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Market Share for Each Genre in 2015

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2015. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2015. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2014 will most likely earn money in 2014 and 2015.

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 2015

RankGenreMovies2015 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 55 $2,953,177,273 350,317,560 26.16%
2 Adventure 41 $2,427,201,995 287,924,296 21.50%
3 Drama 286 $2,060,252,692 244,395,193 18.25%
4 Comedy 130 $1,946,327,899 230,881,061 17.24%
5 Thriller/Suspense 71 $1,088,396,476 129,109,867 9.64%
6 Horror 24 $374,243,647 44,394,252 3.32%
7 Musical 8 $193,291,602 22,929,012 1.71%
8 Black Comedy 12 $74,369,366 8,821,983 0.66%
9 Romantic Comedy 22 $72,817,641 8,637,905 0.65%
10 Documentary 140 $64,814,179 7,688,449 0.57%
11 Western 6 $29,521,197 3,501,919 0.26%
12 Multiple Genres 2 $2,446,637 290,229 0.02%
13 Concert/Performance 1 $1,150,000 136,417 0.01%
14 Reality 3 $604,870 71,751 0.01%