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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 706 $44,882,278,572 6,607,152,467 22.50%
2 Comedy 2,298 $42,788,826,237 6,695,635,661 21.45%
3 Action 812 $36,357,398,928 5,514,718,833 18.23%
4 Drama 4,429 $33,046,983,076 5,252,992,463 16.57%
5 Thriller/Suspense 893 $16,987,116,414 2,569,585,364 8.52%
6 Romantic Comedy 534 $9,395,740,079 1,533,486,063 4.71%
7 Horror 482 $8,986,314,170 1,393,310,235 4.51%
8 Musical 146 $2,155,483,080 319,378,341 1.08%
9 Documentary 1,832 $1,993,404,937 309,115,179 1.00%
10 Black Comedy 152 $1,266,547,783 187,919,028 0.64%
11 Western 61 $987,640,402 139,589,464 0.50%
12 Concert/Performance 57 $384,082,584 52,698,962 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 31 $20,670,699 2,637,754 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $28,184 3,343 0.00%