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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2018

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Total Box Office Gross: $534,297,047
Tickets Sold: 60,033,332
Average Ticket Price: $8.90

Top Grossing Movies of 2018

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2018 GrossTickets Sold
1 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dec 20 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $114,133,352 12,823,972
2 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Dec 15 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $78,338,216 8,802,046
3 The Greatest Showman Dec 20 20th Century Fox Musical PG $49,317,150 5,541,252
4 Insidious: The Last Key Jan 5 Universal Horror PG-13 $48,376,140 5,435,521
5 Pitch Perfect 3 Dec 22 Universal Comedy PG-13 $31,353,620 3,522,878
6 The Post Dec 22 20th Century Fox Drama PG-13 $26,129,116 2,935,855
7 Ferdinand Dec 15 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $23,481,377 2,638,356
8 Coco Nov 22 Walt Disney Adventure PG $18,382,241 2,065,420
9 Darkest Hour Nov 22 Focus Features Drama PG-13 $17,607,695 1,978,392
10 Molly’s Game Dec 25 STX Entertainment Drama R $16,070,096 1,805,628
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Biggest Weekends of 2018

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Jan 5, 2018 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $37,233,653 3,801 Sony Pictures Adventure
2 Jan 5, 2018 Insidious: The Last Key $29,581,355 3,116 Universal Horror
3 Jan 12, 2018 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $27,000,000 3,849 Sony Pictures Adventure
4 Jan 5, 2018 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $23,728,944 4,232 Walt Disney Action
5 Jan 12, 2018 The Post $19,300,000 2,819 20th Century Fox Drama
6 Jan 5, 2018 The Greatest Showman $13,770,951 3,342 20th Century Fox Musical
7 Jan 12, 2018 The Commuter $13,450,000 2,892 Lionsgate Action
8 Jan 12, 2018 The Greatest Showman $12,500,000 2,938 20th Century Fox Musical
9 Jan 12, 2018 Insidious: The Last Key $12,101,565 3,150 Universal Horror
10 Jan 12, 2018 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $12,073,000 3,090 Walt Disney Action

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 2018

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 5, 2018 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 3 $37,233,653 $165,389,985 23%
Jan 12, 2018 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4 $27,000,000 $154,538,324 17%

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 2018

RankDistributorMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 6 $135,035,919 15,172,573 25.27%
2 20th Century Fox 4 $100,036,380 11,240,040 18.72%
3 Walt Disney 3 $98,596,627 11,078,271 18.45%
4 Universal 2 $79,729,760 8,958,399 14.92%
5 Lionsgate 3 $20,542,280 2,308,120 3.84%
6 Focus Features 3 $19,318,418 2,170,607 3.62%
7 Warner Bros. 5 $16,925,401 1,901,728 3.17%
8 Fox Searchlight 2 $16,895,545 1,898,375 3.16%
9 STX Entertainment 2 $16,288,767 1,830,197 3.05%
10 A24 3 $8,707,720 978,394 1.63%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2018

RankGenreMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 7 $167,264,994 18,793,817 31.31%
2 Action 9 $107,265,080 12,052,250 20.08%
3 Drama 40 $90,045,144 10,117,412 16.85%
4 Musical 1 $49,317,150 5,541,252 9.23%
5 Horror 3 $48,384,166 5,436,422 9.06%
6 Comedy 13 $47,515,135 5,338,772 8.89%
7 Black Comedy 2 $12,848,562 1,443,658 2.40%
8 Thriller/Suspense 2 $10,466,900 1,176,056 1.96%
9 Western 1 $799,596 89,842 0.15%
10 Documentary 13 $390,320 43,851 0.07%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2018

RankMPAA RatingMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 20 $336,410,386 37,798,909 62.96%
2 PG 10 $109,647,437 12,319,932 20.52%
3 R 21 $79,951,845 8,983,343 14.96%
4 Not Rated 37 $8,236,395 925,420 1.54%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2018

RankSource MaterialMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 41 $304,381,146 34,200,108 56.97%
2 Based on Real Life Events 19 $84,067,821 9,445,815 15.73%
3 Based on Factual Book/Article 9 $67,364,391 7,569,028 12.61%
4 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 13 $54,018,107 6,069,443 10.11%
5 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 1 $18,382,241 2,065,420 3.44%
6 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 3 $3,536,882 397,401 0.66%
7 Remake 1 $1,108,737 124,577 0.21%
8 Based on Web Series 1 $828,153 93,050 0.15%
9 Based on Religious Text 1 $517,876 58,188 0.10%
10 Compilation 1 $84,731 9,520 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2018

RankProduction MethodMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 84 $481,213,063 54,068,842 90.06%
2 Digital Animation 5 $42,441,456 4,768,701 7.94%
3 Animation/Live Action 1 $10,620,000 1,193,258 1.99%
4 Hand Animation 1 $22,528 2,531 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2018

RankCreative TypeMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Dramatization 17 $137,455,332 15,444,411 25.73%
2 Contemporary Fiction 33 $122,502,938 13,764,357 22.93%
3 Fantasy 2 $114,961,505 12,917,022 21.52%
4 Science Fiction 5 $85,666,767 9,625,477 16.03%
5 Kids Fiction 6 $53,077,022 5,963,708 9.93%
6 Historical Fiction 12 $16,703,822 1,876,829 3.13%
7 Super Hero 2 $3,535,818 397,282 0.66%
8 Factual 14 $393,843 44,246 0.07%
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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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