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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2001

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $8,297,343,031
Tickets Sold: 1,465,961,374
Average Ticket Price: $5.66

Top Grossing Movies of 2001

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2001 GrossTickets Sold
1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $300,404,434 53,074,988
2 Shrek May 18 Dreamworks SKG Adventure PG $267,655,011 47,288,871
3 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2 Walt Disney Adventure G $244,638,458 43,222,342
4 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3 New Line Action PG-13 $226,164,286 39,958,354
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 5 New Line Adventure PG-13 $206,448,462 36,474,993
6 The Mummy Returns May 4 Universal Adventure PG-13 $202,007,640 35,690,395
7 Pearl Harbor May 25 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $198,539,855 35,077,712
8 Jurassic Park 3 Jul 18 Universal Action PG-13 $181,166,115 32,008,147
9 Planet of the Apes Jul 27 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $179,841,538 31,774,123
10 Hannibal Feb 9 MGM Horror R $165,092,266 29,168,244
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Biggest Weekends of 2001

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Nov 16, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $90,294,621 3,672 Warner Bros. Adventure
2 Jul 27, 2001 Planet of the Apes $68,532,960 3,500 20th Century Fox Adventure
3 May 4, 2001 The Mummy Returns $68,139,035 3,401 Universal Adventure
4 Aug 3, 2001 Rush Hour 2 $67,408,222 3,118 New Line Action
5 Nov 2, 2001 Monsters, Inc. $62,577,067 3,237 Walt Disney Adventure
6 May 25, 2001 Pearl Harbor $59,078,912 3,214 Walt Disney Action
7 Feb 9, 2001 Hannibal $58,003,121 3,230 MGM Horror
8 Nov 23, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $57,487,755 3,672 Warner Bros. Adventure
9 Jul 20, 2001 Jurassic Park 3 $50,771,645 3,434 Universal Action
10 Jun 15, 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider $47,735,743 3,308 Paramount Pictures Adventure

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2001

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 5, 2001 Cast Away 3 $22,220,725 $120,900,995 18%
Jan 12, 2001 Save the Last Dance New $27,526,443 $170,755,073 16%
Jan 19, 2001 Save the Last Dance 2 $15,366,047 $112,680,121 14%
Jan 26, 2001 The Wedding Planner New $13,510,293 $97,026,630 14%
Feb 2, 2001 The Wedding Planner 2 $10,605,542 $100,911,867 11%
Feb 9, 2001 Hannibal New $58,003,121 $127,601,189 45%
Feb 16, 2001 Hannibal 2 $33,501,505 $146,591,993 23%
Feb 23, 2001 Hannibal 3 $15,767,006 $91,003,182 17%
Mar 2, 2001 The Mexican New $20,108,829 $89,323,133 23%
Mar 9, 2001 The Mexican 2 $12,244,750 $75,511,253 16%
Mar 16, 2001 Exit Wounds New $18,485,586 $84,999,893 22%
Mar 23, 2001 Heartbreakers New $11,801,323 $81,830,981 14%
Mar 30, 2001 Spy Kids New $26,546,881 $96,530,079 28%
Apr 6, 2001 Spy Kids 2 $17,079,114 $95,086,472 18%
Apr 13, 2001 Spy Kids 3 $12,501,512 $89,494,984 14%
Apr 20, 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary 2 $10,184,136 $82,318,859 12%
Apr 27, 2001 Driven New $12,174,504 $68,012,710 18%
May 4, 2001 The Mummy Returns New $68,139,035 $110,204,956 62%
May 11, 2001 The Mummy Returns 2 $33,741,755 $80,137,654 42%
May 18, 2001 Shrek New $42,347,760 $103,207,546 41%
May 25, 2001 Pearl Harbor New $59,078,912 $146,280,714 40%
Jun 1, 2001 Pearl Harbor 2 $29,558,276 $126,651,810 23%
Jun 8, 2001 Swordfish New $18,145,632 $98,970,694 18%
Jun 15, 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider New $47,735,743 $133,447,535 36%
Jun 22, 2001 The Fast and the Furious New $40,089,015 $141,730,500 28%
Jun 29, 2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI New $29,352,630 $126,432,069 23%
Jul 6, 2001 Cats & Dogs New $21,707,617 $132,670,808 16%
Jul 13, 2001 Legally Blonde New $20,377,426 $121,079,372 17%
Jul 20, 2001 Jurassic Park III New $50,771,645 $145,516,394 35%
Jul 27, 2001 Planet of the Apes New $68,532,960 $153,736,734 45%
Aug 3, 2001 Rush Hour 2 New $67,408,222 $171,880,309 39%
Aug 10, 2001 American Pie 2 New $45,117,985 $158,916,271 28%
Aug 17, 2001 American Pie 2 2 $21,104,656 $115,558,270 18%
Aug 24, 2001 American Pie 2 3 $12,517,475 $97,602,456 13%
Aug 31, 2001 Jeepers Creepers New $13,106,108 $95,085,611 14%
Sep 7, 2001 The Musketeer New $10,312,740 $76,315,202 14%
Sep 14, 2001 Hardball New $9,386,342 $66,389,469 14%
Sep 21, 2001 Hardball 2 $8,058,338 $59,646,379 14%
Sep 28, 2001 Don’t Say a Word New $17,090,474 $76,479,764 22%
Oct 5, 2001 Training Day New $22,550,788 $92,531,734 24%
Oct 12, 2001 Training Day 2 $13,386,457 $86,640,028 15%
Oct 19, 2001 From Hell New $11,014,818 $82,954,394 13%
Oct 26, 2001 K-PAX New $17,215,275 $85,897,447 20%
Nov 2, 2001 Monsters, Inc. New $62,577,067 $144,767,401 43%
Nov 9, 2001 Monsters, Inc. 2 $45,551,028 $127,471,301 36%
Nov 16, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone New $90,294,621 $161,083,111 56%
Nov 23, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2 $57,487,755 $152,426,047 38%
Nov 30, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 3 $23,642,327 $89,379,611 26%
Dec 7, 2001 Ocean's Eleven New $38,107,822 $87,709,621 43%
Dec 14, 2001 Vanilla Sky New $25,015,518 $92,910,823 27%
Dec 21, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… New $47,211,490 $130,122,152 36%
Dec 28, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… 2 $38,695,582 $167,071,453 23%

