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Box Office History for Adventure

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 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Walt Disney PG-13 $936,662,225 $983,662,826
2 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 20th Century Fox PG $474,544,677 $803,776,275
3 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Dreamworks SKG PG $441,226,247 $632,353,233
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $403,706,375 $618,414,239
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 20th Century Fox PG-13 $306,169,255 $616,494,652
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Jul 7, 2006 Walt Disney PG-13 $423,315,812 $575,192,475
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 New Line PG-13 $377,845,905 $553,688,580
8 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Walt Disney G $380,529,370 $547,037,032
9 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16, 2016 Walt Disney PG-13 $532,177,324 $544,460,197
10 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $373,524,485 $535,324,943
11 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 20th Century Fox PG-13 $380,270,577 $527,988,780
12 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 New Line PG-13 $342,548,984 $519,975,487
13 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Walt Disney PG $486,295,561 $500,350,346
14 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Warner Bros. PG $317,575,550 $498,670,818
15 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 New Line PG-13 $315,544,750 $491,404,458
16 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $250,690,539 $486,086,725
17 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 20th Century Fox PG $310,676,740 $475,907,564
18 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Walt Disney G $415,004,880 $468,129,712
19 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Lionsgate PG-13 $424,668,047 $464,794,802
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Walt Disney PG-13 $305,411,224 $450,772,780
21 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Walt Disney G $289,423,425 $439,270,616
22 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Walt Disney PG $400,738,009 $438,134,620
23 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Sony Pictures PG-13 $336,530,303 $435,337,163
24 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Universal PG $260,044,825 $428,861,586
25 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $381,011,219 $427,616,627
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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 $1,578,486,618 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 35 22.29% $1,290,897,521 292,058,245 $2,599,318,381 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 23 13.87% $881,807,716 192,114,959 $1,709,823,135 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 28 23.51% $1,591,082,316 339,249,945 $3,019,324,511 Armageddon $201,578,182
1999 27 21.96% $1,612,432,107 317,407,880 $2,824,930,132 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 29 17.62% $1,327,306,892 246,253,580 $2,191,656,862 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 31 27.34% $2,268,631,223 400,818,221 $3,567,282,167 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 45 30.78% $2,819,883,646 485,350,002 $4,319,615,018 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 46 26.36% $2,424,131,447 402,011,823 $3,577,905,225 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 47 31.42% $2,917,226,580 469,762,713 $4,180,888,146 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 45 28.86% $2,545,621,427 397,132,806 $3,534,481,973 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 46 30.63% $2,814,762,078 429,734,643 $3,824,638,323 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 40 29.90% $2,920,391,521 424,475,495 $3,777,831,906 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 56 27.58% $2,689,254,029 374,547,907 $3,333,476,372 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 49 26.49% $2,818,706,120 375,827,476 $3,344,864,536 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197
2010 45 35.80% $3,790,716,290 480,445,655 $4,275,966,330 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 52 27.72% $2,824,412,451 356,168,013 $3,169,895,316 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 48 29.88% $3,299,119,819 414,462,265 $3,688,714,159 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $263,834,893
2013 41 31.21% $3,400,302,355 418,241,354 $3,722,348,051 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 51 30.90% $3,199,663,674 391,635,674 $3,485,557,499 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 51 27.03% $3,051,739,355 362,009,388 $3,221,883,553 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 56 41.78% $4,686,116,125 541,747,501 $4,821,552,759 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 41 21.07% $2,144,960,157 241,006,737 $2,144,959,959 Despicable Me 3 $264,597,530

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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