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Box Office History for Based on Real Life Events

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 Pearl Harbor May 25, 2001 Action PG-13 $198,539,855 $314,647,077
2 Pocahontas Jun 10, 1995 Adventure G $141,579,773 $291,946,321
3 Patch Adams Dec 25, 1998 Comedy PG-13 $135,014,968 $248,019,163
4 The Pursuit of Happyness Dec 15, 2006 Drama PG-13 $162,586,036 $218,440,588
5 Erin Brockovich Mar 17, 2000 Drama R $125,548,685 $208,937,232
6 Remember the Titans Sep 29, 2000 Drama PG $115,654,751 $192,320,289
7 Dangerous Minds Aug 11, 1995 Drama R $84,919,401 $175,093,010
8 The Greatest Showman Dec 20, 2017 Musical PG $173,947,134 $173,947,134
9 Fahrenheit 9/11 Jun 23, 2004 Documentary R $119,114,517 $172,054,297
10 Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Drama R $161,197,785 $171,523,622
11 Walk the Line Nov 18, 2005 Drama PG-13 $119,519,402 $166,421,747
12 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Black Comedy R $150,117,807 $165,292,163
13 Everest Mar 6, 1998 Documentary PG-13 $87,178,599 $163,527,944
14 Braveheart May 24, 1995 Drama R $75,545,647 $155,501,884
15 The Aviator Dec 17, 2004 Drama PG-13 $102,608,827 $145,009,836
16 The Vow Feb 10, 2012 Drama PG-13 $125,014,030 $140,876,362
17 The Living Sea Feb 28, 1995 Documentary Not Rated $64,800,000 $133,622,062
18 Space Station Apr 19, 2002 Documentary Not Rated $93,231,060 $130,507,634
19 Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Drama PG-13 $116,632,095 $128,680,803
20 Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Drama PG-13 $107,136,417 $118,193,420
21 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Oct 25, 2013 Comedy R $102,003,019 $112,540,024
22 The Terminal Jun 18, 2004 Drama PG-13 $77,073,959 $111,329,047
23 The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Drama PG-13 $96,962,694 $110,213,690
24 Ray Oct 29, 2004 Drama PG-13 $75,305,995 $108,608,796
25 La marche de l'empereur Jun 24, 2005 Documentary G $77,437,223 $108,363,789
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 21 8.08% $429,277,001 98,684,358 $885,198,691 Pocahontas $141,551,246
1996 24 2.93% $169,886,518 38,435,854 $344,769,610 Dead Man Walking $39,261,491
1997 26 4.39% $279,197,720 60,827,379 $545,621,590 Donnie Brasco $41,954,997
1998 23 3.18% $215,395,133 45,926,454 $411,960,292 Everest $66,877,098
1999 38 3.93% $288,207,730 56,733,788 $508,902,078 Patch Adams $69,519,968
2000 57 8.14% $613,062,127 113,740,623 $1,020,253,388 Erin Brockovich $125,548,685
2001 37 4.87% $407,020,349 71,911,705 $645,047,994 Pearl Harbor $198,539,855
2002 35 1.42% $130,509,275 22,462,852 $201,491,782 Space Station $30,460,417
2003 62 2.30% $211,335,753 35,047,355 $314,374,774 Radio $51,801,566
2004 109 6.91% $641,884,057 103,362,915 $927,165,348 Fahrenheit 9/11 $119,114,517
2005 125 7.07% $624,158,932 97,372,632 $873,432,509 Walk the Line $91,742,439
2006 143 8.13% $744,717,832 113,697,306 $1,019,864,835 The Pursuit of Happyness $98,411,670
2007 155 4.68% $457,161,926 66,447,876 $596,037,448 The Pursuit of Happyness $64,174,366
2008 165 3.72% $363,188,068 50,583,217 $453,731,456 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour $65,281,781
2009 115 3.34% $355,250,369 47,366,669 $424,879,021 Michael Jackson's This Is It $72,091,016
2010 153 4.19% $438,845,012 55,620,331 $498,914,369 The Social Network $93,222,026
2011 181 4.14% $422,196,984 53,240,390 $477,566,298 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never $73,013,910
2012 174 3.46% $381,218,495 47,891,689 $429,588,450 The Vow $125,014,030
2013 206 8.70% $947,938,141 116,597,463 $1,045,879,243 Lee Daniels' The Butler $116,293,662
2014 197 3.16% $324,597,851 39,730,367 $356,381,392 American Hustle $62,194,684
2015 177 4.77% $532,183,293 63,129,611 $566,272,611 Straight Outta Compton $161,197,785
2016 212 3.99% $449,745,166 51,993,560 $466,382,233 Hacksaw Ridge $64,606,565
2017 203 3.93% $433,615,872 48,128,487 $431,712,528 American Made $51,342,000
2018 79 7.18% $330,672,411 36,864,220 $330,672,053 The Greatest Showman $124,910,416

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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