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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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2014

RankGenreMovies2014 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 51 $3,199,663,674 391,635,674 30.90%
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 102 $1,272,411,206 155,741,841 12.29%
5 Thriller/Suspense 62 $969,911,708 118,716,213 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 152 $88,068,455 10,779,420 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%

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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