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Box Office History for R-Rated Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 39% market share 1996: 41% market share 1997: 42% market share 1998: 35% market share 1999: 41% market share 2000: 34% market share 2001: 28% market share 2002: 24% market share 2003: 29% market share 2004: 23% market share 2005: 19% market share 2006: 21% market share 2007: 26% market share 2008: 20% market share 2009: 26% market share 2010: 22% market share 2011: 22% market share 2012: 26% market share 2013: 27% market share 2014: 25% market share 2015: 27% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2015, 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 $499,717,542
2 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action Science Fiction $281,553,689 $390,813,329
3 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama Historical Fiction $216,119,491 $382,169,747
4 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Drama Dramatization $350,126,372 $360,892,052
5 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action Contemporary Fiction $172,620,724 $314,760,454
6 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $176,483,808 $314,718,629
7 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $277,322,503 $309,491,916
8 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Action Historical Fiction $187,683,805 $291,350,945
9 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $153,620,822 $284,364,858
10 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action Science Fiction $171,383,253 $282,377,527
11 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $209,218,368 $273,191,535
12 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $254,464,305 $268,583,382
13 Ransom Nov 8, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $136,448,821 $257,560,292
14 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action Historical Fiction $210,592,590 $256,200,578
15 The Rock Jun 7, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $133,955,936 $253,667,690
16 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Drama Contemporary Fiction $138,339,411 $247,179,199
17 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 Horror Contemporary Fiction $165,091,986 $244,137,792
18 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $157,019,771 $243,796,957
19 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $123,939,840 $234,700,559
20 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Horror Contemporary Fiction $140,539,099 $231,542,725
21 Lethal Weapon 4 Jul 10, 1998 Action Contemporary Fiction $129,734,803 $231,530,982
22 Ted Jun 29, 2012 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $218,665,740 $229,928,671
23 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Drama Fantasy $136,801,374 $219,702,079
24 American Pie 2 Aug 10, 2001 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $145,096,820 $214,568,976
25 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Jul 1, 2003 Action Science Fiction $150,358,296 $208,695,044
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 168 39.21% $2,074,654,244 476,932,008 $3,777,301,503 Die Hard: With a Vengeance $99,941,764
1996 186 40.62% $2,271,243,069 513,855,894 $4,069,738,680 The Rock $133,955,936
1997 185 41.80% $2,720,317,168 592,661,695 $4,693,880,624 Air Force One $172,144,501
1998 203 35.10% $2,378,985,120 507,246,288 $4,017,390,601 Saving Private Ryan $190,373,184
1999 222 40.95% $2,988,947,334 588,375,456 $4,659,933,612 The Matrix $171,383,253
2000 222 34.31% $2,566,373,831 476,136,143 $3,770,998,253 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 211 27.90% $2,267,997,252 400,706,226 $3,173,593,310 Hannibal $165,091,986
2002 229 23.80% $2,186,183,413 376,279,412 $2,980,132,943 8 Mile $114,707,095
2003 214 28.74% $2,687,317,581 445,657,975 $3,529,611,162 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 191 23.03% $2,097,974,172 337,838,024 $2,675,677,150 The Passion of the Christ $370,270,943
2005 194 19.29% $1,722,829,950 268,772,225 $2,128,676,022 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 224 21.31% $1,971,666,917 301,017,846 $2,384,061,340 Borat $125,789,589
2007 243 26.39% $2,541,465,968 369,399,123 $2,925,641,054 300 $210,592,590
2008 236 19.93% $1,981,965,008 276,039,697 $2,186,234,400 Sex and the City $152,647,258
2009 185 25.68% $2,735,081,024 364,677,475 $2,888,245,602 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 195 22.25% $2,331,090,742 295,448,661 $2,339,953,395 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 213 21.62% $2,192,475,518 276,478,526 $2,189,709,926 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 221 26.02% $2,881,627,429 362,013,383 $2,867,145,993 Ted $218,665,740
2013 220 27.25% $2,969,935,689 365,305,627 $2,893,220,566 The Heat $159,581,587
2014 226 25.31% $2,622,976,406 321,049,636 $2,542,713,117 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 144 26.52% $1,732,036,917 206,933,846 $1,638,916,060 American Sniper $347,897,084