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Box Office History for Fantasy

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 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 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Comedy PG-13 $242,704,995 $339,303,993
16 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jun 4, 2004 Adventure PG $249,538,952 $338,746,113
17 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Drama PG-13 $296,623,634 $332,923,326
18 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $329,336,681
19 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $303,003,568 $320,027,095
20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $295,983,305 $316,173,624
21 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Drama PG-13 $292,324,737 $309,514,430
22 The Mummy Returns May 4, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $202,007,640 $300,870,030
23 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Drama PG-13 $281,287,133 $298,999,699
24 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure G $162,798,565 $288,981,698
25 King Kong Dec 14, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $218,080,025 $285,410,607
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 $589,980,457 Mortal Kombat $70,383,146
1996 20 4.63% $267,995,307 60,632,411 $539,628,458 Dragonheart $51,364,680
1997 9 1.24% $78,676,678 17,140,885 $152,553,877 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation $35,059,903
1998 15 7.48% $505,915,883 107,871,185 $960,053,547 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 14 9.10% $667,833,530 131,463,286 $1,170,023,245 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 17 4.33% $326,098,801 60,500,697 $538,456,203 The Green Mile $60,119,360
2001 22 12.30% $1,020,709,125 180,337,291 $1,605,001,890 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 19 9.46% $866,724,803 149,178,098 $1,327,685,072 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $262,300,833
2003 25 13.54% $1,245,208,265 206,502,189 $1,837,869,482 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 17 6.95% $644,941,696 103,855,338 $924,312,508 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $249,538,952
2005 19 11.10% $979,111,100 152,747,433 $1,359,452,154 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $275,132,632
2006 28 8.66% $796,027,172 121,530,851 $1,081,624,574 Click $137,355,633
2007 43 12.62% $1,232,290,116 179,111,917 $1,594,096,061 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $292,004,738
2008 49 11.84% $1,154,259,039 160,760,297 $1,430,766,643 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 47 19.68% $2,093,972,976 279,196,385 $2,484,847,827 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 36 18.19% $1,925,787,278 244,079,497 $2,172,307,523 Alice in Wonderland $334,191,110
2011 55 16.96% $1,727,346,320 217,824,232 $1,938,635,665 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 53 17.66% $1,949,641,088 244,929,758 $2,179,874,846 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 63 11.25% $1,225,417,842 150,727,871 $1,341,478,052 Oz the Great and Powerful $234,770,996
2014 55 13.68% $1,417,066,250 173,447,495 $1,543,682,706 Maleficent $241,407,328
2015 53 9.08% $1,024,597,562 121,541,794 $1,081,721,967 Cinderella $201,151,353
2016 40 12.18% $1,366,363,220 157,961,047 $1,405,853,318 The Jungle Book $364,001,123
2017 16 7.98% $789,675,187 88,727,542 $789,675,124 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165

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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