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Market Share for Each Movie Source in 2016

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Note: This chart ranks movie sources 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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Movie Sources of 2016

RankGenreMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 389 $4,729,202,735 546,728,446 42.16%
2 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 15 $1,907,027,954 220,465,653 17.00%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 102 $1,855,053,639 214,457,016 16.54%
4 Spin-Off 2 $649,112,965 75,041,960 5.79%
5 Based on Real Life Events 211 $439,219,584 50,776,728 3.92%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 26 $419,654,754 48,514,987 3.74%
7 Remake 12 $317,673,464 36,725,252 2.83%
8 Based on Game 6 $238,684,480 27,593,579 2.13%
9 Based on TV 3 $181,860,532 21,024,337 1.62%
10 Based on Toy 2 $154,155,309 17,821,422 1.37%
11 Based on Play 11 $126,124,531 14,580,865 1.12%
12 Based on Short Film 3 $81,858,656 9,463,427 0.73%
13 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 3 $48,202,424 5,572,533 0.43%
14 Based on Religious Text 1 $36,880,033 4,263,587 0.33%
15 Based on Movie 2 $11,699,390 1,352,530 0.10%
16 Based on Web Series 3 $9,604,401 1,110,334 0.09%
17 Compilation 3 $2,853,120 329,839 0.03%
18 Based on Musical Group 2 $2,835,352 327,785 0.03%
19 Based on Musical or Opera 3 $2,713,946 313,749 0.02%

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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