Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $2,800,667,441
Tickets Sold: 342,798,787
Average Ticket Price: $8.17

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $345,153,896 42,246,498
2 Furious 7 Apr 3 Universal Action PG-13 $273,654,080 33,494,991
3 Cinderella Mar 13 Walt Disney Drama PG $183,518,013 22,462,425
4 Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13 Universal Drama R $165,865,275 20,301,747
5 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $161,351,587 19,749,276
6 Home Mar 27 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $134,733,880 16,491,294
7 Kingsman: The Secret Service Feb 13 20th Century Fox Action R $124,980,248 15,297,459
8 Insurgent Mar 20 Lionsgate Action PG-13 $117,655,473 14,400,914
9 Taken 3 Jan 9 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $89,144,450 10,911,193
10 Paddington Jan 16 Weinstein Co. Adventure PG $75,387,530 9,227,359
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Biggest Weekends of 2015

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 Universal Action
2 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Warner Bros. Drama
3 Feb 13, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $85,171,450 3,646 Universal Drama
4 Mar 13, 2015 Cinderella $67,877,361 3,845 Walt Disney Drama
5 Jan 23, 2015 American Sniper $64,628,304 3,705 Warner Bros. Drama
6 Apr 10, 2015 Furious 7 $59,585,930 4,022 Universal Action
7 Feb 6, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $55,365,012 3,641 Paramount Pictures Comedy
8 Mar 20, 2015 Insurgent $52,263,680 3,875 Lionsgate Action
9 Mar 27, 2015 Home $52,107,731 3,708 20th Century Fox Adventure
10 Jan 9, 2015 Taken 3 $39,201,657 3,594 20th Century Fox Action

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 16 $592,917,913 72,572,563 21.17%
2 Universal 8 $535,657,225 65,563,916 19.13%
3 20th Century Fox 13 $412,647,086 50,507,592 14.73%
4 Walt Disney 8 $289,588,449 35,445,338 10.34%
5 Paramount Pictures 7 $258,890,514 31,687,941 9.24%
6 Lionsgate 11 $171,806,201 21,028,905 6.13%
7 Weinstein Co. 6 $153,828,625 18,828,469 5.49%
8 Sony Pictures 7 $117,818,319 14,420,843 4.21%
9 Fox Searchlight 4 $61,356,465 7,509,969 2.19%
10 Sony Pictures Classics 11 $37,187,914 4,551,760 1.33%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Drama 111 $1,046,349,761 128,072,125 37.36%
2 Action 19 $711,414,836 87,076,470 25.40%
3 Comedy 50 $427,341,189 52,306,112 15.26%
4 Adventure 16 $340,173,604 41,636,905 12.15%
5 Thriller/Suspense 23 $78,777,964 9,642,334 2.81%
6 Romantic Comedy 8 $57,604,721 7,050,758 2.06%
7 Horror 10 $56,760,238 6,947,393 2.03%
8 Musical 4 $50,802,800 6,218,212 1.81%
9 Black Comedy 7 $17,353,246 2,124,016 0.62%
10 Documentary 53 $11,061,447 1,353,886 0.39%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 86 $1,028,963,788 125,944,116 36.74%
2 PG-13 56 $1,001,361,497 122,565,634 35.75%
3 PG 29 $753,703,199 92,252,520 26.91%
4 Not Rated 129 $18,535,206 2,268,620 0.66%
5 G 7 $4,141,532 506,916 0.15%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 176 $1,015,379,306 124,281,333 36.25%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 36 $641,650,923 78,537,424 22.91%
3 Based on Real Life Events 64 $482,322,622 59,035,788 17.22%
4 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $220,779,806 27,023,231 7.88%
5 Based on TV 3 $161,796,586 19,803,743 5.78%
6 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 3 $125,580,897 15,370,977 4.48%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 7 $112,471,160 13,766,355 4.02%
8 Remake 3 $25,528,302 3,124,638 0.91%
9 Spin-Off 2 $5,493,860 672,442 0.20%
10 Based on Religious Text 3 $4,010,280 490,853 0.14%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 291 $2,357,107,103 288,507,446 84.16%
2 Digital Animation 8 $327,858,494 40,129,554 11.71%
3 Animation/Live Action 2 $112,518,247 13,772,122 4.02%
4 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,412,493 295,286 0.09%
5 Hand Animation 3 $506,568 62,002 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 162 $1,174,975,484 143,815,758 41.95%
2 Dramatization 15 $562,232,763 68,816,731 20.07%
3 Kids Fiction 7 $390,227,263 47,763,430 13.93%
4 Fantasy 27 $350,535,924 42,905,240 12.52%
5 Science Fiction 16 $286,498,991 35,067,187 10.23%
6 Historical Fiction 21 $18,720,350 2,291,343 0.67%
7 Factual 56 $14,901,417 1,823,893 0.53%
8 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,412,493 295,286 0.09%
9 Super Hero 1 $116,854 14,302 0.00%
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