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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 709 $45,386,222,499 6,666,925,272 22.66%
2 Comedy 2,302 $42,468,162,254 6,657,567,229 21.20%
3 Action 818 $36,500,919,432 5,531,743,800 18.23%
4 Drama 4,444 $33,348,387,706 5,288,775,982 16.65%
5 Thriller/Suspense 896 $17,013,440,848 2,572,708,072 8.50%
6 Romantic Comedy 535 $9,396,957,832 1,533,630,517 4.69%
7 Horror 484 $9,099,068,730 1,406,685,628 4.54%
8 Musical 146 $2,201,479,693 324,834,641 1.10%
9 Documentary 1,842 $1,997,315,731 309,579,642 1.00%
10 Black Comedy 153 $1,268,088,559 188,101,800 0.63%
11 Western 61 $987,640,402 139,589,464 0.49%
12 Concert/Performance 58 $384,328,626 52,731,767 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 32 $22,351,764 2,837,168 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $28,184 3,343 0.00%