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Box Office History for Historical 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 Titanic Dec 19, 1997 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $658,672,302 $1,147,349,023
2 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $385,296,825
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $379,129,960
4 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $372,306,743
5 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Action R $187,683,805 $293,458,745
6 Tarzan Jun 16, 1999 Adventure G $171,091,819 $283,900,254
7 Pocahontas Jun 10, 1995 Adventure G $141,579,773 $274,370,957
8 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action R $210,614,939 $258,064,521
9 Chicago Dec 27, 2002 Musical PG-13 $170,687,518 $239,112,061
10 Sherlock Holmes Dec 25, 2009 Adventure PG-13 $209,028,679 $231,041,710
11 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Dec 16, 2011 Action PG-13 $186,848,418 $198,429,454
12 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jun 21, 1996 Adventure G $100,138,851 $190,988,799
13 Wild Wild West Jun 30, 1999 Adventure PG-13 $113,805,681 $188,854,702
14 True Grit Dec 22, 2010 Western PG-13 $171,243,005 $182,507,266
15 Hercules Jun 13, 1997 Adventure G $99,112,101 $182,029,412
16 Troy May 14, 2004 Action R $133,298,577 $180,951,206
17 The Help Aug 10, 2011 Drama PG-13 $169,705,587 $180,404,976
18 The Patriot Jun 28, 2000 Drama R $113,330,342 $177,249,492
19 Django Unchained Dec 25, 2012 Western R $162,805,434 $171,166,564
20 The Mask of Zorro Jul 17, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $93,828,745 $168,651,659
21 Seabiscuit Jul 25, 2003 Drama PG-13 $120,277,854 $168,149,636
22 Shakespeare in Love Dec 11, 1998 Romantic Comedy R $100,317,794 $167,781,573
23 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Horror R $101,068,340 $166,932,377
24 Van Helsing May 7, 2004 Action PG-13 $120,150,546 $163,102,915
25 Les Miserables Dec 25, 2012 Musical PG-13 $148,809,770 $156,592,957
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 $1,383,739,078 Pocahontas $141,551,246
1996 41 7.26% $420,295,279 95,089,408 $753,108,111 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $100,138,851
1997 34 9.73% $618,932,642 134,843,695 $1,067,962,064 Titanic $157,467,971
1998 42 16.58% $1,121,625,669 239,152,576 $1,894,088,402 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 43 10.33% $758,039,829 149,220,417 $1,181,825,703 Tarzan $170,904,824
2000 42 8.76% $675,034,019 125,238,203 $991,886,568 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 49 7.67% $636,356,404 112,430,439 $890,449,077 The Others $96,522,687
2002 42 4.59% $421,063,850 72,472,240 $573,980,141 Road to Perdition $104,054,514
2003 43 11.46% $1,053,464,840 174,703,933 $1,383,655,149 Chicago $161,445,985
2004 47 10.58% $982,263,259 158,174,417 $1,252,741,383 Troy $133,298,577
2005 36 5.00% $440,734,842 68,757,369 $544,558,362 The Amityville Horror $65,233,369
2006 63 6.97% $640,948,088 97,854,638 $775,008,733 The Pink Panther $82,226,474
2007 62 11.12% $1,085,832,838 157,824,509 $1,249,970,111 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425
2008 59 8.47% $828,932,669 115,450,210 $914,365,663 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 39 4.83% $513,885,504 68,518,056 $542,663,004 Sherlock Holmes $138,715,437
2010 42 4.53% $476,387,161 60,378,582 $478,198,369 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 65 5.93% $603,888,736 76,152,400 $603,127,008 The Help $169,499,546
2012 71 8.10% $892,985,847 112,184,114 $888,498,183 The Vow $125,014,030
2013 57 5.12% $559,083,166 68,767,887 $544,641,665 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 61 6.38% $661,141,632 80,923,058 $640,910,619 300: Rise of an Empire $106,580,051
2015 83 2.71% $306,191,117 36,321,563 $287,666,779 Bridge of Spies $70,610,153
2016 49 5.77% $364,057,945 43,185,970 $342,032,882 The Legend of Tarzan $111,214,084