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 $3,247,889,273 408,026,272 30.00%
2 Comedy 103 $1,659,954,403 208,536,931 15.33%
3 Drama 225 $1,612,815,871 202,614,946 14.90%
4 Action 45 $1,575,352,232 197,908,545 14.55%
5 Thriller/Suspense 61 $1,521,690,602 191,167,131 14.06%
6 Romantic Comedy 29 $338,534,600 42,529,460 3.13%
7 Horror 32 $287,132,363 36,071,890 2.65%
8 Musical 6 $238,655,061 29,981,788 2.20%
9 Documentary 144 $131,264,279 16,490,420 1.21%
10 Black Comedy 13 $92,398,470 11,607,841 0.85%
11 Western 2 $86,275,527 10,838,633 0.80%
12 Concert/Performance 4 $28,347,099 3,561,192 0.26%
13 Multiple Genres 2 $1,900,200 238,718 0.02%