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Box Office History for Action

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
DistributorMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $760,507,625 $853,836,786
2 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 $677,307,543
3 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal PG-13 $652,198,010 $669,218,590
4 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $533,345,358 $642,419,549
5 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $448,139,099 $486,985,321
6 Twister May 10, 1996 Warner Bros. PG-13 $241,688,385 $472,987,450
7 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $459,005,868 $470,984,663
8 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,870 $463,769,023
9 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,992,272 $435,151,675
10 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Universal PG-13 $229,086,679 $431,721,076
11 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,084,349 $408,084,349
12 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Warner Bros. R $281,553,689 $403,887,132
13 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $319,246,193 $401,377,836
14 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 $384,385,647
15 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $318,604,126 $383,812,844
16 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $184,031,112 $365,946,917
17 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 20th Century Fox R $363,070,709 $363,070,709
18 Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal PG-13 $351,032,910 $360,193,906
19 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $180,981,886 $354,184,007
20 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $215,409,889 $345,694,897
21 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 New Line PG-13 $226,164,286 $345,639,762
22 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 May 5, 2017 Walt Disney PG-13 $337,553,927 $337,553,927
23 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $304,360,277 $330,571,566
24 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Warner Bros. R $330,360,194 $330,360,194
25 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Sony Pictures R $172,956,409 $325,922,675
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 29 19.75% $1,049,544,278 241,274,531 $2,087,024,693 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 36 21.48% $1,243,494,461 281,333,573 $2,433,535,406 Twister $241,688,385
1997 35 22.91% $1,456,607,580 317,343,684 $2,745,022,867 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,086,679
1998 31 14.73% $996,547,169 212,483,391 $1,837,981,332 Rush Hour $137,567,454
1999 25 12.43% $912,496,971 179,625,377 $1,553,759,511 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 30 16.81% $1,266,564,171 234,984,058 $2,032,612,102 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 30 16.76% $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 $2,125,109,008 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 30 15.22% $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 $2,075,706,774 Men in Black 2 $190,418,803
2003 32 22.93% $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 $3,024,960,715 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 27 11.15% $1,034,864,639 166,644,859 $1,441,478,030 I, Robot $144,801,023
2005 42 15.56% $1,372,554,669 214,127,073 $1,852,199,181 War of the Worlds $234,280,354
2006 31 10.97% $1,007,869,230 153,873,148 $1,331,002,730 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 37 15.17% $1,481,747,614 215,370,277 $1,862,952,896 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 37 20.06% $1,961,967,999 273,254,586 $2,363,652,169 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 31 19.18% $2,041,030,428 272,137,386 $2,353,988,389 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 30 14.20% $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 $1,635,532,399 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 46 20.79% $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 $2,309,764,996 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 47 20.10% $2,219,810,902 278,870,690 $2,412,231,469 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 44 20.42% $2,225,063,194 273,685,486 $2,367,379,454 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 47 21.91% $2,268,082,751 277,611,082 $2,401,335,859 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $259,746,958
2015 55 26.16% $2,953,177,273 350,317,560 $3,030,246,894 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 52 20.41% $2,296,781,414 265,523,836 $2,296,781,181 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 28 27.66% $1,225,569,862 141,684,363 $1,225,569,740 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 $337,553,927