As we are making thriller opening i did some research on the people who watch thrillers.
Here are the figures for the suspense films released in the UK in 2009.
In 2009 408 box office films were released, but only 31 of them were thrillers. Action, animation and comedy took up 52% of the Box Office in 2009. I think that it was this high because it attracts different genders. Importantly it also attracts different ages, which makes it more popular. Also animations attract a younger audience which are more likely to go with their parents or guardians to the cinema.
I think thrillers only had 4% of the box office because they can sometimes be categorised under other genres or they don't appeal to enough people. A big factor in this can also be age as a thriller is usually scary and will need a 18+ certificate. This leaves a huge gap out of the population who would want to see these films, so maybe they should make the target audience 15+.
Here is some information about Gender and Genre
This shows what stereotypically each gender is draw to. Showing how films are targeted at the audience. This shows how Romance is aimed at Female while Action and SciFi is aimed at male. Horror in the middle shows it is like by both.