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Box Office History for 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 Titanic Dec 19, 1997 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $659,328,801 $1,211,317,474
2 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $652,198,010 $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 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $616,494,652
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $575,192,475
7 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $535,324,943
8 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $531,373,094
9 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $512,488,736
10 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $501,060,041
11 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $486,657,607
12 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $486,086,725
13 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $464,794,802
14 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $456,192,854
15 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $450,772,780
16 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $435,337,163
17 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Adventure PG $260,044,825 $428,861,586
18 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $408,084,349 $419,878,691
19 Wonder Woman Jun 2, 2017 Action PG-13 $412,563,408 $412,563,408
20 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $406,778,380
21 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $400,267,692
22 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $394,905,700
23 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $394,876,508
24 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $393,064,059
25 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 May 5, 2017 Action PG-13 $389,813,101 $389,813,101
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 $10,154,059,057 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 310 93.15% $5,393,782,485 1,220,312,627 $10,860,782,380 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 308 92.21% $5,863,161,388 1,277,377,062 $11,368,655,852 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 326 91.93% $6,221,712,580 1,326,591,004 $11,806,659,936 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 337 85.98% $6,311,964,295 1,242,512,487 $11,058,361,134 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 391 91.50% $6,892,844,054 1,278,820,593 $11,381,503,278 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 377 81.33% $6,748,636,580 1,192,338,438 $10,611,812,098 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 389 80.08% $7,336,726,180 1,262,775,393 $11,238,700,998 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 403 84.62% $7,780,943,079 1,290,371,789 $11,484,308,922 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 $10,763,076,997 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 627 76.65% $6,761,305,058 1,054,805,470 $9,387,768,683 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 599 83.22% $7,648,594,676 1,167,724,068 $10,392,744,205 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 667 75.76% $7,399,245,371 1,075,471,389 $9,571,695,362 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 702 87.07% $8,489,630,359 1,182,399,495 $10,523,355,506 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 502 72.68% $7,732,907,933 1,031,054,216 $9,176,382,522 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 528 68.95% $7,227,323,780 916,010,405 $8,152,492,605 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 654 72.15% $7,350,469,442 926,918,942 $8,249,578,584 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 677 71.85% $7,932,726,292 996,573,316 $8,869,502,512 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 682 73.07% $7,959,804,044 979,065,350 $8,713,681,615 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 710 75.22% $7,788,419,372 953,294,549 $8,484,321,486 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $323,734,502
2015 768 72.90% $8,229,767,692 976,247,267 $8,688,600,676 Jurassic World $652,198,010
2016 732 66.79% $7,489,381,101 865,824,043 $7,705,833,983 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 601 75.82% $7,487,879,901 841,334,514 $7,487,877,175 Wonder Woman $412,563,408

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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