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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2012

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Note: This chart ranks creative types by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2011 will most likely earn money in 2011 and 2012.

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 2012

RankCreative TypeMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 349 $3,902,991,923 490,325,443 35.35%
2 Fantasy 54 $1,968,833,598 247,340,877 17.83%
3 Kids Fiction 24 $1,344,487,524 168,905,456 12.18%
4 Super Hero 4 $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 12.08%
5 Science Fiction 37 $1,138,225,536 142,993,139 10.31%
6 Historical Fiction 71 $892,985,847 112,184,114 8.09%
7 Dramatization 28 $267,710,041 33,631,900 2.42%
8 Factual 151 $157,586,609 19,797,242 1.43%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $28,605,657 3,593,675 0.26%