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Box Office History for Original Screenplay

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 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 $983,662,826
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 Independence Day Jul 2, 1996 Adventure PG-13 $306,169,255 $616,494,652
6 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure G $380,529,370 $547,037,032
7 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Adventure PG-13 $380,270,577 $527,988,780
8 The Sixth Sense Aug 6, 1999 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $293,506,292 $512,488,736
9 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Adventure PG $486,295,561 $500,350,346
10 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Adventure PG $310,676,740 $475,907,564
11 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 $468,129,712
12 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure G $289,423,425 $439,270,616
13 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $426,999,857
14 The Matrix Reloaded May 15, 2003 Action R $281,553,689 $415,560,171
15 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Drama R $216,335,085 $406,778,380
16 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Adventure PG $368,065,385 $402,924,609
17 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Comedy PG-13 $279,167,575 $394,876,508
18 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 22, 2008 Adventure PG-13 $317,023,851 $393,064,059
19 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $391,061,176
20 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Adventure PG-13 $201,578,182 $382,525,756
21 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Adventure PG $368,384,330 $379,031,269
22 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $184,031,112 $376,523,418
23 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $376,335,610
24 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 Drama PG-13 $233,632,142 $376,012,077
25 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Adventure PG $261,441,092 $374,252,610
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 $5,695,028,476 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 181 52.95% $3,065,943,670 693,652,324 $6,173,505,684 Independence Day $306,169,255
1997 189 55.73% $3,543,360,688 771,973,915 $6,870,567,844 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 179 58.46% $3,956,187,133 843,536,610 $7,507,475,829 Titanic $443,319,081
1999 178 58.77% $4,314,667,399 849,343,883 $7,559,160,559 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $430,443,350
2000 235 58.88% $4,435,383,749 822,891,114 $7,323,730,915 Gladiator $186,610,052
2001 236 48.15% $3,995,348,190 705,891,796 $6,282,436,984 Monsters, Inc. $244,638,458
2002 230 46.11% $4,224,530,995 727,113,655 $6,471,311,530 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $310,676,740
2003 220 53.40% $4,910,647,272 814,369,257 $7,247,886,387 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 262 38.57% $3,580,221,790 576,525,125 $5,131,073,613 The Incredibles $251,657,004
2005 314 47.48% $4,188,505,113 653,432,772 $5,815,551,671 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2006 312 43.85% $4,029,674,058 615,217,254 $5,475,433,561 Cars $244,082,982
2007 374 41.17% $4,021,263,805 584,485,835 $5,201,923,932 Ratatouille $206,445,654
2008 385 49.83% $4,859,079,106 676,751,823 $6,023,091,225 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119
2009 260 44.96% $4,783,753,351 637,833,696 $5,676,719,894 Avatar $352,114,898
2010 251 43.68% $4,625,452,836 586,242,343 $5,217,556,853 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 349 40.58% $4,133,729,430 521,277,210 $4,639,367,169 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 374 39.15% $4,322,830,107 543,068,915 $4,833,313,344 Brave $237,277,071
2013 360 40.19% $4,377,520,610 538,440,233 $4,792,118,074 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 389 32.89% $3,405,916,173 416,880,603 $3,710,237,367 Big Hero 6 $211,207,036
2015 462 44.82% $5,059,805,775 600,213,978 $5,341,904,404 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $742,208,942
2016 379 42.14% $4,726,583,729 546,425,677 $4,863,188,525 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 293 39.38% $4,008,213,443 450,360,915 $4,008,212,144 Despicable Me 3 $264,597,530

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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