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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2011

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $10,187,347,362
Tickets Sold: 1,284,658,878
Average Ticket Price: $7.93

Top Grossing Movies of 2011

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2011 GrossTickets Sold
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $381,011,219 48,046,812
2 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $352,390,543 44,437,647
3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18 Summit Entertainment Drama PG-13 $275,530,738 34,745,364
4 The Hangover Part II May 26 Warner Bros. Comedy R $254,464,305 32,088,815
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 20 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $241,063,875 30,398,975
6 Fast Five Apr 29 Universal Action PG-13 $210,031,325 26,485,665
7 Cars 2 Jun 24 Walt Disney Adventure G $191,450,875 24,142,607
8 Thor May 6 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $181,030,624 22,828,578
9 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Aug 5 20th Century Fox Adventure PG-13 $176,760,185 22,290,061
10 Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22 Paramount Pictures Action PG-13 $176,654,505 22,276,735
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Biggest Weekends of 2011

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 Warner Bros. Adventure
2 Nov 18, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $138,122,261 4,061 Summit Entertainment Drama
3 Jul 1, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $97,852,865 4,088 Paramount Pictures Action
4 May 20, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $90,151,958 4,155 Walt Disney Adventure
5 Apr 29, 2011 Fast Five $86,198,765 3,644 Universal Action
6 May 27, 2011 The Hangover Part II $85,946,294 3,615 Warner Bros. Comedy
7 Jun 24, 2011 Cars 2 $66,135,507 4,115 Walt Disney Adventure
8 May 6, 2011 Thor $65,723,338 3,955 Paramount Pictures Action
9 Jul 22, 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger $65,058,524 3,715 Paramount Pictures Action
10 Jun 3, 2011 X-Men: First Class $55,101,604 3,641 20th Century Fox Action

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2011

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Dec 31, 2010 Little Fockers 2 $25,766,485 $159,467,520 16%
Jan 7, 2011 True Grit 3 $14,605,135 $112,194,658 13%
Jan 14, 2011 The Green Hornet New $33,526,876 $130,573,183 26%
Jan 21, 2011 No Strings Attached New $19,652,921 $102,923,216 19%
Jan 28, 2011 The Rite New $14,789,393 $109,440,557 14%
Feb 4, 2011 The Roommate New $15,002,635 $87,351,540 17%
Feb 11, 2011 Just Go With It New $30,514,732 $149,910,522 20%
Feb 18, 2011 Unknown New $21,856,389 $144,818,404 15%
Feb 25, 2011 Hall Pass New $13,535,374 $109,887,559 12%
Mar 4, 2011 Rango New $38,079,323 $134,059,801 28%
Mar 11, 2011 Battle: Los Angeles New $35,573,187 $129,570,117 27%
Mar 18, 2011 Limitless New $18,907,302 $114,996,217 16%
Mar 25, 2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules New $23,751,502 $121,459,019 20%
Apr 1, 2011 Hop New $37,543,710 $124,862,606 30%
Apr 8, 2011 Hop 2 $21,298,240 $116,049,289 18%
Apr 15, 2011 Rio New $39,225,962 $130,031,984 30%
Apr 22, 2011 Rio 2 $26,323,321 $136,513,520 19%
Apr 29, 2011 Fast Five New $86,198,765 $158,838,206 54%
May 6, 2011 Thor New $65,723,338 $166,715,828 39%
May 13, 2011 Thor 2 $34,703,035 $140,230,999 25%
May 20, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger… New $90,151,958 $167,600,074 54%
May 27, 2011 The Hangover Part II New $85,946,294 $222,988,958 39%
Jun 3, 2011 X-Men: First Class New $55,101,604 $159,473,670 35%
Jun 10, 2011 Super 8 New $35,451,168 $137,695,735 26%
Jun 17, 2011 Green Lantern New $53,174,303 $153,805,549 35%
Jun 24, 2011 Cars 2 New $66,135,507 $176,791,495 37%
Jul 1, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon New $97,852,865 $202,251,041 48%
Jul 8, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2 $47,103,276 $156,760,541 30%
Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… New $169,189,427 $262,570,633 64%
Jul 22, 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger New $65,058,524 $190,806,983 34%
Jul 29, 2011 Cowboys and Aliens New $36,431,290 $179,635,682 20%
Aug 5, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes New $54,806,191 $167,549,977 33%
Aug 12, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2 $27,832,307 $155,594,268 18%
Aug 19, 2011 The Help 2 $20,018,659 $124,951,833 16%
Aug 26, 2011 The Help 3 $14,536,118 $93,372,299 16%
Sep 2, 2011 The Help 4 $14,594,623 $107,197,428 14%
Sep 9, 2011 Contagion New $22,403,596 $81,943,708 27%
Sep 16, 2011 The Lion King 901 $30,151,614 $102,092,890 30%
Sep 23, 2011 The Lion King 902 $21,929,332 $117,971,347 19%
Sep 30, 2011 Dolphin Tale 2 $13,912,419 $99,200,773 14%
Oct 7, 2011 Real Steel New $27,319,677 $95,049,046 29%
Oct 14, 2011 Real Steel 2 $16,291,655 $88,424,185 18%
Oct 21, 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 New $52,568,183 $121,520,213 43%
Oct 28, 2011 Puss in Boots New $34,077,439 $105,158,488 32%
Nov 4, 2011 Puss in Boots 2 $33,054,644 $114,450,591 29%
Nov 11, 2011 Immortals New $32,206,425 $136,719,233 24%
Nov 18, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 New $138,122,261 $222,649,999 62%
Nov 25, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 2 $41,683,574 $164,803,934 25%
Dec 2, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 3 $16,535,465 $81,135,336 20%
Dec 9, 2011 New Year’s Eve New $13,019,180 $75,242,588 17%
Dec 16, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows New $39,637,079 $118,273,516 34%
Dec 23, 2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol 2 $29,556,629 $128,010,594 23%
Dec 30, 2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol 3 $29,421,879 $154,808,896 19%

