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Box Office History for Animation/Live Action

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
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Adventure PG-13 $936,662,225 $956,031,847
2 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 Action PG-13 $760,507,625 $853,836,786
3 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Adventure PG $474,544,677 $781,198,290
4 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Action PG-13 $623,279,547 $677,307,543
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $377,845,905 $538,135,530
6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16, 2016 Adventure PG-13 $532,177,324 $532,177,324
7 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $513,157,634
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $342,548,984 $505,369,434
9 Beauty and the Beast Mar 17, 2017 Musical PG $504,014,165 $504,014,165
10 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Adventure PG $317,575,550 $484,663,211
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $315,544,750 $477,600,962
12 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $459,005,868 $470,984,663
13 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Action PG-13 $402,111,870 $463,769,023
14 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $310,676,740 $462,539,374
15 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Action PG-13 $408,992,272 $435,151,675
16 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Action PG-13 $229,086,679 $431,721,076
17 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Adventure PG-13 $381,011,219 $415,604,924
18 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $403,887,132
19 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Action PG-13 $319,246,193 $401,377,836
20 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dec 9, 2005 Adventure PG $291,710,957 $391,515,150
21 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $290,013,036 $390,930,038
22 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15, 2002 Adventure PG $261,987,880 $389,513,583
23 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Action PG-13 $352,390,543 $384,385,647
24 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Jul 11, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $292,004,738 $367,128,049
25 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Adventure PG $334,191,110 $366,381,883
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1996 3 2.63% $152,189,146 34,431,932 $306,444,195 Space Jam $85,442,296
1997 3 4.54% $288,428,472 62,838,445 $559,262,161 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,086,679
1998 1 0.01% $448,397 95,607 $850,902 Starship Troopers $448,397
1999 1 5.86% $430,443,350 84,732,942 $754,123,184 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 3 0.35% $26,593,667 4,933,888 $43,911,603 Thomas and the Magic Railroad $15,911,332
2001 5 9.40% $780,232,611 137,850,283 $1,226,867,519 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 7 12.92% $1,183,581,664 203,714,567 $1,813,059,646 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $310,676,740
2003 6 8.83% $812,184,140 134,690,567 $1,198,746,046 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $290,425,213
2004 5 6.40% $594,069,860 95,663,422 $851,404,456 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $249,538,952
2005 9 16.21% $1,430,218,441 223,122,997 $1,985,794,673 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 5 2.43% $223,335,380 34,097,002 $303,463,318 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $74,033,080
2007 8 12.01% $1,172,822,350 170,468,362 $1,517,168,422 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 4 2.19% $213,408,636 29,722,650 $264,531,585 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $141,621,490
2009 7 15.01% $1,597,387,403 212,984,987 $1,895,566,384 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 15 16.02% $1,679,217,923 212,828,632 $1,894,174,825 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 20 15.64% $1,593,638,105 200,963,190 $1,788,572,391 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 11 13.80% $1,523,950,051 191,451,007 $1,703,913,962 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 10 11.45% $1,247,539,587 153,448,899 $1,365,695,201 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 12 12.07% $1,249,634,944 152,954,087 $1,361,291,374 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 9 15.09% $1,703,444,614 202,069,344 $1,798,417,162 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 19 12.52% $1,404,516,914 162,371,889 $1,445,109,812 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $424,987,707
2017 11 11.52% $969,138,875 111,562,782 $992,908,760 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165