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Box Office History for Based on Real Life Events

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 Pearl Harbor May 25, 2001 Action PG-13 $198,539,855 $312,191,637
2 Pocahontas Jun 10, 1995 Adventure G $141,579,773 $289,668,033
3 Patch Adams Dec 25, 1998 Comedy PG-13 $135,014,968 $246,083,674
4 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Drama PG-13 $162,586,036 $216,735,924
5 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Drama R $125,548,685 $207,306,730
6 Remember the Titans Sep 29, 2000 Drama PG $115,654,751 $190,819,462
7 Dangerous Minds Aug 11, 1995 Drama R $84,919,401 $173,726,621
8 Fahrenheit 9/11 Jun 23, 2004 Documentary R $119,114,517 $170,711,621
9 Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Drama R $161,058,685 $170,038,229
10 Walk the Line Nov 18, 2005 Drama PG-13 $119,519,402 $165,123,026
11 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Black Comedy R $150,117,807 $164,002,258
12 Everest Mar 6, 1998 Documentary PG-13 $87,178,599 $162,251,806
13 Braveheart May 24, 1995 Drama R $75,545,647 $154,288,380
14 The Aviator Dec 17, 2004 Drama PG-13 $102,608,827 $143,878,210
15 The Vow Feb 10, 2012 Drama PG-13 $125,014,030 $139,776,992
16 The Living Sea Feb 28, 1995 Documentary Not Rated $64,800,000 $132,579,304
17 Space Station Apr 19, 2002 Documentary Not Rated $93,231,060 $129,489,179
18 Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Drama PG-13 $116,632,095 $127,676,605
19 Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Drama PG-13 $107,136,417 $117,271,064
20 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Oct 25, 2013 Comedy R $102,003,019 $111,661,785
21 The Terminal Jun 18, 2004 Drama PG-13 $77,073,959 $110,460,259
22 The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Drama PG-13 $96,962,694 $109,353,606
23 Ray Oct 29, 2004 Drama PG-13 $75,305,995 $107,761,236
24 La marche de l'empereur Jun 24, 2005 Documentary G $77,437,223 $107,518,141
25 The Fighter Dec 10, 2010 Drama R $93,617,009 $105,332,212
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 21 8.08% $429,277,001 98,684,358 $878,290,786 Pocahontas $141,551,246
1996 23 2.93% $169,644,497 38,381,099 $341,591,781 Dead Man Walking $39,261,491
1997 26 4.39% $279,197,720 60,827,379 $541,363,673 Donnie Brasco $41,954,997
1998 23 3.18% $215,438,038 45,935,603 $408,826,867 Everest $66,877,098
1999 37 3.93% $288,174,214 56,727,191 $504,872,000 Patch Adams $69,519,968
2000 55 8.13% $612,557,420 113,646,986 $1,011,458,175 Erin Brockovich $125,548,685
2001 37 4.91% $407,020,349 71,911,705 $640,014,175 Pearl Harbor $198,539,855
2002 34 1.42% $130,283,885 22,424,059 $199,574,125 Space Station $30,460,417
2003 61 2.30% $211,265,753 35,035,747 $311,818,148 Radio $51,801,566
2004 109 6.91% $641,884,057 103,362,915 $919,929,944 Fahrenheit 9/11 $119,114,517
2005 124 7.08% $624,150,803 97,371,364 $866,605,140 Walk the Line $91,742,439
2006 143 8.10% $744,805,142 113,710,636 $1,012,024,660 The Pursuit of Happyness $98,411,670
2007 155 4.68% $457,161,926 66,447,876 $591,386,096 The Pursuit of Happyness $64,174,366
2008 165 3.72% $363,188,068 50,583,217 $450,190,631 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour $65,281,781
2009 115 3.34% $355,250,369 47,366,669 $421,563,354 Michael Jackson's This Is It $72,091,016
2010 153 4.19% $438,845,012 55,620,331 $495,020,946 The Social Network $93,222,026
2011 182 4.15% $422,356,944 53,260,561 $474,018,993 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never $73,013,910
2012 174 3.45% $381,177,190 47,886,500 $426,189,850 The Vow $125,014,030
2013 206 8.70% $947,938,141 116,597,463 $1,037,717,421 Lee Daniels' The Butler $116,293,662
2014 197 3.13% $324,607,103 39,731,499 $353,610,341 American Hustle $62,194,684
2015 177 4.81% $542,727,794 64,380,436 $572,985,880 Straight Outta Compton $161,058,685
2016 207 3.91% $438,324,386 50,673,239 $450,991,827 Hacksaw Ridge $64,606,565
2017 180 4.01% $366,724,081 41,204,861 $366,723,263 American Made $50,917,415

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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