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Box Office History for Animation/Live Action

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
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Adventure PG-13 $936,662,225 $983,662,826
2 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 Action PG-13 $760,507,625 $878,514,150
3 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Adventure PG $474,544,677 $803,776,275
4 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Action PG-13 $623,279,547 $696,882,905
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dec 17, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $377,845,905 $553,688,580
6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16, 2016 Adventure PG-13 $532,177,324 $544,460,197
7 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $527,988,780
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dec 18, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $342,548,984 $519,975,487
9 Beauty and the Beast Mar 17, 2017 Musical PG $504,014,165 $504,014,165
10 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nov 16, 2001 Adventure PG $317,575,550 $498,670,818
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dec 19, 2001 Adventure PG-13 $315,544,750 $491,404,458
12 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $459,005,868 $484,596,937
13 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009 Action PG-13 $402,111,870 $477,172,752
14 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $310,676,740 $475,907,564
15 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Action PG-13 $408,992,272 $447,728,313
16 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22, 1997 Action PG-13 $229,086,679 $444,198,564
17 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Adventure PG-13 $381,011,219 $427,616,627
18 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $415,560,171
19 Transformers Jul 2, 2007 Action PG-13 $319,246,193 $412,978,352
20 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dec 9, 2005 Adventure PG $291,710,957 $402,830,616
21 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $290,013,036 $402,228,594
22 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15, 2002 Adventure PG $261,987,880 $400,771,201
23 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Action PG-13 $352,390,543 $395,495,058
24 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Jul 11, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $292,004,738 $377,738,686
25 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Adventure PG $334,191,110 $376,970,954
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1996 3 2.63% $152,189,146 34,431,932 $306,444,195 Space Jam $85,442,296
1997 3 4.54% $288,428,472 62,838,445 $559,262,161 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $229,086,679
1998 1 0.01% $448,397 95,607 $850,902 Starship Troopers $448,397
1999 1 5.86% $430,443,350 84,732,942 $754,123,184 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 3 0.35% $26,593,667 4,933,888 $43,911,603 Thomas and the Magic Railroad $15,911,332
2001 5 9.40% $780,232,611 137,850,283 $1,226,867,519 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $300,404,434
2002 7 12.92% $1,183,581,664 203,714,567 $1,813,059,646 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $310,676,740
2003 6 8.83% $812,184,140 134,690,567 $1,198,746,046 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $290,425,213
2004 5 6.40% $594,069,860 95,663,422 $851,404,456 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $249,538,952
2005 9 16.21% $1,430,218,441 223,122,997 $1,985,794,673 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 5 2.43% $223,335,380 34,097,002 $303,463,318 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $74,033,080
2007 8 12.01% $1,172,822,350 170,468,362 $1,517,168,422 Transformers $319,246,193
2008 4 2.19% $213,408,636 29,722,650 $264,531,585 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $141,621,490
2009 7 15.01% $1,597,387,403 212,984,987 $1,895,566,384 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
2010 15 15.86% $1,679,217,923 212,828,632 $1,894,174,825 Avatar $408,392,727
2011 20 15.64% $1,593,638,105 200,963,190 $1,788,572,391 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2012 11 13.80% $1,523,950,051 191,451,007 $1,703,913,962 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 10 11.45% $1,247,539,587 153,448,899 $1,365,695,201 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 12 12.07% $1,249,634,944 152,954,087 $1,361,291,374 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 9 15.09% $1,703,444,614 202,069,344 $1,798,417,162 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 19 12.52% $1,404,516,914 162,371,889 $1,445,109,812 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $424,987,707
2017 12 9.57% $974,382,920 109,481,221 $974,382,867 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165

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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