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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 184 61.27% $3,547,422,955 802,584,285 $7,199,181,036 Twister $241,688,385
1997 194 57.70% $3,668,536,369 799,245,303 $7,169,230,368 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 185 48.72% $3,297,134,789 703,013,719 $6,306,033,059 There's Something About Mary $174,711,965
1999 175 52.72% $3,870,103,340 761,831,278 $6,833,626,564 Big Daddy $163,479,795
2000 203 51.75% $3,898,234,251 723,234,457 $6,487,413,079 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 196 54.08% $4,487,151,485 792,782,853 $7,111,262,191 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 210 45.97% $4,211,417,953 724,856,687 $6,501,964,482 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $227,898,505
2003 198 48.57% $4,466,186,727 740,661,053 $6,643,729,645 Bruce Almighty $242,704,995
2004 180 42.35% $3,931,337,865 633,065,592 $5,678,598,360 The Bourne Supremacy $176,087,450
2005 178 47.97% $4,231,595,933 660,155,278 $5,921,592,844 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 315 47.83% $4,395,455,830 671,061,793 $6,019,424,283 The Da Vinci Code $217,536,138
2007 374 42.84% $4,183,940,954 608,130,774 $5,454,933,043 The Bourne Ultimatum $227,471,070
2008 387 42.65% $4,158,599,636 579,192,004 $5,195,352,276 Quantum of Solace $166,820,413
2009 263 38.38% $4,083,102,738 544,413,607 $4,883,390,055 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 267 40.45% $4,283,970,076 542,961,884 $4,870,368,099 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 330 32.68% $3,329,512,899 419,862,777 $3,766,169,110 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 347 35.35% $3,903,127,533 490,342,480 $4,398,372,046 Skyfall $296,804,366
2013 322 32.84% $3,577,832,018 440,077,577 $3,947,495,866 Gravity $255,621,667
2014 353 28.85% $2,987,309,166 365,643,534 $3,279,822,500 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 401 32.14% $3,583,173,229 425,050,006 $3,812,698,554 Furious 7 $351,032,910
2016 356 22.67% $2,542,646,433 293,947,392 $2,636,708,106 Jason Bourne $162,192,920
2017 323 27.20% $2,982,577,318 334,581,974 $3,001,200,307 The Fate of the Furious $225,764,765
2018 39 24.97% $183,090,464 20,412,993 $183,104,547 Insidious: The Last Key $58,729,265

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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