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Box Office History for Live Action

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
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Titanic Dec 19, 1997 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $659,363,944 $1,211,317,474
2 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $652,270,625 $688,560,168
3 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $660,986,588
4 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $618,414,239
5 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Dec 15, 2017 Action PG-13 $618,199,339 $618,229,777
6 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $616,494,652
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $575,192,475
8 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $535,324,943
9 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $531,373,094
10 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $512,488,736
11 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $501,060,041
12 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $486,657,607
13 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $486,086,725
14 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $464,794,802
15 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $456,192,854
16 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $450,772,780
17 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $435,337,163
18 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Adventure PG $260,044,825 $428,861,586
19 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $408,084,349 $423,181,108
20 Wonder Woman Jun 2, 2017 Action PG-13 $412,563,408 $412,563,408
21 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $406,778,380
22 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $400,267,692
23 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $394,905,700
24 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $394,876,508
25 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,101,119 $393,064,059
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 308 93.38% $4,962,939,628 1,140,905,512 $10,233,922,443 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 312 93.16% $5,394,117,978 1,220,388,529 $10,946,885,105 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 309 92.22% $5,863,261,515 1,277,398,876 $11,458,267,918 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 328 91.98% $6,224,625,264 1,327,212,044 $11,905,092,035 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 339 85.98% $6,311,999,376 1,242,519,392 $11,145,398,946 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 395 91.52% $6,893,779,623 1,278,994,166 $11,472,577,669 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 378 81.34% $6,748,817,507 1,192,370,403 $10,695,562,515 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 390 80.08% $7,336,727,030 1,262,775,539 $11,327,096,585 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 405 84.62% $7,781,112,737 1,290,399,924 $11,574,887,318 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 578 80.90% $7,509,968,934 1,209,334,494 $10,847,730,411 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 627 76.65% $6,761,305,058 1,054,805,470 $9,461,605,066 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 600 83.23% $7,648,920,771 1,167,773,853 $10,474,931,461 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 668 75.76% $7,399,328,143 1,075,483,419 $9,647,086,268 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 702 87.07% $8,489,630,359 1,182,399,495 $10,606,123,470 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 504 72.68% $7,732,947,081 1,031,059,435 $9,248,603,132 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 529 68.91% $7,217,886,776 914,814,273 $8,205,884,029 Iron Man 2 $312,128,345
2011 657 72.16% $7,327,366,513 924,005,532 $8,288,329,622 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 677 71.85% $7,935,213,276 996,885,750 $8,942,065,178 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 682 73.07% $7,959,804,044 979,065,350 $8,782,216,190 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 711 75.22% $7,788,673,524 953,325,656 $8,551,331,134 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $323,734,502
2015 772 72.57% $8,094,602,913 960,213,486 $8,613,114,969 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 748 66.58% $7,494,764,627 866,446,406 $7,772,024,262 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 684 77.44% $8,496,677,258 947,283,763 $8,497,135,354 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $517,218,368
2018 140 90.20% $1,478,794,386 164,859,948 $1,478,793,734 Black Panther $242,155,680

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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