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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $11,303,911,537
Tickets Sold: 1,340,914,369
Average Ticket Price: $8.43

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $742,208,942 88,043,765
2 Jurassic World Jun 12 Universal Action PG-13 $652,198,010 77,366,311
3 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $459,005,868 54,449,094
4 Inside Out Jun 19 Walt Disney Adventure PG $356,461,711 42,284,900
5 Furious 7 Apr 3 Universal Action PG-13 $351,032,910 41,640,914
6 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $347,897,084 41,268,930
7 Minions Jul 10 Universal Comedy PG $336,045,770 39,863,080
8 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20 Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $274,185,395 32,524,957
9 The Martian Oct 2 20th Century Fox Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $225,910,757 26,798,429
10 Cinderella Mar 13 Walt Disney Drama PG $201,151,353 23,861,370
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Biggest Weekends of 2015

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Dec 18, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $247,966,675 4,134 Walt Disney Adventure
2 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 4,274 Universal Action
3 May 1, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $191,271,109 4,276 Walt Disney Action
4 Dec 25, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $149,202,860 4,134 Walt Disney Adventure
5 Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 Universal Action
6 Jul 10, 2015 Minions $115,718,405 4,301 Universal Comedy
7 Jun 19, 2015 Jurassic World $106,588,440 4,291 Universal Action
8 Nov 20, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $102,665,981 4,175 Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense
9 Jun 19, 2015 Inside Out $90,440,272 3,946 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Warner Bros. Drama

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Universal 24 $2,441,587,270 289,630,742 21.60%
2 Walt Disney 15 $2,340,675,473 277,660,192 20.71%
3 Warner Bros. 38 $1,579,141,635 187,324,020 13.97%
4 20th Century Fox 26 $1,436,058,109 170,350,890 12.70%
5 Sony Pictures 19 $958,003,568 113,642,171 8.47%
6 Paramount Pictures 15 $697,075,737 82,689,879 6.17%
7 Lionsgate 29 $625,356,884 74,182,297 5.53%
8 Weinstein Co. 14 $303,884,529 36,047,980 2.69%
9 Focus Features 13 $117,551,407 13,944,408 1.04%
10 Fox Searchlight 10 $113,340,893 13,444,941 1.00%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 55 $2,953,162,895 350,315,854 26.13%
2 Comedy 132 $2,282,359,609 270,742,473 20.19%
3 Adventure 40 $2,091,206,846 248,067,220 18.50%
4 Drama 284 $2,058,148,094 244,145,539 18.21%
5 Thriller/Suspense 71 $1,090,382,112 129,345,410 9.65%
6 Horror 24 $389,271,770 46,176,947 3.44%
7 Musical 8 $193,291,602 22,929,012 1.71%
8 Black Comedy 12 $74,369,366 8,821,983 0.66%
9 Romantic Comedy 22 $72,850,538 8,641,807 0.64%
10 Documentary 144 $65,100,099 7,722,364 0.58%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 150 $5,919,751,748 702,224,333 52.37%
2 R 229 $2,836,622,616 336,491,301 25.09%
3 PG 62 $2,342,674,048 277,897,246 20.72%
4 G 11 $154,463,792 18,323,103 1.37%
5 Not Rated 352 $100,217,571 11,888,024 0.89%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 467 $5,078,699,758 602,455,253 44.93%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 81 $2,386,907,541 283,144,387 21.12%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 14 $963,298,844 114,270,317 8.52%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 23 $849,098,547 100,723,422 7.51%
5 Based on Real Life Events 175 $540,546,292 64,121,659 4.78%
6 Based on TV 7 $504,048,430 59,792,218 4.46%
7 Spin-Off 4 $360,965,180 42,819,118 3.19%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $238,447,498 28,285,585 2.11%
9 Based on Musical or Opera 2 $140,367,071 16,650,897 1.24%
10 Remake 10 $116,826,076 13,858,368 1.03%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 771 $8,861,963,095 1,051,240,786 78.40%
2 Digital Animation 15 $1,323,485,375 156,997,074 11.71%
3 Animation/Live Action 5 $1,086,204,219 128,849,845 9.61%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 4 $19,810,928 2,350,049 0.18%
5 Hand Animation 8 $9,989,525 1,184,992 0.09%
6 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,412,493 286,179 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2015

RankCreative TypeMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 398 $3,483,613,474 413,239,834 30.82%
2 Science Fiction 40 $2,905,785,019 344,695,711 25.71%
3 Kids Fiction 19 $1,637,457,850 194,241,729 14.49%
4 Fantasy 61 $1,144,570,404 135,773,442 10.13%
5 Dramatization 49 $1,061,425,548 125,910,477 9.39%
6 Super Hero 4 $695,442,433 82,496,134 6.15%
7 Historical Fiction 82 $305,689,186 36,262,022 2.70%
8 Factual 145 $67,265,784 7,979,266 0.60%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,412,493 286,179 0.02%
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