Market Share for Each Genre in 1999

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.

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 1999

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies1999 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 77 $1,617,033,056 318,313,598 22.15%
2 Drama 129 $1,453,799,725 286,181,050 19.92%
3 Adventure 18 $1,342,890,387 264,348,502 18.40%
4 Action 23 $909,822,820 179,098,980 12.46%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $722,151,782 142,155,863 9.89%
6 Thriller/Suspense 15 $574,022,658 112,996,584 7.86%
7 Horror 15 $477,074,576 93,912,317 6.54%
8 Black Comedy 9 $101,450,175 19,970,506 1.39%
9 Documentary 23 $60,711,085 11,950,999 0.83%
10 Musical 8 $23,469,127 4,619,907 0.32%
11 Western 1 $491,069 96,667 0.01%
12 Concert/Performance 1 $172,216 33,901 0.00%