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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $6,404,020,807
Tickets Sold: 774,062,304
Average Ticket Price: $8.27

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 Jurassic World Jun 12 Universal Action PG-13 $624,083,950 74,562,001
2 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $456,612,713 54,553,490
3 Furious 7 Apr 3 Universal Action PG-13 $351,032,910 43,230,653
4 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $347,897,084 42,844,468
5 Inside Out Jun 19 Walt Disney Adventure PG $320,393,339 38,278,774
6 Minions Jul 10 Universal Comedy PG $262,454,370 31,356,555
7 Cinderella Mar 13 Walt Disney Drama PG $200,924,161 24,005,276
8 Pitch Perfect 2 May 15 Universal Comedy PG-13 $183,692,485 21,946,533
9 Home Mar 27 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $176,556,706 21,093,991
10 Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13 Universal Drama R $166,167,230 20,463,944
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Biggest Weekends of 2015

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 4,274 Universal Action
2 May 1, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $191,271,109 4,276 Walt Disney Action
3 Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 Universal Action
4 Jul 10, 2015 Minions $115,718,405 4,301 Universal Comedy
5 Jun 19, 2015 Jurassic World $106,588,440 4,291 Universal Action
6 Jun 19, 2015 Inside Out $90,440,272 3,946 Walt Disney Adventure
7 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Warner Bros. Drama
8 Feb 13, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $85,171,450 3,646 Universal Drama
9 May 8, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $77,746,929 4,276 Walt Disney Action
10 May 15, 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 $69,216,890 3,473 Universal Comedy

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Universal 13 $1,850,405,290 223,426,464 28.89%
2 Walt Disney 12 $1,299,073,820 155,597,327 20.29%
3 Warner Bros. 26 $1,114,852,559 135,125,382 17.41%
4 20th Century Fox 16 $644,706,238 78,129,370 10.07%
5 Paramount Pictures 8 $346,216,483 42,322,315 5.41%
6 Lionsgate 15 $229,140,456 27,580,524 3.58%
7 Sony Pictures 9 $226,987,962 27,527,401 3.54%
8 Weinstein Co. 7 $192,078,478 23,471,181 3.00%
9 Fox Searchlight 6 $85,334,707 10,440,702 1.33%
10 Focus Features 8 $78,320,670 9,408,372 1.22%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 32 $2,243,635,284 270,541,982 35.03%
2 Comedy 89 $1,393,460,898 167,779,679 21.76%
3 Drama 180 $1,274,850,074 155,609,457 19.91%
4 Adventure 22 $987,552,331 118,747,594 15.42%
5 Horror 16 $206,763,917 25,016,261 3.23%
6 Thriller/Suspense 36 $117,699,715 14,356,515 1.84%
7 Romantic Comedy 13 $65,474,744 8,037,120 1.02%
8 Musical 5 $50,824,161 6,259,131 0.79%
9 Documentary 87 $42,928,199 5,149,825 0.67%
10 Black Comedy 8 $17,542,899 2,159,815 0.27%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 92 $3,041,157,260 366,941,190 47.49%
2 R 143 $1,696,720,640 206,419,230 26.49%
3 PG 42 $1,606,303,278 193,502,308 25.08%
4 Not Rated 209 $42,516,700 5,151,933 0.66%
5 G 8 $23,283,230 2,781,771 0.36%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 297 $2,687,824,107 325,006,950 41.97%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 54 $1,381,251,585 166,535,116 21.57%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 6 $691,695,035 83,113,792 10.80%
4 Based on Real Life Events 104 $532,102,747 65,345,947 8.31%
5 Based on Factual Book/Article 9 $301,948,676 36,504,290 4.71%
6 Spin-Off 3 $267,997,798 32,039,242 4.18%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $238,220,306 28,598,396 3.72%
8 Based on TV 4 $195,878,802 24,004,087 3.06%
9 Remake 5 $72,940,451 8,808,409 1.14%
10 Based on Short Film 3 $27,453,864 3,280,041 0.43%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 476 $5,332,509,749 644,898,204 83.27%
2 Digital Animation 10 $954,418,331 114,745,809 14.90%
3 Animation/Live Action 2 $113,354,295 13,959,888 1.77%
4 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,412,493 297,105 0.04%
5 Hand Animation 4 $1,056,430 128,109 0.02%
6 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $223,607 27,537 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2015

RankCreative TypeMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 255 $2,021,124,569 245,879,760 31.56%
2 Science Fiction 28 $1,466,882,288 175,880,207 22.91%
3 Kids Fiction 11 $1,017,967,109 122,570,021 15.90%
4 Fantasy 38 $640,769,458 77,262,755 10.01%
5 Dramatization 21 $585,662,840 72,073,807 9.15%
6 Super Hero 3 $562,949,428 67,258,424 8.79%
7 Historical Fiction 47 $59,412,014 7,208,597 0.93%
8 Factual 90 $46,789,875 5,625,399 0.73%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,412,493 297,105 0.04%
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