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 $2,448,035,390 308,705,575 24.03%
2 Action 45 $2,134,169,023 269,125,959 20.95%
3 Comedy 100 $1,854,812,944 233,898,180 18.21%
4 Drama 240 $1,492,318,033 188,186,268 14.65%
5 Thriller/Suspense 59 $931,347,089 117,446,009 9.14%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $574,296,176 72,420,686 5.64%
7 Horror 28 $411,051,557 51,834,988 4.04%
8 Concert/Performance 4 $92,700,292 11,689,820 0.91%
9 Documentary 135 $79,105,438 9,975,396 0.78%
10 Western 2 $75,711,322 9,547,455 0.74%
11 Musical 4 $51,729,724 6,523,294 0.51%
12 Black Comedy 9 $35,719,050 4,504,289 0.35%
13 Multiple Genres 4 $1,475,600 186,076 0.01%