Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2012

Total Box Office Gross: $11,074,275,908
Tickets Sold: 1,391,240,322
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 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 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 $1,796,852,200 225,735,189 16.23%
2 Warner Bros. 28 $1,686,132,816 211,825,716 15.23%
3 Walt Disney 18 $1,600,681,823 201,090,671 14.45%
4 Universal 17 $1,368,568,408 171,930,696 12.36%
5 Lionsgate 21 $1,258,302,085 158,078,140 11.36%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $1,039,553,176 130,597,124 9.39%
7 Paramount Pictures 22 $948,275,499 119,130,077 8.56%
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 39 $3,284,136,683 412,579,968 29.66%
2 Comedy 105 $1,700,389,675 213,616,739 15.35%
3 Drama 228 $1,674,629,503 210,380,471 15.12%
4 Action 45 $1,611,317,662 202,426,816 14.55%
5 Thriller/Suspense 62 $1,533,604,355 192,663,835 13.85%
6 Romantic Comedy 29 $341,363,397 42,884,835 3.08%
7 Horror 33 $308,877,039 38,803,633 2.79%
8 Musical 6 $254,732,121 32,001,519 2.30%
9 Documentary 145 $132,664,670 16,666,346 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 $6,005,891,147 754,508,865 54.23%
2 R 225 $3,040,951,721 382,028,995 27.46%
3 PG 64 $2,186,676,027 274,708,017 19.75%
4 G 15 $306,178,888 38,464,676 2.76%
5 Not Rated 273 $62,370,417 7,835,341 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 372 $4,324,720,169 543,306,362 39.05%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 85 $3,279,440,245 411,989,939 29.61%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 9 $1,556,261,900 195,510,286 14.05%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $398,807,649 50,101,454 3.60%
5 Based on Real Life Events 171 $381,466,132 47,922,798 3.44%
6 Based on TV 10 $344,547,337 43,284,836 3.11%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 4 $304,589,023 38,264,951 2.75%
8 Remake 14 $195,258,490 24,529,954 1.76%
9 Based on Game 3 $125,109,150 15,717,228 1.13%
10 Spin-Off 2 $58,032,038 7,290,456 0.52%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2012

RankProduction MethodMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 672 $7,955,332,112 999,413,243 71.84%
2 Animation/Live Action 11 $1,529,218,121 192,112,825 13.81%
3 Digital Animation 15 $1,357,324,571 170,518,155 12.26%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 4 $122,052,828 15,333,268 1.10%
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 344 $3,918,177,499 492,233,179 35.38%
2 Fantasy 55 $1,969,797,739 247,462,001 17.79%
3 Kids Fiction 24 $1,350,021,946 169,600,736 12.19%
4 Super Hero 4 $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 12.04%
5 Science Fiction 36 $1,138,156,425 142,984,458 10.28%
6 Historical Fiction 70 $899,014,411 112,941,472 8.12%
7 Dramatization 28 $271,605,885 34,121,327 2.45%
8 Factual 147 $158,193,154 19,873,441 1.43%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $28,605,657 3,593,675 0.26%
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