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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $11,288,971,499
Tickets Sold: 1,339,142,124
Average Ticket Price: $8.43

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $742,208,942 88,043,765
2 Jurassic World Jun 12 Universal Action PG-13 $652,198,010 77,366,311
3 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $459,005,868 54,449,094
4 Inside Out Jun 19 Walt Disney Adventure PG $356,461,711 42,284,900
5 Furious 7 Apr 3 Universal Action PG-13 $351,032,910 41,640,914
6 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $347,897,084 41,268,930
7 Minions Jul 10 Universal Adventure PG $336,045,770 39,863,080
8 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20 Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $274,185,395 32,524,957
9 The Martian Oct 2 20th Century Fox Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $225,910,757 26,798,429
10 Cinderella Mar 13 Walt Disney Drama PG $201,151,353 23,861,370
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Biggest Weekends of 2015

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Dec 18, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $247,966,675 4,134 Walt Disney Adventure
2 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 4,274 Universal Action
3 May 1, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $191,271,109 4,276 Walt Disney Action
4 Dec 25, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $149,202,860 4,134 Walt Disney Adventure
5 Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 Universal Action
6 Jul 10, 2015 Minions $115,718,405 4,301 Universal Adventure
7 Jun 19, 2015 Jurassic World $106,588,440 4,291 Universal Action
8 Nov 20, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $102,665,981 4,175 Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense
9 Jun 19, 2015 Inside Out $90,440,272 3,946 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Warner Bros. Drama

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2015

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 2, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar… 3 $21,732,090 $155,018,538 14%
Jan 9, 2015 Taken 3 New $39,201,657 $126,303,020 31%
Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper 4 $89,269,066 $202,731,348 44%
Jan 23, 2015 American Sniper 5 $64,628,304 $159,317,587 41%
Jan 30, 2015 American Sniper 6 $30,660,528 $100,496,804 31%
Feb 6, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water New $55,365,012 $152,043,254 36%
Feb 13, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey New $85,171,450 $214,280,213 40%
Feb 20, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey 2 $22,259,030 $118,535,233 19%
Feb 27, 2015 Focus New $18,685,137 $106,697,457 18%
Mar 6, 2015 Chappie New $13,346,782 $89,569,064 15%
Mar 13, 2015 Cinderella New $67,877,361 $131,577,537 52%
Mar 20, 2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent New $52,263,680 $131,119,288 40%
Mar 27, 2015 Home New $52,107,731 $150,365,409 35%
Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 New $147,163,560 $224,353,783 66%
Apr 10, 2015 Furious 7 2 $59,585,930 $131,240,748 45%
Apr 17, 2015 Furious 7 3 $29,156,595 $119,627,555 24%
Apr 24, 2015 Furious 7 4 $17,821,440 $97,313,756 18%
May 1, 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron New $191,271,109 $232,804,375 82%
May 8, 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2 $77,746,929 $131,167,741 59%
May 15, 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 New $69,216,890 $184,336,889 38%
May 22, 2015 Tomorrowland New $33,028,165 $153,073,906 22%
May 29, 2015 San Andreas New $54,588,173 $138,564,184 39%
Jun 5, 2015 Spy! New $29,085,719 $132,818,117 22%
Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World New $208,806,270 $273,849,469 76%
Jun 19, 2015 Jurassic World 2 $106,588,440 $248,460,396 43%
Jun 26, 2015 Jurassic World 3 $54,532,615 $184,028,914 30%
Jul 3, 2015 Inside Out 3 $29,771,224 $135,351,705 22%
Jul 10, 2015 Minions New $115,718,405 $214,714,937 54%
Jul 17, 2015 Ant-Man New $57,225,526 $194,380,444 29%
Jul 24, 2015 Ant-Man 2 $24,909,332 $151,245,437 16%
Jul 31, 2015 Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation New $55,520,089 $146,371,281 38%
Aug 7, 2015 Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation 2 $28,502,372 $132,139,000 22%
Aug 14, 2015 Straight Outta Compton New $60,200,180 $148,142,891 41%
Aug 21, 2015 Straight Outta Compton 2 $26,364,020 $106,736,013 25%
Aug 28, 2015 Straight Outta Compton 3 $13,133,560 $87,879,071 15%
Sep 4, 2015 War Room 2 $9,480,535 $90,579,846 10%
Sep 11, 2015 The Perfect Guy New $25,888,154 $102,344,247 25%
Sep 18, 2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials New $30,316,510 $113,105,864 27%
Sep 25, 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 New $48,464,322 $137,778,471 35%
Oct 2, 2015 The Martian New $54,308,575 $149,821,765 36%
Oct 9, 2015 The Martian 2 $37,005,266 $118,788,979 31%
Oct 16, 2015 Goosebumps New $23,618,556 $121,392,155 19%
Oct 23, 2015 The Martian 4 $15,732,907 $105,086,512 15%
Oct 30, 2015 The Martian 5 $11,715,097 $75,373,925 16%
Nov 6, 2015 Spectre New $70,403,148 $161,782,363 44%
Nov 13, 2015 Spectre 2 $33,681,104 $108,016,652 31%
Nov 20, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 New $102,665,981 $173,215,382 59%
Nov 27, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2 $52,004,595 $182,513,245 28%
Dec 4, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 3 $18,857,547 $97,758,378 19%
Dec 11, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 4 $11,413,316 $77,559,049 15%
Dec 18, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens New $247,966,675 $313,076,133 79%
Dec 25, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 2 $149,202,860 $296,418,979 50%

