Market Share for Each Genre in 1997

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1997. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1997. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1996 will most likely earn money in 1996 and 1997.

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 1997

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 80 $1,611,560,108 351,102,419 24.76%
2 Action 35 $1,464,508,600 319,065,057 22.50%
3 Drama 112 $1,209,925,270 263,600,278 18.59%
4 Adventure 13 $648,072,260 141,192,213 9.96%
5 Thriller/Suspense 23 $645,507,898 140,633,530 9.92%
6 Horror 10 $425,383,665 92,676,180 6.54%
7 Romantic Comedy 21 $331,483,903 72,218,718 5.09%
8 Musical 5 $116,326,316 25,343,424 1.79%
9 Black Comedy 5 $37,178,602 8,099,913 0.57%
10 Documentary 6 $7,950,971 1,732,238 0.12%