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Box Office History for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel

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 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $623,279,547 $660,081,224
2 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $626,080,555
3 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $585,756,409
4 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $507,054,974
5 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $474,599,567
6 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,147,615 $459,419,843
7 The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $459,005,868 $459,005,868
8 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Action PG-13 $408,992,272 $424,084,233
9 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $412,347,448
10 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $374,051,130
11 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 Action R $361,394,375 $361,394,375
12 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Adventure PG-13 $333,172,112 $343,771,168
13 Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $312,128,345 $333,816,603
14 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Action R $321,322,593 $321,322,593
15 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Action PG-13 $291,045,518 $301,785,199
16 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 Action PG-13 $234,362,462 $301,629,851
17 X2 May 2, 2003 Action PG-13 $214,949,694 $300,501,807
18 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 $277,502,323
19 Men in Black 2 Jul 3, 2002 Action PG-13 $190,418,803 $276,287,518
20 Batman Begins Jun 15, 2005 Action PG-13 $205,343,774 $270,054,291
21 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Action PG-13 $259,746,958 $268,013,076
22 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action R $210,592,590 $258,037,141
23 Superman Returns Jun 28, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $200,120,000 $257,559,017
24 X-Men Jul 14, 2000 Action PG-13 $157,299,717 $246,017,917
25 X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23, 2014 Action PG-13 $233,921,534 $241,365,787
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 3 0.75% $39,559,009 9,094,023 $72,024,662 Judge Dredd $34,687,912
1996 5 0.69% $39,494,255 8,935,350 $70,767,972 The Crow: City of Angels $17,883,659
1997 3 4.83% $306,760,916 66,832,442 $529,312,941 Men in Black $250,107,128
1998 2 1.04% $70,041,552 14,934,232 $118,279,117 Blade $70,001,065
1999 3 0.62% $45,374,182 8,931,924 $70,740,838 Mystery Men $29,762,011
2000 1 2.04% $157,299,717 29,183,620 $231,134,270 X-Men $157,299,717
2001 4 0.52% $43,071,644 7,609,830 $60,269,854 From Hell $31,519,795
2002 8 8.57% $784,658,068 135,053,020 $1,069,619,918 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 6 5.93% $545,149,844 90,406,273 $716,017,682 X2 $214,949,694
2004 7 6.80% $630,893,672 101,593,182 $804,618,001 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 8 6.38% $562,305,165 87,723,112 $694,767,047 Batman Begins $205,343,774
2006 10 7.88% $723,903,133 110,519,558 $875,314,899 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 7 9.11% $888,878,961 129,197,521 $1,023,244,366 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 11 12.53% $1,225,650,592 170,703,422 $1,351,971,102 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 7 3.56% $378,573,324 50,476,442 $399,773,421 Monsters vs. Aliens $198,351,526
2010 10 5.24% $550,221,846 69,736,609 $552,313,943 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 13 9.29% $946,379,711 119,341,701 $945,186,272 Thor $181,030,624
2012 9 14.08% $1,552,336,597 195,017,157 $1,544,535,883 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 16 12.84% $1,402,760,310 172,541,235 $1,366,526,581 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 15 14.16% $1,468,153,581 179,700,553 $1,423,228,380 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 15 8.52% $963,313,814 114,272,092 $905,034,969 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $459,005,868
2016 5 21.16% $691,055,375 81,975,724 $649,247,734 Deadpool $361,394,375