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 $3,069,298,487 389,011,204 29.30%
2 Comedy 88 $1,988,994,432 252,090,504 18.98%
3 Drama 192 $1,682,674,697 213,266,661 16.06%
4 Action 31 $1,491,997,508 189,099,795 14.24%
5 Thriller/Suspense 49 $918,162,208 116,370,342 8.76%
6 Horror 21 $530,172,870 67,195,534 5.06%
7 Romantic Comedy 30 $517,007,375 65,526,902 4.93%
8 Western 3 $92,697,737 11,748,762 0.88%
9 Documentary 107 $92,050,861 11,666,719 0.88%
10 Black Comedy 8 $49,087,552 6,221,485 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 $1,173,911 148,783 0.01%