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Box Office History for Drama

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 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Newmarket Films R $370,782,930 $503,311,818
2 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Dreamworks SKG R $216,335,085 $385,296,825
3 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 20th Century Fox PG-13 $233,632,142 $356,155,260
4 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Warner Bros. R $350,126,372 $350,197,307
5 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Universal PG $172,070,496 $333,460,747
6 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $296,623,634 $332,923,326
7 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $300,531,751 $321,100,462
8 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $292,324,737 $309,514,430
9 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $281,287,133 $298,999,699
10 The Perfect Storm Jun 30, 2000 Warner Bros. PG-13 $182,618,434 $285,616,586
11 The Blind Side Nov 20, 2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $255,959,475 $285,060,324
12 A Beautiful Mind Dec 21, 2001 Universal PG-13 $170,708,996 $249,142,344
13 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Miramax R $138,433,435 $249,123,773
14 Catch Me if You Can Dec 25, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $164,606,800 $235,279,960
15 The Truman Show Jun 5, 1998 Paramount Pictures PG $125,618,201 $225,791,346
16 Twilight Nov 21, 2008 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $192,769,854 $225,536,203
17 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Warner Bros. R $136,801,374 $221,276,996
18 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Dreamworks SKG R $130,058,047 $210,189,776
19 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Warner Bros. R $108,766,007 $207,442,852
20 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Sony Pictures PG-13 $162,586,036 $205,290,319
21 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Warner Bros. PG $115,821,495 $202,967,247
22 Cinderella Mar 13, 2015 Walt Disney PG $201,151,353 $201,151,353
23 Phenomenon Jul 5, 1996 Walt Disney PG $104,636,382 $199,559,799
24 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Universal R $125,548,685 $196,359,071
25 Lincoln Nov 9, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $182,207,973 $192,122,330
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 132 28.72% $1,526,572,236 350,936,081 $2,958,391,163 Apollo 13 $172,070,496
1996 120 23.70% $1,372,542,702 310,529,965 $2,617,767,605 A Time to Kill $108,766,007
1997 117 18.85% $1,198,241,550 261,054,747 $2,200,691,517 The Godfather $129,141,981
1998 129 23.23% $1,572,374,341 335,260,992 $2,826,250,163 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 132 19.88% $1,458,858,185 287,176,739 $2,420,899,910 The General's Daughter $102,705,852
2000 156 23.19% $1,747,733,887 324,254,824 $2,733,468,166 The Perfect Storm $182,618,434
2001 145 16.91% $1,402,415,185 247,776,466 $2,088,755,608 Cast Away $123,942,702
2002 153 17.31% $1,585,995,684 272,976,805 $2,301,194,466 A Beautiful Mind $132,929,755
2003 150 12.05% $1,107,652,248 183,690,181 $1,548,508,226 Seabiscuit $120,277,854
2004 222 14.87% $1,380,050,265 222,230,208 $1,873,400,653 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 268 16.12% $1,421,763,750 221,803,885 $1,869,806,751 Million Dollar Baby $99,378,637
2006 251 17.04% $1,565,806,609 239,054,313 $2,015,227,859 The Departed $120,359,613
2007 245 13.24% $1,293,653,401 188,030,898 $1,585,100,470 American Gangster $129,150,735
2008 257 11.14% $1,089,423,131 151,730,131 $1,279,085,004 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 186 17.24% $1,834,091,881 244,545,511 $2,061,518,658 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 204 16.35% $1,717,918,258 217,733,533 $1,835,493,683 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 245 14.63% $1,490,389,247 187,943,049 $1,584,359,903 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 228 15.16% $1,670,435,442 209,853,581 $1,769,065,688 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 228 12.24% $1,334,273,309 164,117,135 $1,383,507,448 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 254 16.21% $1,678,679,997 205,468,657 $1,732,100,779 The Fault in Our Stars $124,872,350
2015 283 18.21% $2,058,127,657 244,143,115 $2,058,126,459 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 260 12.02% $1,214,851,845 144,110,405 $1,214,850,714 Sully $124,681,835