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Market Charts > Creative Types Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Market Share for Each Creative Type 1995-2017

RankCreative TypeMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 6,027 $86,071,541,032 13,673,044,599 41.41%
2 Kids Fiction 460 $26,664,104,405 3,904,526,626 12.83%
3 Science Fiction 567 $25,013,652,361 3,665,732,703 12.04%
4 Fantasy 744 $23,594,093,858 3,376,365,914 11.35%
5 Historical Fiction 1,225 $16,264,783,914 2,602,984,305 7.83%
6 Super Hero 95 $14,482,045,515 1,944,051,669 6.97%
7 Dramatization 871 $12,529,358,007 1,865,711,724 6.03%
8 Factual 2,010 $2,726,017,586 407,474,541 1.31%
9 Multiple Creative Types 28 $119,401,218 15,029,543 0.06%

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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