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Market Charts > Production Methods Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Market Share for Each Production Method 1995-2017

RankProduction MethodMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Live Action 12,130 $163,898,228,690 25,338,185,035 78.89%
2 Animation/Live Action 175 $20,279,802,595 2,814,706,261 9.76%
3 Digital Animation 254 $19,772,310,571 2,683,500,750 9.52%
4 Hand Animation 141 $2,908,888,967 534,139,719 1.40%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 33 $616,959,918 90,969,203 0.30%
6 Multiple Production Methods 20 $28,866,036 3,510,424 0.01%
7 Rotoscoping 3 $8,393,627 1,349,517 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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