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

Market Share for Each Source 1995-2017

RankSourceMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 6,570 $94,999,021,702 14,776,142,977 45.66%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 1,850 $43,878,595,747 6,718,542,113 21.09%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 194 $17,257,704,344 2,320,090,992 8.29%
4 Remake 299 $11,372,448,237 1,771,588,333 5.47%
5 Based on TV 208 $10,488,577,102 1,605,856,689 5.04%
6 Based on Real Life Events 2,606 $9,793,426,730 1,491,932,009 4.71%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 182 $5,721,264,863 782,453,819 2.75%
8 Spin-Off 30 $2,669,020,562 341,604,032 1.28%
9 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 63 $2,626,319,686 357,607,416 1.26%
10 Based on Play 241 $2,071,362,312 321,272,643 1.00%
11 Based on Theme Park Ride 8 $1,544,577,202 225,510,130 0.74%
12 Based on Game 42 $1,336,502,306 197,376,366 0.64%
13 Based on Toy 15 $1,012,214,260 126,362,144 0.49%
14 Based on Musical or Opera 36 $849,694,814 128,986,761 0.41%
15 Based on Religious Text 27 $839,156,619 129,096,103 0.40%
16 Based on Short Film 34 $716,626,237 103,602,267 0.34%
17 Compilation 30 $101,352,967 17,037,868 0.05%
18 Based on Movie 14 $93,040,899 11,950,742 0.04%
19 Based on Musical Group 6 $35,721,899 7,020,493 0.02%
20 Based on Web Series 3 $9,516,373 1,100,171 0.00%
21 Based on Ballet 3 $1,204,750 234,154 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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