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Box Office History for Animation/Live Action

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
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Adventure PG-13 $936,662,225 $936,662,225
2 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 Action PG-13 $760,507,625 $832,120,706
3 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Adventure PG $474,544,677 $761,329,663
4 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Action PG-13 $623,279,547 $660,081,224
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $377,845,905 $524,448,846
6 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $500,106,226
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $342,548,984 $492,516,107
8 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Adventure PG $317,575,550 $472,336,516
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $315,544,750 $465,453,885
10 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Action PG-13 $402,111,870 $451,973,742
11 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $310,676,740 $450,775,367
12 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Action PG-13 $408,992,272 $424,084,233
13 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Action PG-13 $229,086,679 $420,740,887
14 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Adventure PG-13 $381,011,219 $405,034,625
15 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $393,614,858
16 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Action PG-13 $319,246,193 $391,169,383
17 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dec 9, 2005 Adventure PG $291,710,957 $381,557,539
18 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $290,013,036 $380,987,308
19 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15, 2002 Adventure PG $261,987,880 $379,606,879
20 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Action PG-13 $352,390,543 $374,609,364
21 The Jungle Book Apr 15, 2016 Adventure PG $364,001,123 $364,001,123
22 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Jul 11, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $292,004,738 $357,790,688
23 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Adventure PG $334,191,110 $357,063,499
24 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Jul 15, 2009 Adventure PG $301,959,197 $339,402,135
25 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jun 4, 2004 Adventure PG $249,538,952 $338,746,113
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 $290,261,187 Space Jam $85,442,296
1997 3 4.54% $288,428,472 62,838,445 $529,728,091 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,086,679
1998 1 0.01% $448,397 95,607 $805,967 Starship Troopers $448,397
1999 1 5.87% $430,443,350 84,732,942 $714,298,701 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 3 0.35% $26,593,667 4,933,888 $41,592,676 Thomas and the Magic Railroad $15,911,332
2001 5 9.41% $780,232,611 137,850,283 $1,162,077,886 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 7 12.91% $1,183,581,664 203,714,567 $1,717,313,800 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $310,676,740
2003 6 8.83% $812,184,140 134,690,567 $1,135,441,480 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $290,425,213
2004 5 6.40% $594,069,860 95,663,422 $806,442,647 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $249,538,952
2005 9 16.21% $1,430,218,441 223,122,997 $1,880,926,865 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 5 2.43% $223,335,380 34,097,002 $287,437,727 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 $1,437,048,292 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 4 2.18% $213,408,636 29,722,650 $250,561,940 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $141,621,490
2009 7 15.01% $1,597,387,403 212,984,987 $1,795,463,440 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 14 15.66% $1,645,573,135 208,564,400 $1,758,197,892 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 20 15.64% $1,593,638,105 200,963,190 $1,694,119,692 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 11 13.83% $1,523,950,051 191,451,007 $1,613,931,989 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 10 11.45% $1,247,539,587 153,448,899 $1,293,574,219 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 11 8.85% $916,579,686 112,188,450 $945,748,634 Transformers: Age of Extinction $245,439,076
2015 5 9.61% $1,086,204,219 128,849,845 $1,086,204,193 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 16 9.15% $922,732,435 109,458,170 $922,732,373 The Jungle Book $364,001,123