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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $11,288,661,376
Tickets Sold: 1,339,105,338
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 Adventure 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 Adventure
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 21.63%
2 Walt Disney 15 $2,340,675,473 277,660,192 20.73%
3 Warner Bros. 38 $1,579,141,635 187,324,020 13.99%
4 20th Century Fox 26 $1,436,058,109 170,350,890 12.72%
5 Sony Pictures 19 $958,003,568 113,642,171 8.49%
6 Paramount Pictures 17 $699,155,047 82,936,534 6.19%
7 Lionsgate 29 $625,356,884 74,182,297 5.54%
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 $2,953,177,273 350,317,560 26.16%
2 Adventure 41 $2,427,201,995 287,924,296 21.50%
3 Drama 286 $2,060,252,692 244,395,193 18.25%
4 Comedy 130 $1,946,327,899 230,881,061 17.24%
5 Thriller/Suspense 71 $1,088,396,476 129,109,867 9.64%
6 Horror 24 $374,243,647 44,394,252 3.32%
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 $72,817,641 8,637,905 0.65%
10 Documentary 140 $64,814,179 7,688,449 0.57%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 150 $5,906,783,790 700,686,023 52.32%
2 R 229 $2,837,068,157 336,544,154 25.13%
3 PG 63 $2,342,689,018 277,899,021 20.75%
4 G 11 $154,463,792 18,323,103 1.37%
5 Not Rated 354 $98,933,535 11,735,706 0.88%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 462 $5,059,762,865 600,208,888 44.82%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 82 $2,386,854,930 283,138,147 21.14%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 15 $963,313,814 114,272,092 8.53%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 23 $849,098,547 100,723,422 7.52%
5 Based on Real Life Events 173 $542,461,225 64,348,816 4.81%
6 Based on TV 7 $504,048,430 59,792,218 4.47%
7 Spin-Off 4 $360,965,180 42,819,118 3.20%
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 9 $116,825,432 13,858,292 1.03%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 763 $8,229,457,569 976,210,481 72.90%
2 Animation/Live Action 9 $1,703,444,614 202,069,344 15.09%
3 Digital Animation 15 $1,323,485,375 156,997,074 11.72%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 4 $19,810,928 2,350,049 0.18%
5 Hand Animation 9 $10,004,495 1,186,767 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 399 $3,583,101,394 425,041,486 31.74%
2 Science Fiction 40 $2,895,753,422 343,505,723 25.65%
3 Kids Fiction 19 $1,637,457,850 194,241,729 14.51%
4 Dramatization 51 $1,063,601,313 126,168,573 9.42%
5 Fantasy 54 $1,024,625,843 121,545,148 9.08%
6 Super Hero 5 $706,763,225 83,839,051 6.26%
7 Historical Fiction 85 $307,676,922 36,497,814 2.73%
8 Factual 142 $67,019,568 7,950,060 0.59%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,412,493 286,179 0.02%
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