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 $2,401,409,346 386,700,376 26.36%
2 Comedy 133 $2,036,771,725 327,982,560 22.36%
3 Drama 223 $1,379,577,887 222,154,245 15.14%
4 Action 27 $1,033,945,024 166,496,784 11.35%
5 Thriller/Suspense 29 $801,450,475 129,058,046 8.80%
6 Romantic Comedy 31 $651,537,578 104,917,483 7.15%
7 Horror 20 $464,766,650 74,841,650 5.10%
8 Documentary 85 $217,098,868 34,959,559 2.38%
9 Western 4 $90,475,689 14,569,353 0.99%
10 Musical 5 $22,364,844 3,601,424 0.25%
11 Black Comedy 3 $5,274,519 849,359 0.06%
12 Concert/Performance 1 $1,172,345 188,783 0.01%
13 Multiple Genres 1 $36,709 5,911 0.00%