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Box Office History for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel

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 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Action PG-13 $623,279,547 $702,364,007
2 Black Panther Feb 16, 2018 Action PG-13 $699,641,630 $699,641,630
3 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $666,185,359
4 Avengers: Infinity War Apr 27, 2018 Action PG-13 $665,845,272 $665,845,272
5 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $623,278,172
6 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $539,535,364
7 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $505,000,963
8 Men in Black Jul 1, 1997 Adventure PG-13 $250,690,539 $489,909,879
9 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $459,005,868 $488,408,373
10 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Action PG-13 $408,992,272 $451,249,771
11 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $438,761,163
12 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $408,084,349 $423,181,108
13 Wonder Woman Jun 2, 2017 Action PG-13 $412,563,408 $412,563,408
14 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $318,604,126 $398,011,700
15 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 May 5, 2017 Action PG-13 $389,813,101 $389,813,101
16 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 Action R $363,070,709 $376,502,223
17 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Action PG-13 $333,172,112 $365,792,097
18 Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Action PG-13 $312,433,331 $355,199,873
19 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Action PG-13 $330,360,194 $342,581,612
20 Suicide Squad Aug 5, 2016 Action PG-13 $325,100,054 $337,126,874
21 Spider-Man: Homecoming Jul 7, 2017 Action PG-13 $334,201,140 $334,201,140
22 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Action PG-13 $291,045,518 $321,116,635
23 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 Action PG-13 $234,362,462 $320,951,336
24 X2 May 2, 2003 Action PG-13 $214,949,694 $319,751,034
25 Thor: Ragnarok Nov 3, 2017 Action PG-13 $315,058,289 $315,058,289
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 3 0.75% $39,806,210 9,150,851 $82,083,133 Judge Dredd $34,687,912
1996 5 0.69% $39,668,561 8,974,785 $80,503,821 The Crow: City of Angels $17,897,671
1997 3 4.83% $307,316,473 66,953,478 $600,572,698 Men in Black $250,650,052
1998 2 1.04% $70,182,363 14,964,255 $134,229,367 Blade $70,141,876
1999 3 0.62% $45,416,761 8,940,305 $80,194,536 Mystery Men $29,762,011
2000 1 2.09% $157,299,717 29,183,620 $261,777,071 X-Men $157,299,717
2001 4 0.52% $43,088,737 7,612,850 $68,287,265 From Hell $31,519,795
2002 8 8.57% $784,658,068 135,053,020 $1,211,425,589 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 6 5.93% $545,149,844 90,406,273 $810,944,269 X2 $214,949,694
2004 8 7.01% $651,269,410 104,874,298 $940,722,453 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 8 6.37% $562,783,367 87,797,713 $787,545,486 Batman Begins $205,343,774
2006 10 7.91% $724,283,895 110,577,689 $991,881,870 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 7 9.10% $888,901,310 129,200,769 $1,158,930,898 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 11 12.57% $1,225,650,592 170,703,422 $1,531,209,695 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 7 3.56% $378,573,324 50,476,442 $452,773,685 Monsters vs. Aliens $198,351,526
2010 10 5.25% $550,221,846 69,736,609 $625,537,383 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 13 9.29% $946,379,711 119,341,701 $1,070,495,058 Thor $181,030,624
2012 9 13.90% $1,552,336,597 195,017,157 $1,749,303,898 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 16 12.88% $1,402,760,310 172,541,235 $1,547,694,878 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 15 14.29% $1,468,155,703 179,700,813 $1,611,916,293 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 15 8.63% $962,786,340 114,209,523 $1,024,459,421 Avengers: Age of Ultron $459,005,868
2016 15 16.94% $1,907,555,428 220,526,634 $1,978,123,907 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 17 19.84% $2,180,940,725 243,137,199 $2,180,940,675 Wonder Woman $412,563,408
2018 7 29.63% $1,669,849,843 186,159,400 $1,669,849,818 Black Panther $699,641,630

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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