Market Share for Each Genre in 2002

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2002. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2002. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2001 will most likely earn money in 2001 and 2002.

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 2002

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 35 $2,213,055,222 380,904,514 24.09%
2 Comedy 88 $1,920,812,763 330,604,605 20.91%
3 Drama 153 $1,582,025,919 272,293,618 17.22%
4 Action 27 $1,392,842,445 239,731,916 15.16%
5 Thriller/Suspense 32 $977,240,795 168,199,791 10.64%
6 Romantic Comedy 22 $552,930,065 95,168,685 6.02%
7 Horror 11 $296,701,842 51,067,443 3.23%
8 Documentary 26 $98,926,619 17,026,956 1.08%
9 Black Comedy 4 $57,640,692 9,920,945 0.63%
10 Musical 7 $55,726,169 9,591,424 0.61%
11 Concert/Performance 3 $20,455,494 3,520,739 0.22%
12 Multiple Genres 1 $385,550 66,360 0.00%