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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2016

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $11,259,225,977
Tickets Sold: 1,301,644,244
Average Ticket Price: $8.65

Top Grossing Movies of 2016

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2016 GrossTickets Sold
1 Finding Dory Jun 17 Walt Disney Adventure PG $486,295,561 56,219,140
2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $424,987,707 49,131,526
3 Captain America: Civil War May 6 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $408,084,349 47,177,381
4 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8 Universal Adventure PG $368,384,330 42,587,783
5 The Jungle Book Apr 15 Walt Disney Adventure PG $364,001,123 42,081,054
6 Deadpool Feb 12 20th Century Fox Action R $363,070,709 41,973,492
7 Zootopia Mar 4 Walt Disney Adventure PG $341,268,248 39,452,976
8 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $330,360,194 38,191,930
9 Suicide Squad Aug 5 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $325,100,054 37,583,821
10 Doctor Strange Nov 4 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $230,107,790 26,602,056
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Biggest Weekends of 2016

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 6, 2016 Captain America: Civil War $179,139,142 4,226 Walt Disney Action
2 Mar 25, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $166,007,347 4,242 Warner Bros. Action
3 Dec 16, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 4,157 Walt Disney Adventure
4 Jun 17, 2016 Finding Dory $135,060,273 4,305 Walt Disney Adventure
5 Aug 5, 2016 Suicide Squad $133,682,248 4,255 Warner Bros. Action
6 Feb 12, 2016 Deadpool $132,434,639 3,558 20th Century Fox Action
7 Jul 8, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets $104,352,905 4,370 Universal Adventure
8 Apr 15, 2016 The Jungle Book $103,261,464 4,028 Walt Disney Adventure
9 Jan 1, 2016 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $90,241,673 4,134 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Nov 4, 2016 Doctor Strange $85,058,311 3,882 Walt Disney Action

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2016

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 1, 2016 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 3 $90,241,673 $219,433,982 41%
Jan 8, 2016 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 4 $42,353,785 $159,108,042 27%
Jan 15, 2016 Ride Along 2 New $35,243,095 $165,747,695 21%
Jan 22, 2016 The Revenant 5 $16,009,718 $113,552,694 14%
Jan 29, 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 New $41,282,042 $139,141,239 30%
Feb 5, 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 2 $21,242,181 $95,457,471 22%
Feb 12, 2016 Deadpool New $132,434,639 $238,410,261 56%
Feb 19, 2016 Deadpool 2 $56,470,167 $141,824,388 40%
Feb 26, 2016 Deadpool 3 $31,115,195 $112,368,782 28%
Mar 4, 2016 Zootopia New $75,063,401 $163,256,451 46%
Mar 11, 2016 Zootopia 2 $51,339,887 $135,238,171 38%
Mar 18, 2016 Zootopia 3 $37,164,158 $131,193,607 28%
Mar 25, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice New $166,007,347 $252,187,885 66%
Apr 1, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2 $51,335,254 $132,575,608 39%
Apr 8, 2016 The Boss New $23,586,645 $104,943,680 22%
Apr 15, 2016 The Jungle Book New $103,261,464 $176,383,042 59%
Apr 22, 2016 The Jungle Book 2 $61,538,821 $128,171,223 48%
Apr 29, 2016 The Jungle Book 3 $43,714,706 $108,288,819 40%
May 6, 2016 Captain America: Civil War New $179,139,142 $239,261,747 75%
May 13, 2016 Captain America: Civil War 2 $72,637,142 $130,700,002 56%
May 20, 2016 The Angry Birds Movie New $38,155,177 $137,018,908 28%
May 27, 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse New $65,769,562 $163,996,584 40%
Jun 3, 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of … New $35,316,382 $134,807,821 26%
Jun 10, 2016 The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist New $40,406,314 $152,695,488 26%
Jun 17, 2016 Finding Dory New $135,060,273 $232,909,024 58%
Jun 24, 2016 Finding Dory 2 $72,959,954 $188,434,933 39%
Jul 1, 2016 Finding Dory 3 $41,817,176 $190,311,778 22%
Jul 8, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets New $104,352,905 $217,493,192 48%
Jul 15, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets 2 $50,838,355 $162,984,992 31%
Jul 22, 2016 Star Trek Beyond New $59,253,211 $195,879,955 30%
Jul 29, 2016 Jason Bourne New $59,215,365 $190,040,570 31%
Aug 5, 2016 Suicide Squad New $133,682,248 $228,617,027 58%
Aug 12, 2016 Suicide Squad 2 $43,536,013 $172,326,436 25%
Aug 19, 2016 Suicide Squad 3 $20,855,401 $132,089,690 16%
Aug 26, 2016 Don’t Breathe New $26,411,706 $116,878,151 23%
Sep 2, 2016 Don’t Breathe 2 $15,833,223 $99,575,464 16%
Sep 9, 2016 Sully New $35,028,301 $100,824,206 35%
Sep 16, 2016 Sully 2 $21,653,017 $89,845,916 24%
Sep 23, 2016 The Magnificent Seven New $34,703,397 $104,079,097 33%
Sep 30, 2016 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar … New $28,871,140 $114,413,127 25%
Oct 7, 2016 The Girl on the Train New $24,536,265 $104,071,421 24%
Oct 14, 2016 The Accountant New $24,710,273 $98,913,773 25%
Oct 21, 2016 Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween New $28,501,448 $124,972,915 23%
Oct 28, 2016 Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween 2 $17,220,312 $89,069,356 19%
Nov 4, 2016 Doctor Strange New $85,058,311 $191,556,882 44%
Nov 11, 2016 Doctor Strange 2 $42,970,065 $158,339,917 27%
Nov 18, 2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them New $74,403,387 $157,961,951 47%
Nov 25, 2016 Moana New $56,631,401 $184,408,667 31%
Dec 2, 2016 Moana 2 $28,270,989 $95,512,474 30%
Dec 9, 2016 Moana 3 $18,533,804 $83,197,059 22%
Dec 16, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story New $155,081,681 $211,574,224 73%
Dec 23, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2 $64,033,768 $181,017,152 35%
Dec 30, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3 $49,609,002 $186,298,831 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 2016

RankDistributorMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 17 $2,934,895,822 339,294,307 26.07%
2 Warner Bros. 36 $1,908,460,137 220,631,228 16.95%
3 20th Century Fox 24 $1,469,417,793 169,874,881 13.05%
4 Universal 21 $1,419,371,927 164,089,229 12.61%
5 Sony Pictures 25 $911,156,774 105,336,030 8.09%
6 Paramount Pictures 19 $843,742,749 97,542,505 7.49%
7 Lionsgate 26 $663,570,692 76,713,363 5.89%
8 STX Entertainment 7 $195,608,870 22,613,740 1.74%
9 Focus Features 9 $167,711,113 19,388,565 1.49%
10 Open Road 8 $105,841,222 12,235,975 0.94%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2016

RankGenreMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 54 $4,256,808,271 492,116,542 37.81%
2 Action 61 $2,533,249,471 292,861,182 22.50%
3 Drama 281 $1,360,939,424 157,333,900 12.09%
4 Comedy 97 $1,312,096,874 151,687,455 11.65%
5 Thriller/Suspense 64 $652,302,676 75,410,688 5.79%
6 Horror 28 $479,942,549 55,484,676 4.26%
7 Musical 8 $248,894,081 28,773,877 2.21%
8 Western 7 $147,170,965 17,013,981 1.31%
9 Romantic Comedy 30 $137,209,258 15,862,326 1.22%
10 Documentary 158 $50,780,120 5,870,459 0.45%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2016

RankMPAA RatingMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 140 $5,545,227,598 641,066,713 49.25%
2 PG 60 $2,991,918,279 345,886,480 26.57%
3 R 225 $2,619,422,224 302,823,273 23.26%
4 Not Rated 367 $93,889,045 10,854,045 0.83%
5 G 11 $15,104,509 1,746,182 0.13%
6 NC-17 2 $35,527 4,106 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2016

RankSource MaterialMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 391 $4,738,235,380 547,772,689 42.08%
2 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 15 $1,907,555,428 220,526,634 16.94%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 101 $1,856,741,494 214,652,148 16.49%
4 Spin-Off 2 $647,663,280 74,874,367 5.75%
5 Based on Real Life Events 212 $449,745,166 51,993,560 3.99%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 26 $426,419,903 49,297,087 3.79%
7 Remake 12 $324,488,295 37,513,094 2.88%
8 Based on Game 6 $235,378,083 27,211,337 2.09%
9 Based on TV 3 $193,932,055 22,419,889 1.72%
10 Based on Toy 2 $153,948,956 17,797,567 1.37%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2016

RankProduction MethodMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 750 $7,525,837,172 870,038,625 66.84%
2 Digital Animation 26 $2,260,641,670 261,345,847 20.08%
3 Animation/Live Action 19 $1,416,797,507 163,791,611 12.58%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $51,571,742 5,962,051 0.46%
5 Multiple Production Methods 1 $2,816,816 325,643 0.03%
6 Hand Animation 4 $984,986 113,869 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2016

RankCreative TypeMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 355 $2,571,321,312 297,262,413 22.84%
2 Kids Fiction 26 $2,339,958,359 270,515,407 20.78%
3 Super Hero 9 $1,898,026,547 219,425,031 16.86%
4 Science Fiction 37 $1,440,857,563 166,573,111 12.80%
5 Fantasy 43 $1,366,559,388 157,983,726 12.14%
6 Dramatization 84 $912,324,753 105,471,031 8.10%
7 Historical Fiction 89 $652,010,789 75,376,924 5.79%
8 Factual 156 $74,450,694 8,606,942 0.66%
9 Multiple Creative Types 3 $3,140,488 363,061 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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