Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $814,778,581
Tickets Sold: 352,340,742
Average Ticket Price: $2.31

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $198,584,734 190,242
2 Taken 3 Jan 9 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $76,051,054 0
3 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dec 26 Adventure PG-13 $50,706,032 24,371,314
4 Into the Woods Dec 25 Walt Disney Musical PG $49,351,447 8,841,080
5 Unbroken Dec 25 Universal Drama PG-13 $42,939,190 8,514,908
6 Paddington Jan 16 Universal Adventure PG $40,062,430 0
7 The Wedding Ringer Jan 16 Sony Pictures Comedy R $39,676,500 0
8 The Imitation Game Nov 28 Weinstein Co. Drama PG-13 $37,942,718 2,781,809
9 Selma Dec 25 Paramount Pictures Drama PG-13 $37,784,494 175,892
10 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Dec 19 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $33,283,256 9,231,483
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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 Jan 23, 2015 American Sniper $64,365,000 3,705 Warner Bros. Drama
3 Jan 9, 2015 Taken 3 $39,201,657 3,594 20th Century Fox Action
4 Jan 2, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $21,732,090 3,875 Warner Bros. Adventure
5 Jan 16, 2015 The Wedding Ringer $20,649,306 3,003 Sony Pictures Comedy
6 Jan 16, 2015 Paddington $18,966,676 3,303 Universal Adventure
7 Jan 2, 2015 Into the Woods $18,728,441 2,538 Walt Disney Musical
8 Jan 2, 2015 Unbroken $18,169,840 3,190 Universal Drama
9 Jan 2, 2015 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death $15,027,415 2,602 Relativity Horror
10 Jan 23, 2015 The Boy Next Door $15,000,530 2,602 Universal Thriller/Suspense

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 11 $249,991,644 40,137,424 30.68%
2 20th Century Fox 8 $124,200,329 64,783,871 15.24%
3 Universal 5 $106,000,420 18,941,757 13.01%
4 Walt Disney 6 $67,394,459 82,940,772 8.27%
5 Sony Pictures 5 $65,968,497 30,798,474 8.10%
6 Paramount Pictures 5 $60,283,542 27,597,077 7.40%
7 Weinstein Co. 3 $45,247,663 8,977,755 5.55%
8 Relativity 3 $26,001,844 5,056,189 3.19%
9 Lionsgate 4 $25,177,474 43,997,898 3.09%
10 Fox Searchlight 2 $19,740,905 5,622,646 2.42%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Drama 63 $385,053,760 55,127,960 47.26%
2 Adventure 14 $147,985,733 134,049,889 18.16%
3 Action 7 $77,799,669 17,687,610 9.55%
4 Musical 3 $72,396,336 16,342,180 8.89%
5 Comedy 28 $62,278,619 44,709,986 7.64%
6 Thriller/Suspense 12 $42,096,768 75,640,664 5.17%
7 Horror 5 $26,248,055 431,378 3.22%
8 Black Comedy 3 $6,357,342 3,033,390 0.78%
9 Concert/Performance 2 $625,031 78,818 0.08%
10 Western 1 $168,789 271,868 0.02%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 47 $325,943,246 82,947,427 40.00%
2 PG-13 27 $320,557,499 185,749,224 39.34%
3 PG 15 $169,703,307 80,681,526 20.83%
4 Not Rated 56 $5,324,010 2,540,124 0.65%
5 G 7 $-6,791,197 3,665,263 -0.83%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 85 $249,361,693 125,571,047 30.60%
2 Based on Real Life Events 39 $243,740,123 7,122,038 29.91%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 25 $123,156,198 114,056,657 15.12%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 6 $99,700,411 17,193,653 12.24%
5 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 1 $49,351,447 8,841,080 6.06%
6 Remake 3 $35,320,893 10,107,309 4.34%
7 Based on Religious Text 1 $6,839,396 7,049,668 0.84%
8 Spin-Off 1 $6,038,359 9,218,261 0.74%
9 Based on TV 1 $615,134 12,367,108 0.08%
10 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 1 $310,082 40,791,915 0.04%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 156 $702,476,561 296,522,945 86.22%
2 Animation/Live Action 2 $89,413,877 8,841,080 10.97%
3 Digital Animation 6 $23,188,560 40,578,540 2.85%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 1 $239,135 6,192,990 0.03%
5 Hand Animation 2 $-864,140 185,848 -0.11%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2015

RankCreative TypeMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Dramatization 13 $349,116,329 19,289,213 42.85%
2 Contemporary Fiction 82 $205,856,135 96,800,052 25.27%
3 Fantasy 16 $160,727,541 50,242,102 19.73%
4 Kids Fiction 5 $53,076,837 23,418,511 6.51%
5 Science Fiction 7 $35,951,608 98,734,835 4.41%
6 Historical Fiction 11 $15,091,256 18,018,297 1.85%
7 Super Hero 1 $310,082 40,791,915 0.04%
8 Factual 32 $-5,675,795 5,026,478 -0.70%
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