The highest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown in bold.

The lowest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown underlined.

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Universal 24 $2,441,587,270 289,630,742 21.63%
2 Walt Disney 15 $2,340,675,473 277,660,192 20.73%
3 Warner Bros. 38 $1,579,141,635 187,324,020 13.99%
4 20th Century Fox 26 $1,436,058,109 170,350,890 12.72%
5 Sony Pictures 19 $958,003,568 113,642,171 8.49%
6 Paramount Pictures 17 $699,155,047 82,936,534 6.19%
7 Lionsgate 29 $625,356,884 74,182,297 5.54%
8 Weinstein Co. 14 $303,884,529 36,047,980 2.69%
9 Focus Features 13 $117,551,407 13,944,408 1.04%
10 Fox Searchlight 10 $113,340,893 13,444,941 1.00%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 51 $3,051,739,355 362,009,388 27.03%
2 Action 55 $2,953,177,273 350,317,560 26.16%
3 Drama 286 $2,060,252,692 244,395,193 18.25%
4 Comedy 121 $1,321,791,183 156,796,045 11.71%
5 Thriller/Suspense 72 $1,088,467,667 129,118,311 9.64%
6 Horror 24 $374,243,647 44,394,252 3.32%
7 Musical 8 $193,291,602 22,929,012 1.71%
8 Black Comedy 12 $74,369,366 8,821,983 0.66%
9 Romantic Comedy 22 $72,817,641 8,637,905 0.65%
10 Documentary 143 $65,052,467 7,716,715 0.58%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 151 $5,914,479,924 701,598,968 52.39%
2 R 230 $2,837,139,348 336,552,598 25.13%
3 PG 62 $2,334,992,884 276,986,076 20.68%
4 G 11 $154,463,792 18,323,103 1.37%
5 Not Rated 358 $99,172,467 11,764,048 0.88%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 462 $5,059,805,775 600,213,978 44.82%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 82 $2,386,854,930 283,138,147 21.14%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 15 $963,313,814 114,272,092 8.53%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 23 $849,098,547 100,723,422 7.52%
5 Based on Real Life Events 177 $542,727,794 64,380,436 4.81%
6 Based on TV 7 $504,048,430 59,792,218 4.46%
7 Spin-Off 4 $360,965,180 42,819,118 3.20%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $238,447,498 28,285,585 2.11%
9 Based on Musical or Opera 2 $140,367,071 16,650,897 1.24%
10 Remake 10 $116,826,076 13,858,368 1.03%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 768 $8,229,767,692 976,247,267 72.90%
2 Animation/Live Action 9 $1,703,444,614 202,069,344 15.09%
3 Digital Animation 15 $1,323,485,375 156,997,074 11.72%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 4 $19,810,928 2,350,049 0.18%
5 Hand Animation 9 $10,004,495 1,186,767 0.09%
6 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,412,493 286,179 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2015

RankCreative TypeMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 401 $3,583,173,229 425,050,006 31.74%
2 Science Fiction 40 $2,895,753,422 343,505,723 25.65%
3 Kids Fiction 19 $1,637,457,850 194,241,729 14.50%
4 Dramatization 51 $1,063,601,313 126,168,573 9.42%
5 Fantasy 53 $1,024,597,562 121,541,794 9.08%
6 Super Hero 5 $706,763,225 83,839,051 6.26%
7 Historical Fiction 85 $307,676,922 36,497,814 2.73%
8 Factual 146 $67,286,137 7,981,680 0.60%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,412,493 286,179 0.02%
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Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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