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Box Office History for Drama Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 29% market share 1996: 24% market share 1997: 19% market share 1998: 23% market share 1999: 20% market share 2000: 23% market share 2001: 17% market share 2002: 17% market share 2003: 12% market share 2004: 15% market share 2005: 16% market share 2006: 17% market share 2007: 13% market share 2008: 11% market share 2009: 17% market share 2010: 16% market share 2011: 15% market share 2012: 15% market share 2013: 12% market share 2014: 16% market share 2015: 20% 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 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Newmarket Films R $370,782,930 $499,717,542
2 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Dreamworks SKG R $216,119,491 $382,169,747
3 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 20th Century Fox PG-13 $233,632,142 $353,617,894
4 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 R $350,126,372 $350,180,938
5 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Universal PG $172,036,360 $331,021,690
6 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $296,623,634 $330,553,757
7 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $300,531,751 $318,815,049
8 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $292,324,737 $307,311,480
9 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $281,287,133 $296,871,588
10 The Perfect Storm Jun 30, 2000 Warner Bros. PG-13 $182,618,434 $283,583,727
11 The Blind Side Nov 20, 2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $255,959,475 $283,031,416
12 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Miramax R $138,339,411 $247,179,199
13 A Beautiful Mind Dec 21, 2001 Universal PG-13 $170,708,996 $246,635,316
14 Catch Me if You Can Dec 25, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $164,606,800 $232,250,408
15 Twilight Nov 21, 2008 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $192,769,854 $223,930,972
16 The Truman Show Jun 5, 1998 Paramount Pictures PG $125,466,701 $223,913,922
17 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Warner Bros. R $136,801,374 $219,702,079
18 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Dreamworks SKG R $130,058,047 $208,693,780
19 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Warner Bros. R $108,706,165 $205,853,077
20 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Sony Pictures PG-13 $162,586,036 $204,202,999
21 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Warner Bros. PG $115,731,542 $201,362,120
22 Cinderella Mar 13, 2015 Walt Disney PG $201,084,951 $201,084,951
23 Phenomenon Jul 5, 1996 Walt Disney PG $104,632,573 $198,127,300
24 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Universal R $125,548,685 $194,961,498
25 Lincoln Nov 9, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $182,207,973 $190,754,911
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 127 28.57% $1,511,956,562 347,576,223 $2,752,803,686 Apollo 13 $172,036,360
1996 119 23.82% $1,331,924,275 301,340,339 $2,386,615,485 A Time to Kill $108,706,165
1997 112 18.59% $1,209,925,270 263,600,278 $2,087,714,202 The Godfather $129,141,981
1998 124 23.20% $1,572,068,051 335,195,746 $2,654,750,308 Saving Private Ryan $190,373,184
1999 130 19.92% $1,453,827,520 286,186,521 $2,266,597,246 The General's Daughter $102,678,089
2000 153 23.37% $1,748,129,617 324,328,313 $2,568,680,239 The Perfect Storm $182,618,434
2001 141 16.78% $1,363,874,389 240,967,203 $1,908,460,248 Cast Away $123,941,038
2002 152 17.21% $1,581,448,776 272,194,282 $2,155,778,713 A Beautiful Mind $152,149,450
2003 151 12.29% $1,149,296,354 190,596,409 $1,509,523,559 Seabiscuit $120,197,488
2004 223 15.14% $1,379,577,887 222,154,245 $1,759,461,620 The Passion of the Christ $370,270,943
2005 265 16.03% $1,431,841,239 223,376,165 $1,769,139,227 Million Dollar Baby $99,378,637
2006 255 17.02% $1,575,057,282 240,466,770 $1,904,496,818 The Departed $120,359,613
2007 245 12.96% $1,247,877,060 181,377,481 $1,436,509,650 American Gangster $129,150,735
2008 253 11.17% $1,110,515,422 154,667,881 $1,224,969,618 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 174 17.18% $1,829,442,582 243,925,678 $1,931,891,370 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 193 16.06% $1,682,679,725 213,267,293 $1,689,076,961 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 239 14.57% $1,478,008,449 186,381,778 $1,476,143,682 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 227 15.12% $1,674,626,549 210,380,100 $1,666,210,392 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 229 12.23% $1,332,493,525 163,898,215 $1,298,073,863 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 254 16.20% $1,678,838,368 205,488,040 $1,627,465,277 The Fault in Our Stars $124,872,350
2015 193 20.37% $1,482,975,274 177,177,351 $1,403,244,620 American Sniper $347,897,084