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Box Office History for R-Rated Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 39% market share 1996: 40% market share 1997: 42% market share 1998: 35% market share 1999: 41% market share 2000: 36% 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: 25% market share 2016: 37% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016 

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 $216,119,491 $384,909,307
4 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Drama Dramatization $350,126,372 $350,197,307
5 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action Contemporary Fiction $172,620,724 $317,016,793
6 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $176,483,808 $316,974,668
7 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $277,322,503 $311,710,496
8 The Revenant Dec 25, 2015 Adventure Dramatization $299,255,765 $299,255,765
9 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Action Historical Fiction $187,683,805 $293,458,745
10 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $153,620,822 $288,003,641
11 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action Science Fiction $171,383,253 $284,401,730
12 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $209,218,368 $275,149,889
13 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $254,464,305 $270,508,710
14 Ransom Nov 8, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $136,448,821 $259,724,169
15 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action Historical Fiction $210,592,590 $258,037,141
16 The Rock Jun 7, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $133,955,936 $255,486,088
17 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Drama Contemporary Fiction $138,339,411 $248,951,093
18 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 Horror Contemporary Fiction $165,091,986 $245,887,884
19 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $157,019,771 $245,580,079
20 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $123,939,840 $236,382,991
21 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Horror Contemporary Fiction $140,539,099 $233,217,434
22 Lethal Weapon 4 Jul 10, 1998 Action Contemporary Fiction $129,734,803 $233,190,694
23 Ted Jun 29, 2012 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $218,665,740 $231,576,905
24 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Drama Fantasy $136,801,374 $221,276,996
25 American Pie 2 Aug 10, 2001 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $145,096,820 $216,107,096
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 169 39.21% $2,080,219,775 478,211,363 $3,787,433,995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance $99,983,259
1996 186 40.02% $2,303,699,379 521,198,866 $4,127,895,019 The Rock $133,955,936
1997 186 42.37% $2,690,542,539 586,174,754 $4,642,504,052 Air Force One $172,144,501
1998 204 35.25% $2,381,277,282 507,734,933 $4,021,260,669 Saving Private Ryan $190,373,184
1999 221 40.77% $2,991,410,356 588,860,195 $4,663,772,744 The Matrix $171,383,253
2000 223 35.97% $2,770,505,974 514,008,429 $4,070,946,758 The Exorcist $204,632,868
2001 211 27.89% $2,313,186,502 408,690,094 $3,236,825,544 Hannibal $165,091,986
2002 226 23.56% $2,156,858,147 371,231,922 $2,940,156,822 8 Mile $115,270,265
2003 213 29.05% $2,670,786,613 442,916,410 $3,507,897,967 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 192 22.62% $2,098,304,578 337,891,148 $2,676,097,892 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 192 19.49% $1,717,659,431 267,965,493 $2,122,286,705 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 221 21.46% $1,970,483,148 300,837,009 $2,382,629,111 Borat $125,601,414
2007 242 26.29% $2,566,830,772 373,085,750 $2,954,839,140 300 $210,592,590
2008 232 20.13% $1,969,476,064 274,300,199 $2,172,457,576 Sex and the City $152,647,258
2009 186 25.70% $2,734,752,233 364,633,563 $2,887,897,819 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 200 22.10% $2,321,914,401 294,285,650 $2,330,742,348 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 219 21.62% $2,202,638,079 277,760,072 $2,199,859,770 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 220 25.93% $2,857,846,597 359,025,842 $2,843,484,669 Ted $218,665,740
2013 217 27.21% $2,973,333,506 365,723,565 $2,896,530,635 The Heat $159,581,587
2014 225 25.46% $2,640,794,543 323,230,560 $2,559,986,035 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $220,602,017
2015 228 24.79% $2,802,104,845 332,396,667 $2,632,581,603 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 35 36.59% $355,030,041 42,115,052 $333,551,212 The Revenant $150,367,088