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

Market Share for Each Source 1995-2018

RankSourceMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 6,906 $98,533,851,073 15,168,011,828 45.46%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 1,920 $45,361,854,925 6,885,840,447 20.93%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 204 $19,301,046,459 2,547,091,915 8.91%
4 Remake 308 $11,533,206,603 1,788,598,004 5.32%
5 Based on TV 210 $10,544,800,526 1,610,853,475 4.87%
6 Based on Real Life Events 2,749 $10,276,065,824 1,545,283,854 4.74%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 206 $6,080,837,655 822,175,855 2.81%
8 Spin-Off 31 $2,881,415,869 365,158,348 1.33%
9 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 67 $2,809,358,304 376,324,811 1.30%
10 Based on Play 255 $2,069,968,258 320,789,493 0.96%
11 Based on Theme Park Ride 8 $1,544,577,202 225,358,825 0.71%
12 Based on Game 44 $1,493,076,975 214,781,475 0.69%
13 Based on Toy 16 $1,012,603,628 126,176,793 0.47%
14 Based on Religious Text 30 $888,116,553 134,518,423 0.41%
15 Based on Short Film 38 $717,261,604 103,673,230 0.33%
16 Based on Musical or Opera 38 $712,009,642 112,645,804 0.33%
17 Compilation 35 $106,759,023 17,638,052 0.05%
18 Based on Movie 15 $93,566,179 11,989,491 0.04%
19 Based on Song 1 $83,482,352 9,306,839 0.04%
20 Based on Musical Group 7 $36,403,974 7,096,532 0.02%
21 Based on Web Series 6 $11,514,603 1,323,306 0.01%
22 Based on Ballet 3 $1,204,750 234,154 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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