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Box Office History for IMAX Films

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 Living Sea Feb 28, 1995 Documentary Not Rated $64,800,000 $132,579,304
2 Space Station Apr 19, 2002 Documentary Not Rated $93,231,060 $129,489,179
3 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous Oct 23, 1998 Adventure Not Rated $53,743,249 $88,586,034
4 Magnificent Desolation Sep 23, 2005 Documentary Not Rated $34,126,126 $44,223,477
5 Galapagos Oct 29, 1999 Documentary Not Rated $18,571,938 $28,604,609
6 The Lion King (IMAX) Dec 25, 2002 Adventure G $15,682,879 $23,481,778
7 Extreme Mar 23, 1999 Documentary Not Rated $12,456,958 $21,081,661
8 Batman Begins (IMAX) Jun 15, 2005 Action PG-13 $0 $20,910,607
9 Island of the Sharks Apr 30, 1999 Documentary Not Rated $10,658,756 $17,986,019
10 Cyberworld 3D Oct 6, 2000 Adventure Not Rated $11,243,857 $17,937,977
11 Santa vs. The Snowman Nov 6, 2002 Adventure Not Rated $10,259,134 $14,392,199
12 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impos… Oct 1, 1999 Documentary PG $5,231,283 $8,854,521
13 China: The Panda Adventure Jul 27, 2001 Drama Not Rated $3,708,478 $5,705,746
14 Apollo 13 (IMAX) Sep 20, 2002 Drama PG $1,759,075 $2,671,771
15 The Nutcracker Nov 25, 1998 Musical G $1,009,291 $1,863,491
16 All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Apr 6, 2001 Concert/Performance Not Rated $995,122 $1,564,762
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 1 1.22% $64,800,000 14,896,551 $132,579,304 The Living Sea $64,800,000
1998 2 0.05% $3,526,086 751,830 $6,691,287 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $2,872,271
1999 6 0.54% $39,766,350 7,828,019 $69,669,369 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $24,343,061
2000 6 0.40% $30,072,082 5,579,233 $49,655,174 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $8,214,699
2001 8 0.23% $18,769,800 3,316,216 $29,514,322 Cyberworld 3D $6,889,078
2002 10 0.53% $48,350,373 8,321,918 $74,065,070 Space Station $30,460,417
2003 8 0.35% $31,921,610 5,293,796 $47,114,784 Space Station $15,713,110
2004 6 0.17% $15,740,523 2,534,703 $22,558,857 Space Station $9,598,551
2005 7 0.38% $33,436,334 5,216,274 $46,424,839 Batman Begins (IMAX) $15,900,000
2006 5 0.17% $15,823,354 2,415,776 $21,500,406 Magnificent Desolation $10,952,503
2007 5 0.10% $10,144,433 1,474,480 $13,122,872 Magnificent Desolation $5,395,786
2008 4 0.17% $16,952,021 2,361,003 $21,012,927 Space Station $10,840,176
2009 4 0.07% $7,938,908 1,058,518 $9,420,810 Magnificent Desolation $4,434,163
2010 3 0.04% $4,549,480 576,612 $5,131,847 Magnificent Desolation $2,504,085
2011 3 0.02% $2,523,115 318,171 $2,831,722 Space Station $2,167,258
2012 3 0.02% $2,124,838 266,938 $2,375,748 Space Station $2,084,978
2013 3 0.02% $2,449,832 301,332 $2,681,855 Space Station $2,436,846
2014 1 0.01% $728,699 89,192 $793,809 Space Station $728,699
2015 1 0.03% $3,201,391 379,761 $3,379,873 Space Station $3,201,391
2016 2 0.00% $557,977 64,505 $574,095 Galapagos $463,537

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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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