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Box Office History for Based on Musical or Opera

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 Chicago Dec 27, 2002 Musical PG-13 $170,687,518 $254,428,847
2 Mamma Mia! Jul 18, 2008 Musical PG-13 $144,130,063 $180,062,210
3 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Musical PG-13 $103,365,956 $137,200,994
4 Evita Dec 25, 1996 Musical PG $50,047,179 $97,975,839
5 The Phantom of the Opera Dec 22, 2004 Musical PG-13 $51,225,796 $72,413,276
6 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Dec 21, 2007 Musical R $52,898,073 $67,753,236
7 Rock of Ages Jun 15, 2012 Musical PG-13 $38,518,613 $43,406,018
8 Rent Nov 23, 2005 Musical PG-13 $29,077,547 $40,689,445
9 Les Miserables May 1, 1998 Drama PG-13 $13,887,945 $26,561,803
10 Nine Dec 18, 2009 Musical PG-13 $19,676,965 $23,183,010
11 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jul 20, 2001 Musical R $3,067,312 $4,861,085
12 The Met: Live in HD - Manon Lescaut Mar 5, 2016 Concert/Performance Not Rated $1,770,000 $1,835,477
13 The Met: Live in HD - Madama Butterfly Apr 2, 2016 Concert/Performance Not Rated $1,700,900 $1,763,816
14 Saturday’s Warrior Apr 1, 2016 Musical PG $744,046 $771,564
15 U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha Mar 28, 2007 Musical Not Rated $494,152 $644,261
16 Aida at La Scala Dec 7, 2007 Concert/Performance Not Rated $222,927 $284,923
17 La Traviata at La Scala Feb 15, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $195,494 $244,226
18 The Last Five Years Feb 13, 2015 Musical PG-13 $147,299 $156,733
19 Bran Nue Dae Sep 10, 2010 Musical PG-13 $113,568 $129,105
20 Maria Stuarda at La Scala Mar 14, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $83,214 $103,953
21 La Forza del Destino Apr 3, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $52,577 $65,678
22 Tristan und Isolde at La Scala Jan 18, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $50,172 $62,673
23 La Rondine Mar 8, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $49,088 $61,319
24 Don Carlo Dec 5, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $27,834 $34,768
25 Naked Boys Singing Oct 12, 2007 Musical Not Rated $25,526 $33,279
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1996 1 0.04% $2,278,112 515,409 $4,623,219 Evita $2,278,112
1997 1 0.75% $47,769,067 10,407,204 $93,352,620 Evita $47,769,067
1998 2 0.62% $42,238,421 9,006,059 $80,784,349 Grease $28,350,476
2001 1 0.04% $3,067,312 541,927 $4,861,085 Hedwig and the Angry Inch $3,067,312
2002 1 0.10% $9,241,533 1,590,625 $14,267,906 Chicago $9,241,533
2003 1 1.76% $161,445,985 26,773,795 $240,160,941 Chicago $161,445,985
2004 1 0.17% $16,178,431 2,605,222 $23,368,841 The Phantom of the Opera $16,178,431
2005 2 0.73% $64,092,554 9,998,837 $89,689,568 The Phantom of the Opera $35,047,365
2006 2 0.40% $37,096,753 5,663,626 $50,802,725 Dreamgirls $37,064,395
2007 5 1.00% $97,549,205 14,178,661 $127,182,589 Dreamgirls $66,301,561
2008 9 1.71% $166,981,476 23,256,468 $208,610,518 Mamma Mia! $144,130,063
2009 1 0.13% $13,745,976 1,832,796 $16,440,180 Nine $13,745,976
2010 3 0.06% $6,410,359 812,465 $7,287,811 Nine $5,930,989
2012 1 0.35% $38,518,613 4,839,021 $43,406,018 Rock of Ages $38,518,613
2015 2 0.00% $511,899 60,723 $544,685 The Rocky Horror Picture Show $364,600
2016 4 0.04% $4,483,946 518,373 $4,649,806 The Met: Live in HD - Manon Lescaut $1,770,000
2017 1 0.00% $400,000 44,593 $399,999 The Rocky Horror Picture Show $400,000

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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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