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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.

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 2013

RankGenreMovies2013 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 32 $2,814,216,400 346,152,064 25.83%
2 Action 44 $2,225,063,194 273,685,486 20.43%
3 Comedy 107 $2,205,805,403 271,316,725 20.25%
4 Drama 229 $1,338,281,892 164,610,195 12.29%
5 Thriller/Suspense 69 $1,143,413,675 140,641,254 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%