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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: 78% market share 2015: 84% 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 19, 1997 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $658,672,302 $1,139,182,838
2 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $642,978,555 $642,978,555
3 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $621,624,466
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $581,587,324
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,124,059 $579,696,466
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $540,939,440
7 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $503,446,042
8 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $499,717,542
9 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $481,962,579
10 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $471,221,634
11 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $457,744,064 $457,744,064
12 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $457,676,873
13 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,147,615 $456,149,959
14 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $437,116,010
15 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $429,026,313
16 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $423,929,016
17 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $409,412,591
18 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Comedy PG $260,044,825 $403,302,256
19 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,119,491 $382,169,747
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $376,431,535
21 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $371,388,836
22 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $371,361,390
23 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $369,656,873
24 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,573,391 $359,737,586
25 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $183,997,904 $354,037,349
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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 298 92.15% $5,997,846,068 1,306,720,281 $10,349,224,626 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 332 85.90% $6,270,319,761 1,234,314,913 $9,775,774,111 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 383 91.44% $6,839,251,078 1,268,877,753 $10,049,511,804 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 368 81.68% $6,638,816,752 1,172,935,819 $9,289,651,686 Rush Hour 2 $226,138,454
2002 391 80.13% $7,361,390,502 1,267,020,734 $10,034,804,213 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 471 72.63% $7,734,247,715 1,031,233,035 $8,167,365,637 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 487 68.79% $7,207,208,772 913,460,930 $7,234,610,566 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 673 71.84% $7,955,454,929 999,428,671 $7,915,475,074 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 677 73.07% $7,963,243,789 979,488,440 $7,757,548,445 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 713 78.40% $8,123,474,130 994,304,922 $7,874,894,982 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 541 83.94% $6,186,681,607 739,149,266 $5,854,062,187 Jurassic World $642,978,555