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Box Office History for NC-17 Movies

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
GenreCreative
Type
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Showgirls Sep 22, 1995 Drama Contemporary Fiction $20,170,437 $39,088,915
2 La mala educación Nov 19, 2004 Drama Historical Fiction $5,211,842 $6,928,769
3 Se jie Sep 28, 2007 Drama Historical Fiction $4,604,982 $5,640,294
4 Shame Dec 2, 2011 Drama Contemporary Fiction $4,002,293 $4,246,478
5 The Dreamers Feb 6, 2004 Drama Historical Fiction $2,531,462 $3,436,422
6 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 Oct 11, 2013 Drama Contemporary Fiction $2,450,504 $2,540,802
7 A Dirty Shame Sep 17, 2004 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $1,339,668 $1,818,579
8 Trois Feb 11, 2000 Thriller/Suspense Contemporary Fiction $1,160,268 $1,814,667
9 Orgazmo Oct 23, 1998 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $582,024 $1,046,146
10 Young Adam Apr 16, 2004 Drama $767,240 $1,041,518
11 Inside Deep Throat Feb 11, 2005 Documentary Factual $653,621 $859,590
12 Pink Flamingos Apr 11, 1997 $413,802 $759,981
13 Bent Nov 26, 1997 Drama $405,409 $743,273
14 Elles Apr 27, 2012 Drama Contemporary Fiction $157,427 $166,720
15 Delta of Venus Oct 13, 1995 Drama Historical Fiction $63,174 $122,420
16 Ma mère May 13, 2005 Drama $70,395 $92,578
17 Frontière(s) May 9, 2008 Horror Contemporary Fiction $9,913 $11,633
18 La Bete Dec 5, 2014 Drama Fantasy $0 $0
19 Swearnet: The Movie Sep 12, 2014 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $0 $0
20 Contes immoraux Dec 12, 2014 Drama Historical Fiction $0 $0
21 Lucky Bastard Feb 14, 2014 Thriller/Suspense Contemporary 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% $20,233,611 4,651,404 $36,839,120 Showgirls $20,170,437
1997 2 0.01% $786,143 171,272 $1,356,474 Pink Flamingos $413,802
1998 2 0.01% $615,092 131,148 $1,038,692 Orgazmo $582,024
2000 1 0.02% $1,160,268 215,263 $1,704,883 Trois $1,160,268
2004 4 0.07% $6,397,558 1,030,201 $8,159,192 The Dreamers $2,531,462
2005 3 0.05% $4,176,670 651,585 $5,160,553 La mala educación $3,452,654
2007 1 0.05% $4,563,185 663,253 $5,252,964 Se jie $4,563,185
2008 2 0.00% $51,710 7,201 $57,032 Se jie $41,797
2011 1 0.02% $1,965,874 247,903 $1,963,392 Shame $1,965,874
2012 2 0.02% $2,193,846 275,608 $2,182,815 Shame $2,036,419
2013 1 0.02% $2,426,783 298,497 $2,364,096 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 $2,426,783
2014 1 0.00% $23,721 2,903 $22,992 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 $23,721