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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 $46,370,101,740 6,765,762,284 22.71%
2 Comedy 2,326 $42,932,361,125 6,706,718,861 21.03%
3 Action 834 $37,632,808,492 5,655,035,267 18.43%
4 Drama 4,525 $33,696,271,731 5,323,480,532 16.50%
5 Thriller/Suspense 911 $17,089,352,284 2,579,161,025 8.37%
6 Horror 498 $9,409,594,810 1,440,679,129 4.61%
7 Romantic Comedy 542 $9,406,150,201 1,534,275,446 4.61%
8 Musical 147 $2,720,516,232 384,415,473 1.33%
9 Documentary 1,888 $2,021,935,304 312,276,652 0.99%
10 Black Comedy 154 $1,284,836,984 189,887,450 0.63%
11 Western 62 $987,880,947 139,173,232 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%