Follow us on

Market Charts > Genres Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Market Share for Each Genre 1995-2017

RankGenreMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Adventure 714 $45,669,515,265 6,684,769,632 22.57%
2 Comedy 2,311 $42,665,889,013 6,675,912,843 21.09%
3 Action 827 $37,094,971,456 5,592,857,576 18.34%
4 Drama 4,488 $33,562,382,984 5,308,006,546 16.59%
5 Thriller/Suspense 901 $17,058,298,910 2,575,551,554 8.43%
6 Romantic Comedy 538 $9,398,975,948 1,533,446,054 4.65%
7 Horror 492 $9,293,520,822 1,427,260,163 4.59%
8 Musical 147 $2,690,527,036 380,948,514 1.33%
9 Documentary 1,868 $2,011,738,432 311,096,102 0.99%
10 Black Comedy 153 $1,268,202,037 187,964,335 0.63%
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%