Box Office History for Adventure Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 13% market share 1996: 15% market share 1997: 10% market share 1998: 18% market share 1999: 18% market share 2000: 12% market share 2001: 24% market share 2002: 24% market share 2003: 20% market share 2004: 26% market share 2005: 24% market share 2006: 19% market share 2007: 21% market share 2008: 21% market share 2009: 19% market share 2010: 29% market share 2011: 24% market share 2012: 30% market share 2013: 26% 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 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 20th Century Fox PG $474,544,677 $736,934,284
2 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 $638,939,832
3 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Dreamworks SKG PG $441,226,247 $554,550,157
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $403,706,375 $548,234,646
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 20th Century Fox PG-13 $306,169,255 $546,452,224
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Walt Disney PG-13 $423,315,812 $509,917,824
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Warner Bros. PG-13 $377,845,905 $507,646,933
8 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Walt Disney G $380,529,370 $501,552,278
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Warner Bros. PG-13 $342,548,984 $474,656,274
10 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $373,524,485 $474,574,584
11 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 20th Century Fox PG-13 $380,270,577 $468,061,089
12 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Warner Bros. PG-13 $315,544,750 $448,990,381
13 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Nov 16, 2001 Warner Bros. PG $317,575,550 $441,739,040
14 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $250,690,539 $429,990,822
15 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Walt Disney G $415,004,880 $429,206,567
16 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Lionsgate PG-13 $424,668,047 $424,668,032
17 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 20th Century Fox PG $310,676,740 $410,363,011
18 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Walt Disney G $289,423,425 $402,422,297
19 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Walt Disney PG $400,737,000 $400,736,596
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Walt Disney PG-13 $305,411,224 $399,617,675
21 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $381,011,219 $392,061,978
22 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Sony Pictures PG-13 $336,530,303 $385,933,732
23 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Walt Disney G $245,852,179 $378,490,504
24 Shrek May 18, 2001 Dreamworks SKG PG $267,655,011 $373,105,018
25 Shrek the Third May 17, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG $322,719,944 $368,137,719
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 25 13.35% $706,461,302 162,404,900 $1,286,246,808 Toy Story $150,004,917
1996 23 15.16% $847,645,423 191,774,981 $1,518,857,850 Independence Day $306,124,059
1997 13 9.96% $648,072,260 141,192,213 $1,118,242,327 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 20 17.90% $1,213,272,244 258,693,446 $2,048,852,092 Armageddon $201,573,391
1999 18 18.40% $1,342,890,387 264,348,502 $2,093,640,136 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 21 12.00% $897,690,313 166,547,368 $1,319,055,155 Dinosaur $137,748,063
2001 24 24.00% $1,950,517,003 344,614,310 $2,729,345,335 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $291,594,218
2002 35 24.09% $2,213,055,222 380,904,514 $3,016,763,751 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 36 20.03% $1,872,389,277 310,512,320 $2,459,257,574 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 34 26.36% $2,401,409,346 386,700,376 $3,062,666,978 Shrek 2 $436,471,036
2005 36 23.81% $2,126,516,617 331,749,862 $2,627,458,907 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,262,555
2006 32 19.42% $1,797,241,796 274,388,062 $2,173,153,451 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2007 30 20.84% $2,006,474,600 291,638,750 $2,309,778,900 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 43 21.13% $2,101,548,472 292,694,773 $2,318,142,602 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 35 19.32% $2,057,654,749 274,353,966 $2,172,883,411 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 31 29.28% $3,087,048,083 391,260,834 $3,098,785,805 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 45 24.03% $2,448,035,390 308,705,575 $2,444,948,154 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 39 30.00% $3,247,889,273 408,026,272 $3,231,568,074 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 34 25.62% $2,792,509,513 342,219,287 $2,710,376,753 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $400,088,390
2014 37 27.49% $2,258,388,254 276,763,249 $2,191,964,932 Guardians of the Galaxy $327,954,942