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Market Share for Each Genre in 2002

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2002. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2002. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2001 will most likely earn money in 2001 and 2002.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2002

RankGenreMovies2002 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,819,883,646 485,350,002 30.78%
2 Drama 153 $1,585,999,558 272,977,472 17.31%
3 Action 30 $1,394,203,138 239,966,101 15.22%
4 Comedy 78 $1,319,194,651 227,055,839 14.40%
5 Thriller/Suspense 32 $949,944,632 163,501,641 10.37%
6 Romantic Comedy 23 $574,432,361 98,869,586 6.27%
7 Horror 11 $297,788,051 51,254,391 3.25%
8 Documentary 24 $71,043,258 12,227,743 0.78%
9 Musical 7 $62,939,592 10,832,974 0.69%
10 Black Comedy 4 $47,766,617 8,221,446 0.52%
11 Concert/Performance 3 $20,338,177 3,500,545 0.22%
12 Multiple Genres 1 $391,835 67,441 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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