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Market Share for Each Genre in 2001

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2001. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2001. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2000 will most likely earn money in 2000 and 2001.

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 2001

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 23 $2,007,654,776 354,709,312 24.21%
2 Comedy 95 $1,739,510,457 307,333,956 20.97%
3 Drama 145 $1,402,238,921 247,745,323 16.91%
4 Action 30 $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 16.77%
5 Thriller/Suspense 22 $645,673,987 114,076,668 7.78%
6 Romantic Comedy 22 $529,070,064 93,475,267 6.38%
7 Horror 15 $391,327,885 69,139,195 4.72%
8 Musical 7 $69,839,373 12,339,107 0.84%
9 Black Comedy 3 $57,007,068 10,071,918 0.69%
10 Western 4 $22,389,813 3,955,796 0.27%
11 Documentary 21 $21,741,633 3,841,268 0.26%
12 Concert/Performance 3 $3,215,111 568,039 0.04%
13 Multiple Genres 1 $2,010 355 0.00%