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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $5,389,075,446
Tickets Sold: 663,679,014
Average Ticket Price: $8.12

Top Grossing Movies of 2015

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2015 GrossTickets Sold
1 Jurassic World Jun 12 Universal Action PG-13 $520,362,305 64,084,027
2 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $453,126,252 55,803,725
3 Furious 7 Apr 3 Universal Action PG-13 $351,032,910 43,230,653
4 American Sniper Dec 25 Warner Bros. Drama R $347,897,084 42,844,468
5 Inside Out Jun 19 Walt Disney Adventure PG $208,335,932 25,657,134
6 Cinderella Mar 13 Walt Disney Drama PG $200,286,777 24,665,859
7 Pitch Perfect 2 May 15 Universal Comedy PG-13 $181,630,330 22,368,267
8 Home Mar 27 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $174,984,851 21,549,858
9 Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13 Universal Drama R $166,167,230 20,463,944
10 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6 Paramount Pictures Comedy PG $162,994,032 20,073,156
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Biggest Weekends of 2015

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 4,274 Universal Action
2 May 1, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $191,271,109 4,276 Walt Disney Action
3 Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 Universal Action
4 Jun 19, 2015 Jurassic World $106,588,440 4,291 Universal Action
5 Jun 19, 2015 Inside Out $90,440,272 3,946 Walt Disney Adventure
6 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Warner Bros. Drama
7 Feb 13, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $85,171,450 3,646 Universal Drama
8 May 8, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $77,746,929 4,276 Walt Disney Action
9 May 15, 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 $69,216,890 3,473 Universal Comedy
10 Mar 13, 2015 Cinderella $67,877,361 3,845 Walt Disney Drama

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2015

RankDistributorMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Universal 11 $1,385,071,945 170,575,357 25.70%
2 Walt Disney 11 $1,074,943,431 132,382,190 19.95%
3 Warner Bros. 24 $1,001,787,994 123,372,894 18.59%
4 20th Century Fox 15 $613,344,963 75,535,086 11.38%
5 Paramount Pictures 8 $269,463,363 33,185,138 5.00%
6 Lionsgate 12 $228,061,360 28,086,368 4.23%
7 Sony Pictures 8 $201,440,728 24,807,966 3.74%
8 Weinstein Co. 6 $174,990,987 21,550,612 3.25%
9 Fox Searchlight 6 $80,801,509 9,950,923 1.50%
10 Focus Features 7 $64,633,283 7,959,761 1.20%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 28 $1,937,066,850 238,555,014 35.94%
2 Drama 165 $1,225,717,812 150,950,390 22.74%
3 Comedy 80 $928,426,414 114,338,186 17.23%
4 Adventure 21 $841,382,574 103,618,533 15.61%
5 Horror 13 $182,694,015 22,499,255 3.39%
6 Thriller/Suspense 34 $105,450,650 12,986,517 1.96%
7 Romantic Comedy 11 $63,542,376 7,825,410 1.18%
8 Musical 5 $50,824,161 6,259,131 0.94%
9 Documentary 77 $33,197,486 4,088,322 0.62%
10 Black Comedy 8 $17,503,095 2,155,549 0.32%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2015

RankMPAA RatingMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 82 $2,676,319,003 329,595,891 49.66%
2 R 128 $1,471,881,562 181,266,134 27.31%
3 PG 39 $1,197,440,553 147,468,029 22.22%
4 Not Rated 192 $28,471,225 3,506,215 0.53%
5 G 7 $20,950,715 2,580,135 0.39%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2015

RankSource MaterialMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 269 $2,216,333,514 272,947,341 41.13%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 50 $1,251,369,788 154,109,554 23.22%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 5 $581,975,194 71,671,818 10.80%
4 Based on Real Life Events 93 $519,412,908 63,967,062 9.64%
5 Based on Factual Book/Article 9 $298,978,187 36,819,970 5.55%
6 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $237,582,922 29,258,979 4.41%
7 Based on TV 4 $195,169,419 24,035,641 3.62%
8 Remake 4 $72,575,746 8,937,897 1.35%
9 Spin-Off 2 $5,543,428 682,687 0.10%
10 Based on Religious Text 3 $4,060,412 500,049 0.08%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2015

RankProduction MethodMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 430 $4,693,758,213 578,048,821 87.10%
2 Digital Animation 9 $578,334,699 71,223,481 10.73%
3 Animation/Live Action 2 $113,354,295 13,959,888 2.10%
4 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,412,493 297,105 0.04%
5 Hand Animation 4 $946,237 116,530 0.02%
6 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $223,607 27,537 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2015

RankCreative TypeMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 233 $1,812,117,183 223,167,022 33.63%
2 Science Fiction 25 $1,236,440,437 152,270,977 22.94%
3 Kids Fiction 10 $641,773,284 79,036,114 11.91%
4 Dramatization 20 $581,799,957 71,650,232 10.80%
5 Fantasy 35 $580,347,564 71,471,354 10.77%
6 Super Hero 2 $453,243,106 55,818,115 8.41%
7 Historical Fiction 42 $43,836,358 5,398,547 0.81%
8 Factual 80 $37,059,162 4,563,896 0.69%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,412,493 297,105 0.04%
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