Market Share for Each Genre in 2011

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

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,455,031,588 309,587,818 24.21%
2 Action 46 $2,102,519,359 265,134,829 20.73%
3 Comedy 97 $1,849,278,763 233,200,298 18.23%
4 Drama 239 $1,478,008,449 186,381,778 14.57%
5 Thriller/Suspense 59 $928,705,039 117,112,838 9.16%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $576,533,031 72,702,761 5.68%
7 Horror 27 $404,134,707 50,962,750 3.98%
8 Concert/Performance 5 $93,325,323 11,768,638 0.92%
9 Western 2 $84,476,985 10,652,834 0.83%
10 Documentary 133 $77,778,403 9,808,049 0.77%
11 Musical 3 $51,663,317 6,514,919 0.51%
12 Black Comedy 10 $35,824,337 4,517,565 0.35%
13 Multiple Genres 3 $1,377,183 173,666 0.01%