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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 $384,909,307
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 $333,394,597
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 $248,951,093
14 Catch Me if You Can Dec 25, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $164,606,800 $235,279,960
15 Twilight Nov 21, 2008 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $192,769,854 $225,536,203
16 The Truman Show Jun 5, 1998 Paramount Pictures PG $125,618,201 $225,519,031
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 $207,328,718
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 $202,805,560
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 $199,552,532
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
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 132 28.70% $1,523,061,672 350,129,060 $2,773,022,155 Apollo 13 $172,070,496
1996 120 23.41% $1,347,944,406 304,964,737 $2,415,320,717 A Time to Kill $108,766,007
1997 116 18.83% $1,196,290,970 260,629,784 $2,064,187,889 The Godfather $129,141,981
1998 129 23.24% $1,570,578,612 334,878,107 $2,652,234,607 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 132 19.87% $1,457,979,849 287,003,839 $2,273,070,405 The General's Daughter $102,705,852
2000 156 22.69% $1,747,700,830 324,248,691 $2,568,049,633 The Perfect Storm $182,618,434
2001 145 16.91% $1,402,238,921 247,745,323 $1,962,142,958 Cast Away $123,942,702
2002 153 17.31% $1,585,907,297 272,961,593 $2,161,855,817 A Beautiful Mind $132,929,755
2003 150 12.05% $1,107,495,150 183,664,128 $1,454,619,894 Seabiscuit $120,277,854
2004 222 14.86% $1,379,752,208 222,182,212 $1,759,683,119 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 268 16.13% $1,421,246,057 221,723,123 $1,756,047,134 Million Dollar Baby $99,378,637
2006 251 17.05% $1,565,268,523 238,972,162 $1,892,659,523 The Departed $120,359,613
2007 245 13.25% $1,293,537,409 188,014,039 $1,489,071,189 American Gangster $129,150,735
2008 256 11.14% $1,089,321,887 151,716,032 $1,201,590,973 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 187 17.24% $1,834,102,839 244,546,972 $1,936,812,018 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 199 16.32% $1,714,413,331 217,289,311 $1,720,931,343 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 244 14.63% $1,490,341,273 187,937,000 $1,488,461,040 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 227 15.15% $1,669,867,813 209,782,271 $1,661,475,586 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 228 12.33% $1,347,580,556 165,753,943 $1,312,771,229 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 254 16.19% $1,678,679,997 205,468,657 $1,627,311,763 The Fault in Our Stars $124,872,350
2015 285 18.21% $2,058,149,603 244,145,718 $1,933,634,087 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 121 10.43% $421,885,438 50,045,659 $396,361,619 Miracles from Heaven $60,708,595