What is your favorite movie/television genre? (by gender)

Favorite movie/TV genres in the U.S. by gender 2016 The statistic shows information about favorite movie genres among adults in the United States in 2016, sorted by gender. According to the source, 62 percent of female respondents stated that action movies were their favorite genre. The favorite movie genre among males was comedy, whilst females preferred the drama genre. The movie genre that has generated the most revenue at the North American box office since 1995 is the adventure genre, which has brought in 45.67 billion U.S. dollars of revenue. Second on the list is the comedy genre, which has collective box office takings of 42.66 billion U.S. dollars.
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MaleFemale
Comedy74%77%
Action73%62%
Drama69%80%
Science fiction54%43%
Horror48%46%
Documentary38%42%
Kids & family37%58%
Animation36%44%
Romance16%37%
MaleFemale
Comedy74%77%
Action73%62%
Drama69%80%
Science fiction54%43%
Horror48%46%
Documentary38%42%
Kids & family37%58%
Animation36%44%
Romance16%37%
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The statistic shows information about favorite movie genres among adults in the United States in 2016, sorted by gender. According to the source, 62 percent of female respondents stated that action movies were their favorite genre. The favorite movie genre among males was comedy, whilst females preferred the drama genre. The movie genre that has generated the most revenue at the North American box office since 1995 is the adventure genre, which has brought in 45.67 billion U.S. dollars of revenue. Second on the list is the comedy genre, which has collective box office takings of 42.66 billion U.S. dollars.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 2016
Number of respondents
1,000 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
among adults who pay for digital content online
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
The source does not provide information on the original wording used during the survey. Thus, the wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the one in the survey.

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