Follow us on

Market Charts > 2016

Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2016

← 2015

Total Box Office Gross: $8,211,532,119
Tickets Sold: 974,084,171
Average Ticket Price: $8.43

Top Grossing Movies of 2016

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2016 GrossTickets Sold
1 Finding Dory Jun 17 Walt Disney Adventure PG $484,046,686 57,419,535
2 Captain America: Civil War May 6 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $408,084,349 48,408,582
3 The Jungle Book Apr 15 Walt Disney Adventure PG $363,986,606 43,177,533
4 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8 Universal Adventure PG $363,791,700 43,154,412
5 Deadpool Feb 12 20th Century Fox Action R $363,070,709 43,068,886
6 Zootopia Mar 4 Walt Disney Adventure PG $341,268,248 40,482,591
7 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $330,360,194 39,188,635
8 Suicide Squad Aug 5 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $315,823,343 37,464,216
9 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $194,453,283 23,066,818
10 The Revenant Dec 25 20th Century Fox Adventure R $182,317,546 21,627,229
See complete chart

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 Jun 17, 2016 Finding Dory $135,060,273 4,305 Walt Disney Adventure
4 Aug 5, 2016 Suicide Squad $133,682,248 4,255 Warner Bros. Action
5 Feb 12, 2016 Deadpool $132,434,639 3,558 20th Century Fox Action
6 Jul 8, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets $104,352,905 4,370 Universal Adventure
7 Apr 15, 2016 The Jungle Book $103,261,464 4,028 Walt Disney Adventure
8 Jan 1, 2016 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $90,241,673 4,134 Walt Disney Adventure
9 Mar 4, 2016 Zootopia $75,063,401 3,827 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Jun 24, 2016 Finding Dory $72,959,954 4,305 Walt Disney Adventure

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2016

RankDistributorMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 14 $2,053,206,924 243,559,533 25.00%
2 Warner Bros. 27 $1,434,585,042 170,176,150 17.47%
3 20th Century Fox 16 $1,120,047,143 132,864,421 13.64%
4 Universal 16 $1,046,576,179 124,149,005 12.75%
5 Sony Pictures 21 $710,731,938 84,309,829 8.66%
6 Paramount Pictures 12 $570,430,034 67,666,666 6.95%
7 Lionsgate 19 $395,138,658 46,872,904 4.81%
8 STX Entertainment 5 $176,945,303 20,989,950 2.15%
9 Focus Features 7 $147,125,733 17,452,633 1.79%
10 Open Road 6 $87,559,686 10,386,674 1.07%
See complete chart

Market Share for Each Genre in 2016

RankGenreMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 40 $2,963,609,661 351,555,100 36.09%
2 Action 40 $2,170,985,131 257,530,840 26.44%
3 Comedy 79 $1,201,980,185 142,583,613 14.64%
4 Drama 202 $795,536,199 94,369,551 9.69%
5 Horror 19 $425,111,268 50,428,373 5.18%
6 Thriller/Suspense 48 $394,522,899 46,799,844 4.80%
7 Romantic Comedy 24 $121,691,160 14,435,474 1.48%
8 Black Comedy 6 $48,370,932 5,737,949 0.59%
9 Documentary 122 $39,790,754 4,720,079 0.48%
10 Western 5 $39,389,221 4,672,503 0.48%
See complete chart

Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2016

RankMPAA RatingMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 100 $3,693,775,309 438,170,215 44.98%
2 PG 51 $2,392,574,676 283,816,664 29.14%
3 R 171 $2,389,984,557 283,509,349 29.11%
4 Not Rated 268 $56,000,894 6,642,910 0.68%
5 G 9 $9,443,508 1,120,222 0.12%
6 NC-17 1 $33,036 3,918 0.00%
See complete chart

Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2016

RankSource MaterialMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 295 $3,806,256,115 451,513,026 46.35%
2 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 12 $1,667,384,312 197,791,728 20.31%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 73 $1,384,969,471 164,290,531 16.87%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 22 $345,683,995 41,006,397 4.21%
5 Remake 10 $230,899,100 27,390,162 2.81%
6 Based on Real Life Events 152 $209,955,637 24,905,694 2.56%
7 Based on TV 3 $180,876,361 21,456,269 2.20%
8 Based on Game 4 $163,818,411 19,432,787 1.99%
9 Based on Short Film 3 $96,001,903 11,388,124 1.17%
10 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $48,202,424 5,717,960 0.59%
See complete chart

Market Share for Each Production Method in 2016

RankProduction MethodMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 559 $5,692,172,884 675,227,817 69.32%
2 Digital Animation 19 $1,655,111,451 196,335,868 20.16%
3 Animation/Live Action 10 $809,843,992 96,066,899 9.86%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $48,654,227 5,771,556 0.59%
5 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,816,816 334,141 0.03%
6 Hand Animation 4 $999,956 118,618 0.01%
See complete chart

Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2016

RankCreative TypeMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 263 $1,877,845,179 222,757,305 22.87%
2 Kids Fiction 21 $1,702,573,704 201,966,028 20.73%
3 Super Hero 8 $1,658,642,046 196,754,689 20.20%
4 Fantasy 33 $1,002,967,672 118,975,981 12.21%
5 Science Fiction 27 $822,423,945 97,559,172 10.02%
6 Dramatization 55 $650,388,554 77,151,640 7.92%
7 Historical Fiction 64 $451,843,849 53,599,471 5.50%
8 Factual 119 $39,749,379 4,715,172 0.48%
9 Multiple Creative Types 3 $3,136,970 372,117 0.04%
See complete chart