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Market Share for Each Genre in 1998

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

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Drama 129 $1,570,578,612 334,878,107 23.24%
2 Adventure 20 $1,213,648,195 258,773,589 17.96%
3 Comedy 82 $1,165,568,780 248,522,088 17.25%
4 Action 31 $995,457,574 212,251,069 14.73%
5 Thriller/Suspense 20 $783,136,876 166,980,136 11.59%
6 Romantic Comedy 14 $500,530,762 106,722,969 7.41%
7 Horror 16 $317,763,706 67,753,447 4.70%
8 Documentary 12 $85,954,501 18,327,179 1.27%
9 Musical 8 $65,997,598 14,071,978 0.98%
10 Black Comedy 6 $45,982,332 9,804,333 0.68%