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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 $45,578,568,863 6,689,742,159 22.65%
2 Comedy 2,304 $42,489,378,661 6,660,084,001 21.11%
3 Action 820 $36,740,302,650 5,560,140,384 18.25%
4 Drama 4,460 $33,483,723,140 5,304,829,996 16.64%
5 Thriller/Suspense 897 $17,017,663,312 2,573,209,150 8.46%
6 Romantic Comedy 537 $9,397,676,293 1,533,715,743 4.67%
7 Horror 487 $9,254,412,631 1,425,113,135 4.60%
8 Musical 147 $2,433,402,878 352,346,288 1.21%
9 Documentary 1,850 $2,003,099,605 310,277,231 1.00%
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 $23,500,494 2,973,435 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $28,184 3,343 0.00%