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Market Share for Each Genre in 2010

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2010. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2010. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2009 will most likely earn money in 2009 and 2010.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2010

RankGenreMovies2010 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 44 $3,202,949,362 405,950,482 30.56%
2 Action 30 $1,804,073,801 228,653,200 17.21%
3 Drama 206 $1,687,805,609 213,916,973 16.10%
4 Comedy 77 $1,376,066,203 174,406,336 13.13%
5 Thriller/Suspense 51 $919,200,109 116,501,895 8.77%
6 Horror 26 $531,211,616 67,327,194 5.07%
7 Romantic Comedy 30 $517,406,269 65,577,463 4.94%
8 Musical 9 $174,481,691 22,114,278 1.66%
9 Documentary 114 $93,825,307 11,891,615 0.90%
10 Western 3 $92,697,737 11,748,762 0.88%
11 Black Comedy 11 $53,218,987 6,745,113 0.51%
12 Concert/Performance 3 $3,128,252 396,482 0.03%
13 Multiple Genres 3 $1,173,911 148,783 0.01%

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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