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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 719 $46,326,998,840 6,760,779,291 22.70%
2 Comedy 2,326 $42,927,548,125 6,706,162,444 21.04%
3 Action 834 $37,598,962,407 5,651,122,425 18.43%
4 Drama 4,524 $33,686,748,922 5,322,379,631 16.51%
5 Thriller/Suspense 911 $17,089,352,284 2,579,161,025 8.37%
6 Romantic Comedy 542 $9,405,848,951 1,534,240,619 4.61%
7 Horror 498 $9,403,340,810 1,439,956,123 4.61%
8 Musical 147 $2,720,410,232 384,403,219 1.33%
9 Documentary 1,886 $2,021,855,891 312,267,471 0.99%
10 Black Comedy 154 $1,281,716,984 189,526,756 0.63%
11 Western 62 $987,729,822 139,155,761 0.48%
12 Concert/Performance 59 $384,343,931 52,651,440 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 33 $23,511,990 2,957,591 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $28,184 3,258 0.00%