Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $1,508,562,195
Tickets Sold: 184,646,425
Average Ticket Price: $8.17

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $323,079,160 39,544,572
2 Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13 Universal Drama R $140,336,590 17,177,061
3 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $131,227,050 16,062,062
4 Taken 3 Jan 9 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $87,770,895 10,743,071
5 Kingsman: The Secret Service Feb 13 20th Century Fox Action R $77,060,747 9,432,159
6 Paddington Jan 16 Weinstein Co. Adventure PG $68,243,149 8,352,894
7 The Wedding Ringer Jan 16 Sony Pictures Comedy R $62,411,366 7,639,090
8 The Imitation Game Nov 28 Weinstein Co. Drama PG-13 $54,925,255 6,722,797
9 Selma Dec 25 Paramount Pictures Drama PG-13 $47,889,256 5,861,598
10 Jupiter Ascending Feb 6 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $41,541,063 5,084,585
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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 Jan 23, 2015 American Sniper $64,628,304 3,705 Warner Bros. Drama
4 Feb 6, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $55,365,012 3,641 Paramount Pictures Comedy
5 Jan 9, 2015 Taken 3 $39,201,657 3,594 20th Century Fox Action
6 Feb 13, 2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service $36,206,331 3,204 20th Century Fox Action
7 Feb 13, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $31,457,373 3,654 Paramount Pictures Comedy
8 Jan 30, 2015 American Sniper $30,660,528 3,885 Warner Bros. Drama
9 Feb 6, 2015 American Sniper $23,289,113 3,885 Warner Bros. Drama
10 Feb 20, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $22,259,030 3,655 Universal Drama

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 13 $415,588,748 50,867,647 27.55%
2 Universal 6 $228,263,260 27,939,196 15.13%
3 Paramount Pictures 7 $221,840,025 27,152,999 14.71%
4 20th Century Fox 10 $196,942,712 24,105,590 13.05%
5 Weinstein Co. 4 $128,326,710 15,707,061 8.51%
6 Sony Pictures 5 $77,006,558 9,425,525 5.10%
7 Walt Disney 6 $74,064,482 9,065,417 4.91%
8 Relativity 4 $31,599,835 3,867,786 2.09%
9 Lionsgate 8 $28,328,937 3,467,430 1.88%
10 Fox Searchlight 2 $24,858,005 3,042,595 1.65%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Drama 72 $716,035,125 87,641,959 47.46%
2 Comedy 36 $244,092,951 29,876,719 16.18%
3 Action 11 $206,845,098 25,317,632 13.71%
4 Adventure 14 $188,963,587 23,128,950 12.53%
5 Thriller/Suspense 13 $67,352,833 8,243,914 4.46%
6 Musical 3 $49,072,718 6,006,450 3.25%
7 Horror 6 $15,638,411 1,914,123 1.04%
8 Black Comedy 4 $13,476,892 1,649,556 0.89%
9 Documentary 32 $4,079,695 499,333 0.27%
10 Multiple Genres 1 $2,301,349 281,682 0.15%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 58 $736,229,795 90,113,778 48.80%
2 PG-13 40 $443,269,273 54,255,701 29.38%
3 PG 19 $315,133,969 38,572,079 20.89%
4 Not Rated 78 $12,251,011 1,499,467 0.81%
5 G 5 $1,662,649 203,503 0.11%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Based on Real Life Events 39 $421,942,745 51,645,358 27.97%
2 Original Screenplay 112 $396,653,549 48,549,944 26.29%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 25 $305,306,151 37,369,161 20.24%
4 Based on TV 2 $131,321,612 16,073,636 8.71%
5 Based on Factual Book/Article 5 $103,754,119 12,699,400 6.88%
6 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 2 $77,177,601 9,446,461 5.12%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 1 $35,864,004 4,389,718 2.38%
8 Remake 3 $25,187,096 3,082,874 1.67%
9 Spin-Off 2 $4,900,384 599,801 0.32%
10 Based on Religious Text 2 $3,705,959 453,605 0.25%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 187 $1,244,034,703 152,268,528 82.46%
2 Digital Animation 6 $157,844,810 19,320,047 10.46%
3 Animation/Live Action 2 $104,107,153 12,742,612 6.90%
4 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,301,349 281,682 0.15%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 1 $218,634 26,760 0.01%
6 Hand Animation 1 $16,396 2,006 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2015

RankCreative TypeMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 109 $557,742,240 68,267,043 36.97%
2 Dramatization 10 $485,342,102 59,405,393 32.17%
3 Kids Fiction 6 $217,184,506 26,583,168 14.40%
4 Fantasy 15 $121,603,641 14,884,157 8.06%
5 Science Fiction 11 $102,384,218 12,531,724 6.79%
6 Historical Fiction 12 $15,872,348 1,942,754 1.05%
7 Factual 33 $5,975,787 731,412 0.40%
8 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,301,349 281,682 0.15%
9 Super Hero 1 $116,854 14,302 0.01%
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