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Market Share for Each Genre in 2017

← 2016 Summary for all Years

Note: This chart ranks genres by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2017. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2017. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2016 will most likely earn money in 2016 and 2017.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2017

RankGenreMovies2017 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 44 $2,567,934,778 296,871,051 32.04%
2 Adventure 26 $1,456,757,137 168,411,216 18.18%
3 Comedy 56 $989,462,451 114,388,699 12.35%
4 Drama 170 $883,716,411 102,163,661 11.03%
5 Horror 24 $827,646,607 95,681,675 10.33%
6 Musical 3 $620,854,015 71,775,029 7.75%
7 Thriller/Suspense 37 $439,708,045 50,833,282 5.49%
8 Romantic Comedy 15 $76,711,457 8,868,369 0.96%
9 Western 4 $60,801,998 7,029,131 0.76%
10 Documentary 101 $37,934,560 4,385,450 0.47%
11 Black Comedy 5 $28,300,723 3,271,757 0.35%
12 Multiple Genres 4 $2,996,907 346,462 0.04%
13 Concert/Performance 2 $2,635,488 304,680 0.03%