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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 $3,035,597,101 Apollo 13 $172,070,496
1996 120 23.70% $1,372,542,702 310,529,965 $2,686,084,197 A Time to Kill $108,766,007
1997 117 18.85% $1,198,241,550 261,054,747 $2,258,123,562 The Godfather $129,141,981
1998 129 23.23% $1,572,374,341 335,260,992 $2,900,007,581 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 132 19.87% $1,458,858,185 287,176,739 $2,484,078,792 The General's Daughter $102,705,852
2000 156 23.20% $1,747,733,887 324,254,824 $2,804,804,228 The Perfect Storm $182,618,434
2001 145 16.90% $1,402,415,185 247,776,466 $2,143,266,431 Cast Away $123,942,702
2002 153 17.31% $1,585,999,558 272,977,472 $2,361,255,133 A Beautiful Mind $132,929,755
2003 153 12.05% $1,107,685,904 183,695,760 $1,588,968,324 Seabiscuit $120,277,854
2004 221 14.87% $1,380,027,637 222,226,564 $1,922,259,779 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 267 16.11% $1,421,494,563 221,761,891 $1,918,240,357 Million Dollar Baby $99,378,637
2006 251 17.04% $1,566,075,796 239,095,411 $2,068,175,305 The Departed $120,359,613
2007 248 13.25% $1,293,680,617 188,034,853 $1,626,501,478 American Gangster $129,150,735
2008 254 11.13% $1,089,194,556 151,698,297 $1,312,190,269 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 190 17.25% $1,835,612,799 244,748,296 $2,117,072,760 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 204 16.35% $1,718,033,033 217,748,080 $1,883,520,892 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 243 14.63% $1,490,194,213 187,918,456 $1,625,494,644 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 226 15.13% $1,670,554,390 209,868,526 $1,815,362,750 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 229 12.29% $1,338,281,892 164,610,195 $1,423,878,187 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 253 16.22% $1,679,607,361 205,582,165 $1,778,285,727 The Fault in Our Stars $124,872,350
2015 286 18.25% $2,060,252,692 244,395,193 $2,114,018,419 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 276 12.23% $1,375,784,432 159,050,083 $1,375,783,218 Sully $124,991,036
2017 140 12.73% $827,508,008 95,665,593 $827,507,379 Hidden Figures $167,049,358