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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 $1,211,317,474
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 $878,514,150
4 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Adventure PG $474,544,677 $803,776,275
5 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Dec 15, 2017 Action PG-13 $618,462,718 $618,462,718
6 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $616,494,652
7 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure G $380,529,370 $547,037,032
8 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $527,988,780
9 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $512,488,736
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 $475,907,564
12 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 $468,129,712
13 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure G $289,423,425 $439,270,616
14 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $426,999,857
15 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $415,560,171
16 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $406,778,380
17 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Adventure PG $368,065,385 $402,924,609
18 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $394,876,508
19 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,101,119 $393,064,059
20 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $391,061,176
21 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dec 20, 2017 Adventure PG-13 $382,974,215 $382,974,215
22 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,578,182 $382,525,756
23 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Adventure PG $368,384,330 $382,012,414
24 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $379,295,553
25 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $184,031,112 $376,523,418
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 183 58.78% $3,978,070,463 848,202,563 $7,608,376,990 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 180 58.83% $4,318,734,080 850,144,410 $7,625,795,358 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 236 58.88% $4,435,384,752 822,891,300 $7,381,334,961 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 236 48.15% $3,995,348,190 705,891,796 $6,331,849,410 Monsters, Inc. $244,638,458
2002 230 46.11% $4,224,530,995 727,113,655 $6,522,209,485 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $310,676,740
2003 221 53.40% $4,910,746,930 814,385,784 $7,305,040,482 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 262 38.57% $3,580,221,790 576,525,125 $5,171,430,371 The Incredibles $251,657,004
2005 314 47.48% $4,188,505,113 653,432,772 $5,861,291,965 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 313 43.85% $4,030,000,153 615,267,039 $5,518,945,340 Cars $244,082,982
2007 373 41.17% $4,021,181,033 584,473,805 $5,242,730,031 Ratatouille $206,445,654
2008 385 49.83% $4,859,079,106 676,751,823 $6,070,463,852 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 261 44.96% $4,783,764,932 637,835,240 $5,721,382,103 Avatar $352,114,898
2010 251 44.13% $4,622,351,082 585,849,185 $5,255,067,189 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 349 40.67% $4,130,349,491 520,850,955 $4,672,033,066 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 374 39.16% $4,325,209,133 543,367,787 $4,874,009,049 Brave $237,277,071
2013 360 40.19% $4,377,520,610 538,440,233 $4,829,808,890 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 390 32.89% $3,406,170,325 416,911,710 $3,739,698,039 Big Hero 6 $211,207,036
2015 464 45.40% $5,063,435,627 600,644,567 $5,387,781,766 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 389 42.01% $4,729,202,735 546,728,446 $4,904,154,161 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 346 41.51% $4,555,292,951 507,841,333 $4,555,336,757 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $517,218,368
2018 77 39.76% $701,047,085 78,154,597 $701,046,735 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $213,971,658

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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