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Market Share for Each Movie Source in 2010

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Note: This chart ranks movie sources by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2010. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2010. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2009 will most likely earn money in 2009 and 2010.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Movie Sources of 2010

RankGenreMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 251 $4,625,452,836 586,242,343 43.68%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 76 $2,697,700,273 341,913,821 25.47%
3 Remake 20 $712,019,631 90,243,296 6.72%
4 Based on TV 8 $602,743,898 76,393,396 5.69%
5 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 10 $550,221,846 69,736,609 5.20%
6 Based on Real Life Events 153 $438,845,012 55,620,329 4.14%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $273,342,624 34,644,184 2.58%
8 Based on Factual Book/Article 12 $259,584,189 32,900,402 2.45%
9 Based on Game 2 $150,888,242 19,123,984 1.42%
10 Based on Play 5 $98,981,480 12,545,180 0.93%
11 Based on Short Film 1 $63,150,991 8,003,927 0.60%
12 Spin-Off 1 $61,153,526 7,750,764 0.58%
13 Based on Musical or Opera 3 $6,410,359 812,465 0.06%
14 Compilation 2 $1,033,820 131,028 0.01%
15 Based on Ballet 1 $195,459 24,773 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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