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Box Office History for 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 Titanic Dec 19, 1997 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $658,672,302 $1,147,349,023
2 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $652,198,010 $652,198,010
3 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $626,080,555
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $585,756,409
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $583,938,193
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $544,817,142
7 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $507,054,974
8 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $503,311,818
9 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16, 2016 Adventure PG-13 $498,850,734 $498,850,734
10 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $485,424,724
11 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $474,599,567
12 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $460,957,711
13 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $460,416,977
14 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $459,005,868 $459,005,868
15 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $440,249,458
16 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $432,101,770
17 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $426,967,926
18 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $412,347,448
19 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $408,084,349 $408,084,349
20 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Comedy PG $260,044,825 $406,213,839
21 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $385,296,825
22 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $379,129,960
23 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $374,051,130
24 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $374,023,479
25 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $372,306,743
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 308 93.38% $4,962,939,628 1,140,905,512 $9,617,833,466 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 310 93.15% $5,393,782,485 1,220,312,627 $10,287,235,446 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 308 92.21% $5,863,161,388 1,277,377,062 $10,768,288,633 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 326 91.93% $6,221,712,580 1,326,591,004 $11,183,162,164 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 337 85.98% $6,311,964,295 1,242,512,487 $10,474,380,265 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 391 91.50% $6,892,844,054 1,278,820,593 $10,780,457,599 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 376 81.33% $6,748,635,056 1,192,338,169 $10,051,410,765 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 389 80.08% $7,336,722,575 1,262,774,773 $10,645,191,336 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 403 84.62% $7,780,943,079 1,290,371,789 $10,877,834,181 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 578 80.90% $7,509,968,934 1,209,334,494 $10,194,689,784 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 628 76.65% $6,761,574,245 1,054,847,464 $8,892,364,122 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 599 83.22% $7,648,325,489 1,167,682,970 $9,843,567,437 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2007 666 75.76% $7,399,218,568 1,075,467,494 $9,066,190,974 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 703 87.11% $8,521,302,624 1,186,810,674 $10,004,813,982 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 487 72.62% $7,727,975,604 1,030,396,581 $8,686,243,178 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 517 69.02% $7,251,313,088 919,050,882 $7,747,598,935 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 656 72.15% $7,350,435,137 926,914,617 $7,813,890,221 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 681 71.85% $7,932,790,991 996,581,442 $8,401,181,556 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 683 73.08% $7,962,641,037 979,414,303 $8,256,462,574 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 712 78.43% $8,120,552,245 993,947,287 $8,378,975,629 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 772 78.36% $8,844,939,634 1,049,221,398 $8,844,936,385 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 733 71.17% $8,007,323,055 949,860,017 $8,007,319,943 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $424,987,707
2017 80 78.21% $361,095,516 42,834,541 $361,095,181 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $73,863,027