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Market Charts > Genres

Note: Figures for 2016 are at an annualized rate.

Market Share for Each Genre 1995-2016

RankGenreMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Adventure 694 $43,928,091,585 6,494,141,539 22.23%
2 Comedy 2,282 $42,684,088,959 6,683,302,029 21.60%
3 Action 800 $36,238,948,134 5,500,482,017 18.33%
4 Drama 4,366 $32,727,807,436 5,215,127,820 16.56%
5 Thriller/Suspense 876 $16,849,457,457 2,553,226,425 8.52%
6 Romantic Comedy 529 $9,388,907,988 1,532,581,737 4.75%
7 Horror 471 $8,945,833,782 1,388,381,733 4.53%
8 Musical 144 $2,066,025,000 308,740,538 1.05%
9 Documentary 1,809 $1,991,023,686 308,825,430 1.01%
10 Black Comedy 152 $1,266,547,783 187,919,028 0.64%
11 Western 59 $960,505,692 136,370,639 0.49%
12 Concert/Performance 56 $383,917,056 52,679,328 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 31 $20,668,059 2,637,441 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $28,184 3,343 0.00%