Box Office History for Action Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 20% market share 1996: 22% market share 1997: 23% market share 1998: 15% market share 1999: 12% market share 2000: 15% market share 2001: 17% market share 2002: 15% market share 2003: 23% market share 2004: 11% market share 2005: 15% market share 2006: 11% market share 2007: 15% market share 2008: 20% market share 2009: 19% market share 2010: 14% market share 2011: 21% market share 2012: 15% market share 2013: 20% market share 2014: 22% market share 2015: 25% 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
DistributorMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $760,507,648 $806,456,239
2 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $533,345,358 $606,770,835
3 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $448,139,104 $459,961,858
4 Twister May 10, 1996 Warner Bros. PG-13 $241,888,385 $446,740,747
5 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,872 $438,033,864
6 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,992,272 $411,004,530
7 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Universal PG-13 $229,086,679 $407,742,674
8 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Warner Bros. R $281,553,696 $381,474,898
9 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $319,246,193 $378,897,770
10 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 $363,055,576
11 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $318,604,128 $362,514,550
12 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $184,031,112 $345,577,675
13 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $180,981,886 $334,361,882
14 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $215,409,889 $326,492,767
15 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 New Line PG-13 $226,164,288 $326,422,464
16 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $304,360,288 $312,227,710
17 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Sony Pictures R $172,956,409 $307,239,296
18 War of the Worlds Jun 29, 2005 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $234,280,354 $298,602,740
19 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Warner Bros. PG-13 $291,045,518 $292,477,471
20 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 20th Century Fox PG-13 $234,362,464 $292,326,922
21 X2 May 2, 2003 20th Century Fox PG-13 $214,949,696 $291,232,428
22 Pearl Harbor May 25, 2001 Walt Disney PG-13 $198,539,856 $286,584,915
23 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Sony Pictures R $187,683,808 $284,389,154
24 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Warner Bros. R $171,479,930 $275,630,154
25 Men in Black 2 Jul 3, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $190,418,803 $267,766,203
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 29 19.81% $1,048,365,444 241,003,551 $1,908,748,124 Batman Forever $183,997,904
1996 35 22.04% $1,232,397,345 278,822,927 $2,208,277,582 Twister $241,688,385
1997 35 22.50% $1,464,508,600 319,065,057 $2,526,995,251 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,074,524
1998 31 14.67% $994,536,914 212,054,778 $1,679,473,842 Rush Hour $137,534,276
1999 24 12.47% $909,923,286 179,118,757 $1,418,620,555 The Matrix $171,383,253
2000 29 15.29% $1,143,721,853 212,193,294 $1,680,570,888 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,397,307
2001 29 17.03% $1,384,539,250 244,618,241 $1,937,376,469 Rush Hour 2 $226,138,454
2002 27 15.16% $1,392,842,445 239,731,916 $1,898,676,775 Men in Black 2 $190,418,803
2003 30 22.59% $2,112,312,409 350,300,567 $2,774,380,491 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 27 11.35% $1,033,945,024 166,496,784 $1,318,654,529 I, Robot $144,795,350
2005 42 15.34% $1,370,217,034 213,762,406 $1,692,998,256 War of the Worlds $234,277,056
2006 31 10.89% $1,007,423,747 153,805,154 $1,218,136,820 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 38 15.34% $1,477,432,837 214,743,146 $1,700,765,716 Transformers $319,071,806
2008 37 19.76% $1,965,640,846 273,766,135 $2,168,227,789 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 31 19.17% $2,041,423,203 272,189,759 $2,155,742,891 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 31 14.24% $1,491,997,508 189,099,795 $1,497,670,376 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 46 20.73% $2,102,519,359 265,134,829 $2,099,867,846 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 45 14.55% $1,611,317,662 202,426,816 $1,603,220,383 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 44 20.42% $2,225,063,194 273,685,486 $2,167,589,049 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 48 21.87% $2,268,079,286 277,610,657 $2,198,676,403 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $259,746,958
2015 19 25.38% $701,914,836 85,913,679 $680,436,338 Furious 7 $265,354,080