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Box Office History for Drama

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 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Newmarket Films R $370,782,930 $535,552,433
2 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Dreamworks SKG R $216,335,085 $409,977,761
3 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 20th Century Fox PG-13 $233,632,142 $378,969,476
4 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Warner Bros. R $350,126,372 $372,629,874
5 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Universal PG $173,772,767 $357,410,341
6 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 20, 2009 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $296,623,634 $354,249,375
7 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $300,531,751 $341,669,175
8 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16, 2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $292,324,737 $329,340,977
9 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Nov 18, 2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $281,287,133 $318,152,705
10 The Perfect Storm Jun 30, 2000 Warner Bros. PG-13 $182,618,434 $303,912,310
11 The Blind Side Nov 20, 2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $255,959,475 $303,320,415
12 A Beautiful Mind Dec 21, 2001 Universal PG-13 $170,708,996 $265,101,640
13 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Miramax R $138,433,435 $265,081,880
14 Catch Me if You Can Dec 25, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $164,606,800 $250,351,274
15 The Truman Show Jun 5, 1998 Paramount Pictures PG $125,618,201 $240,254,848
16 Twilight Nov 21, 2008 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $192,769,854 $239,983,362
17 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Warner Bros. R $136,801,374 $235,451,323
18 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Dreamworks SKG R $130,058,047 $223,653,890
19 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Warner Bros. R $108,766,007 $220,731,006
20 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Sony Pictures PG-13 $162,586,036 $218,440,588
21 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Warner Bros. PG $115,821,495 $215,968,708
22 Cinderella Mar 13, 2015 Walt Disney PG $201,151,353 $214,036,489
23 Phenomenon Jul 5, 1996 Walt Disney PG $104,636,382 $212,342,989
24 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Universal R $125,548,685 $208,937,232
25 Lincoln Nov 9, 2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $182,207,973 $204,429,099
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 132 28.72% $1,526,538,100 350,928,234 $3,147,826,259 Apollo 13 $172,036,360
1996 120 23.70% $1,372,542,702 310,529,965 $2,785,453,786 A Time to Kill $108,766,007
1997 117 18.85% $1,198,241,550 261,054,747 $2,341,661,081 The Godfather $129,141,981
1998 129 23.29% $1,577,021,454 336,251,847 $3,016,179,068 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 132 19.88% $1,458,858,185 287,176,739 $2,575,975,349 The General's Daughter $102,705,852
2000 165 23.21% $1,749,256,396 324,537,289 $2,911,099,482 The Perfect Storm $182,618,434
2001 151 16.79% $1,402,722,379 247,830,736 $2,223,041,702 Cast Away $123,942,702
2002 172 17.49% $1,601,796,810 275,696,438 $2,472,997,049 A Beautiful Mind $132,929,755
2003 167 12.06% $1,108,795,440 183,879,755 $1,649,401,402 Seabiscuit $120,277,854
2004 224 14.86% $1,380,060,649 222,231,878 $1,993,419,946 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 266 16.12% $1,421,398,792 221,746,950 $1,989,070,142 Million Dollar Baby $99,378,637
2006 252 17.10% $1,566,403,106 239,145,382 $2,145,134,077 The Departed $120,359,613
2007 247 13.24% $1,293,578,446 188,020,003 $1,686,539,427 American Gangster $129,150,735
2008 255 11.17% $1,089,198,448 151,698,839 $1,360,738,586 Twilight $176,922,850
2009 194 17.24% $1,834,336,083 244,578,065 $2,193,865,243 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 206 16.10% $1,687,805,609 213,916,973 $1,918,835,248 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
2011 242 14.63% $1,490,034,253 187,898,285 $1,685,447,616 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 226 14.96% $1,670,662,348 209,882,088 $1,882,642,329 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $289,133,356
2013 230 12.29% $1,338,287,711 164,610,910 $1,476,559,863 The Great Gatsby $144,840,419
2014 254 15.99% $1,642,395,339 201,027,448 $1,803,216,209 The Fault in Our Stars $124,872,350
2015 287 18.56% $2,070,185,234 245,573,442 $2,202,793,775 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 281 12.09% $1,360,939,424 157,333,900 $1,411,285,083 Sully $124,976,335
2017 252 12.06% $1,326,577,169 147,721,759 $1,325,064,178 Hidden Figures $167,620,331
2018 145 11.91% $710,671,122 79,227,481 $710,670,505 Fifty Shades Freed $100,407,760

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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