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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 11,905 $161,127,858,642 25,041,260,278 78.92%
2 Animation/Live Action 169 $20,009,967,448 2,786,669,585 9.80%
3 Digital Animation 247 $19,228,068,356 2,624,547,047 9.42%
4 Hand Animation 141 $2,908,974,409 534,151,536 1.42%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 36 $617,284,105 91,014,092 0.30%
6 Multiple Production Methods 20 $27,250,629 3,338,142 0.01%
7 Rotoscoping 3 $8,393,627 1,349,517 0.00%