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Box Office History for Fantasy

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 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $377,845,905 $524,448,846
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $342,548,984 $492,516,107
3 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $485,424,724
4 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Adventure PG $317,575,550 $472,336,516
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $315,544,750 $465,453,885
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $426,967,926
7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Adventure PG-13 $381,011,219 $405,034,625
8 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dec 9, 2005 Adventure PG $291,710,957 $381,557,539
9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $290,013,036 $380,987,308
10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15, 2002 Adventure PG $261,987,880 $379,606,879
11 The Jungle Book Apr 15, 2016 Adventure PG $363,940,561 $363,940,561
12 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Jul 11, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $292,004,738 $357,790,688
13 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Adventure PG $334,191,110 $357,063,499
14 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Jul 15, 2009 Adventure PG $301,959,197 $339,402,135
15 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jun 4, 2004 Adventure PG $249,538,952 $338,746,113
16 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Drama PG-13 $296,623,634 $332,923,326
17 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $329,336,681
18 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $303,003,568 $320,027,095
19 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $295,983,305 $316,173,624
20 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Drama PG-13 $292,324,737 $309,514,430
21 The Mummy Returns May 4, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $202,007,640 $300,870,030
22 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Drama PG-13 $281,287,133 $298,999,699
23 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure G $162,798,565 $288,981,698
24 King Kong Dec 14, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $218,080,025 $285,410,607
25 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dec 13, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $258,366,855 $267,751,898
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 27 5.43% $288,361,294 66,289,939 $594,620,753 Mortal Kombat $70,383,146
1996 20 4.63% $267,995,307 60,632,411 $543,872,727 Dragonheart $51,364,680
1997 9 1.24% $78,676,678 17,140,885 $153,753,738 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation $35,059,903
1998 16 7.47% $506,061,955 107,902,330 $967,883,900 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 14 9.10% $667,833,530 131,463,286 $1,179,225,675 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 17 4.36% $328,619,457 60,968,351 $546,886,108 The Green Mile $60,119,360
2001 22 12.22% $1,020,709,125 180,337,291 $1,617,625,500 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 19 9.46% $866,724,803 149,178,098 $1,338,127,539 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $262,300,833
2003 24 10.90% $1,002,503,270 166,252,605 $1,491,285,867 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 17 6.94% $644,941,696 103,855,338 $931,582,382 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $249,538,952
2005 19 11.09% $979,111,100 152,747,433 $1,370,144,474 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $275,132,632
2006 28 8.69% $796,027,172 121,530,851 $1,090,131,733 Click $137,355,633
2007 43 12.61% $1,232,290,116 179,111,917 $1,606,633,895 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $292,004,738
2008 49 11.84% $1,154,259,039 160,760,297 $1,442,019,864 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 45 19.28% $2,051,489,250 273,531,889 $2,453,581,044 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 35 17.95% $1,882,056,147 238,536,895 $2,139,675,948 Alice in Wonderland $334,191,110
2011 55 16.96% $1,727,226,516 217,809,124 $1,953,747,842 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 52 17.56% $1,936,901,351 243,329,289 $2,182,663,722 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 61 11.25% $1,225,395,149 150,725,081 $1,352,003,977 Oz the Great and Powerful $234,770,996
2014 54 13.58% $1,395,089,370 170,757,546 $1,531,695,188 Maleficent $241,407,328
2015 54 7.54% $841,557,833 99,828,902 $895,465,251 Cinderella $201,151,353
2016 43 12.14% $1,366,559,388 157,983,726 $1,417,114,022 The Jungle Book $364,001,123
2017 23 8.75% $961,861,045 107,230,875 $961,860,949 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165
2018 5 7.26% $334,232,735 37,261,172 $334,232,713 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $235,419,744

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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