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 $2,355,731,745 367,508,853 26.38%
2 Adventure 36 $2,126,516,617 331,749,862 23.81%
3 Drama 265 $1,431,841,239 223,376,165 16.03%
4 Action 42 $1,370,217,034 213,762,406 15.34%
5 Horror 29 $512,090,674 79,889,342 5.73%
6 Thriller/Suspense 27 $444,985,038 69,420,441 4.98%
7 Romantic Comedy 15 $439,261,020 68,527,461 4.92%
8 Documentary 97 $155,673,323 24,286,012 1.74%
9 Musical 7 $82,671,918 12,897,336 0.93%
10 Black Comedy 6 $9,312,189 1,452,759 0.10%
11 Concert/Performance 3 $1,168,545 182,301 0.01%