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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 2012

Total Box Office Gross: $11,021,772,340
Tickets Sold: 1,384,644,396
Average Ticket Price: $7.96

Top Grossing Movies of 2012

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Avengers May 4 Walt Disney Adventure PG-13 $623,279,547 78,301,450
2 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $448,139,099 56,298,881
3 The Hunger Games Mar 23 Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 51,257,624
4 Skyfall Nov 9 Sony Pictures Action PG-13 $296,804,366 37,286,980
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Nov 16 Lionsgate Drama PG-13 $289,133,356 36,323,285
6 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14 Warner Bros. Adventure PG-13 $263,834,893 33,145,087
7 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 32,918,425
8 Brave Jun 22 Walt Disney Adventure PG $237,277,071 29,808,677
9 Ted Jun 29 Universal Comedy R $218,665,740 27,470,570
10 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jun 8 Paramount Pictures Adventure PG $216,391,482 27,184,859
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Biggest Weekends of 2012

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 Walt Disney Adventure
2 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $160,887,295 4,404 Warner Bros. Action
3 Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense
4 Nov 16, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $141,067,634 4,070 Lionsgate Drama
5 May 11, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $103,052,274 4,349 Walt Disney Adventure
6 Nov 9, 2012 Skyfall $88,364,714 3,505 Sony Pictures Action
7 Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 4,045 Warner Bros. Adventure
8 Mar 2, 2012 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $70,217,070 3,729 Universal Adventure
9 Jun 22, 2012 Brave $66,323,594 4,164 Walt Disney Adventure
10 Jul 27, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $62,101,451 4,404 Warner Bros. Action

Market Share for Each Distributor in 2012

RankDistributorMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 26 $1,796,852,200 225,735,189 16.30%
2 Warner Bros. 28 $1,678,863,337 210,912,465 15.23%
3 Walt Disney 18 $1,600,678,745 201,090,284 14.52%
4 Universal 17 $1,368,500,098 171,922,114 12.42%
5 Lionsgate 20 $1,236,557,615 155,346,423 11.22%
6 20th Century Fox 19 $1,030,117,301 129,411,713 9.35%
7 Paramount Pictures 22 $933,803,997 117,312,048 8.47%
8 Weinstein Co. 21 $304,142,241 38,208,815 2.76%
9 Relativity 6 $202,357,616 25,421,808 1.84%
10 Open Road 7 $194,695,120 24,459,182 1.77%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 2012

RankGenreMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 39 $3,278,913,794 411,923,824 29.75%
2 Comedy 106 $1,694,167,403 212,835,046 15.37%
3 Drama 226 $1,669,846,198 209,779,556 15.15%
4 Action 46 $1,596,531,355 200,569,240 14.49%
5 Thriller/Suspense 62 $1,534,267,528 192,747,147 13.92%
6 Romantic Comedy 29 $340,104,924 42,726,736 3.09%
7 Horror 32 $287,117,980 36,070,083 2.61%
8 Musical 6 $254,706,613 31,998,314 2.31%
9 Documentary 147 $134,131,870 16,850,668 1.22%
10 Western 2 $106,297,399 13,353,944 0.96%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 2012

RankMPAA RatingMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 PG-13 144 $5,989,830,185 752,491,157 54.35%
2 R 225 $3,017,292,971 379,056,790 27.38%
3 PG 65 $2,177,657,172 273,574,993 19.76%
4 G 15 $301,413,275 37,865,981 2.73%
5 Not Rated 284 $63,440,407 7,969,757 0.58%
6 NC-17 2 $2,193,846 275,608 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 2012

RankSource MaterialMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 373 $4,301,176,168 540,348,571 39.02%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 86 $3,271,732,780 411,021,664 29.68%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 9 $1,552,336,597 195,017,157 14.08%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $395,042,208 49,628,409 3.58%
5 Based on Real Life Events 173 $382,802,929 48,090,738 3.47%
6 Based on TV 10 $330,647,797 41,538,663 3.00%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 4 $304,589,023 38,264,951 2.76%
8 Remake 14 $195,232,982 24,526,749 1.77%
9 Based on Game 3 $125,109,150 15,717,228 1.14%
10 Spin-Off 2 $57,777,372 7,258,463 0.52%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 2012

RankProduction MethodMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 675 $7,913,152,846 994,114,340 71.80%
2 Animation/Live Action 11 $1,523,950,051 191,451,007 13.83%
3 Digital Animation 15 $1,352,983,826 169,972,834 12.28%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 4 $122,052,828 15,333,268 1.11%
5 Hand Animation 8 $101,496,843 12,750,856 0.92%
6 Multiple Production Methods 1 $1,702,415 213,871 0.02%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2012

RankCreative TypeMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 344 $3,881,222,282 487,590,565 35.21%
2 Fantasy 55 $1,968,890,348 247,348,006 17.86%
3 Kids Fiction 24 $1,344,487,524 168,905,456 12.20%
4 Super Hero 4 $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 12.10%
5 Science Fiction 37 $1,138,225,536 142,993,139 10.33%
6 Historical Fiction 71 $892,985,847 112,184,114 8.10%
7 Dramatization 28 $267,710,041 33,631,900 2.43%
8 Factual 149 $159,660,354 20,057,763 1.45%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $28,605,657 3,593,675 0.26%
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