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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 684 $42,996,995,727 6,383,691,255 22.02%
2 Comedy 2,260 $42,464,934,490 6,657,322,317 21.75%
3 Action 790 $36,104,452,385 5,484,527,129 18.49%
4 Drama 4,279 $32,164,343,364 5,148,263,150 16.47%
5 Thriller/Suspense 858 $16,713,097,122 2,537,051,547 8.56%
6 Romantic Comedy 524 $9,355,886,508 1,528,645,655 4.79%
7 Horror 457 $8,710,998,128 1,360,604,016 4.46%
8 Musical 141 $2,065,182,206 308,640,564 1.06%
9 Documentary 1,764 $1,976,303,108 307,078,572 1.01%
10 Black Comedy 151 $1,266,456,315 187,907,436 0.65%
11 Western 57 $867,151,063 125,296,544 0.44%
12 Concert/Performance 55 $360,342,451 49,882,815 0.18%
13 Multiple Genres 31 $20,656,372 2,636,054 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $24,666 2,925 0.00%