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Market Share for Each Genre in 2014

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2014. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2014. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2013 will most likely earn money in 2013 and 2014.

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 2014

RankGenreMovies2014 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 42 $2,958,783,937 362,152,234 28.57%
2 Action 47 $2,268,082,751 277,611,082 21.90%
3 Drama 252 $1,679,582,816 205,579,161 16.22%
4 Comedy 111 $1,513,290,943 185,225,281 14.61%
5 Thriller/Suspense 60 $969,891,241 118,713,709 9.37%
6 Romantic Comedy 30 $264,693,693 32,398,230 2.56%
7 Horror 30 $254,898,971 31,199,367 2.46%
8 Black Comedy 13 $182,668,539 22,358,445 1.76%
9 Musical 6 $163,644,960 20,029,980 1.58%
10 Documentary 151 $88,025,366 10,774,146 0.85%
11 Multiple Genres 2 $5,136,187 628,663 0.05%
12 Concert/Performance 3 $3,148,116 385,326 0.03%
13 Western 2 $2,323,054 284,339 0.02%
14 Reality 1 $16,826 2,059 0.00%