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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 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal PG-13 $652,270,625 $694,053,086
3 Black Panther Feb 16, 2018 Walt Disney PG-13 $675,382,423 $675,382,423
4 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $533,345,358 $666,185,359
5 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $448,139,099 $505,000,963
6 Twister May 10, 1996 Warner Bros. PG-13 $241,688,385 $490,485,251
7 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,870 $480,925,797
8 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,992,272 $451,249,771
9 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Universal PG-13 $229,086,679 $447,692,260
10 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Walt Disney PG-13 $408,084,349 $423,181,108
11 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Warner Bros. R $281,553,689 $418,828,621
12 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $319,246,193 $416,226,496
13 Wonder Woman Jun 2, 2017 Warner Bros. PG-13 $412,563,408 $412,563,408
14 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 $398,605,694
15 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $318,604,126 $398,011,700
16 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 May 5, 2017 Walt Disney PG-13 $389,813,101 $389,813,101
17 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $184,031,112 $379,484,838
18 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 20th Century Fox R $363,070,709 $376,502,223
19 Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal PG-13 $353,007,020 $375,619,566
20 Mission: Impossible May 21, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $180,981,886 $367,286,768
21 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $215,409,889 $358,483,610
22 Rush Hour 2 Aug 3, 2001 New Line PG-13 $226,164,286 $358,426,435
23 Skyfall Nov 8, 2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $304,360,277 $342,800,803
24 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Warner Bros. PG-13 $330,360,194 $342,581,612
25 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Sony Pictures R $172,956,409 $337,979,930
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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 14.38% $973,161,753 207,497,162 $1,861,249,543 Rush Hour $137,567,454
1999 25 12.43% $912,496,971 179,625,377 $1,611,239,632 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 16.76% $1,390,622,699 245,693,043 $2,203,866,596 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 30 15.22% $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 $2,152,495,926 Men in Black 2 $190,418,803
2003 32 22.93% $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 $3,136,866,776 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 43 15.55% $1,372,851,556 214,173,389 $1,921,135,299 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 37 20.12% $1,961,967,999 273,254,586 $2,451,093,636 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 14.23% $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 $1,696,037,643 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 46 20.79% $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 $2,395,212,949 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543
2012 47 14.48% $1,596,559,254 200,572,744 $1,799,137,514 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 44 20.43% $2,225,063,194 273,685,486 $2,454,958,809 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 47 22.08% $2,268,011,201 277,602,324 $2,490,092,846 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $259,746,958
2015 54 22.31% $2,488,319,347 295,174,281 $2,647,713,301 Jurassic World $652,270,625
2016 60 20.46% $2,303,141,681 266,259,126 $2,388,344,360 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 66 30.05% $3,303,174,634 368,246,861 $3,303,174,343 Wonder Woman $412,563,408
2018 23 29.56% $986,058,835 109,928,508 $986,058,717 Black Panther $675,382,423

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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