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Box Office History for Super Hero Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 3% market share 1996: 0% market share 1997: 2% market share 1998: 1% market share 1999: 0% market share 2000: 3% market share 2001: 0% market share 2002: 5% market share 2003: 6% market share 2004: 6% market share 2005: 5% market share 2006: 5% market share 2007: 6% market share 2008: 14% market share 2009: 3% market share 2010: 3% market share 2011: 7% market share 2012: 12% market share 2013: 9% market share 2014: 7% market share 2015: 6% market share
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Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2016, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $623,279,547 $660,081,224
2 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $626,080,555
3 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $585,756,409
4 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $507,054,974
5 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $474,599,567
6 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $459,005,868 $459,005,868
7 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Action PG-13 $408,992,272 $424,084,233
8 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $412,347,448
9 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $374,051,130
10 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $183,997,904 $356,575,242
11 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Adventure PG-13 $333,172,112 $343,771,168
12 Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $312,128,345 $333,816,603
13 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Action PG-13 $291,045,518 $301,785,199
14 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 Action PG-13 $234,362,462 $301,629,851
15 X2 May 2, 2003 Action PG-13 $214,949,694 $300,501,807
16 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 $277,502,323
17 Batman Begins Jun 15, 2005 Action PG-13 $205,343,774 $270,054,291
18 Hancock Jul 1, 2008 Action PG-13 $227,946,274 $267,630,506
19 Superman Returns Jun 28, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $200,120,000 $257,559,017
20 X-Men Jul 14, 2000 Action PG-13 $157,299,717 $246,017,917
21 Thor: The Dark World Nov 8, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $206,360,018 $213,959,992
22 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Action PG-13 $202,853,933 $209,309,498
23 Fantastic Four Jul 8, 2005 Action PG-13 $154,695,569 $203,445,186
24 X-Men Origins: Wolverine May 1, 2009 Action PG-13 $179,883,157 $202,188,669
25 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 8, 2014 Adventure PG-13 $191,204,754 $197,289,600
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 1 3.47% $183,997,904 42,298,368 $335,003,075 Batman Forever $183,997,904
1996 1 0.30% $17,220,599 3,896,063 $30,856,819 The Phantom $17,220,599
1997 2 1.72% $108,994,757 23,746,133 $188,069,373 Batman & Robin $107,308,328
1998 1 1.04% $70,001,065 14,925,600 $118,210,752 Blade $70,001,065
1999 1 0.41% $29,762,011 5,858,663 $46,400,611 Mystery Men $29,762,011
2000 3 3.21% $247,346,509 45,889,889 $363,447,921 X-Men $157,299,717
2001 1 0.06% $4,965,347 877,269 $6,947,970 Unbreakable $4,965,347
2002 3 5.43% $496,794,907 85,506,868 $677,214,395 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 4 5.61% $516,135,650 85,594,633 $677,909,493 X2 $214,949,694
2004 5 5.98% $554,482,083 89,288,579 $707,165,546 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 6 5.32% $468,605,969 73,105,453 $578,995,188 Batman Begins $205,343,774
2006 4 5.10% $468,644,002 71,548,700 $566,665,704 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 3 5.98% $584,254,637 84,920,731 $672,572,190 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 8 13.70% $1,339,822,118 186,604,751 $1,477,909,628 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 5 2.92% $311,251,545 41,500,205 $328,681,624 X-Men Origins: Wolverine $179,883,157
2010 3 2.98% $312,724,064 39,635,497 $313,913,136 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 5 7.06% $719,474,648 90,728,203 $718,567,368 Thor $181,030,624
2012 4 12.10% $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 $1,326,849,939 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 4 9.48% $1,036,043,846 127,434,665 $1,009,282,547 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 5 7.04% $730,086,321 89,361,848 $707,745,836 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 4 6.15% $695,442,433 82,496,134 $653,369,381 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $459,005,868