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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2018

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $6,849,941,328
Tickets Sold: 763,649,897
Average Ticket Price: $8.97

Top Grossing Movies of 2018

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2018 GrossTickets Sold
1 Black Panther Feb 16 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $699,900,993 78,026,866
2 Avengers: Infinity War Apr 27 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $675,991,437 75,361,364
3 Incredibles 2 Jun 15 Walt Disney Adventure PG $535,818,492 59,734,503
4 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Jun 22 Universal Action PG-13 $363,297,215 40,501,361
5 Deadpool 2 May 18 20th Century Fox Action R $316,255,620 35,257,036
6 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dec 20 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $235,506,359 26,254,889
7 Solo: A Star Wars Story May 25 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $211,902,976 23,623,520
8 A Quiet Place Apr 6 Paramount Pictures Horror PG-13 $187,612,256 20,915,524
9 Ready Player One Mar 29 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $137,018,455 15,275,190
10 Ant-Man and the Wasp Jul 6 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $132,825,225 14,807,717
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Biggest Weekends of 2018

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 Apr 27, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War $257,698,183 4,474 Walt Disney Action
2 Feb 16, 2018 Black Panther $202,003,951 4,020 Walt Disney Action
3 Jun 15, 2018 Incredibles 2 $182,687,905 4,410 Walt Disney Adventure
4 Jun 22, 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $148,024,610 4,475 Universal Action
5 May 18, 2018 Deadpool 2 $125,507,153 4,349 20th Century Fox Action
6 May 4, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War $114,774,810 4,474 Walt Disney Action
7 Feb 23, 2018 Black Panther $111,658,835 4,020 Walt Disney Action
8 May 25, 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story $84,420,489 4,381 Walt Disney Adventure
9 Jun 22, 2018 Incredibles 2 $80,347,651 4,410 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Jul 6, 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp $75,812,205 4,206 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 $165,416,554 23%
Jan 12, 2018 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4 $28,101,972 $158,934,367 18%
Jan 19, 2018 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 5 $19,505,170 $136,422,164 14%
Jan 26, 2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure New $24,167,011 $141,649,071 17%
Feb 2, 2018 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 7 $10,930,222 $94,764,543 12%
Feb 9, 2018 Fifty Shades Freed New $38,560,195 $140,377,776 27%
Feb 16, 2018 Black Panther New $202,003,951 $286,496,153 71%
Feb 23, 2018 Black Panther 2 $111,658,835 $193,748,105 58%
Mar 2, 2018 Black Panther 3 $66,306,935 $147,880,059 45%
Mar 9, 2018 Black Panther 4 $40,817,579 $138,700,157 29%
Mar 16, 2018 Black Panther 5 $26,650,690 $132,499,969 20%
Mar 23, 2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising New $28,116,535 $129,652,824 22%
Mar 30, 2018 Ready Player One New $41,769,050 $136,080,588 31%
Apr 6, 2018 A Quiet Place New $50,203,562 $163,141,036 31%
Apr 13, 2018 Rampage New $35,753,093 $147,982,986 24%
Apr 20, 2018 A Quiet Place 3 $20,911,809 $125,438,203 17%
Apr 27, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War New $257,698,183 $312,340,779 83%
May 4, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War 2 $114,774,810 $169,419,128 68%
May 11, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War 3 $62,078,047 $138,648,867 45%
May 18, 2018 Deadpool 2 New $125,507,153 $209,605,765 60%
May 25, 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story New $84,420,489 $182,055,894 46%
Jun 1, 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story 2 $29,396,882 $106,491,046 28%
Jun 8, 2018 Ocean’s 8 New $41,607,378 $120,035,943 35%
Jun 15, 2018 Incredibles 2 New $182,687,905 $270,883,556 67%
Jun 22, 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom New $148,024,610 $277,073,405 53%
Jun 29, 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2 $60,912,195 $178,136,424 34%
Jul 6, 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp New $75,812,205 $188,389,295 40%
Jul 13, 2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation New $44,075,000 $164,129,367 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 2018

RankDistributorMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 9 $2,493,605,700 277,993,942 36.40%
2 Universal 11 $854,326,660 95,242,655 12.47%
3 20th Century Fox 10 $738,214,643 82,298,172 10.78%
4 Warner Bros. 17 $733,251,731 81,744,889 10.70%
5 Sony Pictures 15 $513,573,653 57,254,581 7.50%
6 Paramount Pictures 8 $357,799,676 39,888,476 5.22%
7 Lionsgate 10 $199,155,943 22,202,441 2.91%
8 STX Entertainment 6 $153,498,950 17,112,478 2.24%
9 Fox Searchlight 3 $110,470,444 12,315,544 1.61%
10 Roadside Attractions 6 $105,185,099 11,726,317 1.54%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2018

RankGenreMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 34 $2,785,026,052 310,482,261 40.66%
2 Adventure 24 $1,672,181,352 186,419,314 24.41%
3 Drama 154 $727,251,739 81,075,928 10.62%
4 Comedy 46 $551,759,841 61,511,667 8.05%
5 Thriller/Suspense 32 $381,593,344 42,541,048 5.57%
6 Horror 18 $373,084,570 41,592,473 5.45%
7 Musical 3 $155,625,991 17,349,607 2.27%
8 Black Comedy 5 $71,035,675 7,919,247 1.04%
9 Romantic Comedy 7 $54,930,167 6,123,761 0.80%
10 Documentary 70 $43,786,899 4,881,451 0.64%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2018

RankMPAA RatingMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 69 $4,031,297,011 449,419,927 58.85%
2 R 110 $1,438,898,235 160,412,233 21.01%
3 PG 35 $1,270,622,525 141,652,437 18.55%
4 G 4 $61,300,144 6,833,905 0.89%
5 Not Rated 171 $46,568,503 5,191,501 0.68%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2018

RankSource MaterialMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 190 $2,507,181,644 279,507,334 36.60%
2 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 8 $1,832,335,326 204,273,722 26.75%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 44 $1,238,987,765 138,125,705 18.09%
4 Based on Real Life Events 106 $411,172,886 45,838,621 6.00%
5 Spin-Off 1 $211,902,976 23,623,520 3.09%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 11 $179,272,296 19,985,759 2.62%
7 Based on Game 2 $156,500,660 17,447,118 2.28%
8 Remake 8 $117,556,804 13,105,549 1.72%
9 Based on Song 1 $83,482,352 9,306,839 1.22%
10 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 4 $41,963,296 4,678,179 0.61%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2018

RankProduction MethodMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 374 $5,143,846,471 573,449,814 75.09%
2 Animation/Live Action 6 $969,770,458 108,112,646 14.16%
3 Digital Animation 14 $689,568,200 76,874,931 10.07%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $40,199,619 4,481,562 0.59%
5 Multiple Production Methods 1 $3,508,777 391,168 0.05%
6 Hand Animation 3 $2,971,439 331,263 0.04%
7 Rotoscoping 1 $74,758 8,334 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2018

RankCreative TypeMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Super Hero 6 $1,832,284,414 204,268,047 26.75%
2 Contemporary Fiction 184 $1,802,808,216 200,981,876 26.32%
3 Science Fiction 26 $1,155,963,850 128,869,980 16.88%
4 Kids Fiction 15 $883,781,630 98,526,371 12.90%
5 Dramatization 49 $600,312,807 66,924,480 8.76%
6 Fantasy 8 $338,687,337 37,757,782 4.94%
7 Historical Fiction 33 $188,620,573 21,027,917 2.75%
8 Factual 75 $43,923,853 4,896,717 0.64%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $3,508,777 391,168 0.05%
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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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