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Market Share for Each Genre in 2006

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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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2006

RankGenreMovies2006 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 46 $2,814,762,078 429,734,643 30.63%
2 Comedy 124 $1,955,138,318 298,494,337 21.27%
3 Drama 251 $1,566,075,796 239,095,411 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 $102,279,769 15,615,177 1.11%
9 Musical 7 $68,195,041 10,411,454 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%

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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