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Market Charts > Production Methods Note: Figures for 2018 are at an annualized rate.

Market Share for Each Production Method 1995-2018

RankProduction MethodMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Live Action 12,435 $166,880,605,777 25,663,769,784 79.02%
2 Animation/Live Action 177 $20,328,549,497 2,819,218,668 9.63%
3 Digital Animation 271 $20,190,973,013 2,729,251,318 9.56%
4 Hand Animation 145 $2,911,160,681 534,394,106 1.38%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 34 $621,571,705 91,483,065 0.29%
6 Multiple Production Methods 21 $30,731,844 3,714,525 0.01%
7 Rotoscoping 4 $8,404,671 1,350,748 0.00%

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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