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Box Office History for Contemporary Fiction

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2016 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2016, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $460,957,711
2 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $374,023,479
3 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 Drama PG-13 $233,632,142 $356,155,260
4 Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Action PG-13 $351,032,910 $351,032,910
5 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19, 2002 Romantic Comedy PG $241,438,208 $349,597,209
6 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Action PG-13 $180,981,886 $345,175,859
7 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Action PG-13 $215,409,889 $336,902,657
8 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 Action PG-13 $226,164,286 $336,848,924
9 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Comedy PG-13 $181,410,615 $333,178,966
10 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Action PG-13 $304,360,277 $322,163,965
11 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action R $172,956,409 $317,633,312
12 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy R $176,484,651 $316,976,186
13 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Comedy R $277,322,503 $311,710,496
14 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 Comedy PG-13 $213,117,789 $309,222,533
15 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Comedy PG-13 $161,491,646 $288,691,833
16 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Romantic Comedy R $153,952,592 $288,636,405
17 Gravity Oct 4, 2013 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $274,092,705 $284,113,044
18 What Women Want Dec 15, 2000 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $182,805,123 $280,906,593
19 The Da Vinci Code May 19, 2006 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $217,536,138 $279,973,990
20 The Bourne Ultimatum Aug 3, 2007 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,471,070 $278,718,182
21 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Comedy R $209,218,368 $275,149,889
22 Ocean's Eleven Dec 7, 2001 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $183,417,150 $271,972,040
23 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Comedy PG-13 $163,479,795 $271,286,353
24 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Comedy R $254,464,305 $270,508,710
25 As Good as it Gets Dec 24, 1997 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $148,478,011 $268,508,128
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 170 54.17% $2,879,228,371 661,891,497 $5,242,180,656 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $104,371,496
1996 185 61.63% $3,568,649,159 807,386,593 $6,394,501,817 Twister $241,688,385
1997 193 57.70% $3,668,495,623 799,236,426 $6,329,952,494 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 183 48.25% $3,265,569,527 696,283,387 $5,514,564,425 There's Something About Mary $174,711,965
1999 174 52.69% $3,866,711,355 761,163,565 $6,028,415,435 Big Daddy $163,479,795
2000 203 51.73% $3,898,235,837 723,234,751 $5,728,019,228 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 196 54.10% $4,487,151,485 792,782,853 $6,278,840,196 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 209 45.95% $4,211,417,103 724,856,541 $5,740,863,805 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $227,898,505
2003 197 46.00% $4,230,384,510 701,556,209 $5,556,325,175 Bad Boys II $138,540,870
2004 179 42.61% $3,955,359,989 636,933,890 $5,044,516,409 The Bourne Supremacy $176,087,450
2005 178 47.97% $4,231,823,738 660,190,817 $5,228,711,271 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 315 47.83% $4,395,186,643 671,020,695 $5,314,483,904 The Da Vinci Code $217,536,138
2007 372 43.03% $4,203,046,851 610,907,795 $4,838,389,736 The Bourne Ultimatum $227,471,070
2008 390 43.16% $4,221,906,786 588,009,154 $4,657,032,500 Quantum of Solace $166,820,413
2009 249 37.64% $4,005,232,451 534,030,908 $4,229,524,791 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 252 37.37% $3,926,797,532 497,692,871 $3,941,727,538 The Karate Kid $176,591,618
2011 328 32.13% $3,273,730,304 412,828,403 $3,269,600,952 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 345 35.22% $3,881,179,082 487,585,137 $3,861,674,285 Skyfall $296,804,366
2013 321 32.20% $3,515,450,710 432,404,602 $3,424,644,448 Gravity $255,621,667
2014 350 28.84% $2,987,039,064 365,610,476 $2,895,634,970 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 397 30.80% $3,481,191,039 412,952,476 $3,270,583,610 Furious 7 $351,032,910
2016 224 21.64% $1,638,202,204 194,329,926 $1,539,093,014 Jason Bourne $141,693,580