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Box Office History for Contemporary Fiction

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2018 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2018, 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 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Comedy PG-13 $242,704,995 $339,303,993
8 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Action PG-13 $215,409,889 $336,902,657
9 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 Action PG-13 $226,164,286 $336,848,924
10 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Comedy PG-13 $181,410,615 $333,178,966
11 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Action PG-13 $304,360,277 $322,163,965
12 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Drama PG-13 $300,531,751 $321,100,462
13 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action R $172,956,409 $317,633,312
14 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy R $176,484,651 $316,976,186
15 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Comedy R $277,322,503 $311,710,496
16 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 Comedy PG-13 $213,117,789 $309,222,533
17 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Comedy PG-13 $161,491,646 $288,691,833
18 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Romantic Comedy R $153,952,592 $288,636,405
19 Gravity Oct 4, 2013 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $274,092,705 $284,113,044
20 What Women Want Dec 15, 2000 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $182,805,123 $280,906,593
21 The Da Vinci Code May 19, 2006 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $217,536,138 $279,973,990
22 The Bourne Ultimatum Aug 3, 2007 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $227,471,070 $278,718,182
23 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Comedy R $209,218,368 $275,149,889
24 Ocean's Eleven Dec 7, 2001 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $183,417,150 $271,972,040
25 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Comedy PG-13 $163,479,795 $271,286,353
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 $6,169,210,205 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $104,371,496
1996 186 61.27% $3,547,923,915 802,697,623 $7,200,197,678 Twister $241,688,385
1997 196 57.71% $3,668,973,192 799,340,471 $7,170,084,025 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 189 48.76% $3,299,888,292 703,600,818 $6,311,299,337 There's Something About Mary $174,711,965
1999 175 52.71% $3,870,103,340 761,831,278 $6,833,626,564 Big Daddy $163,479,795
2000 209 51.74% $3,898,908,381 723,359,524 $6,488,534,930 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 204 54.09% $4,487,991,729 792,931,302 $7,112,593,779 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 214 45.97% $4,211,453,170 724,862,746 $6,502,018,832 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $227,898,505
2003 202 48.57% $4,466,415,490 740,698,989 $6,644,069,931 Bruce Almighty $242,704,995
2004 181 42.33% $3,931,375,077 633,071,584 $5,678,652,108 The Bourne Supremacy $176,087,450
2005 181 47.92% $4,231,741,074 660,177,919 $5,921,795,933 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 316 47.98% $4,395,781,925 671,111,578 $6,019,870,855 The Da Vinci Code $217,536,138
2007 375 42.83% $4,184,043,125 608,145,624 $5,455,066,247 The Bourne Ultimatum $227,471,070
2008 388 42.65% $4,158,629,420 579,196,152 $5,195,389,483 Quantum of Solace $166,820,413
2009 264 38.77% $4,125,178,069 550,023,650 $4,933,712,141 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 267 40.87% $4,283,970,076 542,961,884 $4,870,368,099 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 334 32.69% $3,329,773,853 419,895,685 $3,766,464,294 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 349 35.51% $3,915,895,169 491,946,453 $4,412,759,683 Skyfall $296,804,366
2013 324 32.84% $3,577,854,711 440,080,367 $3,947,520,892 Gravity $255,621,667
2014 354 28.90% $2,969,343,447 363,444,546 $3,260,097,578 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 403 32.44% $3,618,944,053 429,293,305 $3,850,760,946 Furious 7 $353,007,020
2016 355 22.84% $2,571,321,312 297,262,413 $2,666,443,845 Jason Bourne $162,192,920
2017 324 27.19% $2,988,232,975 333,136,197 $2,988,231,687 The Fate of the Furious $225,764,765
2018 127 28.29% $984,599,247 109,765,742 $984,598,706 A Quiet Place $131,270,520

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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