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Box Office History for NC-17 Movies

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
GenreCreative
Type
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Showgirls Sep 22, 1995 Drama Contemporary Fiction $20,350,754 $40,467,589
2 La mala educación Nov 19, 2004 Drama Historical Fiction $5,211,842 $7,109,591
3 Se jie Sep 28, 2007 Drama Historical Fiction $4,604,982 $5,787,490
4 Shame Dec 2, 2011 Drama Contemporary Fiction $4,002,293 $4,357,299
5 The Dreamers Feb 6, 2004 Drama Historical Fiction $2,531,462 $3,526,103
6 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 Oct 11, 2013 Drama Contemporary Fiction $2,450,504 $2,607,110
7 A Dirty Shame Sep 17, 2004 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $1,339,668 $1,866,039
8 Trois Feb 11, 2000 Thriller/Suspense Contemporary Fiction $1,161,843 $1,864,551
9 Orgazmo Oct 23, 1998 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $582,024 $1,073,448
10 Young Adam Apr 16, 2004 Drama $767,240 $1,068,699
11 Inside Deep Throat Feb 11, 2005 Documentary Factual $691,880 $933,655
12 Pink Flamingos Apr 11, 1997 $413,802 $779,815
13 Bent Nov 26, 1997 Drama $405,409 $762,671
14 Elles Apr 27, 2012 Drama Contemporary Fiction $157,427 $171,071
15 Delta of Venus Oct 13, 1995 Drama Historical Fiction $63,174 $125,615
16 Ma mère May 13, 2005 Drama $70,395 $94,994
17 Frontière(s) May 9, 2008 Horror Contemporary Fiction $9,913 $11,937
18 Homeland: Iraq Year Zero Oct 6, 2016 Documentary Factual $2,491 $2,491
19 Swearnet: The Movie Sep 12, 2014 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $0 $0
20 La Bete Dec 5, 2014 Drama Fantasy $0 $0
21 Lucky Bastard Feb 14, 2014 Thriller/Suspense Contemporary Fiction $0 $0
22 Contes immoraux Dec 12, 2014 Drama Historical Fiction $0 $0
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 2 0.38% $20,413,928 4,692,856 $40,593,204 Showgirls $20,350,754
1997 2 0.01% $786,143 171,272 $1,481,503 Pink Flamingos $413,802
1998 2 0.01% $615,092 131,148 $1,134,430 Orgazmo $582,024
2000 1 0.02% $1,161,843 215,555 $1,864,551 Trois $1,161,843
2004 4 0.07% $6,397,558 1,030,201 $8,911,239 The Dreamers $2,531,462
2005 3 0.05% $4,214,929 657,554 $5,687,842 La mala educación $3,452,654
2007 1 0.05% $4,563,185 663,253 $5,737,138 Se jie $4,563,185
2008 2 0.00% $51,710 7,201 $62,289 Se jie $41,797
2011 1 0.02% $1,965,874 247,903 $2,144,361 Shame $1,965,874
2012 2 0.02% $2,193,846 275,608 $2,384,009 Shame $2,036,419
2013 1 0.02% $2,426,783 298,497 $2,581,999 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 $2,426,783
2014 1 0.00% $23,721 2,903 $25,111 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 $23,721
2016 2 0.00% $35,527 4,106 $35,517 Multiple Maniacs $33,036