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Market Share for Each Genre in 2001

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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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2001

RankGenreMovies2001 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 31 $2,268,631,223 400,818,221 27.34%
2 Comedy 87 $1,478,561,257 261,229,861 17.82%
3 Drama 145 $1,402,415,185 247,776,466 16.90%
4 Action 30 $1,390,533,831 245,677,342 16.76%
5 Thriller/Suspense 23 $648,696,510 114,610,682 7.82%
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 22 $21,743,157 3,841,537 0.26%
12 Concert/Performance 3 $3,215,111 568,039 0.04%
13 Multiple Genres 1 $2,010 355 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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