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Market Share for Each Movie Source in 2009

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Note: This chart ranks movie sources by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2009. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2009. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2008 will most likely earn money in 2008 and 2009.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Movie Sources of 2009

RankGenreMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 262 $4,783,769,422 637,835,838 44.96%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 82 $2,521,532,888 336,204,361 23.70%
3 Based on TV 14 $1,089,075,341 145,210,042 10.24%
4 Remake 20 $489,613,120 65,281,743 4.60%
5 Based on Factual Book/Article 9 $437,249,796 58,299,970 4.11%
6 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 7 $378,573,324 50,476,442 3.56%
7 Based on Real Life Events 115 $355,250,369 47,366,669 3.34%
8 Spin-Off 1 $179,883,157 23,984,421 1.69%
9 Based on Play 9 $172,182,519 22,957,665 1.62%
10 Based on Toy 1 $150,201,498 20,026,866 1.41%
11 Based on Musical or Opera 1 $13,745,976 1,832,796 0.13%
12 Based on Game 3 $8,761,245 1,168,166 0.08%
13 Based on Short Film 1 $1,647,083 219,611 0.02%
14 Compilation 1 $644,635 85,951 0.01%

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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