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Market Share for Each Genre in 2010

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2010. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2010. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2009 will most likely earn money in 2009 and 2010.

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 2010

RankGenreMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 32 $3,070,341,059 389,143,346 29.29%
2 Comedy 92 $1,988,760,108 252,060,821 18.97%
3 Drama 204 $1,687,446,588 213,871,471 16.10%
4 Action 30 $1,491,832,495 189,078,890 14.23%
5 Thriller/Suspense 51 $919,200,109 116,501,895 8.77%
6 Horror 26 $531,211,616 67,327,194 5.07%
7 Romantic Comedy 30 $517,406,269 65,577,463 4.94%
8 Documentary 114 $93,825,307 11,891,615 0.90%
9 Western 3 $92,697,737 11,748,762 0.88%
10 Black Comedy 11 $53,218,987 6,745,113 0.51%
11 Musical 7 $6,637,939 841,307 0.06%
12 Concert/Performance 3 $3,128,252 396,482 0.03%
13 Multiple Genres 3 $1,173,911 148,783 0.01%