Number of movies released in North America from 1995 to 2018, by genre

Movie genres in North America from 1995 to 2018, by number of releases The statistic above presents data on the number of movie releases in North America between 1995 and 2018, broken down by genre. In these years, 4,956 dramas were released in the U.S. and Canada. Whilst far fewer adventure films were released during this time period, the genre remains the most popular, and as of October 2018 adventure films generated a total box office revenue of over 58 billion U.S. dollars.
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Number of movie releases
Drama 4,956
Comedy 2,221
Documentary 2,120
Thriller/Suspense 1,014
Adventure 987
Action 945
Romantic Comedy 573
Horror 550
Black Comedy 172
Musical 165
Western 76
Concert/Performance 62
Multiple Genres 39
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Number of movie releases
Drama 4,956
Comedy 2,221
Documentary 2,120
Thriller/Suspense 1,014
Adventure 987
Action 945
Romantic Comedy 573
Horror 550
Black Comedy 172
Musical 165
Western 76
Concert/Performance 62
Multiple Genres 39
Reality5
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The statistic above presents data on the number of movie releases in North America between 1995 and 2018, broken down by genre. In these years, 4,956 dramas were released in the U.S. and Canada. Whilst far fewer adventure films were released during this time period, the genre remains the most popular, and as of October 2018 adventure films generated a total box office revenue of over 58 billion U.S. dollars.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
Canada, United States
Survey time period
1995 to 2018
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as of October 30, 2018

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