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Box Office History for Fantasy Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 8% market share 1996: 5% market share 1997: 1% market share 1998: 8% market share 1999: 9% market share 2000: 4% market share 2001: 12% market share 2002: 10% market share 2003: 14% market share 2004: 7% market share 2005: 12% market share 2006: 13% market share 2007: 12% market share 2008: 12% market share 2009: 21% market share 2010: 21% market share 2011: 18% market share 2012: 18% market share 2013: 12% market share 2014: 14% market share 2015: 11% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2015, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $524,782,348
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $377,845,905 $505,158,468
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $342,548,984 $472,329,527
4 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $467,567,042
5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Nov 16, 2001 Adventure PG $317,575,550 $454,616,096
6 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $315,544,750 $446,789,448
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $411,266,859
8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Adventure PG-13 $381,011,219 $390,140,105
9 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dec 9, 2005 Adventure PG $291,710,957 $367,742,279
10 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $290,013,036 $367,006,818
11 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15, 2002 Adventure PG $261,987,880 $365,336,307
12 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Jul 11, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $292,004,738 $344,633,498
13 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Adventure PG $334,191,110 $343,933,050
14 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Jul 15, 2009 Adventure PG $301,959,197 $326,921,155
15 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Comedy PG-13 $242,704,995 $326,821,474
16 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jun 4, 2004 Adventure PG $249,538,952 $326,250,630
17 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Drama PG-13 $296,623,634 $320,680,586
18 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $317,225,843
19 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Drama PG-13 $300,531,751 $309,292,497
20 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $303,003,568 $308,258,602
21 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $295,001,070 $303,541,052
22 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Drama PG-13 $292,324,737 $298,132,523
23 The Mummy Returns May 4, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $202,007,640 $289,806,016
24 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Drama PG-13 $281,287,133 $288,004,455
25 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure G $162,792,677 $278,344,603
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 30 7.57% $400,336,628 92,031,410 $728,888,767 Casper $100,237,375
1996 19 4.58% $255,864,887 57,887,986 $458,472,849 Dragonheart $51,317,350
1997 7 1.37% $89,063,022 19,403,708 $153,677,367 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation $35,059,903
1998 14 7.69% $521,283,205 111,147,803 $880,290,600 A Bug's Life $136,420,000
1999 15 9.19% $671,008,271 132,088,242 $1,046,138,877 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 17 4.08% $304,866,177 56,561,443 $447,966,629 The Green Mile $60,119,360
2001 21 11.91% $967,648,691 170,962,666 $1,354,024,315 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $291,594,218
2002 18 9.51% $873,678,952 150,375,035 $1,190,970,277 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $245,996,000
2003 24 13.75% $1,285,142,385 213,124,776 $1,687,948,226 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 17 7.08% $644,645,165 103,807,593 $822,156,137 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $249,509,413
2005 19 11.71% $1,045,342,322 163,079,924 $1,291,592,998 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $277,083,157
2006 31 12.67% $1,172,496,397 179,007,086 $1,417,736,121 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2007 42 12.45% $1,198,760,267 174,238,409 $1,379,968,199 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $292,004,738
2008 47 11.82% $1,175,926,339 163,778,040 $1,297,122,077 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 48 20.56% $2,189,325,579 291,910,077 $2,311,927,810 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 34 21.19% $2,220,076,362 281,378,482 $2,228,517,577 Alice in Wonderland $334,191,110
2011 58 17.58% $1,783,437,442 224,897,502 $1,781,188,216 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 55 17.79% $1,969,797,739 247,462,001 $1,959,899,048 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 65 12.01% $1,308,996,861 161,008,192 $1,275,184,881 Oz the Great and Powerful $234,770,996
2014 55 13.66% $1,417,016,026 173,441,347 $1,373,655,468 Maleficent $241,407,328
2015 35 10.74% $588,157,062 72,433,114 $573,670,263 Cinderella $200,286,777