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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 34 $2,212,435,972 380,797,912 24.14%
2 Comedy 89 $1,926,642,325 331,607,929 21.02%
3 Drama 153 $1,585,995,684 272,976,805 17.31%
4 Action 30 $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 15.21%
5 Thriller/Suspense 32 $952,963,550 164,021,249 10.40%
6 Romantic Comedy 23 $574,432,361 98,869,586 6.27%
7 Horror 11 $297,788,051 51,254,391 3.25%
8 Documentary 24 $71,043,258 12,227,743 0.78%
9 Musical 7 $62,939,592 10,832,974 0.69%
10 Black Comedy 4 $47,766,617 8,221,446 0.52%
11 Concert/Performance 3 $20,338,177 3,500,545 0.22%
12 Multiple Genres 1 $391,835 67,441 0.00%