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Market Share for Each Genre in 1996

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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

RankGenreMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 83 $1,520,138,054 343,922,597 26.25%
2 Drama 120 $1,372,542,702 310,529,965 23.70%
3 Action 36 $1,243,494,461 281,333,573 21.48%
4 Adventure 23 $852,729,998 192,925,327 14.73%
5 Romantic Comedy 19 $386,555,031 87,455,879 6.68%
6 Thriller/Suspense 20 $284,406,861 64,345,434 4.91%
7 Horror 9 $112,915,551 25,546,499 1.95%
8 Documentary 6 $6,549,634 1,481,814 0.11%
9 Black Comedy 3 $2,567,371 580,852 0.04%
10 Musical 2 $2,562,599 579,772 0.04%
11 Western 1 $1,025,488 232,010 0.02%