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Market Share for Each Genre in 1998

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1998. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1998. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1997 will most likely earn money in 1997 and 1998.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 1998

RankGenreMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 28 $1,591,082,316 339,249,945 23.51%
2 Drama 129 $1,572,374,341 335,260,992 23.23%
3 Action 31 $996,547,169 212,483,391 14.73%
4 Comedy 74 $791,431,876 168,748,760 11.69%
5 Thriller/Suspense 20 $783,866,232 167,135,647 11.58%
6 Romantic Comedy 14 $500,783,066 106,776,765 7.40%
7 Horror 16 $318,584,830 67,928,527 4.71%
8 Documentary 12 $85,954,501 18,327,179 1.27%
9 Musical 8 $67,210,342 14,330,561 0.99%
10 Black Comedy 6 $46,315,475 9,875,365 0.68%

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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