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Market Share for Each Genre in 2004

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2004. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2004. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2003 will most likely earn money in 2003 and 2004.

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 2004

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 34 $2,554,641,986 411,375,505 27.52%
2 Comedy 134 $2,037,014,167 328,021,543 21.94%
3 Drama 222 $1,380,050,265 222,230,208 14.87%
4 Action 27 $1,034,853,488 166,643,063 11.15%
5 Thriller/Suspense 29 $801,668,595 129,093,159 8.64%
6 Romantic Comedy 31 $651,575,673 104,923,603 7.02%
7 Horror 20 $464,969,445 74,874,297 5.01%
8 Documentary 89 $235,480,966 37,919,594 2.54%
9 Western 4 $90,475,689 14,569,352 0.97%
10 Musical 5 $22,364,844 3,601,422 0.24%
11 Black Comedy 3 $5,277,208 849,791 0.06%
12 Concert/Performance 1 $1,174,079 189,062 0.01%
13 Multiple Genres 1 $36,709 5,911 0.00%