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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 720 $46,238,660,040 6,750,562,729 22.44%
2 Comedy 2,334 $43,356,461,551 6,755,747,228 21.04%
3 Action 841 $38,758,957,129 5,785,228,076 18.81%
4 Drama 4,542 $33,752,628,568 5,329,986,064 16.38%
5 Thriller/Suspense 920 $17,269,551,011 2,599,993,244 8.38%
6 Horror 500 $9,512,658,953 1,452,594,057 4.62%
7 Romantic Comedy 545 $9,449,479,454 1,539,284,606 4.59%
8 Musical 148 $2,720,847,628 384,453,784 1.32%
9 Documentary 1,909 $2,027,255,125 312,891,540 0.98%
10 Black Comedy 157 $1,292,235,078 190,742,720 0.63%
11 Western 63 $1,040,819,770 145,293,327 0.51%
12 Concert/Performance 59 $384,343,931 52,651,440 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 34 $23,532,658 2,959,980 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%