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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2003

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $9,195,647,984
Tickets Sold: 1,524,982,768
Average Ticket Price: $6.03

Top Grossing Movies of 2003

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2003 GrossTickets Sold
1 Finding Nemo May 30 Walt Disney Adventure G $339,714,367 56,337,374
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 50,648,627
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17 New Line Adventure PG-13 $290,425,213 48,163,385
4 The Matrix Reloaded May 15 Warner Bros. Action R $281,553,689 46,692,154
5 Bruce Almighty May 23 Universal Comedy PG-13 $242,704,995 40,249,584
6 X2 May 2 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $214,949,694 35,646,715
7 Elf Nov 7 New Line Adventure PG $170,837,644 28,331,284
8 Chicago Dec 27 Miramax Musical PG-13 $161,445,985 26,773,795
9 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Jul 1 Warner Bros. Action R $150,358,296 24,935,040
10 Bad Boys II Jul 18 Sony Pictures Action R $138,540,870 22,975,268
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Biggest Weekends of 2003

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 16, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded $91,774,413 3,603 Warner Bros. Action
2 May 2, 2003 X2 $85,558,731 3,741 20th Century Fox Action
3 Dec 19, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $72,629,713 3,703 New Line Adventure
4 May 30, 2003 Finding Nemo $70,251,710 3,374 Walt Disney Adventure
5 May 23, 2003 Bruce Almighty $67,953,330 3,483 Universal Comedy
6 Jun 20, 2003 Hulk $62,128,420 3,660 Universal Action
7 Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $50,598,104 3,703 New Line Adventure
8 Jun 6, 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious $50,472,480 3,408 Universal Action
9 Nov 7, 2003 The Matrix Revolutions $48,475,154 3,502 Warner Bros. Action
10 Oct 24, 2003 Scary Movie 3 $48,113,770 3,505 Miramax/Dimension Comedy

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2003

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 3, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 3 $25,017,279 $128,908,065 19%
Jan 10, 2003 Just Married New $17,548,993 $111,633,468 16%
Jan 17, 2003 Kangaroo Jack New $16,580,209 $124,014,219 13%
Jan 24, 2003 Darkness Falls New $12,024,917 $100,810,290 12%
Jan 31, 2003 The Recruit New $16,302,063 $116,827,287 14%
Feb 7, 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days New $23,774,850 $121,177,508 20%
Feb 14, 2003 Daredevil New $40,310,418 $144,578,873 28%
Feb 21, 2003 Daredevil 2 $18,092,309 $113,438,729 16%
Feb 28, 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave New $16,521,486 $104,766,264 16%
Mar 7, 2003 Bringing Down the House New $31,101,026 $109,656,569 28%
Mar 14, 2003 Bringing Down the House 2 $22,054,934 $106,203,372 21%
Mar 21, 2003 Bringing Down the House 3 $16,204,468 $97,586,582 17%
Mar 28, 2003 Head of State New $13,503,484 $104,033,236 13%
Apr 4, 2003 Phone Booth New $15,021,088 $98,870,411 15%
Apr 11, 2003 Anger Management New $42,220,847 $98,631,359 43%
Apr 18, 2003 Anger Management 2 $25,005,588 $107,304,379 23%
Apr 25, 2003 Identity New $16,225,263 $92,533,675 18%
May 2, 2003 X2 New $85,558,731 $153,970,213 56%
May 9, 2003 X2 2 $40,032,160 $112,768,631 35%
May 16, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded New $91,774,413 $161,626,331 57%
May 23, 2003 Bruce Almighty New $67,953,330 $164,284,675 41%
May 30, 2003 Finding Nemo New $70,251,710 $174,864,848 40%
Jun 6, 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious New $50,472,480 $162,841,838 31%
Jun 13, 2003 Finding Nemo 3 $28,384,483 $122,447,915 23%
Jun 20, 2003 Hulk New $62,128,420 $150,045,348 41%
Jun 27, 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle New $37,634,221 $122,265,684 31%
Jul 4, 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines New $44,041,440 $136,446,972 32%
Jul 11, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse o… New $46,630,690 $144,474,017 32%
Jul 18, 2003 Bad Boys II New $46,522,560 $149,602,413 31%
Jul 25, 2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over New $33,417,739 $158,307,883 21%
Aug 1, 2003 American Wedding New $33,369,440 $144,394,191 23%
Aug 8, 2003 S.W.A.T. New $37,062,535 $140,269,878 26%
Aug 15, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason New $36,428,066 $146,972,496 25%
Aug 22, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason 2 $13,152,967 $100,929,000 13%
Aug 29, 2003 Jeepers Creepers II New $15,269,324 $102,239,357 15%
Sep 5, 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star New $6,660,540 $67,519,910 10%
Sep 12, 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico New $23,424,118 $87,645,836 27%
Sep 19, 2003 Underworld New $21,753,759 $105,476,895 21%
Sep 26, 2003 The Rundown New $18,533,765 $93,893,704 20%
Oct 3, 2003 School of Rock New $19,622,714 $93,752,375 21%
Oct 10, 2003 Kill Bill: Volume 1 New $22,089,322 $108,497,999 20%
Oct 17, 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre New $28,094,014 $113,332,298 25%
Oct 24, 2003 Scary Movie 3 New $48,113,770 $129,111,705 37%
Oct 31, 2003 Scary Movie 3 2 $20,017,468 $102,364,120 20%
Nov 7, 2003 The Matrix Revolutions New $48,475,154 $153,132,581 32%
Nov 14, 2003 Elf 2 $26,325,613 $132,595,606 20%
Nov 21, 2003 The Cat in the Hat New $38,329,160 $135,619,181 28%
Nov 28, 2003 The Cat in the Hat 2 $24,459,685 $161,575,419 15%
Dec 5, 2003 The Last Samurai New $24,271,354 $97,596,707 25%
Dec 12, 2003 Something's Gotta Give New $16,064,723 $89,639,349 18%
Dec 19, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … New $72,629,713 $141,719,475 51%
Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … 2 $50,598,104 $186,509,233 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 2003

RankDistributorMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 29 $1,512,583,144 250,842,963 16.45%
2 Sony Pictures 33 $1,214,967,851 201,487,191 13.21%
3 Warner Bros. 23 $1,162,084,535 192,717,157 12.64%
4 Universal 18 $1,086,702,399 180,215,978 11.82%
5 New Line 15 $924,444,590 153,307,553 10.05%
6 20th Century Fox 18 $798,485,552 132,418,822 8.68%
7 Paramount Pictures 23 $653,849,399 108,432,724 7.11%
8 Miramax 27 $406,528,477 67,417,643 4.42%
9 MGM 21 $362,548,689 60,124,150 3.94%
10 Miramax/Dimension 6 $294,124,463 48,776,856 3.20%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2003

RankGenreMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 46 $2,424,131,447 402,011,823 26.36%
2 Action 32 $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 22.93%
3 Comedy 80 $1,802,338,471 298,895,233 19.60%
4 Drama 153 $1,107,685,904 183,695,760 12.05%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $495,022,183 82,093,221 5.38%
6 Horror 15 $449,979,627 74,623,478 4.89%
7 Thriller/Suspense 19 $382,639,383 63,455,941 4.16%
8 Musical 5 $169,147,498 28,050,993 1.84%
9 Documentary 47 $90,795,051 15,057,198 0.99%
10 Western 2 $84,453,058 14,005,482 0.92%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2003

RankMPAA RatingMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 125 $4,532,687,176 751,689,359 49.29%
2 R 213 $2,671,586,530 443,049,066 29.05%
3 PG 55 $1,362,029,064 225,875,440 14.81%
4 G 22 $888,177,783 147,293,154 9.66%
5 Not Rated 199 $80,188,458 13,298,145 0.87%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2003

RankSource MaterialMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 220 $4,910,647,272 814,369,257 53.40%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 67 $1,645,696,238 272,918,083 17.90%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 6 $545,149,844 90,406,273 5.93%
4 Remake 12 $475,359,049 78,832,341 5.17%
5 Based on Theme Park Ride 2 $375,833,975 62,327,358 4.09%
6 Based on TV 15 $358,192,807 59,401,786 3.90%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 3 $216,197,271 35,853,609 2.35%
8 Based on Real Life Events 61 $211,265,753 35,035,747 2.30%
9 Based on Musical or Opera 1 $161,445,985 26,773,795 1.76%
10 Spin-Off 2 $105,726,078 17,533,345 1.15%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2003

RankProduction MethodMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 403 $7,780,943,079 1,290,371,789 84.62%
2 Animation/Live Action 6 $812,184,140 134,690,567 8.83%
3 Digital Animation 3 $339,960,375 56,378,170 3.70%
4 Hand Animation 12 $238,739,760 39,591,993 2.60%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2003

RankCreative TypeMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 197 $4,223,481,732 700,411,469 45.93%
2 Fantasy 25 $1,245,208,265 206,502,189 13.54%
3 Kids Fiction 22 $1,062,798,302 176,251,779 11.56%
4 Historical Fiction 43 $1,053,464,840 174,703,933 11.46%
5 Science Fiction 16 $747,306,129 123,931,355 8.13%
6 Super Hero 4 $516,135,650 85,594,633 5.61%
7 Dramatization 21 $225,364,067 37,373,799 2.45%
8 Factual 50 $91,212,318 15,126,394 0.99%
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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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