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Box Office History for Action

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
DistributorMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $760,507,625 $885,423,811
2 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 $702,364,007
3 Black Panther Feb 16, 2018 Walt Disney PG-13 $699,905,389 $699,905,389
4 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal PG-13 $652,270,625 $694,053,086
5 Avengers: Infinity War Apr 27, 2018 Walt Disney PG-13 $676,433,522 $676,433,522
6 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $533,345,358 $666,185,359
7 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $448,139,099 $505,000,963
8 Twister May 10, 1996 Warner Bros. PG-13 $241,688,385 $490,485,251
9 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $459,005,868 $488,408,373
10 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,870 $480,925,797
11 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,992,272 $451,249,771
12 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Universal PG-13 $229,086,679 $447,692,260
13 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,084,349 $423,181,108
14 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Warner Bros. R $281,553,689 $418,828,621
15 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $319,246,193 $416,226,496
16 Wonder Woman Jun 2, 2017 Warner Bros. PG-13 $412,563,408 $412,563,408
17 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 $398,605,694
18 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 May 5, 2017 Walt Disney PG-13 $389,813,101 $389,813,101
19 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $184,031,112 $379,484,838
20 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 20th Century Fox R $363,070,709 $376,502,223
21 Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal PG-13 $353,007,020 $375,619,566
22 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Jun 22, 2018 Universal PG-13 $372,901,505 $372,901,505
23 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $180,981,886 $367,286,768
24 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Walt Disney PG-13 $333,172,112 $365,792,097
25 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $215,409,889 $358,483,610
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 29 19.75% $1,049,544,278 241,274,531 $2,164,232,543 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 36 21.12% $1,222,675,745 276,623,456 $2,481,312,400 Twister $241,688,385
1997 36 22.91% $1,456,612,580 317,344,773 $2,846,582,614 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,086,679
1998 30 14.37% $973,161,753 207,497,162 $1,861,249,543 Rush Hour $137,567,454
1999 25 12.40% $910,203,960 179,173,997 $1,607,190,753 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 31 16.81% $1,266,568,598 234,984,879 $2,107,814,365 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 31 16.64% $1,390,622,699 245,693,043 $2,203,866,596 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 32 15.23% $1,394,290,142 239,981,075 $2,152,630,243 Men in Black 2 $190,418,803
2003 35 22.94% $2,109,119,506 349,771,047 $3,137,446,292 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 28 11.51% $1,068,864,943 172,119,948 $1,543,915,934 I, Robot $144,801,023
2005 42 15.42% $1,356,951,556 211,692,890 $1,898,885,223 War of the Worlds $234,280,354
2006 33 11.47% $1,050,592,286 160,395,751 $1,438,749,886 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 38 15.25% $1,489,960,013 216,563,939 $1,942,578,533 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 36 16.86% $1,643,555,898 228,907,497 $2,053,300,248 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 31 19.18% $2,041,030,428 272,137,386 $2,441,072,352 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 30 17.21% $1,804,073,801 228,653,200 $2,051,019,204 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 46 20.82% $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 $2,395,212,949 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 48 19.88% $2,219,838,801 278,874,194 $2,501,501,520 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 45 22.29% $2,428,512,398 298,709,988 $2,679,428,592 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 49 25.35% $2,603,979,395 318,724,501 $2,858,958,774 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 56 26.42% $2,947,442,069 349,637,236 $3,136,246,007 Jurassic World $652,270,625
2016 61 22.50% $2,533,249,471 292,861,182 $2,626,964,803 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 67 30.08% $3,305,708,764 368,529,372 $3,305,708,467 Wonder Woman $412,563,408
2018 34 40.71% $2,825,412,924 314,984,699 $2,825,412,750 Black Panther $699,905,389

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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