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Market Share for Each Genre in 2016

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2016. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2016. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2015 will most likely earn money in 2015 and 2016.

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 2016

RankGenreMovies2016 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 48 $4,540,492,236 524,912,373 40.36%
2 Action 52 $2,296,781,414 265,523,836 20.42%
3 Comedy 98 $1,444,758,242 167,024,027 12.84%
4 Drama 276 $1,375,792,902 159,051,063 12.23%
5 Thriller/Suspense 66 $658,328,925 76,107,361 5.85%
6 Horror 28 $479,705,329 55,457,250 4.26%
7 Western 7 $147,173,775 17,014,306 1.31%
8 Romantic Comedy 29 $137,174,695 15,858,331 1.22%
9 Documentary 156 $50,767,296 5,868,976 0.45%
10 Black Comedy 6 $48,370,932 5,592,013 0.43%
11 Musical 7 $38,847,967 4,491,090 0.35%
12 Concert/Performance 4 $27,211,033 3,145,782 0.24%
13 Multiple Genres 4 $2,862,219 330,890 0.03%