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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 715 $45,711,570,448 6,689,631,499 22.52%
2 Comedy 2,317 $42,774,735,996 6,688,496,305 21.07%
3 Action 832 $37,484,752,219 5,637,918,934 18.46%
4 Drama 4,507 $33,610,276,081 5,313,543,305 16.56%
5 Thriller/Suspense 906 $17,087,383,473 2,578,913,929 8.42%
6 Romantic Comedy 541 $9,401,820,184 1,533,774,865 4.63%
7 Horror 494 $9,341,296,331 1,432,783,343 4.60%
8 Musical 147 $2,715,354,270 383,818,715 1.34%
9 Documentary 1,875 $2,019,756,209 312,023,010 0.99%
10 Black Comedy 153 $1,268,202,037 187,964,335 0.62%
11 Western 61 $987,640,402 139,145,424 0.49%
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%