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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 $216,119,491 $384,909,307
4 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 Action Super Hero $361,938,163 $361,938,163
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 $326,055,044 $326,055,044
7 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action Contemporary Fiction $172,620,724 $317,016,793
8 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $176,483,808 $316,974,668
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 $153,620,822 $288,003,641
12 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action Science Fiction $171,383,253 $284,401,730
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 $136,448,821 $259,724,169
16 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action Historical Fiction $210,592,590 $258,037,141
17 The Rock Jun 7, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $133,955,936 $255,486,088
18 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Drama Contemporary Fiction $138,339,411 $248,951,093
19 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 Horror Contemporary Fiction $165,091,986 $245,887,884
20 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $157,019,771 $245,580,079
21 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $123,939,840 $236,382,991
22 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Horror Contemporary Fiction $140,539,099 $233,217,434
23 Lethal Weapon 4 Jul 10, 1998 Action Contemporary Fiction $129,734,803 $233,190,694
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 39.21% $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 187 42.37% $2,690,546,159 586,175,542 $4,642,510,293 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 40.78% $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 233 20.13% $1,969,552,237 274,310,808 $2,172,541,599 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 201 22.32% $2,344,846,802 297,192,164 $2,353,761,939 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 219 22.40% $2,282,110,625 287,781,831 $2,279,232,102 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 219 25.58% $2,819,327,984 354,186,821 $2,805,159,622 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 25.48% $2,640,794,543 323,230,560 $2,559,986,035 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 229 24.79% $2,802,767,164 332,475,233 $2,633,203,845 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 95 43.01% $1,460,966,027 173,305,528 $1,372,579,782 Deadpool $361,938,163