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Market Charts > Genres

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Market Share for Each Genre 1995-2017

RankGenreMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Adventure 708 $45,034,571,583 6,625,211,049 22.49%
2 Comedy 2,303 $42,800,055,349 6,696,937,702 21.38%
3 Action 818 $36,487,885,967 5,530,197,718 18.22%
4 Drama 4,443 $33,331,427,588 5,286,764,105 16.65%
5 Thriller/Suspense 896 $17,011,028,142 2,572,421,868 8.50%
6 Romantic Comedy 535 $9,396,740,079 1,533,604,686 4.69%
7 Horror 483 $9,095,589,229 1,406,272,875 4.54%
8 Musical 146 $2,199,229,066 324,567,663 1.10%
9 Documentary 1,842 $1,996,294,182 309,458,461 1.00%
10 Black Comedy 153 $1,267,942,009 188,084,416 0.63%
11 Western 61 $987,640,402 139,589,464 0.49%
12 Concert/Performance 58 $384,328,626 52,731,767 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 32 $21,710,946 2,761,152 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $28,184 3,343 0.00%