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Box Office History for Based on Real Life Events

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 Pearl Harbor May 25, 2001 Action PG-13 $198,539,855 $295,705,112
2 Pocahontas Jun 10, 1995 Adventure G $141,567,679 $274,347,522
3 Patch Adams Dec 25, 1998 Comedy PG-13 $135,014,968 $233,088,244
4 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Drama PG-13 $162,586,036 $205,290,319
5 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Drama R $125,548,685 $196,359,071
6 Remember the Titans Sep 29, 2000 Drama PG $115,654,751 $180,742,479
7 Dangerous Minds Aug 11, 1995 Drama R $84,778,149 $164,278,554
8 Fahrenheit 9/11 Jun 23, 2004 Documentary R $119,114,517 $161,696,513
9 Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Drama R $161,058,685 $161,058,685
10 Walk the Line Nov 18, 2005 Drama PG-13 $119,519,402 $156,403,046
11 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Black Comedy R $150,117,807 $155,341,465
12 Everest Mar 6, 1998 Documentary PG-13 $87,178,599 $153,683,452
13 Braveheart May 24, 1995 Drama R $75,545,647 $146,140,566
14 The Aviator Dec 17, 2004 Drama PG-13 $102,608,827 $136,280,147
15 The Vow Feb 10, 2012 Drama PG-13 $125,014,030 $132,395,510
16 Space Station Apr 19, 2002 Documentary Not Rated $93,181,312 $122,603,644
17 Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Drama PG-13 $116,632,095 $120,934,133
18 Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Drama PG-13 $107,136,417 $111,078,097
19 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Oct 25, 2013 Comedy R $102,003,019 $105,765,039
20 The Terminal Jun 18, 2004 Drama PG-13 $77,073,959 $104,626,964
21 The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Drama PG-13 $96,962,694 $103,578,752
22 Ray Oct 29, 2004 Drama PG-13 $75,305,995 $102,070,474
23 La marche de l'empereur Jun 24, 2005 Documentary G $77,437,223 $101,840,217
24 The Fighter Dec 10, 2010 Drama R $93,617,009 $99,769,724
25 Zero Dark Thirty Dec 19, 2012 Drama R $95,720,716 $99,350,408
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 21 8.09% $428,908,086 98,599,550 $780,908,436 Pocahontas $141,539,152
1996 23 2.93% $168,539,698 38,131,142 $301,998,645 Dead Man Walking $39,261,491
1997 26 4.39% $279,018,928 60,788,426 $481,444,334 Donnie Brasco $41,954,997
1998 23 3.19% $215,206,749 45,886,287 $363,419,393 Everest $66,877,098
1999 37 3.93% $287,987,907 56,690,517 $448,988,895 Patch Adams $69,519,968
2000 55 7.95% $612,543,619 113,644,425 $900,063,846 Erin Brockovich $125,548,685
2001 36 4.91% $407,018,825 71,911,436 $569,538,573 Pearl Harbor $198,539,855
2002 34 1.42% $130,283,885 22,424,059 $177,598,547 Space Station $30,460,417
2003 60 2.21% $203,305,793 33,715,687 $267,028,241 Radio $51,801,566
2004 108 6.66% $617,823,900 99,488,494 $787,948,872 Fahrenheit 9/11 $119,114,517
2005 124 7.08% $624,012,033 97,349,716 $771,009,751 Walk the Line $91,742,439
2006 143 8.11% $744,284,561 113,631,158 $899,958,771 The Pursuit of Happyness $98,411,670
2007 154 4.68% $457,080,921 66,436,103 $526,173,936 The Pursuit of Happyness $64,174,366
2008 164 3.71% $363,102,435 50,571,292 $400,524,633 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour $65,281,781
2009 112 3.33% $354,294,302 47,239,194 $374,134,416 Michael Jackson's This Is It $72,091,016
2010 146 4.17% $438,330,292 55,555,098 $439,996,376 The Social Network $93,222,026
2011 184 4.15% $422,804,419 53,316,988 $422,270,545 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never $73,013,910
2012 174 3.47% $382,900,430 48,102,987 $380,975,657 The Vow $125,014,030
2013 204 8.80% $961,224,955 118,231,759 $936,395,531 Lee Daniels' The Butler $116,293,662
2014 196 3.21% $332,767,393 40,730,311 $322,584,063 American Hustle $62,194,684
2015 175 4.78% $540,546,292 64,121,659 $507,843,539 Straight Outta Compton $161,058,685
2016 84 3.53% $119,420,865 14,166,135 $112,195,789 The Finest Hours $27,569,558