Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2012

Total Box Office Gross: $10,825,873,159
Tickets Sold: 1,360,033,954
Average Ticket Price: $7.96

Top Grossing Movies of 2012

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Avengers May 4 Walt Disney Adventure 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 8 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $293,729,570 36,900,699
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16 Lionsgate Drama PG-13 $287,756,286 36,150,287
6 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 32,918,425
7 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $246,289,507 30,940,892
8 Brave Jun 22 Walt Disney Adventure PG $237,236,938 29,803,635
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 Adventure
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 Adventure
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

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2012

RankDistributorMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 26 $1,779,429,133 223,546,361 16.44%
2 Warner Bros. 28 $1,651,237,517 207,441,885 15.25%
3 Walt Disney 18 $1,579,905,999 198,480,643 14.59%
4 Universal 17 $1,343,910,088 168,832,916 12.41%
5 Lionsgate 20 $1,232,344,423 154,817,128 11.38%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $1,008,717,381 126,723,282 9.32%
7 Paramount Pictures 22 $901,751,274 113,285,324 8.33%
8 Weinstein Co. 21 $278,608,624 35,001,073 2.57%
9 Relativity 6 $202,252,076 25,408,549 1.87%
10 Open Road 7 $194,446,740 24,427,978 1.80%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2012

RankGenreMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 39 $3,247,889,273 408,026,272 30.00%
2 Comedy 103 $1,659,954,403 208,536,931 15.33%
3 Drama 226 $1,613,720,111 202,728,543 14.91%
4 Action 45 $1,575,352,232 197,908,545 14.55%
5 Thriller/Suspense 61 $1,521,690,602 191,167,131 14.06%
6 Romantic Comedy 29 $338,534,600 42,529,460 3.13%
7 Horror 32 $287,132,363 36,071,890 2.65%
8 Musical 6 $238,655,061 29,981,788 2.20%
9 Documentary 143 $130,360,039 16,376,823 1.20%
10 Black Comedy 13 $92,398,470 11,607,841 0.85%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2012

RankMPAA RatingMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 145 $5,881,473,638 738,878,527 54.33%
2 R 223 $2,956,515,368 371,421,413 27.31%
3 PG 63 $2,147,419,268 269,776,263 19.84%
4 G 15 $292,308,165 36,722,122 2.70%
5 Not Rated 167 $53,190,089 6,682,088 0.49%
6 NC-17 2 $2,003,110 251,646 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2012

RankSource MaterialMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 367 $4,242,643,504 532,995,225 39.19%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 86 $3,242,414,967 407,338,521 29.95%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 9 $1,548,456,772 194,529,742 14.30%
4 Based on Real Life Events 169 $371,539,541 46,675,744 3.43%
5 Based on Factual Book/Article 17 $325,645,126 40,910,184 3.01%
6 Based on TV 10 $316,219,737 39,726,092 2.92%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 4 $304,483,483 38,251,692 2.81%
8 Remake 14 $195,015,717 24,499,455 1.80%
9 Based on Game 3 $125,109,150 15,717,228 1.16%
10 Spin-Off 2 $49,152,524 6,174,939 0.45%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2012

RankProduction MethodMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 664 $7,753,409,974 974,046,150 71.62%
2 Animation/Live Action 11 $1,500,737,460 188,534,851 13.86%
3 Digital Animation 15 $1,339,739,916 168,309,027 12.38%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 4 $121,604,473 15,276,942 1.12%
5 Hand Animation 8 $101,493,830 12,750,477 0.94%
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 339 $3,802,131,556 477,654,544 35.12%
2 Fantasy 55 $1,943,024,453 244,098,523 17.95%
3 Super Hero 4 $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 12.32%
4 Kids Fiction 24 $1,329,240,571 166,990,010 12.28%
5 Science Fiction 36 $1,135,395,082 142,637,555 10.49%
6 Historical Fiction 69 $839,550,324 105,471,112 7.76%
7 Dramatization 28 $251,400,281 31,582,936 2.32%
8 Factual 145 $155,888,523 19,583,918 1.44%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $28,503,104 3,580,791 0.26%
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