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3D Ticket Shares for All Wide Releases (2007 - Present)

3D Box Office as Percent of Total Sales

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**This list is to be an ongoing project that we'll continue developing and updating on a weekly basis. For now, we've only finished compiling data for 3D releases in 2011, but we're steadily working on digging up the rest of the information. If you're looking for numbers on a film we haven't added yet, Box Office Mojo, or Box Office Guru are probably your best bets.**

The Importance of 3D Ticket Share:

We've noticed that many media outlets have been using 3D ticket share as a measuring stick to gauge the relative success of the stereoscopic 3D format. 3D ticket share is usually reported after opening weekend, and indicates the ratio of 3D to 2D ticket sales for a new release. On average, 3D showings account for between 45 and 70 percent of a stereoscopic film's total ticket sales, although numerous films have performed both above and below that range.

As far we've seen, no one has compiled a complete list of 3D ticket shares for the modern wave of stereoscopic 3D, so over the next few weeks we'll be working on filling out the rest of the list back to 2007.

Since the whole point of this list is to be able to more accurately gauge the strength of the 3D format, we'll also eventually provide some basic year-over-year analysis. We're not statisticians here, so if you have any ides or want to do some calculations of your own, please feel free to use the data we publish here (and shoot us an email, or drop by the forum).

2011 Films

  • Puss in Boots:
    Release Date: Oct 28, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 51%
    3D Theater Count: 2,827
  • The Three Musketeers:
    Release Date: Oct 21, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 55%
    3D Theater Count: 2,400
  • Dolphin Tale:
    Release Date: Sept 23, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 50%
    3D Theater Count: 2,700
  • The Lion King (3D):
    Release Date: Sept 16, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 93%
    3D Theater Count: 2,150
  • Shark Night 3D:
    Release Date: Sept 2, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 86%
    3D Theater Count: 2,500
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World:
    Release Date: Aug 19, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 44%
    3D Theater Count: 1,350
  • Fright Night:
    Release Date: Aug 19, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 61%
    3D Theater Count: 2,220
  • Conan the Barbarian:
    Release Date: Aug 19, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 61%
    3D Theater Count: 2,100
  • Glee: The 3D Concert Movie:
    Release Date: Aug 12, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 100% (only screened in 3D)
    3D Theater Count: 2,040
  • Final Destination 5:
    Release Date: Aug 12, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 75%
    3D Theater Count: 2,515
  • The Smurfs:
    Release Date: Aug 2, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 45%
    3D Theater Count: 2,042
  • Captain America: The First Avenger:
    Release Date: Jul 22, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 40%
    3D Theater Count: 2,511
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2:
    Release Date: Jul 15, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 43%
    3D Theater Count: 3,100+
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon:
    Release Date: Jun 29, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 60%
    3D Theater Count: 2,789
  • Cars 2:
    Release Date: Jun 24, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 40%
    3D Theater Count: 2,508
  • Green Lantern:
    Release Date: Jun 17, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 45%
    3D Theater Count: 2,711
  • Kung Fu Panda 2:
    Release Date: May 26, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 45%
    3D Theater Count: 2,707
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
    Release Date: May 20, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 46%
    3D Theater Count: 2,747
  • Priest:
    Release Date: May 13, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 60%
    3D Theater Count: 2,000
  • Thor:
    Release Date: May 6, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 60%
    3D Theater Count: 2,737
  • Hoodwinked Tool! Hood vs. Evil:
    Release Date: Apr 29, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 77%
    3D Theater Count: 1,900
  • Rio:
    Release Date: Apr 15, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 58%
    3D Theater Count: 2,591
  • Mars Needs Moms:
    Release Date: Mar 11, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 66%
    3D Theater Count: 2,440
  • Drive Angry:
    Release Date: Feb 25, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 96%
    3D Theater Count: 2,440
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never:
    Release Date: Feb 11, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 84%
    3D Theater Count: 2,516
  • Gnomeo and Juliet:
    Release Date: Feb 11, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 58%
    3D Theater Count: 1,809
  • Sanctum:
    Release Date: Feb 4, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 84%
    3D Theater Count: Unavailable
  • The Green Hornet:
    Release Date: Jan 14, 2011
    Domestic 3D Ticket Share - 69%
    3D Theater Count: 2,704

2010 Films

Under Construction.

2009 Films

Under Construction.

2008 Films

Under Construction.

2007 Films

Under Construction.
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