Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $2,130,853,682
Tickets Sold: 260,814,266
Average Ticket Price: $8.17

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $342,310,947 41,898,524
2 Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13 Universal Drama R $164,408,160 20,123,397
3 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $159,598,117 19,534,653
4 Cinderella Mar 13 Walt Disney Drama PG $137,237,529 16,797,739
5 Kingsman: The Secret Service Feb 13 20th Century Fox Action R $117,243,759 14,350,521
6 Taken 3 Jan 9 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $88,871,286 10,877,758
7 Paddington Jan 16 Weinstein Co. Adventure PG $74,401,682 9,106,693
8 Insurgent Mar 20 Lionsgate Action PG-13 $71,168,823 8,710,994
9 The Wedding Ringer Jan 16 Sony Pictures Comedy R $64,208,820 7,859,096
10 The Imitation Game Nov 28 Weinstein Co. Drama PG-13 $59,822,290 7,322,189
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Biggest Weekends of 2015

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Warner Bros. Drama
2 Feb 13, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $85,171,450 3,646 Universal Drama
3 Mar 13, 2015 Cinderella $67,877,361 3,845 Walt Disney Drama
4 Jan 23, 2015 American Sniper $64,628,304 3,705 Warner Bros. Drama
5 Feb 6, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $55,365,012 3,641 Paramount Pictures Comedy
6 Mar 20, 2015 Insurgent $52,263,680 3,875 Lionsgate Action
7 Jan 9, 2015 Taken 3 $39,201,657 3,594 20th Century Fox Action
8 Feb 13, 2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service $36,206,331 3,204 20th Century Fox Action
9 Mar 20, 2015 Cinderella $34,967,659 3,848 Walt Disney Drama
10 Feb 13, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $31,457,373 3,654 Paramount Pictures Comedy

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 15 $520,456,969 63,703,415 24.42%
2 20th Century Fox 12 $265,760,219 32,528,785 12.47%
3 Paramount Pictures 7 $256,901,415 31,444,478 12.06%
4 Universal 6 $253,746,030 31,058,262 11.91%
5 Walt Disney 7 $237,768,264 29,102,598 11.16%
6 Weinstein Co. 5 $139,458,182 17,069,542 6.54%
7 Lionsgate 10 $123,996,883 15,177,093 5.82%
8 Sony Pictures 6 $108,517,701 13,282,458 5.09%
9 Fox Searchlight 3 $55,280,686 6,766,300 2.59%
10 Sony Pictures Classics 9 $34,259,105 4,193,276 1.61%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Drama 89 $948,534,693 116,099,667 44.51%
2 Action 17 $376,508,851 46,084,308 17.67%
3 Comedy 43 $342,438,461 41,914,107 16.07%
4 Adventure 16 $218,912,379 26,794,651 10.27%
5 Thriller/Suspense 15 $74,278,522 9,091,611 3.49%
6 Romantic Comedy 6 $54,168,097 6,630,119 2.54%
7 Musical 4 $50,599,205 6,193,291 2.37%
8 Horror 9 $38,428,458 4,703,602 1.80%
9 Black Comedy 7 $17,218,404 2,107,511 0.81%
10 Documentary 45 $7,050,324 862,931 0.33%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 71 $919,407,444 112,534,533 43.15%
2 PG-13 48 $633,917,766 77,590,887 29.75%
3 PG 26 $566,727,576 69,366,888 26.60%
4 Not Rated 105 $14,652,652 1,793,414 0.69%
5 G 6 $2,278,040 278,826 0.11%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 147 $607,347,309 74,338,632 28.50%
2 Based on Real Life Events 52 $471,447,627 57,704,702 22.12%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 29 $450,098,977 55,091,659 21.12%
4 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $174,304,382 21,334,684 8.18%
5 Based on TV 2 $159,692,679 19,546,227 7.49%
6 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 3 $117,844,408 14,424,039 5.53%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 6 $110,871,959 13,570,616 5.20%
8 Remake 3 $25,528,302 3,124,638 1.20%
9 Spin-Off 2 $5,374,543 657,838 0.25%
10 Based on Religious Text 2 $3,732,259 456,824 0.18%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 240 $1,810,088,830 221,552,971 84.95%
2 Digital Animation 8 $206,219,465 25,241,057 9.68%
3 Animation/Live Action 2 $111,337,459 13,627,595 5.23%
4 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,412,493 295,286 0.11%
5 Hand Animation 2 $500,191 61,222 0.02%
6 Stop-Motion Animation 1 $218,634 26,760 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2015

RankCreative TypeMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 135 $814,380,283 99,679,273 38.22%
2 Dramatization 11 $514,445,852 62,967,663 24.14%
3 Kids Fiction 7 $268,158,243 32,822,303 12.58%
4 Fantasy 22 $267,874,047 32,787,509 12.57%
5 Science Fiction 15 $235,850,818 28,867,903 11.07%
6 Historical Fiction 15 $17,061,371 2,088,287 0.80%
7 Factual 47 $10,477,111 1,282,365 0.49%
8 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,412,493 295,286 0.11%
9 Super Hero 1 $116,854 14,302 0.01%
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