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Box Office History for Live Action Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 93% market share 1996: 93% market share 1997: 92% market share 1998: 92% market share 1999: 86% market share 2000: 92% market share 2001: 81% market share 2002: 80% market share 2003: 85% market share 2004: 81% market share 2005: 77% market share 2006: 83% market share 2007: 76% market share 2008: 87% market share 2009: 73% market share 2010: 69% market share 2011: 72% market share 2012: 72% market share 2013: 73% market share 2014: 78% market share 2015: 85% market share 2016: 88% market share
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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 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Adventure PG-13 $908,644,964 $908,644,964
3 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $652,198,010 $652,198,010
4 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $626,080,555
5 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $585,756,409
6 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,124,059 $583,851,987
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $544,817,142
8 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $507,054,974
9 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $503,311,818
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 $250,147,615 $459,419,843
14 The 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 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 $216,119,491 $384,909,307
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 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,573,391 $362,316,350
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 308 93.37% $4,953,151,035 1,138,655,265 $9,018,149,699 Batman Forever $183,997,904
1996 310 93.12% $5,361,123,002 1,212,923,603 $9,606,354,936 Independence Day $306,124,059
1997 307 92.21% $5,854,773,386 1,275,549,606 $10,102,352,880 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 326 91.92% $6,210,718,833 1,324,246,925 $10,488,035,646 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 336 85.97% $6,308,692,632 1,241,868,461 $9,835,598,211 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 391 91.69% $7,061,268,887 1,310,068,242 $10,375,740,477 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 375 81.33% $6,745,406,136 1,191,767,689 $9,438,800,097 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 389 80.16% $7,337,515,833 1,262,911,305 $10,002,257,536 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 400 84.61% $7,778,395,868 1,289,949,366 $10,216,398,979 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 579 80.93% $7,508,702,248 1,209,130,519 $9,576,313,710 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 628 76.64% $6,752,635,973 1,053,453,042 $8,343,348,093 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 599 83.22% $7,642,280,042 1,166,760,003 $9,240,739,224 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2007 663 75.76% $7,395,999,453 1,074,999,602 $8,513,996,848 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 702 87.11% $8,521,212,379 1,186,798,106 $9,399,441,000 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 483 72.60% $7,725,962,991 1,030,128,236 $8,158,615,629 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 504 68.92% $7,241,382,300 917,792,234 $7,268,914,493 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 653 72.15% $7,350,076,170 926,869,351 $7,340,805,260 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 675 71.80% $7,913,218,393 994,122,575 $7,873,450,794 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 676 73.15% $7,992,765,016 983,119,595 $7,786,307,192 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 708 78.41% $8,132,964,875 995,466,585 $7,884,095,353 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 774 84.96% $9,603,927,058 1,139,255,490 $9,022,903,481 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 133 87.88% $859,214,908 101,923,413 $807,233,431 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $166,436,022