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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2016

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Note: This chart ranks creative types by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2016. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2016. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2015 will most likely earn money in 2015 and 2016.

Top Grossing Creative Types of 2016

RankCreative TypeMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 354 $2,542,517,822 293,932,525 22.59%
2 Kids Fiction 26 $2,368,644,570 273,831,730 21.04%
3 Super Hero 9 $1,898,026,547 219,425,030 16.86%
4 Science Fiction 36 $1,449,030,622 167,517,971 12.87%
5 Fantasy 43 $1,366,963,799 158,030,476 12.14%
6 Dramatization 84 $902,607,827 104,347,683 8.02%
7 Historical Fiction 89 $650,781,317 75,234,788 5.78%
8 Factual 156 $74,341,497 8,594,316 0.66%
9 Multiple Creative Types 3 $3,140,488 363,061 0.03%

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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