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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2012

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Note: This chart ranks creative types by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2011 will most likely earn money in 2011 and 2012.

Top Grossing Creative Types of 2012

RankCreative TypeMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 347 $3,903,019,575 490,328,918 35.35%
2 Fantasy 53 $1,949,641,088 244,929,758 17.66%
3 Kids Fiction 26 $1,364,348,392 171,400,539 12.36%
4 Super Hero 4 $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 12.08%
5 Science Fiction 37 $1,138,225,536 142,993,139 10.31%
6 Historical Fiction 70 $892,846,484 112,166,607 8.09%
7 Dramatization 27 $267,929,055 33,659,415 2.43%
8 Factual 151 $157,413,606 19,775,507 1.43%
9 Multiple Creative Types 2 $28,605,657 3,593,675 0.26%

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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