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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 78 $1,623,549,613 319,596,340 22.13%
2 Drama 132 $1,457,979,849 287,003,839 19.87%
3 Adventure 18 $1,343,214,339 264,412,261 18.31%
4 Action 24 $910,118,753 179,157,224 12.40%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $722,347,484 142,194,374 9.85%
6 Thriller/Suspense 16 $574,650,661 113,120,202 7.83%
7 Horror 15 $477,111,712 93,919,619 6.50%
8 Black Comedy 9 $101,463,054 19,973,037 1.38%
9 Documentary 24 $88,091,366 17,340,810 1.20%
10 Musical 7 $21,286,504 4,190,254 0.29%
11 Western 1 $491,069 96,667 0.01%
12 Concert/Performance 1 $148,443 29,221 0.00%