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Market Share for Each Movie Source in 2002

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Note: This chart ranks movie sources by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2002. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2002. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2001 will most likely earn money in 2001 and 2002.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Movie Sources of 2002

RankGenreMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 230 $4,224,530,995 727,113,655 46.11%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 78 $2,409,946,348 414,792,789 26.30%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 8 $784,658,068 135,053,020 8.56%
4 Based on TV 11 $397,968,259 68,497,113 4.34%
5 Remake 10 $338,157,052 58,202,584 3.69%
6 Based on Play 12 $308,454,779 53,090,318 3.37%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 4 $292,919,711 50,416,471 3.20%
8 Based on Real Life Events 34 $130,283,885 22,424,059 1.42%
9 Spin-Off 1 $90,580,000 15,590,361 0.99%
10 Based on Game 1 $40,119,709 6,905,285 0.44%
11 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $29,351,592 5,051,907 0.32%
12 Based on Religious Text 1 $25,408,198 4,373,183 0.28%
13 Based on Theme Park Ride 1 $16,988,996 2,924,095 0.19%
14 Based on Musical or Opera 1 $9,241,533 1,590,625 0.10%
15 Compilation 1 $391,835 67,441 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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