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Market Share for Each Genre in 2013

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2013. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2013. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2012 will most likely earn money in 2012 and 2013.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2013

RankGenreMovies2013 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 41 $3,400,302,355 418,241,354 31.21%
2 Action 44 $2,225,063,194 273,685,486 20.43%
3 Comedy 98 $1,619,719,448 199,227,435 14.87%
4 Drama 229 $1,338,281,892 164,610,195 12.29%
5 Thriller/Suspense 70 $1,143,419,822 140,642,010 10.50%
6 Horror 30 $448,523,012 55,168,866 4.12%
7 Romantic Comedy 25 $197,247,886 24,261,722 1.81%
8 Black Comedy 12 $188,672,454 23,206,939 1.73%
9 Western 4 $145,859,175 17,940,856 1.34%
10 Concert/Performance 4 $64,881,892 7,980,550 0.60%
11 Musical 5 $60,501,345 7,441,737 0.56%
12 Documentary 160 $49,307,450 6,064,807 0.45%
13 Multiple Genres 1 $2,142,342 263,510 0.02%

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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