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: 27% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2014, 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 $805,469,145
2 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $533,345,358 $585,975,751
3 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $448,139,099 $459,398,869
4 Twister May 10, 1996 Warner Bros. PG-13 $241,888,385 $431,430,171
5 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,870 $423,021,687
6 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,992,272 $408,992,264
7 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Universal PG-13 $229,086,679 $393,768,629
8 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Warner Bros. R $281,553,689 $368,401,095
9 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $319,246,193 $365,912,289
10 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 $362,611,200
11 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $318,604,126 $362,070,836
12 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $184,031,112 $333,734,131
13 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $180,981,886 $322,902,724
14 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $215,409,889 $315,303,297
15 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 New Line PG-13 $226,164,286 $315,235,403
16 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $304,360,277 $311,740,405
17 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Sony Pictures R $172,956,409 $296,709,675
18 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Warner Bros. PG-13 $291,045,518 $291,045,511
19 War of the Worlds Jun 29, 2005 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $234,280,354 $288,369,109
20 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 20th Century Fox PG-13 $234,362,462 $282,308,374
21 X2 May 2, 2003 20th Century Fox PG-13 $214,949,694 $281,251,390
22 Pearl Harbor May 25, 2001 Walt Disney PG-13 $198,539,855 $276,763,156
23 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Sony Pictures R $187,683,805 $274,642,647
24 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Warner Bros. R $171,479,930 $266,183,833
25 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Walt Disney PG-13 $259,746,958 $259,746,958
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 30 14.15% $1,491,850,371 189,081,146 $1,497,522,676 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 45 20.95% $2,134,169,023 269,125,959 $2,131,477,595 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 45 14.55% $1,575,352,232 197,908,545 $1,567,435,676 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 45 20.33% $2,215,859,922 271,553,661 $2,150,704,995 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 48 26.88% $2,223,331,372 272,469,281 $2,157,956,706 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $259,746,958