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Box Office History for R-Rated 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 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama Dramatization $370,782,930 $531,373,094
2 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action Science Fiction $281,553,689 $415,560,171
3 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama Historical Fiction $216,335,085 $406,778,380
4 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 Action Super Hero $363,070,709 $373,564,079
5 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Drama Dramatization $350,126,372 $369,721,949
6 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Action Contemporary Fiction $172,956,409 $335,342,406
7 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $176,484,651 $334,648,642
8 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $277,322,503 $329,089,373
9 It Sep 8, 2017 Horror Historical Fiction $327,382,162 $327,382,162
10 Gladiator May 5, 2000 Action Historical Fiction $187,683,805 $309,820,027
11 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Romantic Comedy Contemporary Fiction $153,952,592 $304,728,827
12 The Matrix Mar 31, 1999 Action Science Fiction $171,479,930 $300,427,430
13 Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $209,218,368 $290,490,393
14 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $254,464,305 $285,590,454
15 Ransom Nov 8, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $136,492,681 $274,292,954
16 300 Mar 9, 2007 Action Historical Fiction $210,614,939 $272,452,460
17 The Rock Jun 7, 1996 Action Contemporary Fiction $134,069,511 $269,958,965
18 Good Will Hunting Dec 5, 1997 Drama Contemporary Fiction $138,433,435 $263,013,236
19 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 Horror Contemporary Fiction $165,092,266 $259,597,372
20 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $157,019,771 $259,271,970
21 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $124,060,553 $249,805,182
22 Lethal Weapon 4 Jul 10, 1998 Action Contemporary Fiction $130,444,603 $247,538,797
23 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Horror Contemporary Fiction $140,539,099 $246,220,066
24 Ted Jun 29, 2012 Adventure Contemporary Fiction $218,665,740 $244,488,073
25 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Drama Fantasy $136,801,374 $233,613,911
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 170 39.31% $2,089,566,494 480,360,033 $4,275,204,294 Die Hard: With a Vengeance $100,012,499
1996 186 39.89% $2,309,688,405 522,553,848 $4,650,729,247 The Rock $134,069,511
1997 187 42.37% $2,693,866,366 586,898,898 $5,223,400,192 Air Force One $172,480,186
1998 204 35.28% $2,387,292,274 509,017,445 $4,530,255,261 Saving Private Ryan $190,588,778
1999 221 40.76% $2,992,699,527 589,113,970 $5,243,114,333 The Matrix $171,479,930
2000 223 34.56% $2,603,025,863 482,936,053 $4,298,130,872 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 211 27.88% $2,313,272,568 408,705,300 $3,637,477,170 Hannibal $165,092,266
2002 226 23.56% $2,158,309,834 371,481,783 $3,306,187,869 8 Mile $115,270,265
2003 213 29.05% $2,671,586,530 443,049,066 $3,943,136,687 The Matrix Reloaded $281,553,689
2004 193 22.82% $2,118,357,589 341,120,296 $3,035,970,634 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604
2005 191 19.49% $1,719,244,506 268,212,773 $2,387,093,680 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 221 21.45% $1,971,511,800 300,994,057 $2,678,847,107 Borat $125,601,414
2007 244 26.32% $2,571,008,132 373,692,924 $3,325,867,024 300 $210,614,939
2008 232 20.20% $1,969,413,063 274,291,424 $2,441,193,674 Sex and the City $152,647,258
2009 187 25.70% $2,733,912,517 364,521,600 $3,244,242,240 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 203 22.44% $2,351,786,782 298,071,755 $2,652,838,620 Shutter Island $128,012,934
2011 218 22.40% $2,282,141,926 287,785,780 $2,561,293,442 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 219 25.73% $2,840,881,097 356,894,499 $3,176,361,041 Ted $218,665,740
2013 220 27.24% $2,967,094,978 364,956,216 $3,248,110,322 The Heat $159,581,587
2014 226 25.33% $2,622,670,091 321,012,142 $2,857,008,064 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 229 24.83% $2,802,621,577 332,457,964 $2,958,875,880 American Sniper $347,897,084
2016 221 23.20% $2,601,192,472 300,715,787 $2,676,370,504 Deadpool $363,070,709
2017 164 27.69% $2,733,202,846 307,101,361 $2,733,202,113 It $327,382,162

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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