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Box Office History for Contemporary Fiction

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2017, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $460,957,711
2 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $374,023,479
3 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 Drama PG-13 $233,632,142 $356,155,260
4 Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Action PG-13 $351,032,910 $351,032,910
5 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19, 2002 Romantic Comedy PG $241,438,208 $349,597,209
6 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Action PG-13 $180,981,886 $345,175,859
7 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Action PG-13 $215,409,889 $336,902,657
8 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 Action PG-13 $226,164,286 $336,848,924
9 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Comedy PG-13 $181,410,615 $333,178,966
10 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Action PG-13 $304,360,277 $322,163,965
11 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Drama PG-13 $300,531,751 $321,100,462
12 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action R $172,956,409 $317,633,312
13 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy R $176,484,651 $316,976,186
14 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Comedy R $277,322,503 $311,710,496
15 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 Comedy PG-13 $213,117,789 $309,222,533
16 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Comedy PG-13 $161,491,646 $288,691,833
17 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Romantic Comedy R $153,952,592 $288,636,405
18 Gravity Oct 4, 2013 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $274,092,705 $284,113,044
19 What Women Want Dec 15, 2000 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $182,805,123 $280,906,593
20 The Da Vinci Code May 19, 2006 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $217,536,138 $279,973,990
21 The Bourne Ultimatum Aug 3, 2007 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,471,070 $278,718,182
22 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Comedy R $209,218,368 $275,149,889
23 Ocean's Eleven Dec 7, 2001 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $183,417,150 $271,972,040
24 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Comedy PG-13 $163,479,795 $271,286,353
25 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Comedy R $254,464,305 $270,508,710
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 172 56.29% $2,991,757,820 687,760,335 $6,121,066,982 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $104,371,496
1996 185 61.63% $3,568,649,159 807,386,593 $7,185,740,678 Twister $241,688,385
1997 194 57.70% $3,668,536,369 799,245,303 $7,113,283,197 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 185 48.72% $3,297,134,789 703,013,719 $6,256,822,099 There's Something About Mary $174,711,965
1999 175 52.72% $3,870,103,340 761,831,278 $6,780,298,374 Big Daddy $163,479,795
2000 203 51.75% $3,898,234,251 723,234,457 $6,436,786,667 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 196 54.08% $4,487,151,485 792,782,853 $7,055,767,392 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 209 45.97% $4,211,417,103 724,856,541 $6,451,223,215 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $227,898,505
2003 197 45.93% $4,223,481,732 700,411,469 $6,233,662,074 Bad Boys II $138,540,870
2004 179 42.35% $3,931,335,267 633,065,174 $5,634,280,049 The Bourne Supremacy $176,087,450
2005 177 47.97% $4,231,554,551 660,148,823 $5,875,324,525 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 315 47.83% $4,395,455,830 671,061,793 $5,972,449,958 The Da Vinci Code $217,536,138
2007 374 42.84% $4,183,940,954 608,130,774 $5,412,363,889 The Bourne Ultimatum $227,471,070
2008 387 42.65% $4,158,599,636 579,192,004 $5,154,808,836 Quantum of Solace $166,820,413
2009 261 38.37% $4,082,708,056 544,360,983 $4,844,812,749 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 266 40.45% $4,240,238,945 537,419,282 $4,783,031,610 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 330 32.68% $3,329,514,975 419,863,040 $3,736,781,056 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 347 35.35% $3,903,019,575 490,328,918 $4,363,927,370 Skyfall $296,804,366
2013 322 32.84% $3,577,832,018 440,077,577 $3,916,690,435 Gravity $255,621,667
2014 352 28.85% $2,987,117,327 365,620,054 $3,254,018,481 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 401 31.74% $3,583,173,229 425,050,006 $3,782,945,053 Furious 7 $351,032,910
2016 347 22.66% $2,540,810,605 293,735,162 $2,614,242,942 Jason Bourne $162,192,920
2017 264 28.83% $2,846,348,410 319,814,297 $2,846,347,243 The Fate of the Furious $225,764,765

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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