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Box Office History for Action

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
DistributorMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $760,507,625 $878,514,150
2 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 $696,882,905
3 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal PG-13 $652,198,010 $688,560,168
4 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $533,345,358 $660,986,588
5 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $448,139,099 $501,060,041
6 Twister May 10, 1996 Warner Bros. PG-13 $241,688,385 $486,657,607
7 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $459,005,868 $484,596,937
8 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,870 $477,172,752
9 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,992,272 $447,728,313
10 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Universal PG-13 $229,086,679 $444,198,564
11 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,084,349 $419,878,691
12 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Warner Bros. R $281,553,689 $415,560,171
13 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $319,246,193 $412,978,352
14 Wonder Woman Jun 2, 2017 Warner Bros. PG-13 $412,563,408 $412,563,408
15 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 $395,495,058
16 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $318,604,126 $394,905,700
17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 May 5, 2017 Walt Disney PG-13 $389,813,101 $389,813,101
18 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $184,031,112 $376,523,418
19 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 20th Century Fox R $363,070,709 $373,564,079
20 Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal PG-13 $351,032,910 $370,604,135
21 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $180,981,886 $364,420,539
22 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $215,409,889 $355,686,079
23 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 New Line PG-13 $226,164,286 $355,629,351
24 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $304,360,277 $340,125,657
25 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Warner Bros. PG-13 $330,360,194 $339,908,168
Complete List

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 $2,147,343,326 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 36 21.48% $1,243,494,461 281,333,573 $2,503,868,800 Twister $241,688,385
1997 35 22.91% $1,456,607,580 317,343,684 $2,824,358,788 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,086,679
1998 31 14.73% $996,547,169 212,483,391 $1,891,102,180 Rush Hour $137,567,454
1999 25 12.43% $912,496,971 179,625,377 $1,598,665,855 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 30 16.81% $1,266,564,171 234,984,058 $2,091,358,116 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889
2001 30 16.76% $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 $2,186,528,344 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 30 15.22% $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 $2,135,698,299 Men in Black 2 $190,418,803
2003 32 22.93% $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 $3,112,387,325 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 27 11.15% $1,034,864,639 166,644,859 $1,483,139,245 I, Robot $144,801,023
2005 42 15.56% $1,372,554,669 214,127,073 $1,905,730,950 War of the Worlds $234,280,354
2006 31 10.97% $1,007,869,230 153,873,148 $1,369,471,017 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 37 15.17% $1,481,747,614 215,370,277 $1,916,795,465 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 37 20.12% $1,961,967,999 273,254,586 $2,431,965,815 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 31 19.18% $2,041,030,428 272,137,386 $2,422,022,735 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 30 14.09% $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 $1,682,802,121 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 46 20.79% $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 $2,376,521,210 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 47 20.10% $2,219,810,902 278,870,690 $2,481,949,141 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 44 20.43% $2,225,063,194 273,685,486 $2,435,800,825 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 47 21.90% $2,268,082,751 277,611,082 $2,470,738,630 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $259,746,958
2015 55 26.16% $2,953,177,273 350,317,560 $3,117,826,284 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 53 20.48% $2,296,900,964 265,537,656 $2,363,285,138 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 57 33.04% $3,272,004,014 367,640,869 $3,272,003,734 Wonder Woman $412,563,408

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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