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Box Office History for Adventure

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 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $936,662,225 $991,399,500
2 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 20th Century Fox PG $474,544,677 $810,098,111
3 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 $702,364,007
4 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Dreamworks SKG PG $441,226,247 $637,326,797
5 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $403,706,375 $623,278,172
6 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 20th Century Fox PG-13 $306,169,255 $621,343,486
7 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Dec 15, 2017 Walt Disney PG-13 $620,181,382 $620,181,382
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Jul 7, 2006 Walt Disney PG-13 $423,315,812 $579,716,461
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 New Line PG-13 $377,845,905 $558,043,434
10 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Walt Disney G $380,529,370 $551,339,570
11 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16, 2016 Walt Disney PG-13 $532,177,324 $547,899,405
12 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $373,524,485 $539,535,364
13 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 20th Century Fox PG-13 $380,270,577 $532,141,501
14 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 New Line PG-13 $342,548,984 $524,065,182
15 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Walt Disney PG $486,295,561 $504,285,686
16 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Warner Bros. PG $317,575,550 $502,592,948
17 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 New Line PG-13 $315,544,750 $495,269,436
18 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $250,690,539 $489,909,879
19 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $459,005,868 $488,408,373
20 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 20th Century Fox PG $310,676,740 $479,650,657
21 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Walt Disney G $415,004,880 $471,811,631
22 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Lionsgate PG-13 $424,668,047 $468,450,491
23 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Walt Disney PG-13 $305,411,224 $454,318,184
24 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Walt Disney G $289,423,425 $442,725,554
25 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Sony Pictures PG-13 $336,530,303 $438,761,163
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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 14.52% $771,507,571 177,358,047 $1,590,901,682 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 34 22.29% $1,290,490,033 291,966,054 $2,618,935,504 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 23 13.87% $881,902,843 192,135,684 $1,723,457,085 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 29 23.86% $1,614,467,732 344,236,174 $3,087,798,481 Armageddon $201,578,182
1999 27 21.96% $1,612,432,107 317,407,880 $2,847,148,684 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 30 17.62% $1,327,311,892 246,254,507 $2,208,902,928 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 31 27.34% $2,268,631,223 400,818,221 $3,595,339,442 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 45 30.78% $2,819,883,646 485,350,002 $4,353,589,518 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 46 26.36% $2,424,131,447 402,011,823 $3,606,046,052 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 46 31.09% $2,887,632,570 464,997,173 $4,171,024,642 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 44 28.93% $2,555,162,317 398,621,245 $3,575,632,568 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 44 29.95% $2,743,705,092 418,886,249 $3,757,409,654 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 41 29.83% $2,914,786,658 423,660,835 $3,800,237,690 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 56 27.58% $2,689,254,029 374,547,907 $3,359,694,726 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 49 26.49% $2,818,706,120 375,827,476 $3,371,172,460 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 44 33.54% $3,515,190,668 445,524,792 $3,996,357,384 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 51 27.40% $2,791,415,833 352,007,029 $3,157,503,050 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 49 35.44% $3,907,571,075 490,900,864 $4,403,380,750 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 40 28.49% $3,103,610,626 381,747,907 $3,424,278,726 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 50 29.89% $3,070,794,464 375,862,209 $3,371,484,015 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 54 31.52% $3,523,140,575 417,928,873 $3,748,821,991 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 55 39.85% $4,486,916,061 518,718,598 $4,652,905,824 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 45 24.48% $2,690,424,397 299,935,818 $2,690,424,287 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $517,218,368
2018 17 22.80% $798,070,032 88,971,009 $798,069,951 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $235,131,745

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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