1. Home
China Cinema Market Forecast by Film Production, Tier City, Movie Industry, Ticket Pricing, Company Analysis

China Cinema Market Forecast by Film Production, Tier City, Movie Industry, Ticket Pricing, Company Analysis

  • May 2021
  • 125 pages
  • ID: 6075566
  • Format: PDF
  • Renub Research


Table of Contents

China Cinema Market Forecast by Film Production, Tier City, Movie Industry, Ticket Pricing, Company Analysis

Until the outbreak of COVID-19, the China Cinema Market had reached an unparalleled ’golden age.
But the market declined in 2020 due to COVID-19 since all multiplex were closed. However, 2021 is proving to be a blockbuster year for the Chinese movie industry as economy has opened. The ticket sale from Chinese movie theatres, which has largely contained the coronavirus, has shown a huge jump. The China multiplex revenue for 2021 is expected to surpass the figures of 2019. According to the research, China Cinema Market is projected to grow with a staggering CAGR of 30.12% from 2020 to 2026.

In China, factors that drive the cinema industries development are increasing the quota of foreign film in China, growth in the number of 3d screens in China, rising disposable incomes, growing number of working populations, rapid technology development in the filmmaking, film-screening equipment manufacturing industries, and the implementation of the cinema circuit system. In future the online movie industry is also expected to emerge as the ’new giant’. As per our research report, the China Film Industry was US$ 3.4 Billion in 2020.

China’s film industry is on record for accelerated growth over the upcoming years. In the Chinese film industry, various films are created, such as feature film, cartoons, popular science films, documentary films, and special films. Feature Film and Popular Science Films is leading in the China cinema industry as people are interested and are enjoying these in theatres. Additionally, the Cinematic Imports in China maintain tight command over foreign films that are permitted to be screened, potentially pushed by the concern that a completely open market would endanger the local filming industry. Currently, there are two business models for foreign films releasing in China: revenue-sharing and flat-rate (i.e., a buy-out). On the other hand, Joint productions are deemed as domestic films. They can be directly released in the PRC after completing and passing the censorship review. According to our latest report, the China Movie Market is expected to reach US$ 16.5 Billion by 2026.

The 1st Tier and 2nd Tier cities in China hold most of the China cinema market due to the availability of more theatres, infrastructure, and people willing to pay higher prices for tickets than 3rd Tier and 4th cities. Ticket rates in these cities are also much higher than in the rest of the cities. The companies acting as the major players in the China Cinemas industry include Dalian Wanda Group, China Film Group Corporation, Guangdong Dadi Cinema Circuit Co. Ltd., Shanghai Film Group Corporation and Hengdian Group Holdings Limited.

Effect of COVID-19 on the Chinese Cinema Industry:

Revenue for Cinemas in China declined in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic has severely restricted film screening activity. But, the demand for film watching is surging in Chinese theatres as they were able to reopen by midyear and have seen continuous audience growth. Lunar Year for 2021 came as a blessing for the Chinese box office, as most people were encouraged to stay in the city. So watching movies in the theatres became the top choice of entertainment. Besides, the lack of other entertainment options helped pump up ticket sales during the pandemic.

This latest report "China Cinema Market by Movies (Domestic (Chinese) Movies, Imported Movies, Exported Movies), Film Production (Feature Film, Cartoons, Popular Science Films, Documentary Films, Special Films), Tier City (1st Tier Cities, 2nd Tier Cities, 3rd Tier Cities, 4th Tier Cities, 5th Tier Cities), Movie Industry (Movie Screens in China, Movie Admission in China), Movie Ticket Pricing Analysis by City, Company (IMAX China Holding, SMI Holdings Group Limited, Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company Limited, Perfect World, Wanda Film Holding Co Ltd)" provides all-encompassing insights of China Cinema Industry.

China Movie Market covered from 3 viewpoints:
• Domestic (Chinese) Movies
• Imported Movies
• Exported Movies

China Film Production Volume Analysis covered from 5 viewpoints:
• Feature Film
• Cartoons
• Popular Science Films
• Documentary Films
• Special Films

Tier City - China Movie Market covered from 5 viewpoints:
• 1st Tier Cities
• 2nd Tier Cities
• 3rd Tier Cities
• 4th Tier Cities
• 5th Tier Cities

China Movie Industry Analysis covered from 2 viewpoints:
• Movie Screens in China
• Movie Admission in China

Tier City - China Movie Ticket Pricing Analysis covered from 5 viewpoints:
• 1st Tier Cities
• 2nd Tier Cities
• 3rd Tier Cities
• 4th Tier Cities
• 5th Tier Cities

Company Analysis has been covered from 3 viewpoints:
• Overview
• Recent Development
• Sales Analysis

Company Insights:
• IMAX China Holding
• SMI Holdings Group Limited
• Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company Limited
• Perfect World
• Wanda Film Holding Co Ltd

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

ReportLinker may already be registered as a supplier with your company. If you want to Order by PO, check with us first and we'll let you know if we are a registered supplier and what the vendor number is. Otherwise, we'll provide you with the necessary information to register ReportLinker as a vendor.

Grace helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at [email protected] to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - [email protected] or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved.

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

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on