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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 961 $58,090,673,762 8,529,820,480 27.80%
2 Action 864 $39,790,568,436 5,893,123,242 19.04%
3 Drama 4,619 $34,082,262,534 5,363,639,657 16.31%
4 Comedy 2,122 $32,205,117,625 5,048,804,150 15.41%
5 Thriller/Suspense 945 $17,630,492,309 2,639,336,481 8.44%
6 Horror 510 $9,937,144,730 1,498,550,575 4.76%
7 Romantic Comedy 549 $9,481,749,884 1,542,736,650 4.54%
8 Musical 149 $2,721,870,171 382,545,347 1.30%
9 Documentary 1,962 $2,037,069,827 313,889,383 0.97%
10 Black Comedy 162 $1,322,677,768 194,080,711 0.63%
11 Western 66 $1,049,091,969 146,050,076 0.50%
12 Concert/Performance 61 $387,312,946 52,984,986 0.19%
13 Multiple Genres 35 $25,151,193 3,130,707 0.01%
14 Reality 4 $621,696 73,810 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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