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Box Office History for Adventure

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 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $936,662,225 $956,031,847
2 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 20th Century Fox PG $474,544,677 $781,198,290
3 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Dreamworks SKG PG $441,226,247 $614,590,501
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $403,706,375 $601,043,053
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 20th Century Fox PG-13 $306,169,255 $599,177,386
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Jul 7, 2006 Walt Disney PG-13 $423,315,812 $559,035,383
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 New Line PG-13 $377,845,905 $538,135,530
8 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16, 2016 Walt Disney PG-13 $532,177,324 $532,177,324
9 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Walt Disney G $380,529,370 $531,670,823
10 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $373,524,485 $520,287,726
11 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 20th Century Fox PG-13 $380,270,577 $513,157,634
12 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 New Line PG-13 $342,548,984 $505,369,434
13 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Walt Disney PG $486,295,561 $486,295,561
14 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Warner Bros. PG $317,575,550 $484,663,211
15 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 New Line PG-13 $315,544,750 $477,600,962
16 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $250,690,539 $472,432,604
17 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 20th Century Fox PG $310,676,740 $462,539,374
18 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Walt Disney G $415,004,880 $454,980,001
19 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Lionsgate PG-13 $424,668,047 $451,738,768
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Walt Disney PG-13 $305,411,224 $438,110,624
21 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Walt Disney G $289,423,425 $426,931,554
22 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Walt Disney PG $400,738,009 $425,827,468
23 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Sony Pictures PG-13 $336,530,303 $423,108,591
24 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $381,011,219 $415,604,924
25 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Walt Disney G $245,852,179 $415,005,479
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 25 13.31% $707,619,458 162,671,127 $1,447,773,030 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 23 14.73% $852,729,998 192,925,327 $1,717,035,410 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 12 10.13% $644,382,348 140,388,306 $1,249,455,923 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 20 17.94% $1,214,006,370 258,849,961 $2,303,764,653 Armageddon $201,578,182
1999 17 18.26% $1,340,840,232 263,944,918 $2,349,109,770 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 20 10.29% $774,834,561 143,754,081 $1,279,411,321 Dinosaur $137,748,063
2001 23 24.20% $2,007,654,776 354,709,312 $3,156,912,877 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 34 24.15% $2,212,435,972 380,797,912 $3,389,101,417 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 35 19.75% $1,816,075,061 301,173,291 $2,680,442,290 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 34 27.52% $2,554,641,986 411,375,505 $3,661,241,995 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 37 23.43% $2,067,018,210 322,467,721 $2,869,962,717 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 31 18.35% $1,686,723,197 257,514,975 $2,291,883,278 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 29 21.06% $2,057,402,268 299,041,015 $2,661,465,034 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 43 21.20% $2,066,832,047 287,859,608 $2,561,950,511 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 35 19.33% $2,056,897,824 274,253,037 $2,440,852,029 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 32 29.29% $3,070,341,059 389,143,346 $3,463,375,779 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 45 24.14% $2,459,212,151 310,115,014 $2,760,023,625 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 38 24.05% $2,655,634,247 333,622,374 $2,969,239,129 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $263,834,893
2013 33 29.21% $3,182,173,135 391,411,194 $3,483,559,627 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 43 28.58% $2,958,892,587 362,165,532 $3,223,273,235 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 41 21.50% $2,427,201,995 287,924,296 $2,562,526,234 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 49 40.49% $4,540,600,189 524,924,853 $4,671,831,192 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 28 16.20% $1,364,263,325 156,928,356 $1,396,662,368 The Lego Batman Movie $175,750,384