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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 975 $57,735,448,962 8,473,211,717 26.96%
2 Action 918 $42,218,340,487 6,162,544,236 19.71%
3 Drama 4,803 $34,822,872,778 5,445,378,891 16.26%
4 Comedy 2,187 $32,597,729,915 5,083,550,734 15.22%
5 Thriller/Suspense 985 $17,952,386,666 2,677,267,319 8.38%
6 Horror 532 $10,265,795,844 1,534,518,935 4.79%
7 Romantic Comedy 557 $9,594,483,246 1,563,548,666 4.48%
8 Musical 162 $3,816,933,147 511,523,215 1.78%
9 Documentary 2,039 $2,049,989,136 315,316,487 0.96%
10 Black Comedy 168 $1,398,668,703 202,496,904 0.65%
11 Western 72 $1,079,160,512 149,359,026 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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