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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 $531,373,094
2 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Dreamworks SKG R $216,335,085 $406,778,380
3 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 20th Century Fox PG-13 $233,632,142 $376,012,077
4 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Warner Bros. R $350,126,372 $369,721,949
5 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Universal PG $172,070,496 $352,052,272
6 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $296,623,634 $351,484,888
7 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $300,531,751 $339,002,860
8 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $292,324,737 $326,770,869
9 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $281,287,133 $315,669,908
10 The Perfect Storm Jun 30, 2000 Warner Bros. PG-13 $182,618,434 $301,540,642
11 The Blind Side Nov 20, 2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $255,959,475 $300,953,367
12 A Beautiful Mind Dec 21, 2001 Universal PG-13 $170,708,996 $263,032,843
13 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Miramax R $138,433,435 $263,013,236
14 Catch Me if You Can Dec 25, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $164,606,800 $248,397,585
15 The Truman Show Jun 5, 1998 Paramount Pictures PG $125,618,201 $238,379,950
16 Twilight Nov 21, 2008 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $192,769,854 $238,110,582
17 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Warner Bros. R $136,801,374 $233,613,911
18 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Dreamworks SKG R $130,058,047 $221,908,542
19 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Warner Bros. R $108,766,007 $219,008,468
20 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Sony Pictures PG-13 $162,586,036 $216,735,924
21 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Warner Bros. PG $115,821,495 $214,283,333
22 Cinderella Mar 13, 2015 Walt Disney PG $201,151,353 $212,366,193
23 Phenomenon Jul 5, 1996 Walt Disney PG $104,636,382 $210,685,909
24 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Universal R $125,548,685 $207,306,730
25 Lincoln Nov 9, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $182,207,973 $202,833,777
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 16.11% $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 255 11.17% $1,089,198,448 151,698,839 $1,350,119,667 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 191 17.24% $1,834,288,613 244,571,737 $2,176,688,459 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 205 16.10% $1,687,447,132 213,871,539 $1,903,456,697 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 242 14.63% $1,490,192,934 187,918,295 $1,672,472,826 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 12.29% $1,338,281,892 164,610,195 $1,465,030,736 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 252 16.22% $1,679,582,816 205,579,161 $1,829,654,533 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 215 11.58% $1,075,024,716 120,789,186 $1,075,023,755 Hidden Figures $167,062,379

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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