The highest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown in bold.

The lowest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown underlined.

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2001

RankDistributorMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 31 $1,232,663,479 217,785,054 14.86%
2 Universal 17 $948,895,186 167,649,317 11.44%
3 Paramount Pictures 18 $914,413,744 161,557,191 11.02%
4 Walt Disney 19 $901,680,342 159,307,472 10.87%
5 20th Century Fox 20 $862,854,286 152,447,744 10.40%
6 Sony Pictures 28 $731,442,580 129,230,121 8.82%
7 New Line 13 $612,290,818 108,178,584 7.38%
8 MGM 13 $448,117,950 79,172,777 5.40%
9 Miramax 33 $442,201,348 78,127,433 5.33%
10 Dreamworks SKG 8 $400,158,761 70,699,424 4.82%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2001

RankGenreMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 31 $2,268,631,223 400,818,221 27.34%
2 Comedy 87 $1,478,561,257 261,229,861 17.82%
3 Drama 145 $1,402,415,185 247,776,466 16.90%
4 Action 30 $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 16.76%
5 Thriller/Suspense 23 $648,696,510 114,610,682 7.82%
6 Romantic Comedy 22 $529,070,064 93,475,267 6.38%
7 Horror 15 $391,327,885 69,139,195 4.72%
8 Musical 7 $69,839,373 12,339,107 0.84%
9 Black Comedy 3 $57,007,068 10,071,918 0.69%
10 Western 4 $22,389,813 3,955,796 0.27%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2001

RankMPAA RatingMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 125 $4,235,680,665 748,353,416 51.05%
2 R 211 $2,313,272,568 408,705,300 27.88%
3 PG 31 $1,152,521,674 203,625,724 13.89%
4 G 18 $530,645,011 93,753,526 6.40%
5 Not Rated 200 $58,582,561 10,350,172 0.71%
6 Open 2 $1,926,683 340,403 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2001

RankSource MaterialMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 236 $3,995,348,190 705,891,796 48.15%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 70 $2,245,000,099 396,643,094 27.06%
3 Remake 10 $852,268,673 150,577,499 10.27%
4 Based on Real Life Events 37 $407,020,349 71,911,705 4.91%
5 Based on TV 7 $261,875,143 46,267,688 3.16%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 3 $185,837,005 32,833,392 2.24%
7 Based on Game 3 $164,210,506 29,012,455 1.98%
8 Based on Play 7 $45,771,084 8,086,761 0.55%
9 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 1 $43,569,988 7,697,877 0.53%
10 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 4 $43,088,737 7,612,850 0.52%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2001

RankProduction MethodMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 377 $6,748,636,580 1,192,338,438 81.33%
2 Animation/Live Action 5 $780,232,611 137,850,283 9.40%
3 Digital Animation 5 $607,412,797 107,316,746 7.32%
4 Hand Animation 5 $144,904,503 25,601,500 1.75%
5 Rotoscoping 1 $2,589,639 457,533 0.03%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2001

RankCreative TypeMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 196 $4,487,151,485 792,782,853 54.08%
2 Kids Fiction 16 $1,093,185,985 193,142,393 13.18%
3 Fantasy 22 $1,020,709,125 180,337,291 12.30%
4 Historical Fiction 49 $636,356,404 112,430,439 7.67%
5 Science Fiction 15 $582,177,259 102,858,165 7.02%
6 Dramatization 20 $425,232,943 75,129,486 5.12%
7 Factual 26 $25,954,814 4,585,644 0.31%
8 Super Hero 1 $4,965,347 877,269 0.06%
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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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