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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 391 $4,738,235,380 547,772,689 42.08%
2 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 15 $1,907,555,428 220,526,634 16.94%
3 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 101 $1,856,741,494 214,652,148 16.49%
4 Spin-Off 2 $647,663,280 74,874,367 5.75%
5 Based on Real Life Events 212 $449,745,166 51,993,560 3.99%
6 Based on Factual Book/Article 26 $426,419,903 49,297,087 3.79%
7 Remake 12 $324,488,295 37,513,094 2.88%
8 Based on Game 6 $235,378,083 27,211,337 2.09%
9 Based on TV 3 $193,932,055 22,419,889 1.72%
10 Based on Toy 2 $153,948,956 17,797,567 1.37%
11 Based on Play 11 $126,124,531 14,580,865 1.12%
12 Based on Short Film 3 $81,858,656 9,463,428 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 Based on Musical or Opera 4 $4,483,946 518,373 0.04%
18 Compilation 3 $2,853,120 329,839 0.03%
19 Based on Musical Group 2 $2,835,352 327,785 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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