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Box Office History for Action

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2016 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2016, 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 $832,120,706
2 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal PG-13 $652,198,010 $652,198,010
3 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $533,345,358 $626,080,555
4 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $448,139,099 $474,599,567
5 Twister May 10, 1996 Warner Bros. PG-13 $241,688,385 $460,957,711
6 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $459,005,868 $459,005,868
7 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,870 $451,973,742
8 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,992,272 $424,084,233
9 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Universal PG-13 $229,086,679 $420,718,564
10 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Warner Bros. R $281,553,689 $393,614,858
11 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $319,246,193 $390,955,707
12 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 $374,609,364
13 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $318,604,126 $374,051,130
14 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 20th Century Fox R $362,781,653 $362,781,653
15 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Walt Disney PG-13 $357,475,948 $357,475,948
16 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $184,031,112 $356,575,242
17 Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal PG-13 $351,032,910 $351,032,910
18 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $180,981,886 $345,002,521
19 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $215,409,889 $336,902,657
20 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 New Line PG-13 $226,164,286 $336,848,924
21 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Warner Bros. R $328,843,925 $328,843,925
22 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $304,360,277 $322,163,965
23 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Sony Pictures R $172,956,409 $317,016,793
24 War of the Worlds Jun 29, 2005 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $234,280,354 $308,109,731
25 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Warner Bros. PG-13 $291,045,518 $301,785,199
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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 19.77% $1,048,920,428 241,131,118 $1,909,758,455 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 36 21.57% $1,242,049,221 281,006,597 $2,225,572,248 Twister $241,688,385
1997 35 22.92% $1,455,809,054 317,169,711 $2,511,984,111 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,086,679
1998 31 14.73% $995,457,574 212,251,069 $1,681,028,466 Rush Hour $137,567,454
1999 24 12.40% $910,118,753 179,157,224 $1,418,925,214 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 30 16.45% $1,266,564,171 234,984,058 $1,861,073,739 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 30 16.77% $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 $1,945,764,549 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 30 15.22% $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 $1,900,531,520 Men in Black 2 $190,418,803
2003 32 22.94% $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 $2,769,675,013 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 27 11.14% $1,034,240,440 166,544,344 $1,319,031,204 I, Robot $144,801,023
2005 42 15.55% $1,370,429,707 213,795,566 $1,693,260,883 War of the Worlds $234,280,354
2006 31 10.97% $1,007,725,165 153,851,154 $1,218,501,140 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 37 15.17% $1,481,319,325 215,308,026 $1,705,239,566 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 37 20.06% $1,961,967,999 273,254,586 $2,164,176,321 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 31 19.18% $2,041,030,428 272,137,386 $2,155,328,097 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 30 14.20% $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 $1,497,504,809 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 46 20.78% $2,117,507,232 267,024,855 $2,114,836,852 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 46 14.49% $1,596,531,355 200,569,240 $1,588,508,381 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 44 20.37% $2,225,063,194 273,685,486 $2,167,589,049 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 47 21.88% $2,268,078,875 277,610,607 $2,198,676,007 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $259,746,958
2015 55 26.12% $2,953,162,895 350,315,854 $2,774,501,564 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 21 31.98% $1,297,028,512 153,858,651 $1,218,560,516 Deadpool $362,781,653