THRILLER MOVIES FALL BETWEEN HORROR AND SUSPENSE MOVIES AND SO THEREFORE IT HAS A SHARED AUDIENCE OF BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.
ABOVE ARE THREE THRILLER AGE CERTIFICATES OF WHICH I HAVE FOUND.
FURTHER RESEARCH SHOWED THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THRILLER DVDS ARE RATED AGE 15 WITH ONLY FEW WITH THE AGE 12 RATED CERTIFICATE.
I FOUND THAT ACTION THRILLERS ARE USUALLY AGE 12 RATED WHEREAS PHYSOLOGICAL THRILLERS ARE RATED AT AGE 15+
Action, animation and comedy account from 52% of Box Office in the UK in 2009. This is due to the fact that these genres are certificated to more of a younger age range, allowing a wider audience - from very young to old.
Take the movieTOY STORY 3 as an example; it had the certicate of PG and so the range of audience is wide. this enabled it to be one of the most successful 3D movies.
Thrillers account from quite a low proprotion of UK Box Office takings (4% in 2009) because its range of audience are restricted. Rather than catering to the 'young' crowd who watch movies more, most thriller movies specifically show for those who are more mature.