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Market Share for Each Genre in 2006

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2006. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2006. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2005 will most likely earn money in 2005 and 2006.

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 2006

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 139 $3,083,012,255 470,688,822 33.55%
2 Adventure 31 $1,686,723,197 257,514,975 18.35%
3 Drama 251 $1,565,806,609 239,054,313 17.04%
4 Action 31 $1,007,869,230 153,873,148 10.97%
5 Thriller/Suspense 35 $739,589,574 112,914,419 8.05%
6 Horror 30 $553,237,666 84,463,750 6.02%
7 Romantic Comedy 19 $342,785,466 52,333,650 3.73%
8 Documentary 108 $102,259,772 15,612,124 1.11%
9 Musical 7 $68,237,103 10,417,876 0.74%
10 Black Comedy 5 $32,291,174 4,929,948 0.35%
11 Concert/Performance 4 $2,484,609 379,327 0.03%
12 Multiple Genres 3 $748,135 114,218 0.01%
13 Western 2 $584,825 89,285 0.01%