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Box Office History for 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 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 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $485,424,724
10 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $474,599,567
11 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $460,957,711
12 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $460,416,977
13 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $459,005,868 $459,005,868
14 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $440,249,458
15 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $432,101,770
16 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $426,967,926
17 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $412,347,448
18 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $406,808,050 $406,808,050
19 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Comedy PG $260,044,825 $406,213,839
20 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $385,296,825
21 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $379,129,960
22 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $374,051,130
23 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $374,023,479
24 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $372,306,743
25 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 Action R $363,070,709 $363,070,709
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 $9,035,971,655 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 310 93.15% $5,393,782,485 1,220,312,627 $9,664,876,006 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 307 92.21% $5,863,120,642 1,277,368,185 $10,116,756,025 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 326 91.93% $6,220,572,580 1,326,347,933 $10,504,675,629 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 336 85.97% $6,309,673,770 1,242,061,597 $9,837,127,848 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 391 91.69% $7,062,648,569 1,310,324,213 $10,377,767,767 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 375 81.33% $6,745,612,533 1,191,804,155 $9,439,088,908 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 389 80.09% $7,339,741,224 1,263,294,334 $10,005,291,125 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 400 84.62% $7,780,909,423 1,290,366,210 $10,219,700,383 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 579 80.90% $7,509,980,411 1,209,336,342 $9,577,943,829 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 628 76.65% $6,761,574,245 1,054,847,464 $8,354,391,915 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 599 83.22% $7,648,305,492 1,167,679,917 $9,248,024,943 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2007 663 75.76% $7,399,191,352 1,075,463,539 $8,517,671,229 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 703 87.11% $8,521,265,377 1,186,805,487 $9,399,499,457 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 482 72.60% $7,725,968,718 1,030,128,999 $8,158,621,672 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 504 68.92% $7,241,382,803 917,792,295 $7,268,914,976 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 653 72.15% $7,350,488,133 926,921,299 $7,341,216,688 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 677 71.79% $7,910,591,821 993,792,602 $7,870,837,408 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 679 73.12% $7,979,469,762 981,484,260 $7,773,355,339 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 707 78.44% $8,123,767,384 994,340,820 $7,875,179,294 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 770 78.39% $8,860,002,887 1,051,008,260 $8,323,985,419 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 440 67.16% $4,345,186,821 515,443,051 $4,082,308,964 Captain America: Civil War $406,808,050