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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2016

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $11,251,892,113
Tickets Sold: 1,300,796,380
Average Ticket Price: $8.65

Top Grossing Movies of 2016

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2016 GrossTickets Sold
1 Finding Dory Jun 17 Walt Disney Adventure PG $486,295,561 56,219,140
2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $424,987,707 49,131,526
3 Captain America: Civil War May 6 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $408,084,349 47,177,381
4 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8 Universal Adventure PG $368,384,330 42,587,783
5 The Jungle Book Apr 15 Walt Disney Adventure PG $364,001,123 42,081,054
6 Deadpool Feb 12 20th Century Fox Action R $363,070,709 41,973,492
7 Zootopia Mar 4 Walt Disney Adventure PG $341,268,248 39,452,976
8 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $330,360,194 38,191,929
9 Suicide Squad Aug 5 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $325,100,054 37,583,821
10 Doctor Strange Nov 4 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $230,107,790 26,602,056
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Biggest Weekends of 2016

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 6, 2016 Captain America: Civil War $179,139,142 4,226 Walt Disney Action
2 Mar 25, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $166,007,347 4,242 Warner Bros. Action
3 Dec 16, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 4,157 Walt Disney Adventure
4 Jun 17, 2016 Finding Dory $135,060,273 4,305 Walt Disney Adventure
5 Aug 5, 2016 Suicide Squad $133,682,248 4,255 Warner Bros. Action
6 Feb 12, 2016 Deadpool $132,434,639 3,558 20th Century Fox Action
7 Jul 8, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets $104,352,905 4,370 Universal Adventure
8 Apr 15, 2016 The Jungle Book $103,261,464 4,028 Walt Disney Adventure
9 Jan 1, 2016 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $90,241,673 4,134 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Nov 4, 2016 Doctor Strange $85,058,311 3,882 Walt Disney Adventure

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2016

RankDistributorMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 17 $2,934,895,822 339,294,307 26.08%
2 Warner Bros. 33 $1,896,882,126 219,292,714 16.86%
3 20th Century Fox 24 $1,454,736,934 168,177,669 12.93%
4 Universal 21 $1,405,785,527 162,518,547 12.49%
5 Sony Pictures 25 $907,849,787 104,953,719 8.07%
6 Paramount Pictures 18 $843,739,756 97,542,159 7.50%
7 Lionsgate 26 $663,570,692 76,713,363 5.90%
8 STX Entertainment 7 $195,608,870 22,613,740 1.74%
9 Focus Features 9 $167,711,113 19,388,565 1.49%
10 Open Road 8 $105,841,222 12,235,975 0.94%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2016

RankGenreMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 49 $4,541,920,537 525,077,495 40.37%
2 Action 52 $2,296,781,414 265,523,836 20.41%
3 Comedy 98 $1,444,758,242 167,024,027 12.84%
4 Drama 277 $1,375,796,232 159,051,447 12.23%
5 Thriller/Suspense 66 $658,328,925 76,107,361 5.85%
6 Horror 28 $479,705,329 55,457,250 4.26%
7 Western 7 $147,173,775 17,014,306 1.31%
8 Romantic Comedy 29 $137,174,695 15,858,331 1.22%
9 Documentary 157 $50,795,237 5,872,206 0.45%
10 Black Comedy 6 $48,370,932 5,592,013 0.43%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2016

RankMPAA RatingMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 138 $5,471,245,784 632,513,891 48.63%
2 PG 61 $3,056,178,773 353,315,435 27.16%
3 R 223 $2,954,077,546 341,511,748 26.25%
4 Not Rated 365 $93,841,356 10,848,533 0.83%
5 G 10 $13,688,347 1,582,462 0.12%
6 NC-17 2 $35,527 4,106 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2016

RankSource MaterialMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 378 $4,726,528,782 546,419,326 42.01%
2 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 15 $1,907,027,954 220,465,653 16.95%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 101 $1,854,125,363 214,349,702 16.48%
4 Spin-Off 2 $649,112,965 75,041,960 5.77%
5 Based on Real Life Events 207 $460,601,361 53,248,611 4.09%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 26 $419,654,754 48,514,987 3.73%
7 Remake 11 $317,651,343 36,722,695 2.82%
8 Based on Game 6 $238,684,480 27,593,579 2.12%
9 Based on TV 3 $181,860,532 21,024,337 1.62%
10 Based on Toy 2 $154,155,309 17,821,422 1.37%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2016

RankProduction MethodMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 731 $7,582,706,848 876,613,147 67.39%
2 Digital Animation 25 $2,259,299,482 261,190,679 20.08%
3 Animation/Live Action 18 $1,349,033,144 155,957,581 11.99%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $51,571,742 5,962,051 0.46%
5 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,816,816 325,643 0.03%
6 Hand Animation 4 $984,986 113,869 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2016

RankCreative TypeMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 343 $2,555,516,140 295,435,226 22.71%
2 Kids Fiction 25 $2,326,544,648 268,964,687 20.68%
3 Super Hero 9 $1,898,026,547 219,425,030 16.87%
4 Science Fiction 36 $1,449,222,225 167,540,122 12.88%
5 Fantasy 42 $1,365,887,311 157,906,028 12.14%
6 Dramatization 78 $909,253,594 105,115,982 8.08%
7 Historical Fiction 88 $664,328,226 76,800,906 5.90%
8 Factual 155 $74,465,811 8,608,689 0.66%
9 Multiple Creative Types 3 $3,140,488 363,061 0.03%
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