Market Share for Each Genre in 2003

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2003. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2003. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2002 will most likely earn money in 2002 and 2003.

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 2003

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 87 $2,429,347,370 402,876,842 25.98%
2 Action 30 $2,112,312,409 350,300,567 22.59%
3 Adventure 36 $1,872,389,277 310,512,320 20.03%
4 Drama 152 $1,149,532,896 190,635,637 12.29%
5 Romantic Comedy 24 $526,003,707 87,231,127 5.63%
6 Horror 15 $450,388,704 74,691,329 4.82%
7 Thriller/Suspense 19 $382,824,712 63,486,685 4.09%
8 Musical 5 $176,106,869 29,205,120 1.88%
9 Documentary 45 $89,169,139 14,787,585 0.95%
10 Western 2 $84,450,484 14,005,055 0.90%
11 Black Comedy 2 $56,974,677 9,448,537 0.61%
12 Multiple Genres 2 $498,239 82,626 0.01%