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Box Office History for NC-17 Movies

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
GenreCreative
Type
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Showgirls Sep 22, 1995 Drama Contemporary Fiction $20,350,754 $41,637,173
2 La mala educación Nov 19, 2004 Drama Historical Fiction $5,211,842 $7,315,070
3 Se jie Sep 28, 2007 Drama Historical Fiction $4,604,982 $5,954,759
4 Shame Dec 2, 2011 Drama Contemporary Fiction $4,002,293 $4,483,233
5 The Dreamers Feb 6, 2004 Drama Historical Fiction $2,531,462 $3,628,014
6 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 Oct 11, 2013 Drama Contemporary Fiction $2,450,504 $2,682,460
7 A Dirty Shame Sep 17, 2004 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $1,339,668 $1,919,970
8 Trois Feb 11, 2000 Thriller/Suspense Contemporary Fiction $1,161,843 $1,918,440
9 Orgazmo Oct 23, 1998 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $582,024 $1,104,472
10 Young Adam Apr 16, 2004 Drama $767,240 $1,099,586
11 Inside Deep Throat Feb 11, 2005 Documentary Factual $691,880 $960,639
12 Pink Flamingos Apr 11, 1997 $413,802 $802,353
13 Bent Nov 26, 1997 Drama $405,409 $784,713
14 Elles Apr 27, 2012 Drama Contemporary Fiction $157,427 $176,015
15 Delta of Venus Oct 13, 1995 Drama Historical Fiction $63,174 $129,246
16 Ma mère May 13, 2005 Drama $70,395 $97,740
17 Frontière(s) May 9, 2008 Horror Contemporary Fiction $9,913 $12,282
18 Homeland: Iraq Year Zero Oct 6, 2016 Documentary Factual $2,491 $2,554
19 Swearnet: The Movie Sep 12, 2014 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $0 $0
20 Lucky Bastard Feb 14, 2014 Thriller/Suspense Contemporary Fiction $0 $0
21 La Bete Dec 5, 2014 Drama Fantasy $0 $0
22 Contes immoraux Dec 12, 2014 Drama Historical Fiction $0 $0
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 2 0.38% $20,413,928 4,692,856 $41,766,418 Showgirls $20,350,754
1997 2 0.01% $786,143 171,272 $1,524,321 Pink Flamingos $413,802
1998 2 0.01% $615,092 131,148 $1,167,217 Orgazmo $582,024
2000 1 0.02% $1,161,843 215,555 $1,918,440 Trois $1,161,843
2004 4 0.07% $6,397,558 1,030,201 $9,168,789 The Dreamers $2,531,462
2005 3 0.05% $4,214,929 657,554 $5,852,231 La mala educación $3,452,654
2007 1 0.05% $4,563,185 663,253 $5,902,952 Se jie $4,563,185
2008 2 0.00% $51,710 7,201 $64,089 Se jie $41,797
2011 1 0.02% $1,965,874 247,903 $2,206,337 Shame $1,965,874
2012 2 0.02% $2,193,846 275,608 $2,452,911 Shame $2,036,419
2013 1 0.02% $2,426,783 298,497 $2,656,623 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 $2,426,783
2014 1 0.00% $23,721 2,903 $25,837 La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 $23,721
2016 2 0.00% $35,527 4,106 $36,543 Multiple Maniacs $33,036

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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