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Market Share for Each Genre in 2003

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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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2003

RankGenreMovies2003 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 46 $2,424,131,447 402,011,823 26.36%
2 Action 32 $2,108,729,923 349,706,441 22.93%
3 Comedy 80 $1,802,338,471 298,895,233 19.60%
4 Drama 153 $1,107,685,904 183,695,760 12.05%
5 Romantic Comedy 23 $495,022,183 82,093,221 5.38%
6 Horror 15 $449,979,627 74,623,478 4.89%
7 Thriller/Suspense 19 $382,639,383 63,455,941 4.16%
8 Musical 5 $169,147,498 28,050,993 1.84%
9 Documentary 47 $90,795,051 15,057,198 0.99%
10 Western 2 $84,453,058 14,005,482 0.92%
11 Black Comedy 2 $56,947,540 9,444,035 0.62%
12 Multiple Genres 2 $498,239 82,626 0.01%

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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