1. Market Research
  2. > Media Market Trends
  3. > Motion Pictures and Movie

Film industry: must-read market reports and statistics

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
13 votes

Topics under Motion Pictures and Movie

Global Movie & Motion Picture Industry Analysis

The global motion picture and entertainment industry, part of the leisure sector, is expected to reach close to $87 billion, according to MarketLine. Market growth is forecast to slow to a yearly rate of -0.3% through 2015, to under $86 billion. Box office sales represent the leading market segment, generating close to $32 billion, or over 36% of the overall market in terms of value.

Theatrical motion pictures involve the production, distribution and exhibition of movies. The industry is competitive, with various players from major studios and national exhibition chains as well as independent production companies, distributors and art houses. The motion picture market refers not only to the theatrical sector but also to other sectors like home video, video games, pay television, merchandising and network television.

Key Market Segments

The world animation software market is expected to reach $2 billion by 2017, according to Global Industry Analysts. The market is fuelled by demand from the entertainment industry in particular (in charge of the movie & video production), falling animation software prices and growing numbers of viewers. The market is set to record strong growth as technological developments come about and infrastructure evolution continues. The US and the EU are two leading regional markets for animation software. Less established, but with great growth potential, Asia represents a region for future expansion, with animation software demand in the Philippines and India continuing to climb. The Asia-Pacific market is expected to reach yearly growth of 18% through 2017.

The global online movie market is expected to reach almost $4.45 billion by 2017, according to research from Global Industry Analysts. The online channel has deeply changed the standards of movie & video distribution. Moving forward, market growth will be fuelled by broadband internet, increasing rentals and 3D movies. The number of movies available online is growing steadily, along with the online movie consumer base. With outfits such as Netflix and Apple facilitating movie downloads and viewing, consumers are quick to choose movies to rent or buy for home viewing. With movie theater outings becoming an increasingly expensive option, consumers are moving towards the trend of movie viewing at home, especially in the context of the economic recession.

The global online movie ticketing services industry is expected to reach almost $14 billion by 2017, according to research from Global Industry Analysts. Factors fuelling the market include the popularity of digital 3D screens. In 2010, global movie ticket sales reached $32 billion, representing more than a $2 billion increase in two years. Online movie booking is made easier by theaters detailing available seats, as done by sites like Moviefone and Fandango. The market has also benefited from broadband internet penetration, and the popularity of mobile devices, which mean consumers have easy access constantly. 

Regional Markets

The US movie and entertainment industry is expected to grow at a yearly rate of around -4% between 2010 and 2015, according to research from MarketLine. This would bring the market to over $24 billion by the close of 2015. Video sales represent the leading market segment, generating close to $12 billion, or 40% of the overall market.

Read more »


You might be interested in these related markets:

24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Sam

+44 20 8816 8032

1-10 of about 400 reports

Movie And Video Production in the US

  • January 2016
    22 pages
  • United States  

    United Kingdom  

View report >

Movie And Video Production in Europe

  • May 2015
    31 pages
  • Movie and Video  

  • Europe  

View report >

Movie Industry in the US and Japan

  • January 2015
    64 pages
  • Movie  

    Movie Theater  

  • United States  


View report >

Motion Pictures And Movie Supply in Germany Forecast

  • January 2015
    21 pages
  • Motion Pictures  

  • Germany  


View report >

Movie Theater Statistics in the UK

  • November 2015
    153 pages
  • Dance  

  • United Kingdom  

View report >

Motion Pictures And Movie Industry in Canada Forecast

  • October 2015
    5 pages
  • Motion Pictures  

  • Canada  

View report >

Motion Pictures And Movie Industry in India

  • April 2015
    260 pages
  • India  


View report >

Movie Theater Markets in China

  • September 2015
    5 pages
  • China  



View report >

Motion Pictures And Movie Industry in Indonesia

  • January 2013
    12 pages
  • Motion Pictures  


  • Indonesia  


View report >

Search in Motion Pictures And Movie Industry (About 400 reports)
Parent industry: Media
Related markets: Entertainment, Television, Satellite, Blu-Ray, Fixed Telephony, Cinema, Movie, Pay TV, Post-production, Motion Picture, Film Production, Video Production, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Movie Theatre, Video on Demand, Vod Service

About 800 reports

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
(From € 79 - € 4 000)

World TV & New video services 2015

World TV & New video services 2015

  • € 4 000
  • Industry report
  • December 2015
  • by IDATE

Our TV experts publish half-yearly their TV & Video Services observatory, including a report and a database, covering 39 countries, 10 regions and world consolidated. This ongoing monitoring is accompanied ...

Dlp Projector Market By Light Source, Chip Model, By Br ...

December 2015 € 3 720

Canadian Consumer Ott Video Services Forecast, 2015-201 ...

December 2015 € 3 600

U.s. Paid Subscription Over-the-top Video Services Subs ...

December 2015 € 3 600

Central And Eastern Europe Pay Tv 2015-2020 Forecast

November 2015 € 3 600

High Performance Film Markets In China

February 2016 € 3 200

United States Dvd-r Industry 2015 Market Research Repor ...

December 2015 € 3 040

Us Digital Cinema Projectors Industry 2015 Market Resea ...

November 2015 € 3 040

Us Digital Cinema Screen Industry 2015 Market Research ...

November 2015 € 3 040

Multiplay Services: Bundling Growth And Strategies Beyo ...

December 2015 € 2 796

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.