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Box Office History for Musical

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 Beauty and the Beast Mar 17, 2017 Walt Disney PG $504,014,165 $504,014,165
2 Chicago Dec 27, 2002 Miramax PG-13 $170,687,518 $252,443,338
3 Mamma Mia! Jul 18, 2008 Universal PG-13 $144,130,063 $178,657,043
4 Les Miserables Dec 25, 2012 Universal PG-13 $148,809,770 $165,323,525
5 Hairspray Jul 20, 2007 New Line PG $118,871,849 $153,773,177
6 La La Land Dec 9, 2016 Lionsgate PG-13 $151,101,803 $152,092,216
7 Into the Woods Dec 25, 2014 Walt Disney PG $128,002,372 $138,192,018
8 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $103,365,956 $136,130,306
9 Anastasia Nov 14, 1997 20th Century Fox G $58,403,409 $113,026,796
10 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Oct 24, 2008 Walt Disney G $90,559,416 $112,235,586
11 The Greatest Showman Dec 20, 2017 20th Century Fox PG $101,377,346 $101,377,346
12 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) Jan 1, 2000 Walt Disney G $60,507,228 $100,140,682
13 Evita Dec 25, 1996 Walt Disney PG $50,047,179 $97,211,256
14 Annie Dec 19, 2014 Sony Pictures PG $85,911,262 $93,135,616
15 Moulin Rouge May 18, 2001 20th Century Fox PG-13 $57,386,369 $90,223,483
16 The Phantom of the Opera Dec 22, 2004 Warner Bros. PG-13 $51,225,796 $71,848,178
17 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Dec 21, 2007 Paramount Pictures R $52,898,073 $67,224,504
18 Footloose Oct 14, 2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $51,802,742 $58,138,698
19 Rock of Ages Jun 15, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $38,518,613 $43,067,287
20 Rent Nov 23, 2005 Sony Pictures PG-13 $29,077,547 $40,371,913
21 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) Jan 1, 2002 Walt Disney G $25,487,028 $39,042,084
22 Eight Crazy Nights Nov 27, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $23,607,202 $36,153,322
23 Joyful Noise Jan 13, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $30,932,113 $34,584,893
24 Across the Universe Sep 14, 2007 Sony Pictures PG-13 $24,343,673 $31,491,084
25 Dance With Me Aug 21, 1998 Sony Pictures PG $15,923,354 $30,217,022
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1996 2 0.04% $2,562,599 579,772 $5,200,555 Evita $2,278,112
1997 5 1.80% $114,425,007 24,929,194 $223,614,870 Anastasia $53,147,865
1998 8 0.99% $67,210,342 14,330,561 $128,545,132 Grease $28,350,476
1999 8 0.32% $23,577,029 4,641,144 $41,631,062 The King and I $12,064,440
2000 9 1.23% $92,875,702 17,231,110 $154,563,057 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) $58,216,703
2001 7 0.84% $69,839,373 12,339,107 $110,681,790 Moulin Rouge $57,065,562
2002 7 0.69% $62,939,592 10,832,974 $97,171,777 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) $25,487,028
2003 5 1.84% $169,147,498 28,050,993 $251,617,407 Chicago $161,445,985
2004 5 0.24% $22,364,844 3,601,422 $32,304,755 The Phantom of the Opera $16,178,431
2005 7 0.93% $81,788,548 12,759,520 $114,452,894 The Phantom of the Opera $35,047,365
2006 7 0.74% $68,195,041 10,411,454 $93,390,742 Dreamgirls $37,064,395
2007 11 2.62% $255,937,558 37,200,221 $333,685,982 Hairspray $118,871,849
2008 11 2.67% $260,176,422 36,236,267 $325,039,315 Mamma Mia! $144,130,063
2009 10 0.37% $39,330,920 5,244,119 $47,039,747 Fame $22,455,510
2010 7 0.06% $6,637,939 841,307 $7,546,524 Nine $5,930,989
2011 3 0.51% $51,688,825 6,518,136 $58,467,680 Footloose $51,670,512
2012 6 2.31% $254,706,613 31,998,314 $287,024,877 Les Miserables $103,503,040
2013 5 0.56% $60,501,345 7,441,737 $66,752,381 Les Miserables $45,306,730
2014 6 1.58% $163,644,960 20,029,980 $179,668,921 Into the Woods $90,871,655
2015 8 0.48% $53,436,430 6,338,838 $56,859,377 Into the Woods $37,130,717
2016 7 0.35% $38,847,967 4,491,090 $40,285,077 La La Land $34,268,613
2017 7 6.13% $671,617,163 75,419,602 $676,513,830 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165
2018 1 8.94% $52,340,628 5,835,075 $52,340,623 The Greatest Showman $52,340,628

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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