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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 2017

← 2016 Summary for all Years

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 264 $2,846,348,410 319,814,297 28.83%
2 Super Hero 8 $1,879,102,295 211,135,085 19.03%
3 Kids Fiction 25 $1,514,213,987 170,136,391 15.34%
4 Science Fiction 37 $1,112,977,623 125,053,650 11.27%
5 Dramatization 74 $917,895,210 103,134,253 9.30%
6 Fantasy 16 $789,675,187 88,727,542 8.00%
7 Historical Fiction 62 $739,489,136 83,088,631 7.49%
8 Factual 139 $45,482,530 5,110,324 0.46%
9 Multiple Creative Types 1 $2,835,355 318,579 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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