Follow us on

Market Charts > 2012 > Sources

Market Share for Each Movie Source in 2012

← 2011 Summary for all Years 2013 →

Note: This chart ranks movie sources 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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Movie Sources of 2012

RankGenreMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 375 $4,308,152,728 541,225,022 39.07%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 87 $3,272,333,324 411,097,109 29.67%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 9 $1,552,336,597 195,017,157 14.08%
4 Based on Factual Book/Article 18 $395,042,208 49,628,409 3.58%
5 Based on Real Life Events 174 $381,218,495 47,891,689 3.46%
6 Based on TV 10 $330,647,797 41,538,663 3.00%
7 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 4 $304,589,023 38,264,951 2.76%
8 Remake 14 $195,232,982 24,526,749 1.77%
9 Based on Game 3 $125,109,150 15,717,228 1.13%
10 Spin-Off 2 $57,777,372 7,258,463 0.52%
11 Based on Musical or Opera 1 $38,518,613 4,839,021 0.35%
12 Based on Short Film 4 $34,986,074 4,395,233 0.32%
13 Based on Play 11 $23,375,429 2,936,607 0.21%
14 Compilation 1 $1,702,415 213,871 0.02%
15 Based on Musical Group 1 $6,440 809 0.00%
16 Based on Web Series 1 $1,380 173 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.

ProductionNext