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Box Office History for Based on Musical or Opera

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 Chicago Dec 27, 2002 Musical PG-13 $170,687,518 $239,112,061
2 Mamma Mia! Jul 18, 2008 Musical PG-13 $144,130,063 $169,222,345
3 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Musical PG-13 $103,365,956 $128,941,402
4 Evita Dec 25, 1996 Musical PG $49,994,804 $91,977,741
5 The Phantom of the Opera Dec 22, 2004 Musical PG-13 $51,225,796 $68,053,948
6 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Dec 21, 2007 Musical R $52,898,073 $63,674,445
7 Rock of Ages Jun 15, 2012 Musical PG-13 $38,518,613 $40,792,947
8 Rent Nov 23, 2005 Musical PG-13 $29,077,547 $38,239,913
9 Les Miserables May 1, 1998 Drama PG-13 $13,871,914 $24,933,951
10 Nine Dec 18, 2009 Musical PG-13 $19,676,965 $21,787,377
11 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jul 20, 2001 Musical R $3,067,312 $4,568,445
12 The Met: Live in HD - Madama Butterfly Apr 2, 2016 Concert/Performance Not Rated $1,700,900 $1,700,900
13 U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha Mar 28, 2007 Musical Not Rated $494,152 $605,476
14 Saturday's Warrior Apr 1, 2016 Musical PG $569,120 $569,120
15 Aida at La Scala Dec 7, 2007 Concert/Performance Not Rated $222,927 $267,771
16 La Traviata at La Scala Feb 15, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $195,494 $229,524
17 The Last Five Years Feb 13, 2015 Musical PG-13 $147,299 $147,299
18 Bran Nue Dae Sep 10, 2010 Musical PG-13 $113,568 $121,333
19 Maria Stuarda at La Scala Mar 14, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $83,214 $97,695
20 La Forza del Destino Apr 3, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $52,577 $61,724
21 Tristan und Isolde at La Scala Jan 18, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $50,172 $58,900
22 La Rondine Mar 8, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $49,088 $57,627
23 Don Carlo Dec 5, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $27,834 $32,675
24 Naked Boys Singing Oct 12, 2007 Musical Not Rated $25,526 $31,275
25 Don Giovanni Apr 12, 2008 Concert/Performance $0 $0
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1996 1 0.04% $2,225,737 503,560 $3,988,195 Evita $2,225,737
1997 1 0.75% $47,769,067 10,407,204 $82,425,056 Evita $47,769,067
1998 2 0.62% $42,222,390 9,002,641 $71,300,917 Grease $28,350,476
2001 1 0.04% $3,067,312 541,927 $4,292,062 Hedwig and the Angry Inch $3,067,312
2002 1 0.10% $9,241,533 1,590,625 $12,597,750 Chicago $9,241,533
2003 1 1.76% $161,445,985 26,773,795 $212,048,456 Chicago $161,445,985
2004 1 0.17% $16,178,431 2,605,222 $20,633,358 The Phantom of the Opera $16,178,431
2005 2 0.73% $64,092,554 9,998,837 $79,190,789 The Phantom of the Opera $35,047,365
2006 2 0.40% $37,096,753 5,663,626 $44,855,918 Dreamgirls $37,064,395
2007 5 1.00% $97,549,205 14,178,661 $112,294,995 Dreamgirls $66,301,561
2008 9 1.71% $166,981,476 23,256,468 $184,191,227 Mamma Mia! $144,130,063
2009 1 0.13% $13,745,976 1,832,796 $14,515,744 Nine $13,745,976
2010 3 0.06% $6,410,359 812,465 $6,434,723 Nine $5,930,989
2012 1 0.35% $38,518,613 4,839,021 $38,325,046 Rock of Ages $38,518,613
2015 2 1.24% $140,367,071 16,650,897 $131,875,104 The Rocky Horror Picture Show $140,219,772
2016 2 0.06% $2,270,020 269,278 $2,132,682 The Met: Live in HD - Madama Butterfly $1,700,900