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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 705 $44,881,390,517 6,607,047,125 22.50%
2 Comedy 2,298 $42,788,687,866 6,695,619,245 21.45%
3 Action 811 $36,355,324,373 5,514,472,740 18.23%
4 Drama 4,428 $33,044,433,340 5,252,690,006 16.57%
5 Thriller/Suspense 893 $16,985,496,994 2,569,393,263 8.52%
6 Romantic Comedy 534 $9,395,740,079 1,533,486,063 4.71%
7 Horror 482 $8,986,485,666 1,393,330,579 4.51%
8 Musical 146 $2,155,405,497 319,369,138 1.08%
9 Documentary 1,830 $1,993,100,544 309,079,071 1.00%
10 Black Comedy 152 $1,266,547,783 187,919,028 0.64%
11 Western 61 $987,640,402 139,589,464 0.50%
12 Concert/Performance 57 $384,082,584 52,698,962 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 31 $20,670,699 2,637,754 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $28,184 3,343 0.00%