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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2017

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Note: This chart ranks creative types by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2017. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2017. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2016 will most likely earn money in 2016 and 2017.

Top Grossing Creative Types of 2017

RankCreative TypeMovies2017 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 325 $2,988,235,512 333,136,479 27.19%
2 Super Hero 8 $1,902,660,292 212,113,742 17.31%
3 Science Fiction 39 $1,657,733,675 184,808,645 15.08%
4 Kids Fiction 27 $1,621,058,790 180,720,034 14.75%
5 Dramatization 81 $1,041,767,279 115,970,457 9.48%
6 Fantasy 23 $961,861,045 107,230,875 8.75%
7 Historical Fiction 74 $767,561,575 85,569,818 6.98%
8 Factual 154 $49,245,863 5,446,452 0.45%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,835,355 316,093 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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