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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: $4,648,159,666
Tickets Sold: 518,189,317
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 $697,991,666 77,814,009
2 Avengers: Infinity War Apr 27 Walt Disney Action PG-13 $601,381,683 67,043,665
3 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dec 20 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $235,466,156 26,250,407
4 A Quiet Place Apr 6 Paramount Pictures Horror PG-13 $177,000,199 19,732,463
5 Deadpool 2 May 18 20th Century Fox Action R $149,915,548 16,712,993
6 Ready Player One Mar 29 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $135,379,710 15,092,498
7 The Greatest Showman Dec 20 20th Century Fox Musical PG $124,919,569 13,926,373
8 Peter Rabbit Feb 9 Sony Pictures Adventure PG $115,045,409 12,825,575
9 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Dec 15 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $102,963,014 11,478,596
10 Fifty Shades Freed Feb 9 Universal Drama R $100,407,760 11,193,730
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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 May 18, 2018 Deadpool 2 $125,507,153 4,349 20th Century Fox Action
4 May 4, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War $114,774,810 4,474 Walt Disney Action
5 Feb 23, 2018 Black Panther $111,658,835 4,020 Walt Disney Action
6 Mar 2, 2018 Black Panther $66,306,935 4,084 Walt Disney Action
7 May 11, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War $62,078,047 4,474 Walt Disney Action
8 Apr 6, 2018 A Quiet Place $50,203,562 3,508 Paramount Pictures Horror
9 Mar 30, 2018 Ready Player One $41,769,050 4,234 Warner Bros. Adventure
10 Mar 9, 2018 Black Panther $40,817,579 3,942 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 $138,700,158 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 $148,460,927 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 $169,484,039 68%
May 11, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War 3 $62,078,047 $138,467,254 45%
May 18, 2018 Deadpool 2 New $125,507,153 $209,579,445 60%

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 6 $1,533,465,537 170,954,905 32.99%
2 20th Century Fox 9 $562,897,453 62,753,336 12.11%
3 Warner Bros. 15 $521,662,988 58,156,401 11.22%
4 Sony Pictures 11 $405,421,082 45,197,440 8.72%
5 Universal 8 $399,152,370 44,498,587 8.59%
6 Paramount Pictures 7 $291,671,403 32,516,317 6.27%
7 Lionsgate 9 $149,722,424 16,691,458 3.22%
8 STX Entertainment 5 $120,476,467 13,431,042 2.59%
9 Fox Searchlight 3 $109,370,214 12,192,887 2.35%
10 Roadside Attractions 5 $101,500,191 11,315,514 2.18%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2018

RankGenreMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 26 $1,816,537,081 202,512,479 39.08%
2 Adventure 20 $873,401,543 97,369,169 18.79%
3 Drama 129 $670,686,229 74,769,863 14.43%
4 Comedy 40 $367,147,155 40,930,545 7.90%
5 Thriller/Suspense 26 $339,916,050 37,894,750 7.31%
6 Horror 16 $269,986,700 30,098,842 5.81%
7 Musical 2 $154,811,385 17,258,793 3.33%
8 Black Comedy 4 $70,807,213 7,893,778 1.52%
9 Romantic Comedy 6 $41,213,048 4,594,540 0.89%
10 Western 3 $29,859,108 3,328,773 0.64%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2018

RankMPAA RatingMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 57 $2,904,449,184 323,795,866 62.49%
2 R 88 $1,013,457,508 112,982,953 21.80%
3 PG 30 $636,590,721 70,968,852 13.70%
4 G 3 $58,458,407 6,517,101 1.26%
5 Not Rated 144 $34,624,689 3,859,982 0.74%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2018

RankSource MaterialMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 163 $1,575,488,780 175,639,688 33.89%
2 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 7 $1,456,650,948 162,391,406 31.34%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 38 $766,652,668 85,468,507 16.49%
4 Based on Real Life Events 79 $331,164,911 36,919,127 7.12%
5 Based on Game 2 $150,199,065 16,744,599 3.23%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 10 $127,930,339 14,262,018 2.75%
7 Remake 5 $83,591,705 9,319,028 1.80%
8 Based on Song 1 $82,818,957 9,232,882 1.78%
9 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 4 $41,948,465 4,676,526 0.90%
10 Based on Religious Text 3 $23,151,973 2,581,043 0.50%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2018

RankProduction MethodMovies2018 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 306 $3,601,503,275 401,505,228 77.48%
2 Animation/Live Action 6 $893,333,275 99,591,220 19.22%
3 Digital Animation 11 $108,128,108 12,054,409 2.33%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 2 $39,099,389 4,358,905 0.84%
5 Multiple Production Methods 1 $3,508,777 391,168 0.08%
6 Hand Animation 2 $2,510,478 279,874 0.05%
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 5 $1,456,600,036 162,385,731 31.34%
2 Contemporary Fiction 157 $1,254,961,976 139,906,499 27.00%
3 Dramatization 41 $553,336,277 61,687,412 11.90%
4 Science Fiction 20 $547,339,238 61,018,854 11.78%
5 Fantasy 5 $334,343,224 37,273,489 7.19%
6 Kids Fiction 13 $301,575,682 33,620,469 6.49%
7 Historical Fiction 28 $186,236,575 20,762,144 4.01%
8 Factual 57 $10,218,642 1,139,177 0.22%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $3,508,777 391,168 0.08%
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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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