Movie Theaters in the US: Market Research Report

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Movie Theaters Market Research Report | NAICS 51213 | Dec 2014

Coming attraction: Renewed consumer spending and technology changes will drive modest growth

IBISWorld’s Movie Theaters market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Positive trends in consumer spending and a revival in movie attendance will benefit the industry over the next five years. Movie theaters will invest in technologies like 3D to boost demand and increase ticket prices, supporting profitability. However, competition from online video access will largely mitigate these trends, resulting in modest growth... purchase to read more

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The Movie Theaters industry has a medium level of market share concentration, with the four largest companies accounting for a combined share of 57.3% of industry revenue in 2014. Although the top four companies do engage in acquisition activity, often acquiring individual theaters or small local chains, large companies have focused more on upgrading analog theaters to digital than on expanding their geographic presence and market share. Even so, nearly 2,000 other enterprises compete for the remaining 42.7% of revenue in 2014. Industry concentration has increased slightly since 2009, when the same four major companies (Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. and Carmike Cinemas Inc.) held a combined market share of about 49.0%... purchase to read more


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What is the Movie Theaters Industry?

This industry comprises businesses that primarily exhibit movies. It includes cinemas, drive-in and outdoor movie theaters and film festival exhibitors.

Industry Products
AdmissionsFood and beverage sales
Industry Activities
Operating movie theatersOperating drive-in movie theatersFilm festival exhibitionMotion picture exhibition for airlines

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