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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 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 $660,081,224
3 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal PG-13 $652,198,010 $652,198,010
4 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $533,345,358 $626,080,555
5 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $448,139,099 $474,599,567
6 Twister May 10, 1996 Warner Bros. PG-13 $241,688,385 $460,957,711
7 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $459,005,868 $459,005,868
8 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,870 $451,973,742
9 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,992,272 $424,084,233
10 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Universal PG-13 $229,086,679 $420,740,887
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 $393,614,858
13 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $319,246,193 $391,169,383
14 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 $374,609,364
15 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $318,604,126 $374,051,130
16 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 20th Century Fox R $363,070,709 $363,070,709
17 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $184,031,112 $356,639,597
18 Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal PG-13 $351,032,910 $351,032,910
19 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $180,981,886 $345,175,859
20 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $215,409,889 $336,902,657
21 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 New Line PG-13 $226,164,286 $336,848,924
22 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Warner Bros. R $330,360,194 $330,360,194
23 Suicide Squad Aug 5, 2016 Warner Bros. PG-13 $325,100,054 $325,100,054
24 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $304,360,277 $322,163,965
25 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Sony Pictures R $172,956,409 $317,633,312
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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 $2,033,944,296 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 36 21.48% $1,243,494,461 281,333,573 $2,371,642,020 Twister $241,688,385
1997 35 22.91% $1,456,607,580 317,343,684 $2,675,207,256 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,086,679
1998 31 14.73% $996,547,169 212,483,391 $1,791,234,986 Rush Hour $137,567,454
1999 24 12.40% $910,122,864 179,158,034 $1,510,302,227 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 30 16.81% $1,266,564,171 234,984,058 $1,980,915,609 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 30 16.76% $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 $2,071,059,993 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 30 15.21% $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 $2,022,914,231 Men in Black 2 $190,418,803
2003 32 22.93% $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 $2,948,025,298 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 27 11.15% $1,034,864,639 166,644,859 $1,404,816,161 I, Robot $144,801,023
2005 42 15.56% $1,372,554,669 214,127,073 $1,805,091,225 War of the Worlds $234,280,354
2006 31 10.97% $1,007,869,230 153,873,148 $1,297,150,638 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 37 15.17% $1,481,747,614 215,370,277 $1,815,571,435 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 37 20.06% $1,961,967,999 273,254,586 $2,303,536,160 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 31 19.18% $2,041,030,428 272,137,386 $2,294,118,164 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 30 14.20% $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 $1,593,935,043 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 46 20.78% $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 $2,251,019,528 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 47 20.14% $2,219,810,902 278,870,690 $2,350,879,917 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 44 20.41% $2,225,063,194 273,685,486 $2,307,168,647 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 47 21.90% $2,268,082,751 277,611,082 $2,340,261,421 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $259,746,958
2015 55 26.13% $2,953,177,273 350,317,560 $2,953,177,031 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 48 22.30% $2,246,864,742 266,531,977 $2,246,864,566 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349