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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: 10% market share 2001: 24% market share 2002: 24% market share 2003: 20% market share 2004: 27% market share 2005: 23% market share 2006: 18% 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: 19% market share 2016: 44% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016 

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 $906,723,418 $906,723,418
2 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 20th Century Fox PG $474,544,677 $761,329,663
3 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 $660,081,224
4 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Dreamworks SKG PG $436,471,036 $592,504,152
5 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $403,706,375 $585,756,409
6 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 20th Century Fox PG-13 $306,124,059 $583,851,987
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Walt Disney PG-13 $423,315,812 $544,817,142
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 New Line PG-13 $377,845,905 $524,448,846
9 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Walt Disney G $380,529,370 $518,148,559
10 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $373,524,485 $507,054,974
11 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 20th Century Fox PG-13 $380,270,577 $500,106,226
12 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 New Line PG-13 $342,548,984 $492,516,107
13 Harry Potter and the Sorcererís 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 $250,147,615 $459,419,843
16 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Walt Disney G $415,004,880 $443,408,255
17 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Lionsgate PG-13 $424,668,047 $440,249,458
18 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 20th Century Fox PG $302,181,125 $438,448,684
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 $245,823,397 $404,402,670
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 13.32% $706,461,302 162,404,884 $1,286,246,681 Toy Story $150,004,917
1996 23 14.80% $851,984,324 192,756,622 $1,526,632,446 Independence Day $306,124,059
1997 12 10.14% $643,733,359 140,246,913 $1,110,755,551 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 20 17.96% $1,213,273,137 258,693,620 $2,048,853,470 Armageddon $201,573,391
1999 18 18.30% $1,343,047,894 264,379,497 $2,093,885,616 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 20 10.06% $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 Sorcererís Stone $300,404,434
2002 34 24.07% $2,203,557,719 379,269,813 $3,003,816,919 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 35 19.76% $1,816,075,061 301,173,291 $2,385,292,465 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 34 27.48% $2,549,795,551 410,595,080 $3,251,913,034 Shrek 2 $436,471,036
2005 37 23.45% $2,066,050,242 322,316,712 $2,552,748,359 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 31 18.36% $1,685,585,523 257,341,284 $2,038,142,969 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2007 29 21.06% $2,055,432,980 298,754,782 $2,366,137,873 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 43 21.13% $2,066,825,450 287,858,689 $2,279,840,817 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 34 19.33% $2,056,779,812 274,237,302 $2,171,959,432 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% $2,459,208,722 310,114,581 $2,456,107,482 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 39 29.75% $3,278,913,794 411,923,824 $3,262,436,686 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 32 25.76% $2,814,216,400 346,152,064 $2,741,524,347 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 41 28.54% $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 16 44.48% $424,619,398 50,370,029 $398,930,630 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $164,514,476