A new report from The Hollywood Reporter details the top grossing films of the year in terms of ticket sales, gross receipts and domestic box office.
The study, which is based on BoxOfficeMojo.com data, reveals that the biggest box office hits of the past five years, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, made more money than any of the top five films of 2017.
This is an indication that there is a huge demand for the films on the big screen, the study says.
It also suggests that audiences are willing to pay more for the movies that are going to be released in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
The study looks at the box office gross receipts of films released in the U.S. during the 2017-18 period.
In addition to The Hunger Game, which grossed $1.6 billion at the domestic box offices, the best-performing films of 2018 included The Big Short, The Bigger Picture, A Fantastic Woman, The Heat, The Help, The Martian and The Mummy.
The biggest grossing movies of 2017 also included The LEGO Batman Movie, Jurassic World, Avengers: Infinity War and Wonder Woman.
According to BoxOffice.com, the average ticket price for the three best-grossing films in 2018 was $51.18, a slight decline from the $53.99 average ticket for The Hunger Gambit, which opened on May 18, 2018.
That was a slight improvement from the opening weekend of the film The Moth, which earned $58.17 on May 17, 2018, and the $62.35 average ticket average for The LEGO Movie, which was released on May 25, 2018 (it opened to $64.24 on April 15).
The highest ticket price per ticket in 2018 came in 2019 with The Muppet Christmas Carol, which averaged $74.99 per ticket.
The Muppets Christmas Carol grossed an estimated $1,857,716 in its opening weekend, which beat the previous record set by The Mooch and The Dark Knight Rises in 2019.
The highest grossing film of 2017 was The Mowgli and the Easter Bunny, which went on to earn $1 billion at theaters, while The Mockingjay Part 1 grossed more than $500 million in theaters.
It opened on March 6, 2018 and had an estimated ticket price of $67.25.
The second highest grosser of 2017, The Munchkin: Curse of the Munchkins, grossed about $1 million at theaters.
The report also includes the top ten grossing movie trailers of 2018.
The list features The Mitten, which took $2.3 million on May 6, 2017, and The Jungle Book, which pulled in $1 per ticket on May 8, 2017.
The highest grossed trailer of 2017 is The Martian, which saw a whopping $14.2 million on July 6, 2019, and a whopping four million on October 31, 2018 — two of the biggest movie grosser trailers in history.