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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2006

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $9,190,502,983
Tickets Sold: 1,403,129,850
Average Ticket Price: $6.55

Top Grossing Movies of 2006

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2006 GrossTickets Sold
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jul 7 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 64,628,368
2 Cars Jun 9 Walt Disney Adventure G $244,082,982 37,264,577
3 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26 20th Century Fox Action PG-13 $234,362,462 35,780,528
4 The Da Vinci Code May 19 Sony Pictures Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $217,536,138 33,211,624
5 Superman Returns Jun 28 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $200,120,000 30,552,671
6 Ice Age: The Meltdown Mar 31 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $195,330,621 29,821,468
7 Happy Feet Nov 17 Warner Bros. Adventure PG $175,967,627 26,865,286
8 Over the Hedge May 19 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG $155,019,340 23,667,074
9 Casino Royale Nov 17 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $153,676,842 23,462,113
10 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Aug 4 Sony Pictures Comedy PG-13 $148,213,377 22,627,996
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Biggest Weekends of 2006

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jul 7, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $135,634,554 4,133 Walt Disney Adventure
2 May 26, 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand $102,750,665 3,690 20th Century Fox Action
3 May 19, 2006 The Da Vinci Code $77,073,388 3,735 Sony Pictures Thriller/Suspense
4 Mar 31, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $68,033,544 3,964 20th Century Fox Adventure
5 Jul 14, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $62,345,264 4,133 Walt Disney Adventure
6 Jun 9, 2006 Cars $60,119,509 3,985 Walt Disney Adventure
7 Jun 30, 2006 Superman Returns $52,535,096 4,065 Warner Bros. Adventure
8 May 5, 2006 Mission: Impossible III $47,743,273 4,054 Paramount Pictures Action
9 Aug 4, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby $47,042,215 3,803 Sony Pictures Comedy
10 Nov 17, 2006 Happy Feet $41,533,432 3,804 Warner Bros. Adventure

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2006

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Dec 30, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, t… 4 $25,686,555 $149,544,176 17%
Jan 6, 2006 Hostel New $19,556,099 $128,174,649 15%
Jan 13, 2006 Glory Road New $13,594,734 $126,034,627 11%
Jan 20, 2006 Underworld: Evolution New $26,857,181 $120,616,763 22%
Jan 27, 2006 Big Momma's House 2 New $27,736,056 $126,653,370 22%
Feb 3, 2006 When a Stranger Calls New $21,607,203 $105,784,313 20%
Feb 10, 2006 The Pink Panther New $20,220,412 $120,739,295 17%
Feb 17, 2006 Eight Below New $20,188,176 $129,406,634 16%
Feb 24, 2006 Madea's Family Reunion New $30,030,661 $120,344,830 25%
Mar 3, 2006 Madea's Family Reunion 2 $12,648,954 $103,349,269 12%
Mar 10, 2006 Failure to Launch New $24,411,322 $110,210,270 22%
Mar 17, 2006 V for Vendetta New $25,642,640 $106,449,101 24%
Mar 24, 2006 Inside Man New $28,954,945 $109,464,619 26%
Mar 31, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown New $68,033,544 $142,110,324 48%
Apr 7, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown 2 $33,823,894 $114,393,026 30%
Apr 14, 2006 Scary Movie 4 New $40,222,875 $120,186,798 33%
Apr 21, 2006 Silent Hill New $20,152,598 $109,192,034 18%
Apr 28, 2006 R.V. New $16,414,767 $102,166,569 16%
May 5, 2006 Mission: Impossible III New $47,743,273 $110,234,618 43%
May 12, 2006 Mission: Impossible III 2 $25,008,971 $99,545,432 25%
May 19, 2006 The Da Vinci Code New $77,073,388 $163,187,407 47%
May 26, 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand New $102,750,665 $196,141,378 52%
Jun 2, 2006 The Break-Up New $39,172,785 $135,895,585 29%
Jun 9, 2006 Cars New $60,119,509 $153,819,094 39%
Jun 16, 2006 Cars 2 $33,731,634 $151,678,466 22%
Jun 23, 2006 Click New $40,011,365 $140,564,376 28%
Jun 30, 2006 Superman Returns New $52,535,096 $153,742,067 34%
Jul 7, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… New $135,634,554 $218,156,131 62%
Jul 14, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… 2 $62,345,264 $159,043,618 39%
Jul 21, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… 3 $35,215,201 $150,739,382 23%
Jul 28, 2006 Miami Vice New $25,723,815 $131,313,780 20%
Aug 4, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… New $47,042,215 $139,736,564 34%
Aug 11, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… 2 $22,126,226 $129,141,983 17%
Aug 18, 2006 Snakes on a Plane New $15,206,301 $110,634,366 14%
Aug 25, 2006 Invincible New $17,031,122 $103,120,098 17%
Sep 1, 2006 Invincible 2 $12,151,426 $101,636,260 12%
Sep 8, 2006 The Covenant New $8,852,458 $72,029,282 12%
Sep 15, 2006 Gridiron Gang New $14,414,630 $77,862,801 19%
Sep 22, 2006 Jackass: Number Two New $29,002,002 $98,309,060 30%
Sep 29, 2006 Open Season New $23,624,548 $100,273,623 24%
Oct 6, 2006 The Departed New $26,887,467 $111,366,461 24%
Oct 13, 2006 The Grudge 2 New $20,825,300 $110,876,128 19%
Oct 20, 2006 The Prestige New $14,801,808 $102,659,715 14%
Oct 27, 2006 Saw III New $33,610,391 $105,027,837 32%
Nov 3, 2006 Borat New $26,455,463 $130,119,482 20%
Nov 10, 2006 Borat 2 $28,269,900 $127,025,735 22%
Nov 17, 2006 Happy Feet New $41,533,432 $145,881,449 28%
Nov 24, 2006 Happy Feet 2 $37,038,046 $161,627,096 23%
Dec 1, 2006 Happy Feet 3 $17,545,418 $92,913,740 19%
Dec 8, 2006 Apocalypto New $15,005,604 $97,009,951 15%
Dec 15, 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness New $26,541,709 $120,393,718 22%
Dec 22, 2006 Night at the Museum New $30,433,781 $119,807,857 25%
Dec 29, 2006 Night at the Museum 2 $36,766,905 $162,079,262 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 2006

RankDistributorMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 31 $1,700,794,004 259,663,192 18.51%
2 Walt Disney 25 $1,483,993,492 226,563,880 16.15%
3 20th Century Fox 28 $1,390,344,635 212,266,343 15.13%
4 Warner Bros. 27 $1,093,595,652 166,961,153 11.90%
5 Paramount Pictures 19 $947,010,659 144,581,771 10.30%
6 Universal 22 $804,919,026 122,888,389 8.76%
7 Lionsgate 17 $329,140,758 50,250,488 3.58%
8 New Line 13 $251,432,066 38,386,569 2.74%
9 MGM 12 $166,906,975 25,481,975 1.82%
10 Fox Searchlight 16 $165,442,828 25,258,440 1.80%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2006

RankGenreMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 46 $2,814,762,078 429,734,643 30.63%
2 Comedy 124 $1,955,138,318 298,494,337 21.27%
3 Drama 251 $1,566,075,796 239,095,411 17.04%
4 Action 31 $1,007,869,230 153,873,148 10.97%
5 Thriller/Suspense 35 $739,589,574 112,914,419 8.05%
6 Horror 30 $553,237,666 84,463,750 6.02%
7 Romantic Comedy 19 $342,785,466 52,333,650 3.73%
8 Documentary 108 $102,279,769 15,615,177 1.11%
9 Musical 7 $68,195,041 10,411,454 0.74%
10 Black Comedy 5 $32,291,174 4,929,948 0.35%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2006

RankMPAA RatingMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 140 $4,437,447,613 677,472,845 48.28%
2 PG 66 $2,133,866,261 325,781,072 23.22%
3 R 221 $1,971,511,800 300,994,057 21.45%
4 G 16 $563,236,888 85,990,356 6.13%
5 Not Rated 275 $84,325,545 12,873,984 0.92%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2006

RankSource MaterialMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 312 $4,029,674,058 615,217,254 43.85%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 92 $1,477,454,624 225,565,541 16.08%
3 Remake 24 $869,327,101 132,721,682 9.46%
4 Based on Real Life Events 143 $744,805,142 113,710,636 8.10%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 10 $724,283,895 110,577,689 7.88%
6 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $423,315,812 64,628,368 4.61%
7 Based on TV 9 $411,697,251 62,854,538 4.48%
8 Based on Play 9 $107,048,079 16,343,212 1.16%
9 2 $82,230,391 12,554,258 0.89%
10 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 5 $76,604,463 11,695,336 0.83%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2006

RankProduction MethodMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 599 $7,648,594,676 1,167,724,068 83.22%
2 Digital Animation 18 $1,238,456,929 189,077,385 13.48%
3 Animation/Live Action 5 $223,335,380 34,097,002 2.43%
4 Hand Animation 3 $58,919,570 8,995,352 0.64%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $8,707,878 1,329,446 0.09%
6 Rotoscoping 1 $5,501,616 839,941 0.06%
7 Multiple Production Methods 2 $168,596 25,739 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2006

RankCreative TypeMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 315 $4,395,455,830 671,061,793 47.83%
2 Kids Fiction 18 $1,390,449,630 212,282,377 15.13%
3 Historical Fiction 64 $1,064,263,900 162,483,006 11.58%
4 Fantasy 28 $796,027,172 121,530,851 8.66%
5 Dramatization 44 $705,364,249 107,689,176 7.67%
6 Super Hero 4 $469,002,085 71,603,369 5.10%
7 Science Fiction 17 $180,917,163 27,620,933 1.97%
8 Factual 112 $177,293,857 27,067,707 1.93%
9 Multiple Creative Types 4 $3,058,815 466,993 0.03%
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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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