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 84 $1,435,788,844 324,839,101 25.68%
2 Drama 119 $1,331,924,275 301,340,339 23.82%
3 Action 35 $1,232,397,345 278,822,927 22.04%
4 Adventure 23 $847,645,423 191,774,981 15.16%
5 Romantic Comedy 19 $348,598,460 78,868,427 6.23%
6 Thriller/Suspense 19 $281,943,466 63,788,114 5.04%
7 Horror 8 $94,800,900 21,448,169 1.70%
8 Documentary 7 $8,928,476 2,020,017 0.16%
9 Black Comedy 3 $2,564,512 580,207 0.05%
10 Western 1 $1,025,488 232,011 0.02%
11 Musical 2 $466,118 105,456 0.01%