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Box Office History for R-Rated 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 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 $4,041,624,827 Die Hard: With a Vengeance $100,012,499
1996 186 39.89% $2,309,688,405 522,553,848 $4,405,128,939 The Rock $134,069,511
1997 187 42.37% $2,693,866,366 586,898,898 $4,947,557,710 Air Force One $172,480,186
1998 204 35.27% $2,387,292,274 509,017,445 $4,291,017,061 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 221 40.76% $2,992,699,527 589,113,970 $4,966,230,767 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 223 34.56% $2,603,025,863 482,936,053 $4,071,150,927 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 211 27.88% $2,313,272,568 408,705,300 $3,445,385,679 Hannibal $165,092,266
2002 226 23.56% $2,158,309,834 371,481,783 $3,131,591,431 8 Mile $115,270,265
2003 213 29.05% $2,671,586,530 443,049,066 $3,734,903,626 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 192 22.60% $2,098,488,940 337,920,836 $2,848,672,647 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 192 19.49% $1,719,513,693 268,254,767 $2,261,387,686 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 221 21.45% $1,971,242,613 300,952,959 $2,537,033,444 Borat $125,601,414
2007 243 26.28% $2,567,239,254 373,145,122 $3,145,613,378 300 $210,614,939
2008 234 20.13% $1,969,614,458 274,319,473 $2,312,513,157 Sex and the City $152,647,258
2009 185 25.70% $2,734,747,960 364,632,993 $3,073,856,131 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 203 22.32% $2,344,874,520 297,195,676 $2,505,359,549 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 219 22.40% $2,282,116,551 287,782,579 $2,426,007,141 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 220 25.73% $2,840,980,162 356,906,943 $3,008,725,529 Ted $218,665,740
2013 221 27.26% $2,969,943,356 365,306,569 $3,079,534,377 The Heat $159,581,587
2014 225 25.30% $2,619,507,458 320,625,040 $2,702,869,087 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 229 24.83% $2,802,621,577 332,457,964 $2,802,620,637 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 222 26.18% $2,945,861,467 349,449,643 $2,945,860,490 Deadpool $363,070,709
2017 49 32.10% $800,770,725 94,990,573 $800,770,530 Logan $189,909,554