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Box Office History for Drama

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2017, 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 $516,446,883
2 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Dreamworks SKG R $216,335,085 $395,352,021
3 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 20th Century Fox PG-13 $233,632,142 $365,449,940
4 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Warner Bros. R $350,126,372 $359,336,501
5 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Universal PG $172,070,496 $342,163,163
6 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $296,623,634 $341,611,717
7 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $300,531,751 $329,480,308
8 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $292,324,737 $317,591,912
9 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $281,287,133 $306,802,776
10 The Perfect Storm Jun 30, 2000 Warner Bros. PG-13 $182,618,434 $293,070,399
11 The Blind Side Nov 20, 2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $255,959,475 $292,499,620
12 A Beautiful Mind Dec 21, 2001 Universal PG-13 $170,708,996 $255,644,280
13 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Miramax R $138,433,435 $255,625,224
14 Catch Me if You Can Dec 25, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $164,606,800 $241,420,125
15 The Truman Show Jun 5, 1998 Paramount Pictures PG $125,618,201 $231,683,884
16 Twilight Nov 21, 2008 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $192,769,854 $231,422,083
17 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Warner Bros. R $136,801,374 $227,051,722
18 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Dreamworks SKG R $130,058,047 $215,675,156
19 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Warner Bros. R $108,766,007 $212,856,544
20 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Sony Pictures PG-13 $162,586,036 $210,647,836
21 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Warner Bros. PG $115,821,495 $208,264,138
22 Cinderella Mar 13, 2015 Walt Disney PG $201,151,353 $206,400,851
23 Phenomenon Jul 5, 1996 Walt Disney PG $104,636,382 $204,767,765
24 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Universal R $125,548,685 $201,483,507
25 Lincoln Nov 9, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $182,207,973 $197,136,199
Complete List

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 $3,123,331,121 Apollo 13 $172,070,496
1996 120 23.70% $1,372,542,702 310,529,965 $2,763,716,689 A Time to Kill $108,766,007
1997 117 18.85% $1,198,241,550 261,054,747 $2,323,387,248 The Godfather $129,141,981
1998 129 23.23% $1,572,374,341 335,260,992 $2,983,822,829 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 132 19.87% $1,458,858,185 287,176,739 $2,555,872,977 The General's Daughter $102,705,852
2000 156 23.20% $1,747,733,887 324,254,824 $2,885,867,934 The Perfect Storm $182,618,434
2001 145 16.90% $1,402,415,185 247,776,466 $2,205,210,547 Cast Away $123,942,702
2002 153 17.31% $1,585,999,558 272,977,472 $2,429,499,501 A Beautiful Mind $132,929,755
2003 153 12.05% $1,107,685,904 183,695,760 $1,634,892,264 Seabiscuit $120,277,854
2004 221 14.87% $1,380,027,637 222,226,564 $1,977,816,420 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 267 16.12% $1,421,494,563 221,761,891 $1,973,680,830 Million Dollar Baby $99,378,637
2006 251 17.04% $1,566,075,796 239,095,411 $2,127,949,158 The Departed $120,359,613
2007 248 13.25% $1,293,680,617 188,034,853 $1,673,510,192 American Gangster $129,150,735
2008 254 11.17% $1,089,194,556 151,698,297 $1,350,114,843 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 190 17.24% $1,834,237,050 244,564,862 $2,176,627,272 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 204 16.10% $1,687,446,588 213,871,471 $1,903,456,092 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 243 14.63% $1,490,194,213 187,918,456 $1,672,474,258 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 226 15.13% $1,670,554,390 209,868,526 $1,867,829,881 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 229 12.28% $1,337,741,931 164,543,780 $1,464,439,642 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 253 16.22% $1,679,607,361 205,582,165 $1,829,681,269 The Fault in Our Stars $124,872,350
2015 286 18.25% $2,060,252,692 244,395,193 $2,175,117,218 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 277 11.94% $1,339,212,563 154,822,122 $1,377,916,886 Sully $124,991,036
2017 193 11.09% $937,517,981 108,111,005 $962,187,945 Hidden Figures $167,062,379