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 24 $1,950,517,003 344,614,310 24.00%
2 Comedy 92 $1,720,792,754 304,026,990 21.17%
3 Drama 141 $1,478,391,113 261,199,839 18.19%
4 Action 28 $1,269,922,233 224,367,885 15.62%
5 Thriller/Suspense 22 $620,909,355 109,701,300 7.64%
6 Romantic Comedy 22 $520,172,779 91,903,317 6.40%
7 Horror 13 $390,803,639 69,046,580 4.81%
8 Musical 7 $69,746,339 12,322,674 0.86%
9 Black Comedy 3 $47,122,178 8,325,473 0.58%
10 Western 4 $20,993,355 3,709,073 0.26%
11 Documentary 19 $20,841,339 3,682,216 0.26%
12 Concert/Performance 3 $3,089,728 545,889 0.04%