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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 $384,909,307
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 $274,347,522
8 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action R $210,614,939 $258,037,141
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 $190,948,276
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 $181,909,461
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 $93,771,072 $168,547,995
21 Seabiscuit Jul 25, 2003 Drama PG-13 $120,277,854 $168,037,281
22 Shakespeare in Love Dec 11, 1998 Romantic Comedy R $100,317,794 $167,644,122
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 14.29% $758,273,317 174,315,682 $1,380,580,201 Pocahontas $141,551,246
1996 41 7.28% $418,963,052 94,788,000 $750,720,960 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $100,138,851
1997 34 9.74% $618,390,269 134,725,531 $1,067,026,206 Titanic $157,467,971
1998 42 16.59% $1,121,219,311 239,065,931 $1,893,402,174 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 43 10.33% $757,898,816 149,192,658 $1,181,605,851 Tarzan $170,904,824
2000 42 8.76% $674,999,123 125,231,728 $991,835,286 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 49 7.67% $636,341,244 112,427,760 $890,427,859 The Others $96,522,687
2002 42 4.59% $420,979,605 72,457,741 $573,865,309 The Road to Perdition $104,054,514
2003 43 11.45% $1,052,926,294 174,614,622 $1,382,947,806 Chicago $161,445,985
2004 47 10.58% $982,263,259 158,174,417 $1,252,741,383 Troy $133,298,577
2005 36 4.99% $440,053,003 68,650,999 $543,715,912 The Amityville Horror $64,858,000
2006 63 6.98% $640,721,626 97,820,062 $774,734,891 The Pink Panther $82,226,474
2007 62 11.12% $1,085,565,694 157,785,680 $1,249,662,586 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425
2008 59 8.47% $828,931,795 115,450,089 $914,364,705 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% $603,885,307 76,151,967 $603,123,579 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% $559,070,961 68,766,386 $544,629,777 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 82 2.70% $305,689,186 36,262,022 $287,195,214 Bridge of Spies $70,610,153
2016 42 4.78% $193,129,166 22,909,725 $181,445,022 The Big Short $37,204,389