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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 953 $57,787,025,023 8,494,137,409 27.78%
2 Action 855 $39,406,064,059 5,849,920,122 18.94%
3 Drama 4,603 $33,915,089,471 5,344,856,115 16.30%
4 Comedy 2,115 $32,124,268,974 5,039,720,036 15.44%
5 Thriller/Suspense 944 $17,626,681,650 2,638,908,705 8.47%
6 Horror 509 $9,935,088,937 1,498,319,588 4.78%
7 Romantic Comedy 548 $9,481,715,321 1,542,732,655 4.56%
8 Musical 149 $2,721,870,171 382,545,347 1.31%
9 Documentary 1,954 $2,035,274,767 313,684,260 0.98%
10 Black Comedy 161 $1,302,562,129 191,820,527 0.63%
11 Western 64 $1,049,076,244 146,048,310 0.50%
12 Concert/Performance 61 $387,312,946 52,984,986 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 35 $25,136,235 3,129,026 0.01%
14 Reality 5 $712,569 84,020 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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