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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 $1,177,291,703
2 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $652,198,010 $669,218,590
3 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $642,419,549
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $601,043,053
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $599,177,386
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $559,035,383
7 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $520,287,726
8 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $516,446,883
9 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $498,092,985
10 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $486,985,321
11 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $472,987,450
12 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $472,432,604
13 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $451,738,768
14 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $443,378,448
15 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $438,110,624
16 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $423,108,591
17 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Comedy PG $260,044,825 $416,814,912
18 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $408,084,349 $408,084,349
19 Wonder Woman Jun 2, 2017 Action PG-13 $402,766,009 $402,766,009
20 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $395,352,021
21 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $389,024,218
22 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 May 5, 2017 Action PG-13 $388,977,245 $388,977,245
23 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $383,812,844
24 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $383,784,472
25 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $382,022,934
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 $9,868,832,679 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 310 93.15% $5,393,782,485 1,220,312,627 $10,555,704,224 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 308 92.21% $5,863,161,388 1,277,377,062 $11,049,311,586 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 326 91.93% $6,221,712,580 1,326,591,004 $11,475,012,185 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 337 85.98% $6,311,964,295 1,242,512,487 $10,747,733,013 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 391 91.50% $6,892,844,054 1,278,820,593 $11,061,798,129 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 377 81.33% $6,748,636,580 1,192,338,438 $10,313,727,489 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 389 80.08% $7,336,726,180 1,262,775,393 $10,923,007,149 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 403 84.62% $7,780,943,079 1,290,371,789 $11,161,715,975 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 $10,460,743,373 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 627 76.65% $6,761,305,058 1,054,805,470 $9,124,067,316 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 599 83.22% $7,648,594,676 1,167,724,068 $10,100,813,188 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 666 75.76% $7,399,218,568 1,075,467,494 $9,302,793,823 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 701 87.11% $8,521,096,478 1,186,781,963 $10,265,663,980 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 502 72.68% $7,734,283,682 1,031,237,650 $8,920,205,673 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 528 69.02% $7,251,964,999 919,133,503 $7,950,504,801 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 653 72.15% $7,350,047,147 926,865,693 $8,017,388,244 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 678 71.85% $7,933,129,942 996,624,026 $8,620,797,825 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 681 73.07% $7,959,477,359 979,025,168 $8,468,567,703 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 710 75.22% $7,788,753,631 953,335,462 $8,246,351,746 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $323,734,502
2015 767 72.90% $8,228,447,344 976,090,643 $8,443,184,062 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 730 67.39% $7,582,695,048 876,611,783 $7,582,691,923 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 392 71.43% $5,096,814,014 589,226,856 $5,096,812,304 Wonder Woman $402,766,009