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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 $516,446,883
2 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action Science Fiction $281,553,689 $403,887,132
3 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama Historical Fiction $216,335,085 $395,352,021
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 $359,336,501
6 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action Contemporary Fiction $172,956,409 $325,922,675
7 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $176,484,651 $325,248,399
8 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $277,322,503 $319,845,289
9 It Sep 8, 2017 Horror Contemporary Fiction $317,734,616 $317,734,616
10 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Action Historical Fiction $187,683,805 $301,117,217
11 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $153,952,592 $296,169,028
12 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action Science Fiction $171,479,930 $291,988,457
13 Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $209,218,368 $282,330,551
14 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $254,464,305 $277,568,250
15 Ransom Nov 8, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $136,492,681 $266,588,095
16 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action Historical Fiction $210,614,939 $264,799,301
17 The Rock Jun 7, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $134,069,511 $262,375,848
18 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Drama Contemporary Fiction $138,433,435 $255,625,224
19 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 Horror Contemporary Fiction $165,092,266 $252,305,311
20 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $157,019,771 $251,989,049
21 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $124,060,553 $242,788,183
22 Lethal Weapon 4 Jul 10, 1998 Action Contemporary Fiction $130,444,603 $240,585,460
23 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Horror Contemporary Fiction $140,539,099 $239,303,772
24 Ted Jun 29, 2012 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $218,665,740 $237,620,431
25 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Drama Fantasy $136,801,374 $227,051,722
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 $4,266,958,595 Die Hard: With a Vengeance $100,012,499
1996 186 39.89% $2,309,688,405 522,553,848 $4,650,729,247 The Rock $134,069,511
1997 187 42.37% $2,693,866,366 586,898,898 $5,223,400,192 Air Force One $172,480,186
1998 204 35.28% $2,387,292,274 509,017,445 $4,530,255,261 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 221 40.76% $2,992,699,527 589,113,970 $5,243,114,333 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 223 34.56% $2,603,025,863 482,936,053 $4,298,130,872 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 211 27.88% $2,313,272,568 408,705,300 $3,637,477,170 Hannibal $165,092,266
2002 226 23.56% $2,158,309,834 371,481,783 $3,306,187,869 8 Mile $115,270,265
2003 213 29.05% $2,671,586,530 443,049,066 $3,943,136,687 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 192 22.60% $2,098,488,940 337,920,836 $3,007,495,440 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 191 19.49% $1,719,244,506 268,212,773 $2,387,093,680 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 221 21.45% $1,971,511,800 300,994,057 $2,678,847,107 Borat $125,601,414
2007 243 26.28% $2,567,239,254 373,145,122 $3,320,991,586 300 $210,614,939
2008 232 20.20% $1,969,413,063 274,291,424 $2,441,193,674 Sex and the City $152,647,258
2009 186 25.69% $2,733,573,722 364,476,428 $3,243,840,209 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 203 22.44% $2,351,786,782 298,071,755 $2,652,838,620 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 218 22.40% $2,282,141,926 287,785,780 $2,561,293,442 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 219 25.73% $2,840,881,097 356,894,499 $3,176,361,041 Ted $218,665,740
2013 220 27.24% $2,967,094,978 364,956,216 $3,248,110,322 The Heat $159,581,587
2014 227 25.33% $2,622,694,636 321,015,146 $2,857,034,799 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 229 24.83% $2,802,621,577 332,457,964 $2,958,875,880 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 221 23.20% $2,601,192,472 300,715,787 $2,676,370,504 Deadpool $363,070,709
2017 141 29.41% $2,492,848,770 284,924,120 $2,535,824,668 It $317,734,616