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Box Office History for Science Fiction Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 6% market share 1996: 10% market share 1997: 18% 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: 12% market share 2011: 14% market share 2012: 10% market share 2013: 15% market share 2014: 25% market share 2015: 21% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2015, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 Action PG-13 $760,507,625 $826,198,130
2 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Adventure PG $474,544,677 $755,899,504
3 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $643,839,335 $643,839,335
4 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,124,059 $579,696,466
5 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $496,536,289
6 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,147,615 $456,149,959
7 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Action PG-13 $402,111,870 $448,756,847
8 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $437,116,010
9 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $302,181,125 $435,328,061
10 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $429,026,313
11 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Action PG-13 $229,074,524 $417,724,134
12 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $390,813,329
13 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Action PG-13 $319,071,806 $388,173,113
14 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Action PG-13 $352,390,543 $371,943,105
15 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,573,391 $359,737,586
16 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Nov 21, 2014 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $337,135,885 $345,060,842
17 Signs Aug 2, 2002 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,965,690 $328,389,216
18 Inception Jul 16, 2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $292,576,195 $310,375,461
19 I am Legend Dec 14, 2007 Horror PG-13 $256,393,010 $309,365,018
20 War of the Worlds Jun 29, 2005 Action PG-13 $234,280,354 $305,912,477
21 Star Trek May 8, 2009 Adventure PG-13 $257,730,019 $287,626,705
22 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action R $171,383,253 $282,377,527
23 Men in Black 2 Jul 3, 2002 Action PG-13 $190,418,803 $274,321,067
24 Jurassic Park III Jul 18, 2001 Action PG-13 $181,166,115 $267,908,199
25 Planet of the Apes Jul 27, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $180,011,740 $266,192,064
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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 6.47% $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 17 17.58% $1,144,371,552 249,318,423 $1,974,601,910 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 20 11.92% $807,564,113 172,188,511 $1,363,733,007 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 28 16.30% $1,735,995,278 231,466,040 $1,833,211,037 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 22 11.54% $1,208,849,187 153,212,815 $1,213,445,495 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 30 14.12% $1,431,692,508 180,541,285 $1,429,886,977 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 37 10.28% $1,138,278,507 142,999,794 $1,132,558,368 The Hunger Games $408,010,692
2013 37 15.01% $1,635,614,134 201,182,529 $1,593,365,630 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 44 25.38% $2,629,658,674 321,867,624 $2,549,191,582 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $323,734,502
2015 29 20.87% $1,543,197,381 184,372,432 $1,460,229,661 Jurassic World $643,839,335