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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 $1,554,959,317 Pocahontas $141,551,246
1996 41 7.26% $420,295,279 95,089,408 $846,295,731 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $100,138,851
1997 34 9.73% $618,932,642 134,843,695 $1,200,108,886 Titanic $157,467,971
1998 42 16.57% $1,121,625,669 239,152,576 $2,128,457,926 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 43 10.33% $758,039,829 149,220,417 $1,328,061,711 Tarzan $170,904,824
2000 42 8.96% $675,034,019 125,238,203 $1,114,620,007 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 49 7.67% $636,356,404 112,430,439 $1,000,630,907 The Others $96,522,687
2002 42 4.60% $421,063,850 72,472,240 $645,002,936 Road to Perdition $104,054,514
2003 43 11.46% $1,053,464,840 174,703,933 $1,554,865,004 Chicago $161,445,985
2004 47 10.58% $982,263,259 158,174,417 $1,407,752,311 Troy $133,298,577
2005 36 5.00% $440,734,842 68,757,369 $611,940,584 The Amityville Horror $65,233,369
2006 64 11.58% $1,064,263,900 162,483,006 $1,446,098,753 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 63 11.31% $1,104,988,445 160,608,754 $1,429,417,911 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End $309,420,425
2008 60 8.83% $860,560,499 119,855,199 $1,066,711,271 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 42 4.85% $515,721,775 68,762,889 $611,989,712 Sherlock Holmes $138,715,437
2010 42 4.54% $476,386,359 60,378,480 $537,368,472 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 65 5.93% $603,888,736 76,152,400 $677,756,360 The Help $169,499,546
2012 70 8.09% $892,846,484 112,166,607 $998,282,802 The Vow $125,014,030
2013 58 5.13% $559,228,676 68,785,785 $612,193,487 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 60 6.38% $661,117,087 80,920,054 $720,188,481 300: Rise of an Empire $106,580,051
2015 85 2.73% $307,676,922 36,497,814 $324,830,545 Bridge of Spies $70,610,153
2016 87 5.78% $648,466,660 74,967,199 $667,208,071 The Legend of Tarzan $126,643,061
2017 56 7.44% $675,829,725 75,935,892 $675,829,439 It $326,727,875

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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