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Market Share for Each Movie Source in 2011

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Note: This chart ranks movie sources by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2011. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2011. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Movie Sources of 2011

RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 349 $4,133,731,006 521,277,409 40.58%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 86 $2,170,867,085 273,753,704 21.31%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 13 $946,379,711 119,341,701 9.29%
4 Based on TV 8 $819,208,145 103,304,935 8.04%
5 Based on Real Life Events 182 $422,356,944 53,260,561 4.15%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $420,298,280 53,001,038 4.13%
7 Remake 17 $396,693,425 50,024,386 3.89%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 6 $271,576,986 34,246,782 2.67%
9 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $241,063,875 30,398,975 2.37%
10 Based on Play 15 $208,183,412 26,252,628 2.04%
11 Spin-Off 1 $145,738,327 18,378,099 1.43%
12 Compilation 2 $1,374,883 173,376 0.01%
13 Based on Musical Group 1 $117,548 14,823 0.00%

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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