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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 12,740 $170,603,169,394 26,071,060,151 78.72%
2 Animation/Live Action 180 $21,187,766,009 2,914,534,458 9.78%
3 Digital Animation 283 $20,842,049,020 2,801,271,113 9.62%
4 Hand Animation 152 $3,128,872,979 566,921,719 1.44%
5 Stop-Motion Animation 35 $657,185,167 95,453,350 0.30%
6 Multiple Production Methods 21 $32,493,378 3,910,907 0.01%
7 Rotoscoping 4 $8,468,385 1,357,851 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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