Box Office History for Drama Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 29% market share 1996: 24% market share 1997: 17% market share 1998: 23% market share 1999: 20% market share 2000: 23% market share 2001: 17% market share 2002: 17% market share 2003: 12% market share 2004: 15% market share 2005: 16% market share 2006: 17% market share 2007: 13% market share 2008: 11% market share 2009: 17% market share 2010: 16% market share 2011: 15% market share 2012: 15% market share 2013: 12% market share 2014: 15% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2014, 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 $471,059,905
2 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Dreamworks SKG R $216,335,085 $360,253,203
3 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 20th Century Fox PG-13 $233,632,142 $333,338,732
4 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $296,623,634 $322,260,293
5 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Universal PG $172,070,496 $312,038,367
6 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $300,531,751 $310,816,105
7 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $292,324,737 $299,554,791
8 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $281,287,133 $289,428,672
9 The Blind Side Nov 20, 2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $255,959,475 $275,930,269
10 The Perfect Storm Jun 30, 2000 Warner Bros. PG-13 $182,618,434 $267,320,861
11 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Miramax R $138,433,435 $233,004,048
12 A Beautiful Mind Dec 21, 2001 Universal PG-13 $170,708,996 $232,491,356
13 Catch Me if You Can Dec 25, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $164,606,800 $218,931,389
14 Twilight Nov 21, 2008 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $192,769,854 $211,089,052
15 The Truman Show Jun 5, 1998 Paramount Pictures PG $125,618,201 $211,072,980
16 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Warner Bros. R $136,801,374 $207,102,677
17 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Dreamworks SKG R $130,058,047 $196,725,678
18 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Warner Bros. R $108,766,007 $194,047,883
19 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Sony Pictures PG-13 $162,586,036 $192,492,433
20 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Warner Bros. PG $115,821,495 $189,814,472
21 Phenomenon Jul 5, 1996 Walt Disney PG $104,636,382 $186,765,160
22 Lincoln Nov 9, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $182,207,973 $185,692,265
23 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Universal R $125,548,685 $183,780,910
24 The Help Aug 10, 2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $169,705,587 $174,626,880
25 Contact Jul 11, 1997 Warner Bros. PG $100,920,329 $173,217,604
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 127 28.57% $1,511,956,562 347,576,223 $2,752,803,686 Apollo 13 $172,036,360
1996 119 23.82% $1,331,924,275 301,340,339 $2,386,615,485 A Time to Kill $108,706,165
1997 111 16.61% $1,080,783,289 235,464,770 $1,864,880,978 Contact $100,769,177
1998 124 23.20% $1,572,068,051 335,195,746 $2,654,750,308 Saving Private Ryan $190,373,184
1999 129 19.92% $1,453,799,725 286,181,050 $2,266,553,916 The General's Daughter $102,678,089
2000 154 23.38% $1,748,570,747 324,410,155 $2,569,328,428 The Perfect Storm $182,618,434
2001 140 16.78% $1,363,774,096 240,949,483 $1,908,319,905 Cast Away $123,941,038
2002 153 17.22% $1,582,025,919 272,293,618 $2,156,565,455 A Beautiful Mind $152,149,450
2003 152 12.29% $1,149,532,896 190,635,637 $1,509,834,245 Seabiscuit $120,197,488
2004 223 15.14% $1,379,577,887 222,154,245 $1,759,461,620 The Passion of the Christ $370,270,943
2005 265 16.03% $1,431,841,239 223,376,165 $1,769,139,227 Million Dollar Baby $99,378,637
2006 255 17.02% $1,575,057,282 240,466,770 $1,904,496,818 The Departed $120,359,613
2007 245 12.96% $1,247,877,060 181,377,481 $1,436,509,650 American Gangster $129,150,735
2008 253 11.17% $1,110,515,422 154,667,881 $1,224,969,618 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 173 17.18% $1,829,432,177 243,924,291 $1,931,880,385 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 194 16.12% $1,699,227,534 215,364,616 $1,705,687,759 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 240 14.65% $1,492,318,033 188,186,268 $1,490,435,243 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $276,943,638
2012 226 14.91% $1,613,720,111 202,728,543 $1,605,610,061 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $287,756,286
2013 237 12.41% $1,352,511,561 165,749,422 $1,312,735,422 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 240 15.28% $1,393,587,818 170,783,270 $1,352,603,498 The Fault in Our Stars $124,872,350