Most popular films by genre and general ticket sales for different types of film in the USA

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

The charts below show the most popular films by genre for men and women and general ticket sales for different types of film in the USA in 2010.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You should write at least 150 words.

most popular films

Box-office takings 2010: USA

Box office takings 2010USA

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Sample Answer

The given diagrams present information about the popular films genres among men and women and also show the ratio of ticket sales for different film types in the USA in 2010. As is seen in the given illustrations, action movies had far more popularity both among men and women and the ratio of ticket sales for this type of movie was also far higher than any other film category.

According to the bar graph, 40% men preferred actions movies while 25% women preferred this genre of movies. Romantic comedies were most popular among women with about 30% preferences while it was preferred by very few percentages of men (only about 5%). Comedy movies stood in the second position in terms of their popularity among men and women and 20% men and women preferred this movie category. Thriller and Science fiction movies were more popular among male film viewers while western movies had almost equal popularity among males and females. Science fiction and Western movies had less popularity among viewers compared to action, comedy and thriller movie genres.

The pie chart shows the box office taking of these movie genres in the USA in the year 2010. Action movie genres got the 49% ticket sales among all movie categories while 24% was took by the comedy movie types. Romantic comedy and thriller movies’ box office taking percentage were 12 and 10 percentages respectively while all other movie genres contributed to remaining 5% ticket sales in 2010.

The popularity of movies had a direct relation with the box-office taking in the USA.