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Market Share for Each Genre in 1998

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1998. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1998. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1997 will most likely earn money in 1997 and 1998.

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 1998

RankGenreMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Drama 129 $1,572,374,341 335,260,992 23.23%
2 Adventure 20 $1,214,006,370 258,849,961 17.94%
3 Comedy 82 $1,168,507,822 249,148,744 17.27%
4 Action 31 $996,547,169 212,483,391 14.73%
5 Thriller/Suspense 20 $783,866,232 167,135,647 11.58%
6 Romantic Comedy 14 $500,783,066 106,776,765 7.40%
7 Horror 16 $318,584,830 67,928,527 4.71%
8 Documentary 12 $85,954,501 18,327,179 1.27%
9 Musical 8 $67,210,342 14,330,561 0.99%
10 Black Comedy 6 $46,315,475 9,875,365 0.68%