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Box Office History for Dramatization

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 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $503,311,818
2 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Drama R $350,126,372 $350,197,307
3 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10, 1999 Comedy PG-13 $206,040,085 $341,912,969
4 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Drama PG $172,070,496 $333,460,747
5 Pearl Harbor May 25, 2001 Action PG-13 $198,539,855 $295,705,112
6 The Perfect Storm Jun 30, 2000 Drama PG-13 $182,618,434 $285,616,586
7 The Blind Side Nov 20, 2009 Drama PG-13 $255,959,475 $285,060,324
8 A Beautiful Mind Dec 21, 2001 Drama PG-13 $170,708,996 $249,142,344
9 Catch Me if You Can Dec 25, 2002 Drama PG-13 $164,606,800 $235,279,960
10 Mulan Jun 19, 1998 Adventure G $120,620,254 $216,807,832
11 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Drama PG-13 $162,586,036 $205,290,319
12 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Drama R $125,548,685 $196,359,071
13 Lincoln Nov 9, 2012 Drama PG-13 $182,207,973 $192,122,330
14 The Revenant Dec 25, 2015 Adventure R $183,637,894 $183,637,894
15 The Prince of Egypt Dec 18, 1998 Adventure PG $101,413,188 $177,472,912
16 Marley & Me Dec 25, 2008 Comedy PG $143,153,751 $166,248,123
17 Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Drama R $161,058,685 $161,058,685
18 American Gangster Nov 2, 2007 Drama R $130,164,645 $159,437,618
19 Black Hawk Down Dec 28, 2001 Action R $108,638,745 $157,650,509
20 Walk the Line Nov 18, 2005 Drama PG-13 $119,519,402 $156,403,046
21 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Black Comedy R $150,117,807 $155,341,465
22 The King’s Speech Nov 26, 2010 Drama R $138,797,449 $147,672,449
23 Braveheart May 24, 1995 Drama R $75,545,647 $146,140,566
24 The Aviator Dec 17, 2004 Drama PG-13 $102,608,827 $136,280,147
25 Lone Survivor Dec 25, 2013 Action R $125,095,601 $129,078,263
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 23 6.49% $344,960,693 79,301,298 $705,781,552 Apollo 13 $172,070,496
1996 21 3.33% $192,754,429 43,609,592 $388,125,369 Sleepers $52,894,048
1997 22 6.06% $385,614,808 84,011,932 $747,706,195 Anastasia $53,147,865
1998 22 4.92% $332,881,787 70,976,916 $631,694,552 Mulan $120,620,254
1999 22 6.21% $455,888,821 89,741,882 $798,702,750 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me $206,040,085
2000 24 6.87% $517,177,087 95,951,208 $853,965,751 The Perfect Storm $182,618,434
2001 20 5.12% $425,232,943 75,129,486 $668,652,425 Pearl Harbor $198,539,855
2002 18 5.51% $505,004,909 86,919,939 $773,587,457 A Beautiful Mind $132,929,755
2003 21 2.45% $225,364,067 37,373,799 $332,626,811 Catch Me if You Can $67,169,179
2004 33 8.32% $772,205,067 124,348,625 $1,106,702,763 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 45 6.41% $565,766,034 88,263,012 $785,540,807 Walk the Line $91,742,439
2006 44 7.67% $705,364,249 107,689,176 $958,433,666 The Pursuit of Happyness $98,411,670
2007 59 6.23% $608,052,047 88,379,633 $786,578,734 American Gangster $129,150,735
2008 46 3.86% $376,588,405 52,449,621 $466,801,627 Marley & Me $106,664,046
2009 34 5.07% $539,860,853 71,981,435 $640,634,772 The Blind Side $208,476,067
2010 44 4.08% $432,427,229 54,806,981 $487,782,131 The Social Network $93,222,026
2011 48 5.34% $544,483,828 68,661,246 $611,085,089 The King’s Speech $115,865,048
2012 27 2.43% $267,929,055 33,659,415 $299,568,794 Lincoln $144,089,046
2013 48 7.52% $819,115,682 100,752,212 $896,694,687 Lee Daniels' The Butler $116,293,662
2014 51 7.15% $740,099,913 90,587,481 $806,228,581 Lone Survivor $124,768,916
2015 51 9.42% $1,063,601,313 126,168,573 $1,122,900,300 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 81 8.04% $901,731,957 104,246,428 $927,793,209 The Revenant $182,317,546
2017 74 9.32% $921,881,466 103,582,145 $921,881,091 Dunkirk $188,045,546

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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