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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: 91% market share 2001: 82% market share 2002: 80% market share 2003: 84% market share 2004: 82% market share 2005: 76% 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: 79% market share 2015: 82% market share
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Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2015, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Titanic Dec 17, 1997 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $658,672,320 $1,111,962,221
2 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $606,770,835
3 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $567,690,375
4 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $565,844,698
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $528,013,767
6 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $491,416,268
7 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,944 $487,776,860
8 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,304 $470,446,149
9 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,104 $459,961,858
10 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,888,385 $446,740,747
11 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $445,250,319
12 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $426,671,183
13 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $418,774,788
14 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,232 $413,799,291
15 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,304 $399,629,733
16 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Comedy PG $260,044,832 $393,665,404
17 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $373,037,854
18 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $367,436,755
19 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,128 $362,514,550
20 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,584 $362,487,761
21 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $360,823,973
22 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,578,182 $351,141,706
23 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $184,031,112 $345,577,675
24 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 Drama PG-13 $233,632,144 $345,168,243
25 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19, 2002 Romantic Comedy PG $241,438,208 $338,537,725
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 303 93.35% $4,939,629,435 1,135,547,001 $8,993,532,248 Batman Forever $183,997,904
1996 308 93.21% $5,211,842,502 1,179,149,884 $9,338,867,081 Independence Day $306,124,059
1997 297 92.15% $5,997,841,068 1,306,719,192 $10,349,216,001 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 320 91.99% $6,234,706,274 1,329,361,673 $10,528,544,450 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 331 85.90% $6,270,291,966 1,234,309,442 $9,775,730,781 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 383 91.44% $6,839,363,499 1,268,898,610 $10,049,676,991 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 363 81.67% $6,638,160,410 1,172,819,857 $9,288,733,267 Rush Hour 2 $226,138,454
2002 388 80.13% $7,361,099,753 1,266,970,692 $10,034,407,881 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 397 84.40% $7,891,140,549 1,308,646,857 $10,364,483,107 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 575 82.21% $7,489,635,660 1,206,060,477 $9,551,998,978 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 620 75.69% $6,759,175,121 1,054,473,497 $8,351,430,096 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 602 82.69% $7,652,089,769 1,168,257,989 $9,252,603,273 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2007 666 75.64% $7,283,647,162 1,058,669,652 $8,384,663,644 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 701 87.26% $8,678,938,015 1,208,765,742 $9,573,424,677 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 469 72.63% $7,734,192,508 1,031,225,674 $8,167,307,338 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 484 68.79% $7,206,735,666 913,400,973 $7,234,135,706 Iron Man 2 $312,128,345
2011 644 72.16% $7,319,043,228 922,955,944 $7,309,811,076 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 672 71.84% $7,955,025,617 999,374,738 $7,915,047,925 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 675 73.07% $7,962,550,549 979,403,171 $7,756,873,114 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 708 78.79% $8,170,563,233 1,000,068,584 $7,920,543,185 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 181 82.25% $1,216,314,492 148,875,604 $1,179,094,784 American Sniper $321,179,160