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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 712 $45,585,230,496 6,690,532,388 22.64%
2 Comedy 2,304 $42,489,453,131 6,660,092,834 21.10%
3 Action 822 $36,762,068,124 5,562,722,290 18.26%
4 Drama 4,461 $33,486,145,270 5,305,117,319 16.63%
5 Thriller/Suspense 898 $17,021,955,770 2,573,718,338 8.45%
6 Romantic Comedy 537 $9,397,679,051 1,533,716,070 4.67%
7 Horror 487 $9,259,047,242 1,425,662,910 4.60%
8 Musical 147 $2,467,921,574 356,441,032 1.23%
9 Documentary 1,850 $2,003,214,370 310,290,844 0.99%
10 Black Comedy 153 $1,268,202,037 188,115,262 0.63%
11 Western 61 $987,640,402 139,589,464 0.49%
12 Concert/Performance 59 $384,339,147 52,733,015 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 33 $23,506,102 2,974,100 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $28,184 3,343 0.00%