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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 687 $43,097,898,266 6,395,660,723 22.01%
2 Comedy 2,267 $42,526,666,247 6,664,627,932 21.72%
3 Action 791 $36,166,658,785 5,491,906,770 18.47%
4 Drama 4,311 $32,322,307,822 5,167,021,834 16.51%
5 Thriller/Suspense 862 $16,634,027,197 2,527,671,242 8.49%
6 Romantic Comedy 526 $9,379,074,683 1,531,415,274 4.79%
7 Horror 462 $8,899,240,828 1,382,854,695 4.54%
8 Musical 141 $2,065,182,206 308,640,564 1.05%
9 Documentary 1,779 $1,983,157,783 307,891,461 1.01%
10 Black Comedy 152 $1,266,547,783 187,919,028 0.65%
11 Western 58 $910,905,295 130,486,844 0.47%
12 Concert/Performance 55 $360,342,451 49,882,815 0.18%
13 Multiple Genres 31 $20,658,270 2,636,279 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 0.00%
15 Educational 1 $24,666 2,925 0.00%