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Market Share for Each Genre in 2011

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2011. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2011. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011.

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 2011

RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,459,212,151 310,115,014 24.14%
2 Action 46 $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 20.78%
3 Comedy 98 $1,856,020,070 234,050,415 18.22%
4 Drama 245 $1,490,389,247 187,943,049 14.63%
5 Thriller/Suspense 60 $928,786,329 117,123,096 9.12%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $577,791,604 72,861,475 5.67%
7 Horror 27 $404,257,325 50,978,217 3.97%
8 Concert/Performance 5 $93,325,323 11,768,640 0.92%
9 Western 2 $84,669,662 10,677,132 0.83%
10 Documentary 136 $83,046,584 10,472,384 0.82%
11 Musical 3 $51,688,825 6,518,136 0.51%
12 Black Comedy 11 $35,839,668 4,519,498 0.35%
13 Multiple Genres 4 $1,510,823 190,518 0.01%