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Box Office History for Adventure

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 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $936,662,225 $936,662,225
2 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 20th Century Fox PG $474,544,677 $761,329,663
3 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Dreamworks SKG PG $441,226,247 $598,959,298
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $403,706,375 $585,756,409
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 20th Century Fox PG-13 $306,169,255 $583,938,193
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Walt Disney PG-13 $423,315,812 $544,817,142
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 New Line PG-13 $377,845,905 $524,448,846
8 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Walt Disney G $380,529,370 $518,148,559
9 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $373,524,485 $507,054,974
10 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 20th Century Fox PG-13 $380,270,577 $500,106,226
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 New Line PG-13 $342,548,984 $492,516,107
12 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Walt Disney PG $478,566,300 $478,566,300
13 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Warner Bros. PG $317,575,550 $472,336,516
14 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 New Line PG-13 $315,544,750 $465,453,885
15 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $250,690,539 $460,416,977
16 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 20th Century Fox PG $310,676,740 $450,775,367
17 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Walt Disney G $415,004,880 $443,408,255
18 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Lionsgate PG-13 $424,668,047 $440,249,458
19 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Walt Disney PG-13 $305,411,224 $426,967,926
20 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Walt Disney G $289,423,425 $416,073,179
21 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Walt Disney PG $400,738,009 $414,997,174
22 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Sony Pictures PG-13 $336,530,303 $412,347,448
23 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $381,011,219 $405,034,625
24 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Walt Disney G $245,852,179 $404,450,426
25 Shrek May 18, 2001 Dreamworks SKG PG $267,655,011 $398,645,183
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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 $1,288,355,326 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 23 14.73% $852,729,998 192,925,327 $1,527,968,590 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 12 10.13% $644,382,348 140,388,306 $1,111,875,384 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 20 17.94% $1,214,006,370 258,849,961 $2,050,091,691 Armageddon $201,578,182
1999 18 18.30% $1,343,214,339 264,412,261 $2,094,145,107 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 20 10.28% $774,834,561 143,754,081 $1,138,532,322 Dinosaur $137,748,063
2001 23 24.21% $2,007,654,776 354,709,312 $2,809,297,751 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 34 24.14% $2,212,435,972 380,797,912 $3,015,919,463 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 35 19.75% $1,816,075,061 301,173,291 $2,385,292,465 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 34 27.52% $2,554,641,986 411,375,505 $3,258,094,000 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 37 23.43% $2,067,018,210 322,467,721 $2,553,944,350 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 31 18.35% $1,686,723,197 257,514,975 $2,039,518,602 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2007 29 21.06% $2,057,402,268 299,041,015 $2,368,404,839 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 43 21.13% $2,066,832,047 287,859,608 $2,279,848,095 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 35 19.33% $2,056,897,824 274,253,037 $2,172,084,053 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 32 29.22% $3,070,330,480 389,142,005 $3,082,004,680 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 45 24.14% $2,459,212,151 310,115,014 $2,456,110,911 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 38 24.10% $2,655,634,247 333,622,374 $2,642,289,202 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $263,834,893
2013 32 25.78% $2,814,216,400 346,152,064 $2,741,524,347 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 41 28.57% $2,958,731,194 362,145,779 $2,868,194,570 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 40 18.50% $2,091,206,846 248,067,220 $1,964,692,382 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 37 37.65% $2,850,680,261 338,158,967 $2,678,219,019 Finding Dory $478,566,300