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Market Share for Each Genre in 2005

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2005. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2005. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2004 will most likely earn money in 2004 and 2005.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2005

RankGenreMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 45 $2,545,621,427 397,132,806 28.86%
2 Comedy 128 $1,825,839,108 284,842,228 20.70%
3 Drama 267 $1,421,494,563 221,761,891 16.11%
4 Action 42 $1,372,554,669 214,127,073 15.56%
5 Horror 30 $587,908,674 91,717,406 6.66%
6 Romantic Comedy 15 $440,435,727 68,710,713 4.99%
7 Thriller/Suspense 25 $368,731,981 57,524,478 4.18%
8 Documentary 99 $165,886,230 25,879,242 1.88%
9 Musical 7 $81,788,548 12,759,520 0.93%
10 Black Comedy 6 $9,517,330 1,484,760 0.11%
11 Concert/Performance 3 $1,154,117 180,048 0.01%
12 Western 1 $14,873 2,320 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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