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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: $11,250,646,490
Tickets Sold: 1,334,595,859
Average Ticket Price: $8.43

Top Grossing Movies of 2016

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2016 GrossTickets Sold
1 Finding Dory Jun 17 Walt Disney Adventure PG $486,295,561 57,686,306
2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $424,987,707 50,413,725
3 Captain America: Civil War May 6 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $408,084,349 48,408,582
4 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8 Universal Adventure PG $368,384,330 43,699,208
5 The Jungle Book Apr 15 Walt Disney Adventure PG $364,001,123 43,179,255
6 Deadpool Feb 12 20th Century Fox Action R $363,070,709 43,068,886
7 Zootopia Mar 4 Walt Disney Adventure PG $341,268,248 40,482,591
8 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $330,360,194 39,188,635
9 Suicide Squad Aug 5 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $325,100,054 38,564,656
10 Doctor Strange Nov 4 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $230,107,790 27,296,297
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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 $2,934,895,822 348,148,962 26.09%
2 Warner Bros. 33 $1,896,882,126 225,015,658 16.86%
3 20th Century Fox 24 $1,453,416,586 172,410,021 12.92%
4 Universal 21 $1,405,785,527 166,759,839 12.50%
5 Sony Pictures 25 $907,849,787 107,692,726 8.07%
6 Paramount Pictures 18 $843,739,756 100,087,747 7.50%
7 Lionsgate 26 $663,570,692 78,715,373 5.90%
8 STX Entertainment 7 $195,608,870 23,203,896 1.74%
9 Focus Features 10 $167,783,731 19,903,165 1.49%
10 Open Road 8 $105,841,222 12,555,302 0.94%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2016

RankGenreMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 49 $4,540,600,189 538,623,960 40.36%
2 Action 52 $2,296,781,414 272,453,290 20.41%
3 Comedy 98 $1,444,760,349 171,383,146 12.84%
4 Drama 277 $1,375,857,050 163,209,474 12.23%
5 Thriller/Suspense 66 $658,328,925 78,093,550 5.85%
6 Horror 28 $479,705,329 56,904,535 4.26%
7 Western 7 $147,173,775 17,458,332 1.31%
8 Romantic Comedy 29 $137,174,695 16,272,189 1.22%
9 Documentary 156 $50,767,053 6,022,111 0.45%
10 Black Comedy 6 $48,370,932 5,737,949 0.43%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2016

RankMPAA RatingMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 139 $5,471,318,402 649,029,399 48.63%
2 PG 61 $3,056,178,773 362,536,005 27.16%
3 R 223 $2,952,759,305 350,267,891 26.25%
4 Not Rated 365 $93,841,356 11,131,651 0.83%
5 G 10 $13,688,347 1,623,761 0.12%
6 NC-17 2 $35,527 4,213 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2016

RankSource MaterialMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 378 $4,726,634,048 560,691,867 42.01%
2 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 15 $1,907,027,954 226,219,204 16.95%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 101 $1,852,762,674 219,782,000 16.47%
4 Spin-Off 2 $649,112,965 77,000,351 5.77%
5 Based on Real Life Events 207 $460,601,361 54,638,252 4.09%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 26 $419,654,754 49,781,100 3.73%
7 Remake 11 $317,651,343 37,681,055 2.82%
8 Based on Game 6 $238,684,480 28,313,696 2.12%
9 Based on TV 3 $181,860,532 21,573,015 1.62%
10 Based on Toy 2 $154,155,309 18,286,513 1.37%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2016

RankProduction MethodMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 732 $7,582,148,795 899,424,162 67.39%
2 Digital Animation 25 $2,259,299,482 268,007,043 20.08%
3 Animation/Live Action 17 $1,348,333,774 159,944,686 11.98%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $51,571,742 6,117,643 0.46%
5 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,816,816 334,141 0.03%
6 Hand Animation 4 $984,986 116,842 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2016

RankCreative TypeMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 342 $2,555,506,447 303,144,132 22.71%
2 Kids Fiction 26 $2,327,035,291 276,042,134 20.68%
3 Super Hero 9 $1,898,026,547 225,151,426 16.87%
4 Science Fiction 36 $1,449,222,225 171,912,464 12.88%
5 Fantasy 42 $1,365,469,286 161,977,353 12.14%
6 Dramatization 78 $907,933,246 107,702,600 8.07%
7 Historical Fiction 88 $664,328,226 78,805,198 5.90%
8 Factual 155 $74,465,811 8,833,351 0.66%
9 Multiple Creative Types 3 $3,140,488 372,535 0.03%
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