Most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, by gender

Favorite film genres in the U.S. 2018, by gender This statistic shows the most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, sorted by gender. The findings reveal that favorability of certain genres varied greatly between men and women, most notably romance musicals. Comedies, thrillers, fantasy and adventure films were considered similarly favorable by each gender, with 84 percent of men saying that they had a very or somewhat favorable impression of thriller or mystery films compared to 83 percent of women.
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 58.84 billion U.S. dollars of revenue. Second on the list is the action genre, which has box office takings of 44.15 billion U.S. dollars.
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MaleFemale
Comedy 90%91%
Drama 80%89%
Adventure 90%89%
Action 90%86%
Romantic comedy 67%84%
Crime 79%84%
Thriller/mystery 84%83%
Romance 55%77%
Documentary 78%77%
Animated 65%75%
Live-action 77%71%
Fantasy 71%70%
Musicals 48%64%
Sci-fi 76%62%
Horror57%47%
MaleFemale
Comedy 90%91%
Drama 80%89%
Adventure 90%89%
Action 90%86%
Romantic comedy 67%84%
Crime 79%84%
Thriller/mystery 84%83%
Romance 55%77%
Documentary 78%77%
Animated 65%75%
Live-action 77%71%
Fantasy 71%70%
Musicals 48%64%
Sci-fi 76%62%
Horror57%47%
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This statistic shows the most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, sorted by gender. The findings reveal that favorability of certain genres varied greatly between men and women, most notably romance musicals. Comedies, thrillers, fantasy and adventure films were considered similarly favorable by each gender, with 84 percent of men saying that they had a very or somewhat favorable impression of thriller or mystery films compared to 83 percent of women.
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 58.84 billion U.S. dollars of revenue. Second on the list is the action genre, which has box office takings of 44.15 billion U.S. dollars.
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Release date
December 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
November 29 to December 2, 2018
Number of respondents
*
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
*Total sample size was 2,200. Results given are reflective of respondents who had a very or somewhat favorable impression of the movie type.
Question: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the following types of movies?

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