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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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based on ticket sale estimates.

Top Grossing Genres of 2017

RankGenreMovies2017 GrossTicketsShare
1 Action 51 $3,092,587,246 347,481,686 33.30%
2 Adventure 35 $1,948,935,909 218,981,545 20.99%
3 Drama 215 $1,075,024,716 120,789,186 11.58%
4 Horror 31 $981,056,314 110,231,034 10.56%
5 Thriller/Suspense 57 $729,856,402 82,006,309 7.86%
6 Musical 5 $622,180,445 69,907,913 6.70%
7 Comedy 57 $583,090,306 65,515,736 6.28%
8 Romantic Comedy 15 $85,993,158 9,662,144 0.93%
9 Western 4 $61,440,627 6,903,439 0.66%
10 Documentary 129 $41,334,964 4,644,311 0.45%
11 Black Comedy 8 $35,767,698 4,018,839 0.39%
12 Multiple Genres 5 $4,594,482 516,232 0.05%
13 Concert/Performance 3 $2,984,320 335,315 0.03%
14 Reality 1 $91,094 10,235 0.00%

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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