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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 722 $46,443,278,589 6,774,222,034 22.46%
2 Comedy 2,336 $43,407,180,136 6,761,610,631 20.99%
3 Action 847 $38,860,269,056 5,796,938,208 18.79%
4 Drama 4,553 $33,775,444,851 5,332,623,602 16.33%
5 Thriller/Suspense 920 $17,339,881,284 2,608,123,629 8.38%
6 Horror 502 $9,782,454,977 1,483,784,347 4.73%
7 Romantic Comedy 547 $9,473,395,402 1,542,049,454 4.58%
8 Musical 147 $2,720,543,741 384,412,463 1.32%
9 Documentary 1,921 $2,031,666,315 313,400,483 0.98%
10 Black Comedy 157 $1,294,902,342 191,051,073 0.63%
11 Western 64 $1,048,539,098 146,185,734 0.51%
12 Concert/Performance 60 $386,964,114 52,954,351 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 34 $23,544,773 2,959,978 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%