Statistics from 2009 show that there were 503 films released in the UK alone. Out of the 503 films released in 2009, only 31 films were of the Thriller/Suspense genre which made up 4% of the Box Office. I believe the reason for the unpopularity of the genre is due to the often unrealistic and cheap copies of other much popular films in the genre. Most thriller/suspense films mostly consist of the same calibre making the genre relatively boring and typical. Also age restrictions mean that some of the audience are unable to watch the film.