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Box Office History for Historical Fiction

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 Titanic Dec 19, 1997 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $658,672,302 $1,147,349,023
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $544,817,142
3 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $385,296,825
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $379,129,960
5 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $372,306,743
6 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Action R $187,683,805 $293,458,745
7 Tarzan Jun 16, 1999 Adventure G $171,091,819 $283,900,254
8 Pocahontas Jun 10, 1995 Adventure G $141,579,773 $274,370,957
9 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action R $210,614,939 $258,064,521
10 Chicago Dec 27, 2002 Musical PG-13 $170,687,518 $239,112,061
11 Sherlock Holmes Dec 25, 2009 Adventure PG-13 $209,028,679 $231,041,710
12 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Dec 16, 2011 Action PG-13 $186,848,418 $198,429,454
13 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jun 21, 1996 Adventure G $100,138,851 $190,988,799
14 Wild Wild West Jun 30, 1999 Adventure PG-13 $113,805,681 $188,854,702
15 True Grit Dec 22, 2010 Western PG-13 $171,243,005 $182,507,266
16 Hercules Jun 13, 1997 Adventure G $99,112,101 $182,029,412
17 Troy May 14, 2004 Action R $133,298,577 $180,951,206
18 The Help Aug 10, 2011 Drama PG-13 $169,705,587 $180,404,976
19 The Patriot Jun 28, 2000 Drama R $113,330,342 $177,249,492
20 Django Unchained Dec 25, 2012 Western R $162,805,434 $171,166,564
21 The Mask of Zorro Jul 17, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $93,828,745 $168,651,659
22 Seabiscuit Jul 25, 2003 Drama PG-13 $120,277,854 $168,149,636
23 Shakespeare in Love Dec 11, 1998 Romantic Comedy R $100,317,794 $167,781,573
24 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Horror R $101,068,340 $166,932,377
25 Van Helsing May 7, 2004 Action PG-13 $120,150,546 $163,102,915
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 54 14.30% $760,008,322 174,714,530 $1,511,280,685 Pocahontas $141,551,246
1996 41 7.26% $420,295,279 95,089,408 $822,523,379 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $100,138,851
1997 34 9.73% $618,932,642 134,843,695 $1,166,397,962 Titanic $157,467,971
1998 42 16.57% $1,121,625,669 239,152,576 $2,068,669,782 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 43 10.33% $758,039,829 149,220,417 $1,290,756,607 Tarzan $170,904,824
2000 42 8.96% $675,034,019 125,238,203 $1,083,310,456 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 49 7.67% $636,356,404 112,430,439 $972,523,297 The Others $96,522,687
2002 42 4.60% $421,063,850 72,472,240 $626,884,876 Road to Perdition $104,054,514
2003 43 11.46% $1,053,464,840 174,703,933 $1,511,189,020 Chicago $161,445,985
2004 47 10.58% $982,263,259 158,174,417 $1,368,208,707 Troy $133,298,577
2005 36 5.00% $440,734,842 68,757,369 $594,751,242 The Amityville Horror $65,233,369
2006 64 11.58% $1,064,263,900 162,483,006 $1,405,478,002 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 63 11.31% $1,104,988,445 160,608,754 $1,389,265,722 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End $309,420,425
2008 59 8.80% $860,556,607 119,854,657 $1,036,742,783 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 42 4.86% $517,097,524 68,946,323 $596,385,694 Sherlock Holmes $138,715,437
2010 42 4.53% $476,386,359 60,378,480 $522,273,852 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 65 5.93% $603,888,736 76,152,400 $658,718,260 The Help $169,499,546
2012 70 8.09% $892,846,484 112,166,607 $970,241,151 The Vow $125,014,030
2013 58 5.13% $559,228,676 68,785,785 $594,997,040 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 61 6.38% $661,141,632 80,923,058 $699,984,452 300: Rise of an Empire $106,580,051
2015 84 2.71% $306,199,920 36,322,607 $314,190,551 Bridge of Spies $70,610,153
2016 88 5.90% $664,328,226 76,800,906 $664,327,837 The Legend of Tarzan $126,643,061
2017 43 4.06% $295,270,939 34,135,347 $295,270,752 The Mummy $80,101,125