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Market Share for Each Genre in 1996

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1996. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1996. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1995 will most likely earn money in 1995 and 1996.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 1996

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 83 $1,517,781,917 343,389,534 26.36%
2 Drama 120 $1,347,944,406 304,964,737 23.41%
3 Action 36 $1,242,049,221 281,006,597 21.57%
4 Adventure 23 $852,050,768 192,771,655 14.80%
5 Romantic Comedy 19 $384,953,032 87,093,438 6.69%
6 Thriller/Suspense 20 $282,938,884 64,013,314 4.91%
7 Horror 9 $112,862,695 25,534,540 1.96%
8 Documentary 6 $6,536,370 1,478,813 0.11%
9 Black Comedy 3 $2,564,512 580,205 0.04%
10 Musical 2 $2,498,859 565,352 0.04%
11 Western 1 $1,025,488 232,010 0.02%