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Box Office History for Based on Play

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2017, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19, 2002 Romantic Comedy PG $241,438,208 $369,088,393
2 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Drama PG $115,821,495 $214,283,333
3 Gnomeo and Juliet Feb 11, 2011 Comedy G $99,967,670 $112,195,741
4 Madea Goes To Jail Feb 20, 2009 Comedy PG-13 $90,508,336 $107,403,224
5 Romeo+Juliet Nov 1, 1996 Drama PG-13 $46,338,728 $93,191,615
6 Madea's Family Reunion Feb 24, 2006 Comedy PG-13 $63,257,940 $85,953,530
7 Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween Oct 21, 2016 Comedy PG-13 $73,206,343 $75,322,133
8 Peter Pan: Return to Neverland Feb 15, 2002 Adventure G $48,430,258 $74,187,481
9 Finding Neverland Nov 12, 2004 Drama PG $51,676,606 $72,854,101
10 Why Did I Get Married? Oct 12, 2007 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $55,204,525 $71,412,826
11 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Feb 25, 2005 Drama PG-13 $50,406,346 $69,986,966
12 Why Did I Get Married Too? Apr 2, 2010 Drama PG-13 $60,095,852 $67,788,728
13 10 Things I Hate About You Mar 31, 1999 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $38,177,966 $66,886,588
14 I Can Do Bad All By Myself Sep 11, 2009 Comedy PG-13 $51,733,921 $61,390,918
15 Madea's Big Happy Family Apr 22, 2011 Drama PG-13 $53,345,287 $59,870,496
16 Fences Dec 16, 2016 Drama PG-13 $57,682,904 $58,542,536
17 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Dec 13, 2013 Comedy PG-13 $52,543,354 $57,507,359
18 Tyler Perry's Temptation Mar 29, 2013 Drama PG-13 $51,975,354 $56,897,985
19 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Apr 25, 1997 Comedy R $29,235,353 $56,687,277
20 About Last Night Feb 14, 2014 Romantic Comedy R $48,637,684 $52,983,516
21 Meet the Browns Mar 21, 2008 Comedy PG-13 $41,975,388 $52,030,771
22 Closer Dec 3, 2004 Drama R $33,987,757 $48,418,439
23 She's the Man Mar 17, 2006 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $33,889,159 $46,047,861
24 The Ides of March Oct 7, 2011 Drama R $40,962,534 $45,972,496
25 For Colored Girls Nov 5, 2010 Drama R $37,729,698 $42,559,168
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 17 0.97% $51,327,955 11,799,522 $105,015,746 Nell $20,914,085
1996 13 1.11% $64,517,134 14,596,629 $129,909,998 Romeo+Juliet $44,798,596
1997 15 0.92% $58,468,460 12,738,220 $113,370,158 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion $29,235,353
1998 9 1.20% $81,547,351 17,387,491 $154,748,670 You've Got Mail $78,028,953
1999 15 1.75% $128,167,040 25,229,723 $224,544,535 10 Things I Hate About You $38,177,966
2000 10 0.22% $16,307,934 3,025,585 $26,927,707 East is East $4,170,647
2001 7 0.55% $45,771,084 8,086,761 $71,972,173 Kingdom Come $23,247,539
2002 12 3.37% $308,454,779 53,090,318 $472,503,830 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $227,898,505
2003 7 0.27% $24,484,192 4,060,395 $36,137,516 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $13,539,703
2004 7 0.57% $52,970,075 8,529,798 $75,915,202 Closer $27,460,754
2005 9 1.06% $93,175,884 14,536,014 $129,370,525 Diary of a Mad Black Woman $50,406,346
2006 9 1.16% $107,048,079 16,343,212 $145,454,587 Madea's Family Reunion $63,257,940
2007 11 0.72% $69,857,595 10,153,715 $90,368,064 Why Did I Get Married? $55,204,525
2008 8 0.69% $67,101,179 9,345,565 $83,175,529 Meet the Browns $41,975,388
2009 8 1.62% $172,029,371 22,937,246 $204,141,489 Madea Goes To Jail $90,508,336
2010 5 0.94% $98,981,480 12,545,180 $111,652,102 Why Did I Get Married Too? $60,095,852
2011 15 2.04% $208,183,412 26,252,628 $233,648,389 Gnomeo and Juliet $99,967,670
2012 11 0.21% $23,375,429 2,936,607 $26,135,802 Beasts of the Southern Wild $11,249,128
2013 14 1.25% $135,968,750 16,724,314 $148,846,395 Tyler Perry's Temptation $51,975,354
2014 11 0.86% $88,606,421 10,845,334 $96,523,473 About Last Night $48,637,684
2015 9 0.05% $5,395,888 640,078 $5,696,694 Chi-raq $2,601,330
2016 11 1.12% $126,124,531 14,580,865 $129,769,699 Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween $73,206,343
2017 8 0.47% $43,498,289 4,887,443 $43,498,243 Fences $27,939,289

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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