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Market Share for Each Genre in 2005

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2005. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2005. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2004 will most likely earn money in 2004 and 2005.

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 2005

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 136 $2,300,849,620 358,946,828 26.11%
2 Adventure 37 $2,066,479,188 322,383,630 23.45%
3 Drama 268 $1,421,246,057 221,723,123 16.13%
4 Action 42 $1,370,429,707 213,795,566 15.55%
5 Horror 30 $586,429,223 91,486,602 6.66%
6 Romantic Comedy 15 $439,532,206 68,569,758 4.99%
7 Thriller/Suspense 25 $368,534,531 57,493,676 4.18%
8 Documentary 99 $165,746,678 25,857,472 1.88%
9 Musical 7 $81,787,742 12,759,394 0.93%
10 Black Comedy 6 $9,513,985 1,484,238 0.11%
11 Concert/Performance 3 $1,154,117 180,048 0.01%
12 Western 1 $14,873 2,320 0.00%