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Market Charts > Genres

Note: Figures for 2016 are at an annualized rate.

Market Share for Each Genre 1995-2016

RankGenreMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Adventure 687 $43,096,723,724 6,395,521,393 22.01%
2 Comedy 2,267 $42,526,346,162 6,664,589,961 21.72%
3 Action 791 $36,166,351,817 5,491,870,357 18.47%
4 Drama 4,310 $32,320,052,565 5,166,754,305 16.50%
5 Thriller/Suspense 862 $16,633,733,606 2,527,636,414 8.49%
6 Romantic Comedy 526 $9,378,102,128 1,531,299,906 4.79%
7 Horror 462 $8,898,607,358 1,382,779,551 4.54%
8 Musical 141 $2,065,182,206 308,640,564 1.05%
9 Documentary 1,779 $1,983,098,011 307,884,372 1.01%
10 Black Comedy 152 $1,266,547,783 187,919,028 0.65%
11 Western 58 $908,420,274 130,192,061 0.46%
12 Concert/Performance 55 $360,342,451 49,882,815 0.18%
13 Multiple Genres 31 $20,658,270 2,636,279 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $24,666 2,925 0.00%