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Box Office History for Science 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 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Adventure PG-13 $936,121,508 $936,121,508
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 $306,124,059 $583,851,987
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 $250,147,615 $459,419,843
8 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Action PG-13 $402,111,870 $451,973,742
9 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $440,249,458
10 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $302,181,125 $438,448,684
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 $229,074,524 $420,718,564
13 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $393,614,858
14 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Action PG-13 $319,071,806 $390,955,707
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 $201,573,391 $362,316,350
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 $171,383,253 $284,401,730
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% $342,278,575 78,684,724 $623,183,014 Waterworld $88,214,660
1996 15 10.30% $592,900,360 134,140,346 $1,062,391,540 Independence Day $306,124,059
1997 17 17.84% $1,132,432,061 246,717,216 $1,954,000,351 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 20 11.96% $807,915,588 172,263,442 $1,364,326,461 Armageddon $201,573,391
1999 17 11.56% $848,134,605 166,955,621 $1,322,288,518 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 18 7.33% $564,713,202 104,770,527 $829,782,574 Space Cowboys $90,179,885
2001 13 6.98% $579,135,151 102,320,691 $810,379,873 Jurassic Park III $181,166,115
2002 21 12.80% $1,171,978,513 201,717,460 $1,597,602,283 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $302,181,125
2003 16 8.13% $747,306,129 123,931,355 $981,536,332 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 23 7.77% $720,772,709 116,066,446 $919,246,252 The Day After Tomorrow $186,740,799
2005 18 9.68% $853,064,878 133,083,434 $1,054,020,797 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 17 1.97% $180,692,548 27,586,641 $218,486,197 V for Vendetta $70,511,035
2007 25 9.49% $926,044,235 134,599,442 $1,066,027,581 Transformers $319,071,806
2008 24 10.28% $1,005,432,487 140,032,375 $1,109,056,410 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 27 16.28% $1,732,090,179 230,945,351 $1,829,087,180 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 21 11.44% $1,201,559,187 152,288,867 $1,206,127,827 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 31 14.07% $1,431,818,844 180,557,220 $1,430,013,182 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 37 10.33% $1,138,225,536 142,993,139 $1,132,505,661 The Hunger Games $408,010,692
2013 37 14.97% $1,635,614,134 201,182,529 $1,593,365,630 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 43 22.86% $2,369,911,716 290,074,851 $2,297,392,820 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $323,734,502
2015 40 25.70% $2,905,785,019 344,695,711 $2,729,990,031 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 15 10.26% $346,202,253 41,067,875 $325,257,570 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $193,912,566