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Market Charts > Genres Note: Figures for 2018 are at an annualized rate.

Market Share for Each Genre 1995-2018

RankGenreMoviesTotal Box OfficeTicketsShare
1 Adventure 976 $57,771,375,690 8,477,216,924 26.96%
2 Action 918 $42,254,018,750 6,166,521,746 19.72%
3 Drama 4,804 $34,823,296,835 5,445,426,166 16.25%
4 Comedy 2,185 $32,610,901,508 5,084,994,994 15.22%
5 Thriller/Suspense 985 $17,957,599,003 2,677,848,407 8.38%
6 Horror 532 $10,267,102,608 1,534,664,616 4.79%
7 Romantic Comedy 557 $9,595,907,517 1,563,707,447 4.48%
8 Musical 162 $3,816,942,426 511,524,249 1.78%
9 Documentary 2,039 $2,051,142,995 315,445,120 0.96%
10 Black Comedy 168 $1,398,685,020 202,498,724 0.65%
11 Western 72 $1,079,161,156 149,359,098 0.50%
12 Concert/Performance 62 $387,382,946 52,993,978 0.18%
13 Multiple Genres 37 $28,793,610 3,534,681 0.01%
14 Reality 5 $623,723 74,035 0.00%

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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