Market Share for Each Genre in 2010

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

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 31 $3,087,048,083 391,260,834 29.28%
2 Comedy 88 $1,999,467,603 253,417,901 18.96%
3 Drama 194 $1,699,227,534 215,364,616 16.12%
4 Action 30 $1,491,850,371 189,081,146 14.15%
5 Thriller/Suspense 50 $959,925,578 121,663,544 9.10%
6 Romantic Comedy 30 $522,019,893 66,162,202 4.95%
7 Horror 20 $496,600,056 62,940,425 4.71%
8 Western 2 $101,005,346 12,801,690 0.96%
9 Documentary 105 $92,201,930 11,685,870 0.87%
10 Black Comedy 8 $49,094,125 6,222,319 0.47%
11 Musical 6 $6,566,613 832,267 0.06%
12 Concert/Performance 2 $2,540,434 321,980 0.02%
13 Multiple Genres 3 $1,175,864 149,031 0.01%