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 $3,020,343,308 461,121,114 32.64%
2 Adventure 32 $1,797,241,796 274,388,062 19.42%
3 Drama 255 $1,575,057,282 240,466,770 17.02%
4 Action 31 $1,007,423,747 153,805,154 10.89%
5 Thriller/Suspense 35 $742,127,938 113,301,974 8.02%
6 Horror 29 $553,293,454 84,472,284 5.98%
7 Romantic Comedy 19 $344,588,412 52,608,918 3.72%
8 Documentary 108 $101,390,085 15,479,404 1.10%
9 Musical 6 $71,266,777 10,880,425 0.77%
10 Black Comedy 5 $32,134,153 4,905,978 0.35%
11 Concert/Performance 4 $2,468,469 376,866 0.03%
12 Multiple Genres 3 $748,135 114,219 0.01%
13 Western 2 $584,825 89,286 0.01%