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 2011

RankDistributorMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Paramount Pictures 23 $1,966,886,567 248,031,092 19.31%
2 Warner Bros. 34 $1,829,843,435 230,749,484 17.96%
3 Sony Pictures 29 $1,270,723,280 160,242,517 12.47%
4 Walt Disney 18 $1,240,853,569 156,475,850 12.18%
5 Universal 18 $1,025,035,016 129,260,406 10.06%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $982,812,355 123,935,983 9.65%
7 Summit Entertainment 10 $413,522,970 52,146,650 4.06%
8 Relativity 9 $228,217,282 28,778,971 2.24%
9 Weinstein Co. 14 $214,898,591 27,099,436 2.11%
10 Lionsgate 15 $183,873,200 23,187,029 1.80%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2011

RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 52 $2,824,412,451 356,168,013 27.72%
2 Action 46 $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 20.79%
3 Comedy 91 $1,490,816,438 187,996,994 14.63%
4 Drama 242 $1,490,190,858 187,918,033 14.63%
5 Thriller/Suspense 60 $928,786,329 117,123,096 9.12%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $577,791,604 72,861,475 5.67%
7 Horror 28 $404,326,975 50,987,000 3.97%
8 Concert/Performance 5 $93,325,323 11,768,640 0.92%
9 Western 2 $84,669,662 10,677,132 0.83%
10 Documentary 135 $82,817,592 10,443,508 0.81%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2011

RankMPAA RatingMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 152 $5,591,054,194 705,050,916 54.88%
2 R 227 $2,410,824,664 304,013,107 23.66%
3 PG 77 $1,941,113,324 244,780,971 19.05%
4 G 21 $802,332,304 101,176,826 7.88%
5 Not Rated 270 $67,259,826 8,481,560 0.66%
6 NC-17 2 $11,412,159 1,439,111 0.11%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2011

RankSource MaterialMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 349 $4,133,729,430 521,277,210 40.58%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 86 $2,170,863,253 273,753,219 21.31%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 13 $946,379,711 119,341,701 9.29%
4 Based on TV 8 $819,208,145 103,304,935 8.04%
5 Based on Real Life Events 182 $422,758,939 53,311,251 4.15%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $420,298,280 53,001,038 4.13%
7 Remake 17 $396,693,425 50,024,386 3.89%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 6 $271,576,986 34,246,782 2.67%
9 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $241,063,875 30,398,975 2.37%
10 Based on Play 15 $208,183,412 26,252,628 2.04%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2011

RankProduction MethodMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 654 $7,350,467,366 926,918,679 72.15%
2 Animation/Live Action 20 $1,593,638,105 200,963,190 15.64%
3 Digital Animation 17 $1,097,600,884 138,411,206 10.77%
4 Hand Animation 8 $139,159,484 17,548,479 1.37%
5 Multiple Production Methods 3 $1,378,047 173,774 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2011

RankCreative TypeMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 330 $3,329,512,899 419,862,777 32.68%
2 Fantasy 55 $1,727,346,320 217,824,232 16.96%
3 Kids Fiction 28 $1,648,894,747 207,931,233 16.19%
4 Science Fiction 31 $1,431,818,844 180,557,220 14.05%
5 Super Hero 5 $719,474,648 90,728,203 7.06%
6 Historical Fiction 65 $603,888,736 76,152,400 5.93%
7 Dramatization 48 $544,483,828 68,661,246 5.34%
8 Factual 141 $176,072,196 22,203,230 1.73%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $1,352,152 170,510 0.01%
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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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