 17%
Sep 7, 2012 The Possession 2 $9,317,472 $67,492,545 14%
Sep 14, 2012 Resident Evil: Retribution New $21,052,227 $86,391,617 24%
Sep 21, 2012 End of Watch New $13,152,683 $90,715,365 14%
Sep 28, 2012 Hotel Transylvania New $42,522,194 $119,266,507 36%
Oct 5, 2012 Taken 2 New $49,514,769 $141,996,106 35%
Oct 12, 2012 Taken 2 2 $21,873,127 $129,263,253 17%
Oct 19, 2012 Paranormal Activity 4 New $29,003,866 $128,725,014 23%
Oct 26, 2012 Argo 3 $12,085,059 $93,221,645 13%
Nov 2, 2012 Wreck-It Ralph New $49,038,712 $138,187,338 35%
Nov 9, 2012 Skyfall New $88,364,714 $173,403,518 51%
Nov 16, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 New $141,067,634 $249,274,034 57%
Nov 23, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 2 $43,641,448 $207,625,859 21%
Nov 30, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 3 $17,416,362 $114,273,352 15%
Dec 7, 2012 Skyfall 5 $10,780,201 $80,463,056 13%
Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey New $84,617,303 $139,240,812 61%
Dec 21, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2 $36,888,365 $109,555,288 34%
Dec 28, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3 $31,926,068 $180,542,656 18%

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 2012

RankDistributorMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 26 $1,796,852,200 225,735,189 16.27%
2 Warner Bros. 28 $1,678,908,887 210,918,188 15.21%
3 Walt Disney 18 $1,600,678,745 201,090,284 14.50%
4 Universal 17 $1,368,500,098 171,922,114 12.39%
5 Lionsgate 24 $1,266,972,113 159,167,338 11.47%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $1,030,117,301 129,411,713 9.33%
7 Paramount Pictures 22 $933,804,998 117,312,174 8.46%
8 Weinstein Co. 21 $304,362,650 38,236,505 2.76%
9 Relativity 6 $202,357,616 25,421,808 1.83%
10 Open Road 7 $194,695,120 24,459,182 1.76%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2012

RankGenreMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 38 $2,655,634,247 333,622,374 24.05%
2 Action 47 $2,219,810,902 278,870,690 20.10%
3 Comedy 105 $1,693,534,959 212,755,593 15.34%
4 Drama 226 $1,670,554,390 209,868,526 15.13%
5 Thriller/Suspense 63 $1,534,268,158 192,747,226 13.90%
6 Romantic Comedy 29 $340,104,924 42,726,736 3.08%
7 Horror 33 $308,863,451 38,801,926 2.80%
8 Musical 6 $254,706,613 31,998,314 2.31%
9 Documentary 149 $132,287,117 16,618,915 1.20%
10 Western 2 $106,297,399 13,353,944 0.96%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2012

RankMPAA RatingMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 144 $5,990,050,594 752,518,847 54.25%
2 R 225 $3,038,846,084 381,764,468 27.52%
3 PG 65 $2,177,886,164 273,603,761 19.72%
4 G 15 $301,458,825 37,871,704 2.73%
5 Not Rated 289 $61,423,032 7,716,315 0.56%
6 NC-17 2 $2,193,846 275,608 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2012

RankSource MaterialMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 375 $4,322,831,762 543,069,122 39.15%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 86 $3,271,680,021 411,015,037 29.63%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 9 $1,552,336,597 195,017,157 14.06%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $395,042,208 49,628,409 3.58%
5 Based on Real Life Events 174 $381,177,190 47,886,500 3.45%
6 Based on TV 10 $330,647,797 41,538,663 2.99%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 4 $304,589,023 38,264,951 2.76%
8 Remake 14 $195,232,982 24,526,749 1.77%
9 Based on Game 3 $125,109,150 15,717,228 1.13%
10 Spin-Off 2 $57,777,372 7,258,463 0.52%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2012

RankProduction MethodMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 678 $7,933,129,942 996,624,026 71.85%
2 Animation/Live Action 11 $1,523,950,051 191,451,007 13.80%
3 Digital Animation 15 $1,352,983,826 169,972,834 12.25%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 4 $122,052,828 15,333,268 1.11%
5 Hand Animation 8 $101,496,843 12,750,856 0.92%
6 Multiple Production Methods 1 $1,702,415 213,871 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2012

RankCreative TypeMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 348 $3,903,021,230 490,329,125 35.35%
2 Fantasy 54 $1,968,833,598 247,340,877 17.83%
3 Kids Fiction 24 $1,344,487,524 168,905,456 12.18%
4 Super Hero 4 $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 12.08%
5 Science Fiction 37 $1,138,225,536 142,993,139 10.31%
6 Historical Fiction 70 $892,846,484 112,166,607 8.09%
7 Dramatization 27 $267,929,055 33,659,415 2.43%
8 Factual 151 $157,815,601 19,826,010 1.43%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $28,605,657 3,593,675 0.26%
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