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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 972 $57,567,940,610 8,459,611,785 27.27%
2 Action 891 $40,501,583,443 5,966,676,527 19.18%
3 Drama 4,718 $34,543,212,664 5,413,955,963 16.36%
4 Comedy 2,157 $32,307,518,159 5,051,353,504 15.30%
5 Thriller/Suspense 958 $17,756,821,227 2,655,448,793 8.41%
6 Horror 518 $10,005,081,822 1,505,258,180 4.74%
7 Romantic Comedy 553 $9,554,418,298 1,559,075,422 4.53%
8 Musical 160 $3,795,822,503 509,191,124 1.80%
9 Documentary 1,998 $2,035,153,532 313,634,217 0.96%
10 Black Comedy 166 $1,376,938,715 200,086,144 0.65%
11 Western 70 $1,077,390,296 149,158,871 0.51%
12 Concert/Performance 61 $387,312,946 52,982,367 0.18%
13 Multiple Genres 36 $26,218,025 3,245,594 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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