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Market Share for Each Genre in 2011

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Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2011. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2011. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2011

RankGenreMovies2011 GrossTicketsShare
1 Adventure 52 $2,824,412,451 356,168,013 27.72%
2 Action 46 $2,117,507,233 267,024,855 20.79%
3 Comedy 91 $1,490,816,438 187,996,994 14.63%
4 Drama 242 $1,490,190,858 187,918,033 14.63%
5 Thriller/Suspense 60 $928,786,329 117,123,096 9.12%
6 Romantic Comedy 33 $577,791,604 72,861,475 5.67%
7 Horror 28 $404,326,975 50,987,000 3.97%
8 Concert/Performance 5 $93,325,323 11,768,640 0.92%
9 Western 2 $84,669,662 10,677,132 0.83%
10 Documentary 135 $82,817,592 10,443,508 0.81%
11 Musical 3 $51,688,825 6,518,136 0.51%
12 Black Comedy 11 $35,839,668 4,519,498 0.35%
13 Multiple Genres 3 $1,377,183 173,666 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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