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Box Office History for IMAX Films

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 The Living Sea Feb 28, 1995 Documentary Not Rated $64,800,000 $128,855,166
2 Space Station Apr 19, 2002 Documentary Not Rated $93,231,060 $125,851,843
3 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous Oct 23, 1998 Adventure Not Rated $53,743,249 $86,097,663
4 Magnificent Desolation Sep 23, 2005 Documentary Not Rated $34,126,126 $42,981,245
5 Galapagos Oct 29, 1999 Documentary Not Rated $18,571,938 $27,801,109
6 The Lion King (IMAX) Dec 25, 2002 Adventure G $15,682,879 $22,822,177
7 Batman Begins (IMAX) Jun 15, 2005 Action PG-13 $0 $20,910,607
8 Extreme Mar 23, 1999 Documentary Not Rated $12,456,958 $20,489,480
9 Island of the Sharks Apr 30, 1999 Documentary Not Rated $10,658,756 $17,480,794
10 Cyberworld 3D Oct 6, 2000 Adventure Not Rated $11,243,857 $17,434,101
11 Santa vs. The Snowman Nov 6, 2002 Adventure Not Rated $10,259,134 $13,987,924
12 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impos… Oct 1, 1999 Documentary PG $5,231,283 $8,605,799
13 China: The Panda Adventure Jul 27, 2001 Drama Not Rated $3,708,478 $5,545,472
14 Apollo 13 (IMAX) Sep 20, 2002 Drama PG $1,759,075 $2,596,721
15 The Nutcracker Nov 25, 1998 Musical G $1,009,291 $1,811,146
16 All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Apr 6, 2001 Concert/Performance Not Rated $995,122 $1,520,808
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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 1.22% $64,800,000 14,896,551 $128,855,166 The Living Sea $64,800,000
1998 2 0.05% $3,526,086 751,830 $6,503,330 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $2,872,271
1999 6 0.54% $39,766,350 7,828,019 $67,712,364 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $24,343,061
2000 6 0.40% $30,072,082 5,579,233 $48,260,365 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $8,214,699
2001 8 0.23% $18,769,800 3,316,216 $28,685,268 Cyberworld 3D $6,889,078
2002 10 0.53% $48,350,373 8,321,918 $71,984,591 Space Station $30,460,417
2003 8 0.35% $31,921,610 5,293,796 $45,791,335 Space Station $15,713,110
2004 6 0.17% $15,740,523 2,534,703 $21,925,181 Space Station $9,598,551
2005 7 0.38% $33,436,334 5,216,274 $45,120,770 Batman Begins (IMAX) $15,900,000
2006 5 0.17% $15,823,354 2,415,776 $20,896,462 Magnificent Desolation $10,952,503
2007 5 0.10% $10,144,433 1,474,480 $12,754,252 Magnificent Desolation $5,395,786
2008 4 0.17% $16,952,021 2,361,003 $20,422,676 Space Station $10,840,176
2009 4 0.07% $7,938,908 1,058,518 $9,156,181 Magnificent Desolation $4,434,163
2010 3 0.04% $4,549,480 576,612 $4,987,694 Magnificent Desolation $2,504,085
2011 3 0.02% $2,523,115 318,171 $2,752,179 Space Station $2,167,258
2012 3 0.02% $2,124,838 266,938 $2,309,014 Space Station $2,084,978
2013 3 0.02% $2,449,832 301,332 $2,606,522 Space Station $2,436,846
2014 1 0.01% $728,699 89,192 $771,511 Space Station $728,699
2015 1 0.03% $3,201,391 379,761 $3,284,933 Space Station $3,201,391
2016 2 0.00% $557,977 64,505 $557,968 Galapagos $463,537

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