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Market Share for Each Movie Source in 2010

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Note: This chart ranks movie sources by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2010. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2010. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2009 will most likely earn money in 2009 and 2010.

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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Movie Sources of 2010

RankGenreMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 251 $4,625,335,541 586,227,477 44.02%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 77 $2,591,007,808 328,391,329 24.66%
3 Remake 20 $712,019,631 90,243,296 6.78%
4 Based on TV 8 $602,743,898 76,393,396 5.74%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 10 $550,221,846 69,736,609 5.24%
6 Based on Real Life Events 153 $438,845,012 55,620,331 4.18%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 12 $290,170,634 36,777,011 2.76%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $273,342,624 34,644,184 2.60%
9 Based on Game 2 $143,943,016 18,243,728 1.37%
10 Based on Play 5 $98,981,480 12,545,180 0.94%
11 Based on Short Film 1 $63,150,991 8,003,927 0.60%
12 Spin-Off 1 $61,153,526 7,750,764 0.58%
13 Based on Musical or Opera 3 $6,410,359 812,465 0.06%
14 Compilation 2 $1,033,820 131,028 0.01%
15 Based on Ballet 1 $195,459 24,773 0.00%