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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: 90% 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: 73% market share
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Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2014, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Titanic Dec 17, 1997 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $658,672,302 $1,110,601,190
2 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $585,975,751
3 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $548,234,646
4 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $546,452,224
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $509,917,824
6 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $474,574,584
7 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $471,059,905
8 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $459,398,869
9 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $454,323,148
10 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,888,385 $431,430,171
11 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $429,990,822
12 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $424,668,032
13 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $418,262,212
14 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $399,617,675
15 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $385,933,732
16 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Comedy PG $260,044,825 $380,173,811
17 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $362,070,836
18 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $360,253,203
19 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $354,844,063
20 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $350,064,680
21 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $348,457,913
22 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,578,182 $339,107,474
23 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $184,031,112 $333,734,131
24 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 Drama PG-13 $233,632,142 $333,338,732
25 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19, 2002 Romantic Comedy PG $241,438,208 $326,935,453
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 296 90.17% $5,868,699,087 1,278,583,684 $10,126,382,777 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 319 91.98% $6,234,217,054 1,329,257,362 $10,527,718,307 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 387 80.12% $7,360,838,150 1,266,925,666 $10,034,051,275 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 396 84.40% $7,891,136,808 1,308,646,237 $10,364,478,197 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 665 75.64% $7,283,646,883 1,058,669,611 $8,384,663,319 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 68.86% $7,260,078,669 920,161,816 $7,287,681,583 Iron Man 2 $312,128,345
2011 649 72.21% $7,356,168,792 927,637,614 $7,346,889,903 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $276,943,638
2012 664 71.62% $7,753,409,974 974,046,150 $7,714,445,508 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 699 73.27% $7,986,339,078 978,722,755 $7,751,484,220 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $400,088,390
2014 499 72.52% $5,170,853,009 634,186,579 $5,022,757,706 Guardians of the Galaxy $274,610,268