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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 1997

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Note: This chart ranks creative types by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1997. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1997. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1996 will most likely earn money in 1996 and 1997.

Top Grossing Creative Types of 1997

RankCreative TypeMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 194 $3,668,536,369 799,245,303 57.70%
2 Science Fiction 17 $1,133,629,147 246,978,019 17.83%
3 Historical Fiction 34 $618,932,642 134,843,695 9.73%
4 Dramatization 22 $385,614,808 84,011,932 6.06%
5 Kids Fiction 15 $336,914,667 73,401,881 5.30%
6 Super Hero 2 $109,011,624 23,749,808 1.71%
7 Fantasy 9 $78,676,678 17,140,885 1.24%
8 Factual 9 $10,372,500 2,259,800 0.16%

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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