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Market Share for Each Genre in 2012

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2011 will most likely earn money in 2011 and 2012.

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 2012

Summary for all Years
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RankGenreMovies2012 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 39 $3,278,913,794 411,923,824 29.75%
2 Comedy 106 $1,694,167,403 212,835,046 15.37%
3 Drama 227 $1,669,867,813 209,782,271 15.15%
4 Action 46 $1,596,531,355 200,569,240 14.49%
5 Thriller/Suspense 62 $1,534,267,528 192,747,147 13.92%
6 Romantic Comedy 29 $340,104,924 42,726,736 3.09%
7 Horror 32 $287,117,980 36,070,083 2.60%
8 Musical 6 $254,706,613 31,998,314 2.31%
9 Documentary 148 $134,229,371 16,862,917 1.22%
10 Western 2 $106,297,399 13,353,944 0.96%
11 Black Comedy 14 $92,522,208 11,623,385 0.84%
12 Concert/Performance 4 $28,347,099 3,561,192 0.26%
13 Multiple Genres 2 $1,900,200 238,718 0.02%