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Box Office History for R-Rated 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 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama Dramatization $370,782,930 $503,311,818
2 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action Science Fiction $281,553,689 $393,614,858
3 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama Historical Fiction $216,335,085 $385,296,825
4 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 Action Super Hero $363,070,709 $363,070,709
5 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Drama Dramatization $350,126,372 $350,197,307
6 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Action Super Hero $330,360,194 $330,360,194
7 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action Contemporary Fiction $172,956,409 $317,633,312
8 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $176,484,651 $316,976,186
9 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $277,322,503 $311,710,496
10 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Action Historical Fiction $187,683,805 $293,458,745
11 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $153,952,592 $288,636,405
12 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action Science Fiction $171,479,930 $284,562,161
13 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $209,218,368 $275,149,889
14 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $254,464,305 $270,508,710
15 Ransom Nov 8, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $136,492,681 $259,807,820
16 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action Historical Fiction $210,614,939 $258,064,521
17 The Rock Jun 7, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $134,069,511 $255,702,705
18 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Drama Contemporary Fiction $138,433,435 $249,123,773
19 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 Horror Contemporary Fiction $165,092,266 $245,888,297
20 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $157,019,771 $245,580,079
21 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $124,060,553 $236,613,223
22 Lethal Weapon 4 Jul 10, 1998 Action Contemporary Fiction $130,444,603 $234,466,524
23 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Horror Contemporary Fiction $140,539,099 $233,217,434
24 Ted Jun 29, 2012 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $218,665,740 $231,576,905
25 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Drama Fantasy $136,801,374 $221,276,996
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 169 39.24% $2,085,536,291 479,433,550 $3,797,113,716 Die Hard: With a Vengeance $100,012,499
1996 186 39.89% $2,309,688,405 522,553,848 $4,138,626,476 The Rock $134,069,511
1997 187 42.37% $2,693,866,366 586,898,898 $4,648,239,272 Air Force One $172,480,186
1998 204 35.28% $2,387,292,274 509,017,445 $4,031,418,164 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 221 40.78% $2,992,699,527 589,113,970 $4,665,782,642 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 223 35.97% $2,770,546,519 514,015,952 $4,071,006,340 The Exorcist $204,632,868
2001 211 27.89% $2,313,272,568 408,705,300 $3,236,945,976 Hannibal $165,092,266
2002 226 23.55% $2,158,305,960 371,481,116 $2,942,130,439 8 Mile $115,270,265
2003 213 29.05% $2,671,575,502 443,047,238 $3,508,934,125 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 192 22.60% $2,098,477,789 337,919,040 $2,676,318,797 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 192 19.49% $1,719,513,693 268,254,767 $2,124,577,755 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 221 21.45% $1,971,242,613 300,952,959 $2,383,547,435 Borat $125,601,414
2007 242 26.28% $2,567,221,383 373,142,525 $2,955,288,798 300 $210,614,939
2008 234 20.13% $1,969,574,778 274,313,947 $2,172,566,460 Sex and the City $152,647,258
2009 185 25.70% $2,734,747,960 364,632,993 $2,887,893,305 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 201 22.32% $2,344,847,056 297,192,196 $2,353,762,192 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 219 22.40% $2,282,116,551 287,782,579 $2,279,238,026 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 219 25.58% $2,819,235,692 354,175,226 $2,805,067,790 Ted $218,665,740
2013 217 27.25% $2,973,334,003 365,723,625 $2,896,531,110 The Heat $159,581,587
2014 226 25.50% $2,643,992,707 323,622,012 $2,563,086,335 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 230 24.80% $2,802,625,615 332,458,443 $2,633,070,869 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 125 33.09% $1,741,446,963 206,577,274 $1,636,092,010 Deadpool $363,070,709