Yearly Box Office

Yearly Box Office


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YearTotal
Gross*
ChangeTickets
Sold
Change# of
Movies
Total
Screens
Avg.
Ticket
Price
Avg.
Cost^
#1 Movie
2013 $10,923.6 +0.8% 1,343.6 -1.3% 687 - $8.13 - Catching Fire
2014 $9,866.1 - 1,215.0 - 668 - $8.12 - Guardians of the Galaxy
2012 $10,837.4 +6.5% 1,361.5 +6.1% 665 - $7.96 - The Avengers
2007 $9,663.8 +4.9% 1,404.6 -0.1% 631 - $6.88 - Spider-Man 3
2008 $9,630.7 -0.3% 1,341.3 -4.5% 608 - $7.18 - The Dark Knight
2006 $9,209.5 +4.2% 1,406.0 +2.0% 608 - $6.55 - Dead Man's Chest
2011 $10,174.3 -3.7% 1,283.0 -4.2% 602 - $7.93 - Harry Potter / Deathly Hallows (P2)
2004 $9,380.5 +1.5% 1,510.5 -1.4% 551 - $6.21 - Shrek 2
2005 $8,840.5 -5.8% 1,379.2 -8.7% 547 - $6.41 - Revenge of the Sith
2010 $10,565.6 -0.3% 1,339.1 -5.2% 536 - $7.89 - Toy Story 3
1984 $4,031.0 +7.0% 1,199.0 +0.2% 536 20,200 $3.36 $14.4 Beverly Hills Cop
2009 $10,595.5 +10.0% 1,412.7 +5.3% 521 - $7.50 - Avatar
1997 $6,365.9 +7.7% 1,387.7 +3.7% 510 31,640 $4.59 $53.4 Titanic
1988 $4,458.4 +4.8% 1,084.8 -0.3% 510 23,234 $4.11 $18.1 Rain Man
1998 $6,949.0 +9.2% 1,480.7 +6.7% 509 34,186 $4.69 $52.7 Saving Private Ryan
1987 $4,252.9 +12.6% 1,088.5 +7.0% 509 23,555 $3.91 $20.1 Three Men and a Baby
2003 $9,239.7 +0.9% 1,532.3 -2.8% 506 - $6.03 $63.8 Return of the King
1989 $5,033.4 +12.9% 1,262.8 +16.4% 502 23,132 $3.97 $23.5 Batman
1983 $3,766.0 +9.1% 1,197.0 +1.9% 495 18,884 $3.15 $11.9 Return of the Jedi
2001 $8,412.5 +9.8% 1,487.3 +4.7% 482 36,764 $5.66 $47.7 Harry Potter / Sorcerer's Stone
1992 $4,871.0 +1.4% 1,173.2 +2.9% 480 25,105 $4.15 $28.9 Aladdin
2002 $9,155.0 +8.8% 1,575.7 +6.0% 479 35,592 $5.81 $58.8 Spider-Man
2000 $7,661.0 +2.9% 1,420.8 -3.0% 478 37,396 $5.39 $54.8 The Grinch
1996 $5,911.5 +7.6% 1,338.6 +6.0% 471 29,690 $4.42 $39.8 Independence Day
1985 $3,749.2 -7.0% 1,056.1 -11.9% 470 21,147 $3.55 $16.8 Back to the Future
1993 $5,154.2 +5.8% 1,244.0 +6.0% 462 25,737 $4.14 $29.9 Jurassic Park
1999 $7,448.0 +7.2% 1,465.2 -1.1% 461 37,185 $5.08 $51.5 The Phantom Menace
1991 $4,803.2 -4.4% 1,140.6 -4.0% 458 24,570 $4.21 $26.1 Terminator 2
1994 $5,396.2 +4.7% 1,291.7 +3.8% 453 26,586 $4.18 $34.3 Forrest Gump
1986 $3,778.0 +0.8% 1,017.2 -3.7% 451 22,765 $3.71 $17.5 Top Gun
1982 $3,453.0 +16.4% 1,175.0 +10.1% 428 18,020 $2.94 $11.8 E.T.
1995 $5,493.5 +1.8% 1,262.6 -2.3% 411 27,805 $4.35 $36.4 Toy Story
1990 $5,021.8 -0.2% 1,188.6 -5.9% 410 23,689 $4.23 $26.8 Home Alone
1981 $2,966.0 +7.9% 1,067.0 +4.4% 173 18,040 $2.78 $11.3 Raiders / Lost Ark
1980 $2,749.0 - 1,022.0 - 161 17,590 $2.69 $9.4 The Empire Strikes Back

* In millions. Total Gross is the calendar gross for that year, meaning actual revenues during the time period, including holdovers from previous year. For a full discussion of calendar grosses, see our page: About Box Office Tracking.
^ Production cost only.
Number of Movies for 1980 and 1981 indicate only the number of major releases that year.