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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 $1,221,536,331
2 Black Panther Feb 16, 2018 Action PG-13 $699,613,337 $699,615,354
3 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Action PG-13 $652,270,625 $694,053,086
4 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $666,185,359
5 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $623,278,172
6 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $621,343,486
7 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Dec 15, 2017 Adventure PG-13 $620,181,382 $620,181,382
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Jul 7, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $423,315,812 $579,716,461
9 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $539,535,364
10 The Passion of the Christ Feb 25, 2004 Drama R $370,782,930 $535,552,433
11 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $516,519,546
12 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $505,000,963
13 Twister May 10, 1996 Action PG-13 $241,688,385 $490,485,251
14 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $489,909,879
15 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $424,668,047 $468,450,491
16 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 $459,780,887
17 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jul 9, 2003 Adventure PG-13 $305,411,224 $454,318,184
18 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $438,761,163
19 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Adventure PG $260,044,825 $432,234,654
20 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $408,084,349 $423,181,108
21 Wonder Woman Jun 2, 2017 Action PG-13 $412,563,408 $412,563,408
22 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $409,977,761
23 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dec 20, 2017 Adventure PG-13 $404,508,916 $404,508,916
24 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End May 24, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $309,420,425 $403,415,865
25 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $318,604,126 $398,011,700
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% $4,962,905,492 1,140,897,665 $10,233,852,055 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 310 92.22% $5,863,287,211 1,277,404,474 $11,458,318,132 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 327 91.98% $6,228,571,656 1,328,053,493 $11,912,639,832 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 339 85.94% $6,307,428,402 1,241,619,594 $11,137,327,758 The Sixth Sense $276,386,495
2000 397 90.76% $6,839,014,471 1,268,833,654 $11,381,437,876 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 383 80.77% $6,748,924,913 1,192,389,377 $10,695,732,712 Rush Hour 2 $226,164,286
2002 408 79.88% $7,313,889,848 1,258,844,861 $11,291,838,403 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 411 84.62% $7,781,528,201 1,290,468,820 $11,575,505,315 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,411,224
2004 577 80.86% $7,509,962,304 1,209,333,426 $10,847,720,831 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 626 76.56% $6,761,207,046 1,054,790,180 $9,461,467,915 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 603 83.49% $7,648,984,145 1,167,783,526 $10,475,018,228 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2007 671 75.74% $7,399,748,082 1,075,544,456 $9,647,633,770 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 704 87.07% $8,489,697,612 1,182,408,861 $10,606,207,483 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 506 72.68% $7,733,083,156 1,031,077,577 $9,248,765,866 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $287,954,655
2010 531 68.95% $7,227,710,592 916,059,430 $8,217,053,087 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 656 72.15% $7,350,437,313 926,914,889 $8,314,426,554 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $275,530,738
2012 677 70.92% $7,918,101,794 994,736,067 $8,922,782,521 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
2013 681 73.07% $7,959,797,897 979,064,594 $8,782,209,408 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $407,139,699
2014 710 75.11% $7,731,787,289 946,362,834 $8,488,874,621 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $323,734,502
2015 764 72.60% $8,082,806,934 958,814,241 $8,600,563,742 Jurassic World $652,270,625
2016 745 66.84% $7,523,411,991 869,758,258 $7,801,731,574 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 681 77.46% $8,515,954,252 949,176,923 $8,514,116,999 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $517,218,368
2018 341 76.73% $4,271,308,087 476,176,866 $4,271,306,488 Black Panther $699,613,337

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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