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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2002

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $9,161,731,254
Tickets Sold: 1,576,889,752
Average Ticket Price: $5.81

Top Grossing Movies of 2002

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2002 GrossTickets Sold
1 Spider-Man May 3 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 69,484,746
2 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $310,676,740 53,472,760
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 12 New Line Adventure PG-13 $262,300,833 45,146,442
4 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $252,097,945 43,390,351
5 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19 IFC Films Romantic Comedy PG $227,898,505 39,225,216
6 Signs Aug 2 Walt Disney Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,750,028 39,199,660
7 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25 New Line Comedy PG-13 $213,117,789 36,681,202
8 Men in Black 2 Jul 3 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $190,418,803 32,774,320
9 Ice Age Mar 15 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $176,387,405 30,359,277
10 Die Another Day Nov 22 MGM Action PG-13 $153,770,825 26,466,579
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Biggest Weekends of 2002

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 3, 2002 Spider-Man $114,844,116 3,615 Sony Pictures Adventure
2 Nov 15, 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $88,357,488 3,682 Warner Bros. Adventure
3 May 17, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $80,027,814 3,161 20th Century Fox Adventure
4 Jul 26, 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember $73,071,188 3,613 New Line Comedy
5 May 10, 2002 Spider-Man $71,417,527 3,615 Sony Pictures Adventure
6 Dec 20, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $62,007,528 3,622 New Line Adventure
7 Aug 2, 2002 Signs $60,116,619 3,264 Walt Disney Thriller/Suspense
8 Jun 14, 2002 Scooby-Doo $54,155,312 3,447 Warner Bros. Adventure
9 Jul 5, 2002 Men in Black 2 $52,148,751 3,557 Sony Pictures Action
10 Nov 8, 2002 8 Mile $51,240,555 2,470 Universal Drama

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2002

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 4, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… 3 $23,006,447 $122,683,441 19%
Jan 11, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… 4 $16,201,260 $108,119,157 15%
Jan 18, 2002 Black Hawk Down 4 $28,611,736 $122,670,767 23%
Jan 25, 2002 Black Hawk Down 5 $17,012,268 $130,872,626 13%
Feb 1, 2002 Black Hawk Down 6 $11,112,555 $99,515,642 11%
Feb 8, 2002 Collateral Damage New $15,058,432 $103,696,151 15%
Feb 15, 2002 John Q New $20,275,194 $137,133,128 15%
Feb 22, 2002 Queen of the Damned New $14,757,535 $109,759,066 13%
Mar 1, 2002 We Were Soldiers New $20,212,543 $104,699,870 19%
Mar 8, 2002 The Time Machine New $22,610,437 $102,782,110 22%
Mar 15, 2002 Ice Age New $46,312,454 $139,207,244 33%
Mar 22, 2002 Blade 2 New $32,528,016 $135,649,444 24%
Mar 29, 2002 Panic Room New $30,056,751 $132,148,302 23%
Apr 5, 2002 Panic Room 2 $18,224,157 $110,840,958 16%
Apr 12, 2002 Changing Lanes New $17,128,062 $96,604,036 18%
Apr 19, 2002 The Scorpion King New $36,075,875 $105,724,872 34%
Apr 26, 2002 The Scorpion King 2 $18,038,270 $85,544,982 21%
May 3, 2002 Spider-Man New $114,844,116 $163,866,969 70%
May 10, 2002 Spider-Man 2 $71,417,527 $126,981,961 56%
May 17, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones New $80,027,814 $170,608,088 47%
May 24, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones 2 $47,880,532 $159,401,199 30%
May 31, 2002 The Sum of All Fears New $31,178,526 $122,291,744 25%
Jun 7, 2002 The Sum of All Fears 2 $19,230,111 $109,343,274 18%
Jun 14, 2002 Scooby-Doo New $54,155,312 $164,686,578 33%
Jun 21, 2002 Minority Report New $35,677,125 $162,324,309 22%
Jun 28, 2002 Mr. Deeds New $37,162,787 $142,549,206 26%
Jul 5, 2002 Men in Black 2 New $52,148,751 $153,092,964 34%
Jul 12, 2002 Men in Black 2 2 $24,410,311 $143,726,613 17%
Jul 19, 2002 Road to Perdition 2 $15,412,515 $119,922,327 13%
Jul 26, 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember New $73,071,188 $151,882,416 48%
Aug 2, 2002 Signs New $60,116,619 $156,435,442 38%
Aug 9, 2002 xXx New $44,506,103 $142,714,750 31%
Aug 16, 2002 xXx 2 $22,111,421 $110,732,395 20%
Aug 23, 2002 Signs 4 $14,285,766 $89,554,284 16%
Aug 30, 2002 Signs 5 $13,440,774 $88,687,860 15%
Sep 6, 2002 Swimfan New $11,326,601 $71,823,003 16%
Sep 13, 2002 Barbershop New $20,627,433 $84,412,788 24%
Sep 20, 2002 Barbershop 2 $12,817,223 $80,084,222 16%
Sep 27, 2002 Sweet Home Alabama New $35,648,740 $102,275,380 35%
Oct 4, 2002 Red Dragon New $36,540,945 $110,461,469 33%
Oct 11, 2002 Red Dragon 2 $17,655,750 $106,558,073 17%
Oct 18, 2002 The Ring New $15,015,393 $90,363,380 17%
Oct 25, 2002 Jackass: The Movie New $22,763,437 $106,261,452 21%
Nov 1, 2002 The Santa Clause 2 New $29,008,696 $116,614,111 25%
Nov 8, 2002 8 Mile New $51,240,555 $143,235,056 36%
Nov 15, 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets New $88,357,488 $171,655,310 51%
Nov 22, 2002 Die Another Day New $47,072,040 $154,242,674 31%
Nov 29, 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 3 $32,117,496 $149,941,539 21%
Dec 6, 2002 Die Another Day 3 $12,843,007 $80,362,034 16%
Dec 13, 2002 Maid in Manhattan New $18,711,407 $102,205,933 18%
Dec 20, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New $62,007,528 $144,354,787 43%
Dec 27, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2 $48,875,549 $178,177,273 27%

