Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $3,939,267,502
Tickets Sold: 482,162,279
Average Ticket Price: $8.17

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $411,369,385 50,351,209
2 Furious 7 Apr 3 Universal Action PG-13 $347,723,320 42,560,993
3 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $347,707,330 42,559,036
4 Cinderella Mar 13 Walt Disney Drama PG $197,821,446 24,213,151
5 Home Mar 27 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $168,792,497 20,660,036
6 Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13 Universal Drama R $166,167,230 20,338,706
7 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $162,950,647 19,944,999
8 Insurgent Mar 20 Lionsgate Action PG-13 $128,734,479 15,756,974
9 Kingsman: The Secret Service Feb 13 20th Century Fox Action R $127,859,747 15,649,907
10 Pitch Perfect 2 May 15 Universal Comedy PG-13 $125,738,795 15,390,305
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Biggest Weekends of 2015

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 1, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $191,271,109 4,276 Walt Disney Action
2 Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 Universal Action
3 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Warner Bros. Drama
4 Feb 13, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $85,171,450 3,646 Universal Drama
5 May 8, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $77,746,929 4,276 Walt Disney Action
6 May 15, 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 $69,216,890 3,473 Universal Comedy
7 Mar 13, 2015 Cinderella $67,877,361 3,845 Walt Disney Drama
8 Jan 23, 2015 American Sniper $64,628,304 3,705 Warner Bros. Drama
9 Apr 10, 2015 Furious 7 $59,585,930 4,022 Universal Action
10 Feb 6, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $55,365,012 3,641 Paramount Pictures Comedy

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 10 $773,590,251 94,686,683 19.64%
2 Universal 9 $761,406,285 93,195,379 19.33%
3 Warner Bros. 19 $740,489,270 90,635,151 18.80%
4 20th Century Fox 14 $494,060,776 60,472,547 12.54%
5 Paramount Pictures 7 $260,489,574 31,883,664 6.61%
6 Lionsgate 12 $224,564,902 27,486,519 5.70%
7 Sony Pictures 7 $177,422,644 21,716,355 4.50%
8 Weinstein Co. 6 $172,643,133 21,131,347 4.38%
9 Fox Searchlight 5 $72,717,765 8,900,581 1.85%
10 Sony Pictures Classics 13 $38,902,950 4,761,678 0.99%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 25 $1,307,429,353 160,028,060 33.19%
2 Drama 141 $1,171,006,349 143,329,956 29.73%
3 Comedy 61 $669,667,433 81,966,603 17.00%
4 Adventure 17 $417,926,682 51,153,806 10.61%
5 Horror 11 $111,331,313 13,626,839 2.83%
6 Thriller/Suspense 30 $102,577,352 12,555,351 2.60%
7 Romantic Comedy 11 $58,413,669 7,149,769 1.48%
8 Musical 5 $50,817,676 6,220,032 1.29%
9 Documentary 67 $29,575,074 3,619,925 0.75%
10 Black Comedy 8 $17,377,655 2,127,004 0.44%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 68 $1,775,298,748 217,294,786 45.07%
2 R 109 $1,219,649,893 149,283,899 30.96%
3 PG 36 $909,977,852 111,380,381 23.10%
4 Not Rated 160 $20,928,497 2,561,539 0.53%
5 G 7 $19,361,929 2,369,878 0.49%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 225 $1,471,901,516 180,159,181 37.36%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 43 $713,545,855 87,337,291 18.11%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 4 $539,829,781 66,074,634 13.70%
4 Based on Real Life Events 81 $505,480,615 61,870,291 12.83%
5 Based on Factual Book/Article 8 $242,397,638 29,669,229 6.15%
6 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $235,117,591 28,778,162 5.97%
7 Based on TV 3 $163,507,205 20,013,120 4.15%
8 Remake 4 $51,869,734 6,348,803 1.32%
9 Spin-Off 2 $5,543,428 678,509 0.14%
10 Based on Religious Text 3 $4,060,412 496,989 0.10%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 366 $3,459,124,938 423,393,309 87.81%
2 Digital Animation 8 $363,737,171 44,521,069 9.23%
3 Animation/Live Action 2 $113,185,707 13,853,819 2.87%
4 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,412,493 295,286 0.06%
5 Hand Animation 4 $542,657 66,419 0.01%
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 197 $1,539,604,200 188,445,936 39.08%
2 Dramatization 17 $570,953,203 69,884,104 14.49%
3 Fantasy 30 $460,135,858 56,320,164 11.68%
4 Science Fiction 21 $458,522,603 56,122,707 11.64%
5 Kids Fiction 8 $426,629,357 52,219,011 10.83%
6 Super Hero 2 $411,486,239 50,365,511 10.45%
7 Historical Fiction 36 $36,040,957 4,411,362 0.91%
8 Factual 70 $33,436,690 4,092,581 0.85%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,412,493 295,286 0.06%
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