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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 $250,690,539 $460,416,977
7 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 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $406,794,345 $406,794,345
11 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $374,051,130
12 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 Action R $363,070,709 $363,070,709
13 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Adventure PG-13 $333,172,112 $343,771,168
14 Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $312,433,331 $333,816,603
15 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Action R $330,360,194 $330,360,194
16 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Action PG-13 $291,045,518 $301,785,199
17 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 Action PG-13 $234,362,462 $301,629,851
18 X2 May 2, 2003 Action PG-13 $214,949,694 $300,501,807
19 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 $277,502,323
20 Men in Black 2 Jul 3, 2002 Action PG-13 $190,418,803 $276,287,518
21 Batman Begins Jun 15, 2005 Action PG-13 $205,343,774 $270,054,291
22 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Action PG-13 $259,746,958 $268,013,076
23 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action R $210,614,939 $258,064,521
24 Superman Returns Jun 28, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $200,120,000 $257,559,017
25 X-Men Jul 14, 2000 Action PG-13 $157,299,717 $246,017,917
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% $39,806,210 9,150,851 $72,474,740 Judge Dredd $34,687,912
1996 5 0.69% $39,668,561 8,974,785 $71,080,297 The Crow: City of Angels $17,897,671
1997 3 4.83% $307,316,473 66,953,478 $530,271,546 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 2 1.04% $70,182,363 14,964,255 $118,516,900 Blade $70,141,876
1999 3 0.62% $45,416,761 8,940,305 $70,807,216 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% $43,088,737 7,612,850 $60,293,772 From Hell $31,519,795
2002 8 8.56% $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% $631,506,720 101,691,901 $805,399,856 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 8 6.38% $562,783,367 87,797,713 $695,357,887 Batman Begins $205,343,774
2006 10 7.88% $724,283,895 110,577,689 $875,775,297 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 7 9.10% $888,901,310 129,200,769 $1,023,270,090 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 14.09% $1,552,336,597 195,017,157 $1,544,535,883 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 16 12.85% $1,402,760,310 172,541,235 $1,366,526,581 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 15 14.18% $1,468,153,581 179,700,553 $1,423,228,380 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 14 8.52% $963,298,844 114,270,317 $905,020,911 Avengers: Age of Ultron $459,005,868
2016 10 20.88% $1,344,943,107 159,542,475 $1,263,576,402 Captain America: Civil War $406,794,345