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 2002

RankDistributorMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 32 $1,553,968,148 267,464,383 16.96%
2 Walt Disney 27 $1,175,663,163 202,351,649 12.83%
3 Warner Bros. 30 $1,061,821,381 182,757,538 11.59%
4 20th Century Fox 23 $981,440,569 168,922,633 10.71%
5 Universal 19 $883,504,056 152,066,092 9.64%
6 New Line 12 $880,698,528 151,583,217 9.61%
7 Paramount Pictures 25 $673,939,881 115,996,523 7.36%
8 Dreamworks SKG 7 $513,651,256 88,408,129 5.61%
9 MGM 22 $368,388,691 63,405,959 4.02%
10 Miramax 32 $248,930,830 42,845,220 2.72%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2002

RankGenreMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,819,883,646 485,350,002 30.78%
2 Drama 153 $1,585,999,558 272,977,472 17.31%
3 Action 30 $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 15.22%
4 Comedy 78 $1,319,194,651 227,055,839 14.40%
5 Thriller/Suspense 32 $949,944,632 163,501,641 10.37%
6 Romantic Comedy 23 $574,432,361 98,869,586 6.27%
7 Horror 11 $297,788,051 51,254,391 3.25%
8 Documentary 24 $71,043,258 12,227,743 0.78%
9 Musical 7 $62,939,592 10,832,974 0.69%
10 Black Comedy 4 $47,766,617 8,221,446 0.52%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2002

RankMPAA RatingMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 119 $4,489,915,542 772,790,906 49.01%
2 R 226 $2,158,309,834 371,481,783 23.56%
3 PG 55 $1,996,114,702 343,565,327 21.79%
4 G 20 $449,550,843 77,375,351 4.91%
5 Not Rated 171 $67,326,118 11,587,886 0.73%
6 Open 1 $4,786 823 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2002

RankSource MaterialMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 230 $4,224,530,995 727,113,655 46.11%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 78 $2,409,946,348 414,792,789 26.30%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 8 $784,658,068 135,053,020 8.56%
4 Based on TV 11 $397,968,259 68,497,113 4.34%
5 Remake 10 $338,157,052 58,202,584 3.69%
6 Based on Play 12 $308,454,779 53,090,318 3.37%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 4 $292,919,711 50,416,471 3.20%
8 Based on Real Life Events 34 $130,283,885 22,424,059 1.42%
9 Spin-Off 1 $90,580,000 15,590,361 0.99%
10 203 $62,524,648 10,761,452 0.68%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2002

RankProduction MethodMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 389 $7,336,726,180 1,262,775,393 80.08%
2 Animation/Live Action 7 $1,183,581,664 203,714,567 12.92%
3 Hand Animation 11 $391,398,370 67,366,324 4.27%
4 Digital Animation 5 $231,943,583 39,921,440 2.53%
5 Rotoscoping 1 $302,372 52,043 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2002

RankCreative TypeMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 209 $4,211,417,103 724,856,541 45.97%
2 Kids Fiction 27 $1,365,378,416 235,004,877 14.90%
3 Science Fiction 21 $1,178,177,141 202,784,349 12.86%
4 Fantasy 19 $866,724,803 149,178,098 9.46%
5 Dramatization 18 $505,004,909 86,919,939 5.51%
6 Super Hero 3 $496,794,907 85,506,868 5.42%
7 Historical Fiction 42 $421,063,850 72,472,240 4.60%
8 Factual 27 $91,598,153 15,765,589 1.00%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $4,363,387 751,012 0.05%
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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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