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Box Office History for Science 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 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Adventure PG-13 $936,662,225 $936,662,225
2 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 Action PG-13 $760,507,625 $832,120,706
3 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Adventure PG $474,544,677 $761,329,663
4 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $652,198,010 $652,198,010
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $583,938,193
6 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $500,106,226
7 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $460,416,977
8 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Action PG-13 $402,111,870 $451,973,742
9 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $310,676,740 $450,775,367
10 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $440,249,458
11 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $432,101,770
12 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Action PG-13 $229,086,679 $420,740,887
13 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $393,614,858
14 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Action PG-13 $319,246,193 $391,169,383
15 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Action PG-13 $352,390,543 $374,609,364
16 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,578,182 $362,324,957
17 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Nov 21, 2014 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $337,135,885 $347,438,328
18 Signs Aug 2, 2002 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,965,690 $330,754,439
19 Inception Jul 16, 2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $292,576,195 $312,600,383
20 I am Legend Dec 14, 2007 Horror PG-13 $256,393,010 $311,582,688
21 War of the Worlds Jun 29, 2005 Action PG-13 $234,280,354 $308,109,731
22 Star Trek May 8, 2009 Adventure PG-13 $257,730,019 $289,688,545
23 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action R $171,479,930 $284,562,161
24 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20, 2015 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $281,723,902 $281,723,902
25 Men in Black 2 Jul 3, 2002 Action PG-13 $190,418,803 $276,287,518
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 14 6.45% $342,800,082 78,804,611 $701,361,038 Waterworld $88,246,220
1996 15 10.25% $593,544,278 134,286,030 $1,195,145,667 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 17 17.83% $1,133,629,147 246,978,019 $2,198,104,369 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 20 11.95% $808,560,970 172,401,049 $1,534,369,336 Armageddon $201,578,182
1999 17 11.55% $848,231,282 166,974,652 $1,486,074,403 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 18 7.50% $564,713,202 104,770,527 $932,457,690 Space Cowboys $90,179,885
2001 14 7.02% $582,157,674 102,854,705 $915,406,875 Jurassic Park III $181,166,115
2002 21 12.86% $1,178,177,141 202,784,349 $1,804,780,706 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $310,676,740
2003 16 8.13% $747,306,129 123,931,355 $1,102,989,060 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 23 7.76% $720,789,533 116,069,156 $1,033,015,488 The Day After Tomorrow $186,740,799
2005 19 9.68% $854,227,575 133,264,821 $1,186,056,907 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 17 1.97% $180,917,163 27,620,933 $245,826,304 V for Vendetta $70,511,035
2007 25 9.48% $926,394,664 134,650,376 $1,198,388,346 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 25 10.31% $1,005,639,165 140,061,160 $1,246,544,324 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 28 16.29% $1,732,886,895 231,051,579 $2,056,359,053 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 21 11.53% $1,208,504,414 153,169,123 $1,363,205,195 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 31 14.06% $1,431,818,844 180,557,220 $1,606,959,258 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 37 10.31% $1,138,225,536 142,993,139 $1,272,638,937 The Hunger Games $408,010,692
2013 36 14.99% $1,632,626,393 200,815,034 $1,787,253,803 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 41 18.62% $1,927,783,975 235,958,849 $2,100,033,756 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $323,734,502
2015 40 25.65% $2,895,753,422 343,505,723 $3,057,200,935 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 36 12.92% $1,449,222,225 167,540,122 $1,491,107,086 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $424,987,707
2017 36 11.96% $1,110,342,652 124,757,586 $1,110,342,515 Kong: Skull Island $168,052,812

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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