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Box Office History for Fantasy

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2017, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $377,845,905 $524,448,846
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $342,548,984 $492,516,107
3 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $485,424,724
4 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Adventure PG $317,575,550 $472,336,516
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $315,544,750 $465,453,885
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $426,967,926
7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Adventure PG-13 $381,011,219 $405,034,625
8 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dec 9, 2005 Adventure PG $291,710,957 $381,557,539
9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $290,013,036 $380,987,308
10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15, 2002 Adventure PG $261,987,880 $379,606,879
11 The Jungle Book Apr 15, 2016 Adventure PG $363,940,561 $363,940,561
12 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Jul 11, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $292,004,738 $357,790,688
13 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Adventure PG $334,191,110 $357,063,499
14 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Jul 15, 2009 Adventure PG $301,959,197 $339,402,135
15 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Comedy PG-13 $242,704,995 $339,303,993
16 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jun 4, 2004 Adventure PG $249,538,952 $338,746,113
17 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Drama PG-13 $296,623,634 $332,923,326
18 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $329,336,681
19 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $303,003,568 $320,027,095
20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $295,983,305 $316,173,624
21 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Drama PG-13 $292,324,737 $309,514,430
22 The Mummy Returns May 4, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $202,007,640 $300,870,030
23 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Drama PG-13 $281,287,133 $298,999,699
24 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure G $162,798,565 $288,981,698
25 King Kong Dec 14, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $218,080,025 $285,410,607
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 30 7.56% $401,944,708 92,401,067 $799,269,230 Casper $100,328,194
1996 20 4.63% $267,995,307 60,632,411 $524,470,355 Dragonheart $51,364,680
1997 9 1.24% $78,676,678 17,140,885 $148,268,655 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation $35,059,903
1998 16 7.94% $537,169,272 114,535,020 $990,727,923 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 15 9.14% $671,225,515 132,130,999 $1,142,933,141 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 18 4.54% $342,010,133 63,452,706 $548,865,907 The Green Mile $60,119,360
2001 22 12.30% $1,020,709,125 180,337,291 $1,559,917,567 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 19 9.46% $866,724,803 149,178,098 $1,290,390,548 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $262,300,833
2003 25 13.54% $1,245,208,265 206,502,189 $1,786,243,935 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 17 6.95% $644,941,696 103,855,338 $898,348,674 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $249,538,952
2005 19 11.10% $979,111,100 152,747,433 $1,321,265,295 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $275,132,632
2006 28 8.66% $796,069,234 121,537,273 $1,051,297,411 Click $137,355,633
2007 44 12.72% $1,242,300,325 180,566,890 $1,561,903,599 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $292,004,738
2008 49 11.80% $1,154,164,842 160,747,178 $1,390,463,090 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 48 19.68% $2,094,379,061 279,250,530 $2,415,517,085 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 36 18.33% $1,925,787,278 244,079,497 $2,111,287,649 Alice in Wonderland $334,191,110
2011 56 16.96% $1,727,479,960 217,841,084 $1,884,325,377 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 54 17.83% $1,968,833,598 247,340,877 $2,139,498,586 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 63 11.25% $1,225,417,842 150,727,871 $1,303,796,084 Oz the Great and Powerful $234,770,996
2014 55 13.68% $1,417,016,187 173,441,367 $1,500,267,825 Maleficent $241,407,328
2015 55 9.09% $1,026,102,845 121,720,355 $1,052,881,071 Cinderella $201,151,353
2016 42 12.14% $1,365,887,311 157,906,028 $1,365,887,142 The Jungle Book $364,001,123
2017 16 10.86% $788,950,929 91,208,192 $788,950,861 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165