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Market Share for Each Genre in 2004

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2004. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2004. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2003 will most likely earn money in 2003 and 2004.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2004

RankGenreMovies2004 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 47 $2,917,226,580 469,762,713 31.42%
2 Comedy 121 $1,674,429,573 269,634,335 18.04%
3 Drama 221 $1,380,027,637 222,226,564 14.87%
4 Action 27 $1,034,864,639 166,644,859 11.15%
5 Thriller/Suspense 29 $801,668,595 129,093,159 8.64%
6 Romantic Comedy 31 $651,575,673 104,923,603 7.02%
7 Horror 20 $464,969,445 74,874,297 5.01%
8 Documentary 89 $235,480,966 37,919,594 2.54%
9 Western 4 $90,475,689 14,569,352 0.97%
10 Musical 5 $22,364,844 3,601,422 0.24%
11 Black Comedy 3 $5,277,208 849,791 0.06%
12 Concert/Performance 1 $1,174,079 189,062 0.01%
13 Multiple Genres 1 $36,709 5,911 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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