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Market Share for Each Genre in 1999

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1999. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1999. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1998 will most likely earn money in 1998 and 1999.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 1999

RankGenreMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 27 $1,612,432,107 317,407,880 21.96%
2 Drama 132 $1,458,858,185 287,176,739 19.87%
3 Comedy 68 $1,352,536,663 266,247,339 18.42%
4 Action 25 $912,496,971 179,625,377 12.43%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $722,597,811 142,243,650 9.84%
6 Thriller/Suspense 16 $574,867,320 113,162,851 7.83%
7 Horror 15 $477,204,556 93,937,896 6.50%
8 Black Comedy 9 $101,746,444 20,028,824 1.39%
9 Documentary 24 $88,091,366 17,340,810 1.20%
10 Musical 8 $23,577,029 4,641,144 0.32%
11 Western 1 $491,069 96,667 0.01%
12 Concert/Performance 1 $148,443 29,221 0.00%

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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