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Box Office History for First Run Features

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 Trials of Henry Kissinger Sep 25, 2002 Documentary Not Rated $515,678 $789,001
2 56 Up Jan 4, 2013 Documentary Not Rated $701,278 $774,246
3 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Da… Jan 29, 2010 Documentary Not Rated $453,650 $515,739
4 42 Up Nov 17, 1999 Documentary Not Rated $300,680 $501,863
5 Bonhoeffer Jun 20, 2003 Documentary Not Rated $296,181 $439,503
6 Insomnia May 29, 1998 R $221,173 $423,007
7 For the Bible Tells Me So Oct 5, 2007 Documentary Not Rated $312,751 $405,480
8 A Life Apart: Hasidism in America Jul 25, 1997 $197,338 $385,647
9 Kings of Pastry Sep 15, 2010 Documentary Not Rated $336,386 $382,014
10 49 Up Oct 6, 2006 Documentary Not Rated $241,772 $330,993
11 Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune Jan 5, 2011 Documentary Not Rated $263,723 $298,306
12 Bedrooms and Hallways Sep 3, 1999 Comedy Not Rated $136,049 $228,071
13 Constantine's Sword Apr 18, 2008 Documentary Not Rated $179,507 $224,250
14 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My … Sep 23, 2011 Documentary Not Rated $183,342 $207,324
15 Crude Sep 9, 2009 Documentary Not Rated $170,295 $203,251
16 Like It Is Aug 28, 1998 $94,943 $177,830
17 Howard Zinn Jun 18, 2004 Documentary Not Rated $120,250 $173,507
18 Eames: The Architect and the Painter Nov 18, 2011 Documentary Not Rated $153,088 $173,094
19 La Demoiselle d'honneur Aug 4, 2006 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $111,728 $152,714
20 Secret Things Jan 2, 2004 Drama Not Rated $104,533 $151,387
21 Stonewall Uprising Jun 16, 2010 Documentary Not Rated $128,203 $145,745
22 Ballerina Jan 16, 2009 Documentary Not Rated $114,507 $136,945
23 A Jihad for Love May 21, 2008 Documentary Not Rated $105,651 $131,985
24 Torremolinos 73 Apr 15, 2005 Comedy Not Rated $87,385 $122,279
25 Go For Zucker Dec 9, 2005 Comedy Not Rated $87,490 $120,207
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1997 3 0.00% $278,084 60,584 $543,438 A Life Apart: Hasidism in America $197,338
1998 4 0.01% $348,168 74,234 $665,879 Insomnia $221,173
1999 8 0.00% $121,836 23,980 $215,101 Leila $50,133
2000 3 0.01% $409,044 75,888 $680,715 42 Up $286,104
2001 1 0.00% $46,296 8,179 $73,366 Aberdeen $46,296
2002 2 0.00% $406,742 70,006 $627,954 The Trials of Henry Kissinger $388,890
2003 4 0.00% $422,617 70,084 $628,653 Bonhoeffer $271,237
2004 12 0.00% $423,705 68,223 $611,960 Howard Zinn $116,230
2005 16 0.00% $310,266 48,395 $434,103 Torremolinos 73 $87,385
2006 12 0.01% $586,481 89,533 $803,111 49 Up $240,215
2007 12 0.00% $381,132 55,390 $496,848 For the Bible Tells Me So $271,146
2008 11 0.01% $567,521 79,036 $708,953 Constantine's Sword $179,507
2009 13 0.00% $443,970 59,191 $530,943 Crude $163,417
2010 17 0.01% $1,124,589 142,525 $1,278,449 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers $453,650
2011 17 0.01% $1,046,065 131,903 $1,183,170 Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune $263,723
2012 26 0.00% $454,855 57,131 $512,465 Never Stand Still $63,811
2013 24 0.01% $953,272 117,243 $1,051,670 56 Up $679,190
2014 18 0.00% $258,821 31,672 $284,098 Through a Lens Darkly $64,441
2015 15 0.00% $164,883 19,552 $175,381 Het nieuwe Rijksmuseum $40,578
2016 16 0.00% $207,318 23,959 $214,912 Germans and Jews $38,100
2017 12 0.00% $169,669 18,910 $169,623 Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe $78,373
2018 6 0.00% $52,763 5,879 $52,735 Quest $18,216

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