Box Office History for Science Fiction Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 6% market share 1996: 10% market share 1997: 16% market share 1998: 12% market share 1999: 12% market share 2000: 8% market share 2001: 7% market share 2002: 13% market share 2003: 8% market share 2004: 8% market share 2005: 10% market share 2006: 2% market share 2007: 10% market share 2008: 10% market share 2009: 16% market share 2010: 11% market share 2011: 14% market share 2012: 10% market share 2013: 15% market share 2014: 16% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2014, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 Action PG-13 $760,507,625 $805,469,145
2 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Adventure PG $474,544,677 $736,934,284
3 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $546,452,224
4 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $468,061,089
5 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $429,990,822
6 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $424,668,032
7 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Action PG-13 $402,111,870 $423,021,687
8 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $418,262,212
9 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $310,676,740 $410,363,011
10 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Action PG-13 $229,086,679 $393,768,629
11 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $368,401,095
12 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Action PG-13 $319,246,193 $365,912,289
13 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Action PG-13 $352,390,543 $362,611,200
14 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,578,182 $339,107,474
15 Signs Aug 2, 2002 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,965,690 $309,556,860
16 Inception Jul 16, 2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $292,576,195 $302,588,304
17 I am Legend Dec 14, 2007 Horror PG-13 $256,393,010 $291,623,655
18 War of the Worlds Jun 29, 2005 Action PG-13 $234,280,354 $288,369,109
19 Star Trek May 8, 2009 Adventure PG-13 $257,730,019 $271,131,984
20 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action R $171,479,930 $266,183,833
21 Men in Black 2 Jul 3, 2002 Action PG-13 $190,418,803 $258,589,393
22 Jurassic Park III Jul 18, 2001 Action PG-13 $181,166,115 $252,544,288
23 Planet of the Apes Jul 27, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $180,011,740 $250,926,569
24 WALL-E Jun 27, 2008 Adventure G $223,808,164 $245,939,553
25 The Day After Tomorrow May 28, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $186,740,799 $237,258,928
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 14 6.47% $342,146,389 78,654,343 $622,942,397 Waterworld $88,214,660
1996 15 10.39% $580,960,869 131,439,108 $1,040,997,735 Independence Day $306,124,059
1997 15 15.81% $1,028,823,277 224,144,507 $1,775,224,495 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 19 11.91% $807,074,893 172,084,200 $1,362,906,864 Armageddon $201,573,391
1999 17 11.62% $847,888,525 166,907,190 $1,321,904,945 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 18 7.55% $564,853,093 104,796,492 $829,988,217 Space Cowboys $90,179,885
2001 13 7.12% $579,030,693 102,302,243 $810,233,765 Jurassic Park III $181,166,115
2002 21 12.80% $1,176,090,397 202,425,197 $1,603,207,560 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $302,181,125
2003 16 8.03% $751,115,349 124,563,078 $986,539,578 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 23 7.91% $720,632,699 116,043,913 $919,067,791 The Day After Tomorrow $186,739,919
2005 18 9.55% $853,096,713 133,088,411 $1,054,060,215 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,262,555
2006 17 1.95% $180,555,395 27,565,709 $218,320,415 V for Vendetta $70,496,802
2007 25 9.60% $924,830,890 134,423,094 $1,064,630,904 Transformers $319,071,806
2008 23 10.11% $1,005,092,608 139,985,043 $1,108,681,541 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 27 16.30% $1,735,948,536 231,459,808 $1,833,161,679 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 20 11.05% $1,164,878,504 147,639,851 $1,169,307,620 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 30 14.08% $1,433,867,685 180,815,585 $1,432,059,433 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 36 10.49% $1,135,395,082 142,637,555 $1,129,689,436 The Hunger Games $408,010,692
2013 38 14.93% $1,627,726,577 199,478,496 $1,579,869,688 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $400,088,390
2014 18 15.53% $460,668,399 56,456,674 $447,136,858 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $205,301,885