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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2008

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Note: This chart ranks creative types by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2008. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2008. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2007 will most likely earn money in 2007 and 2008.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Top Grossing Creative Types of 2008

RankCreative TypeMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 389 $4,221,888,666 588,006,631 43.16%
2 Super Hero 8 $1,339,822,118 186,604,751 13.70%
3 Fantasy 49 $1,154,164,842 160,747,178 11.80%
4 Science Fiction 24 $1,005,432,487 140,032,375 10.28%
5 Historical Fiction 59 $828,932,669 115,450,210 8.47%
6 Kids Fiction 17 $690,651,856 96,191,065 7.06%
7 Dramatization 46 $376,588,405 52,449,621 3.85%
8 Factual 138 $163,139,187 22,721,263 1.67%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $508,695 70,848 0.01%