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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: $11,041,356,916
Tickets Sold: 1,387,104,769
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

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 21 $1,258,302,085 158,078,140 11.40%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $1,030,117,301 129,411,713 9.33%
7 Paramount Pictures 22 $933,803,997 117,312,048 8.46%
8 Weinstein Co. 21 $304,142,241 38,208,815 2.75%
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 106 $1,693,544,949 212,756,848 15.34%
4 Drama 228 $1,670,435,442 209,853,581 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 $308,862,450 38,801,800 2.80%
8 Musical 6 $254,706,613 31,998,314 2.31%
9 Documentary 149 $132,058,125 16,590,147 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 $5,989,830,185 752,491,157 54.25%
2 R 226 $3,038,945,149 381,776,912 27.52%
3 PG 65 $2,177,657,172 273,574,993 19.72%
4 G 15 $301,458,825 37,871,704 2.73%
5 Not Rated 290 $61,423,635 7,716,391 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 376 $4,322,840,751 543,070,251 39.15%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 87 $3,271,780,087 411,027,607 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 175 $380,729,184 47,830,217 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 681 $7,932,790,991 996,581,442 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 349 $3,902,991,923 490,325,443 35.35%
2 Fantasy 54 $1,968,832,597 247,340,751 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 71 $892,985,847 112,184,114 8.09%
7 Dramatization 28 $267,710,041 33,631,900 2.42%
8 Factual 151 $157,586,609 19,797,242 1.43%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $28,605,657 3,593,675 0.26%
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