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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 6,747 $96,618,638,126 14,956,079,308 45.74%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 1,895 $44,319,612,689 6,767,099,368 20.98%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 201 $17,729,553,229 2,371,833,910 8.39%
4 Remake 301 $11,417,419,671 1,775,764,155 5.41%
5 Based on TV 207 $10,454,743,747 1,600,642,599 4.95%
6 Based on Real Life Events 2,668 $10,091,626,016 1,524,903,298 4.78%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 199 $6,015,836,492 814,933,173 2.85%
8 Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale 66 $2,831,083,098 380,288,819 1.34%
9 Spin-Off 30 $2,668,586,845 341,446,545 1.26%
10 Based on Play 243 $2,067,513,701 320,470,614 0.98%
11 Based on Theme Park Ride 8 $1,544,577,202 225,358,825 0.73%
12 Based on Game 42 $1,336,502,306 197,339,740 0.63%
13 Based on Toy 16 $1,012,603,628 126,177,641 0.48%
14 Based on Religious Text 29 $868,621,122 132,366,219 0.41%
15 Based on Short Film 36 $716,665,022 103,606,590 0.34%
16 Based on Musical or Opera 38 $712,009,642 112,646,153 0.34%
17 Compilation 35 $105,222,799 17,466,790 0.05%
18 Based on Movie 14 $93,040,899 11,930,931 0.04%
19 Based on Musical Group 6 $35,721,899 7,020,493 0.02%
20 Based on Web Series 6 $11,512,099 1,323,027 0.01%
21 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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