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Box Office History for Based on Musical or Opera

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 Chicago Dec 27, 2002 Musical PG-13 $170,687,518 $252,443,338
2 Mamma Mia! Jul 18, 2008 Musical PG-13 $144,130,063 $178,657,043
3 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Musical PG-13 $103,365,956 $136,130,306
4 Evita Dec 25, 1996 Musical PG $50,047,179 $97,211,256
5 The Phantom of the Opera Dec 22, 2004 Musical PG-13 $51,225,796 $71,848,178
6 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Dec 21, 2007 Musical R $52,898,073 $67,224,504
7 Rock of Ages Jun 15, 2012 Musical PG-13 $38,518,613 $43,067,287
8 Rent Nov 23, 2005 Musical PG-13 $29,077,547 $40,371,913
9 Les Miserables May 1, 1998 Drama PG-13 $13,887,945 $26,354,520
10 Nine Dec 18, 2009 Musical PG-13 $19,676,965 $23,002,095
11 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jul 20, 2001 Musical R $3,067,312 $4,823,150
12 The Met: Live in HD - Madama Butterfly Apr 2, 2016 Concert/Performance Not Rated $1,700,900 $1,750,052
13 Saturday’s Warrior Apr 1, 2016 Musical PG $744,046 $765,542
14 U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha Mar 28, 2007 Musical Not Rated $494,152 $639,234
15 Aida at La Scala Dec 7, 2007 Concert/Performance Not Rated $222,927 $282,700
16 La Traviata at La Scala Feb 15, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $195,494 $242,320
17 The Last Five Years Feb 13, 2015 Musical PG-13 $147,299 $155,510
18 Bran Nue Dae Sep 10, 2010 Musical PG-13 $113,568 $128,098
19 Maria Stuarda at La Scala Mar 14, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $83,214 $103,142
20 La Forza del Destino Apr 3, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $52,577 $65,166
21 Tristan und Isolde at La Scala Jan 18, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $50,172 $62,184
22 La Rondine Mar 8, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $49,088 $60,840
23 Don Carlo Dec 5, 2008 Concert/Performance Not Rated $27,834 $34,496
24 Naked Boys Singing Oct 12, 2007 Musical Not Rated $25,526 $33,019
25 Gatta Cenerentola Dec 8, 2017 Musical $0 $0
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 $4,587,140 Evita $2,278,112
1997 1 0.75% $47,769,067 10,407,204 $92,624,116 Evita $47,769,067
1998 2 0.62% $42,238,421 9,006,059 $80,153,925 Grease $28,350,476
2001 1 0.04% $3,067,312 541,927 $4,823,150 Hedwig and the Angry Inch $3,067,312
2002 1 0.10% $9,241,533 1,590,625 $14,156,563 Chicago $9,241,533
2003 1 1.76% $161,445,985 26,773,795 $238,286,776 Chicago $161,445,985
2004 1 0.17% $16,178,431 2,605,222 $23,186,476 The Phantom of the Opera $16,178,431
2005 2 0.73% $64,092,554 9,998,837 $88,989,649 The Phantom of the Opera $35,047,365
2006 2 0.40% $37,096,753 5,663,626 $50,406,271 Dreamgirls $37,064,395
2007 5 1.00% $97,549,205 14,178,661 $126,190,083 Dreamgirls $66,301,561
2008 9 1.71% $166,981,476 23,256,468 $206,982,565 Mamma Mia! $144,130,063
2009 1 0.13% $13,745,976 1,832,796 $16,311,884 Nine $13,745,976
2010 3 0.06% $6,410,359 812,465 $7,230,939 Nine $5,930,989
2012 1 0.35% $38,518,613 4,839,021 $43,067,287 Rock of Ages $38,518,613
2015 2 1.24% $140,367,071 16,650,897 $148,192,983 The Rocky Horror Picture Show $140,219,772
2016 3 0.02% $2,713,946 313,749 $2,792,366 The Met: Live in HD - Madama Butterfly $1,700,900

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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