Follow us on

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: 29% market share 2015: 14% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2015, 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 $755,899,504
2 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 $655,383,136
3 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Dreamworks SKG PG $436,471,036 $588,287,049
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $403,706,375 $581,587,324
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 20th Century Fox PG-13 $306,124,059 $579,696,466
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Walt Disney PG-13 $423,315,812 $540,939,440
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 New Line PG-13 $377,845,905 $520,711,377
8 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Walt Disney G $380,529,370 $514,460,669
9 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $373,524,485 $503,446,042
10 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 20th Century Fox PG-13 $380,270,577 $496,536,289
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 New Line PG-13 $342,548,984 $486,871,693
12 Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone Nov 16, 2001 Warner Bros. PG $317,575,550 $468,612,897
13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 New Line PG-13 $315,544,750 $460,545,280
14 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $250,147,615 $456,149,959
15 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Walt Disney G $415,004,880 $440,252,324
16 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Lionsgate PG-13 $424,668,047 $437,116,010
17 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 20th Century Fox PG $302,181,125 $435,328,061
18 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Walt Disney PG-13 $305,411,224 $423,929,016
19 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Walt Disney G $289,423,425 $412,902,613
20 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Walt Disney PG $400,738,009 $412,043,457
21 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Sony Pictures PG-13 $336,530,303 $409,412,591
22 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $381,011,219 $402,151,808
23 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Walt Disney G $245,823,397 $401,516,542
24 Shrek May 18, 2001 Dreamworks SKG PG $267,655,011 $395,803,423
25 Shrek the Third May 17, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG $321,012,359 $390,533,930
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 Sorcererís 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 29.30% $3,069,298,487 389,011,204 $3,080,968,736 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 45 24.21% $2,455,031,588 309,587,818 $2,451,935,519 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 39 29.66% $3,284,136,683 412,579,968 $3,267,633,347 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 32 25.82% $2,814,216,400 346,152,064 $2,741,524,347 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 42 28.55% $2,958,781,815 362,151,974 $2,868,243,634 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 25 14.01% $1,035,407,291 123,704,561 $979,740,123 Inside Out $344,824,515