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 $3,284,136,683 412,579,968 29.66%
2 Comedy 105 $1,700,389,675 213,616,739 15.35%
3 Drama 228 $1,674,629,503 210,380,471 15.12%
4 Action 45 $1,611,317,662 202,426,816 14.55%
5 Thriller/Suspense 62 $1,533,604,355 192,663,835 13.85%
6 Romantic Comedy 29 $341,363,397 42,884,835 3.08%
7 Horror 33 $308,877,039 38,803,633 2.79%
8 Musical 6 $254,732,121 32,001,519 2.30%
9 Documentary 145 $132,358,175 16,627,841 1.20%
10 Western 2 $106,297,399 13,353,944 0.96%
11 Black Comedy 13 $92,400,126 11,608,049 0.83%
12 Concert/Performance 4 $28,347,099 3,561,192 0.26%
13 Multiple Genres 2 $1,900,200 238,718 0.02%