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Box Office History for Original Screenplay

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 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Adventure PG-13 $936,662,225 $991,399,500
3 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 Action PG-13 $760,507,625 $885,423,811
4 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Adventure PG $474,544,677 $810,098,111
5 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $621,343,486
6 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Dec 15, 2017 Adventure PG-13 $620,181,382 $620,181,382
7 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure G $380,529,370 $551,339,570
8 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $532,141,501
9 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $516,519,546
10 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Adventure PG $486,295,561 $504,285,686
11 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $310,676,740 $479,650,657
12 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 $471,811,631
13 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure G $289,423,425 $442,725,554
14 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $430,358,283
15 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $418,828,621
16 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $409,977,761
17 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Adventure PG $368,065,385 $406,093,679
18 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dec 20, 2017 Adventure PG-13 $404,508,916 $404,508,916
19 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $397,982,279
20 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,101,119 $396,155,574
21 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $394,136,938
22 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,578,182 $385,534,385
23 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Adventure PG $368,384,330 $382,012,414
24 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $184,031,112 $379,484,838
25 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $379,295,553
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 184 52.37% $2,783,525,549 639,890,840 $5,739,820,835 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 181 52.95% $3,065,943,670 693,652,324 $6,222,061,346 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 190 55.73% $3,543,460,815 771,995,729 $6,924,801,689 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 182 58.74% $3,977,738,660 848,131,817 $7,607,742,398 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 180 58.81% $4,316,441,069 849,693,030 $7,621,746,479 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 238 58.87% $4,435,807,195 822,969,674 $7,382,037,976 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 240 47.82% $3,995,447,961 705,909,422 $6,332,007,515 Monsters, Inc. $244,638,458
2002 238 46.14% $4,224,737,594 727,149,210 $6,522,528,414 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $310,676,740
2003 224 53.40% $4,910,761,538 814,388,205 $7,305,062,199 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 261 38.55% $3,580,216,160 576,524,218 $5,171,422,235 The Incredibles $251,657,004
2005 313 47.43% $4,188,500,031 653,431,980 $5,861,284,861 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 314 43.99% $4,030,140,570 615,288,476 $5,519,137,630 Cars $244,082,982
2007 376 41.16% $4,021,599,970 584,534,696 $5,243,276,223 Ratatouille $206,445,654
2008 386 49.83% $4,859,116,575 676,757,041 $6,070,510,658 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 262 44.96% $4,783,769,422 637,835,838 $5,721,387,467 Avatar $352,114,898
2010 252 44.13% $4,625,810,813 586,287,714 $5,259,000,795 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 352 40.58% $4,133,802,804 521,286,461 $4,675,939,555 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 374 38.59% $4,308,152,002 541,224,931 $4,854,787,631 Brave $237,277,071
2013 359 40.19% $4,377,514,463 538,439,477 $4,829,802,109 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 389 33.05% $3,402,273,676 416,434,764 $3,735,419,833 Big Hero 6 $211,207,036
2015 462 45.18% $5,029,860,793 596,661,806 $5,352,056,400 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 387 42.07% $4,735,834,036 547,495,078 $4,911,030,850 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 345 41.55% $4,566,679,332 509,105,671 $4,566,677,869 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $517,218,368
2018 177 34.13% $1,897,858,880 211,578,377 $1,897,858,042 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $235,506,359

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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