The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Movie Production & Distribution global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
21st Century Fox $x.xlock
Comcast $x.xlock
Disney $x.xlock
Time Warner $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2011 - 2016
Annual Growth
2016 - 2021
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry's growth prospects are uncertain as low-margin online streaming and illegal piracy continue to restrict revenue
  • Slow growth in the number of cinema attendees in most regions hindered revenue
  • Greater global access to cable and satellite TV with digital enhancements will aid growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Global Movie Production and Distribution industry creates and disseminates motion pictures to audiences across the world; therefore, it relies directly on discretionary spending. The industry suffered when disposable income dipped and stayed low due to the recession, especially in developed regions. Newly industrialized nations, such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, are rising quickly and are expected to support industry revenue expansion, but the widespread availability of free movies on the internet poses a threat to the industry...

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    Industry Investment

    Film is a creative medium and this industry is highly knowledge- and skill-intensive. All areas of production involve significant labor inputs, and in many cases, technology cannot replace labor. The creative process is very individual and many producers and company employees are pursued for their creative input. A movie's success can be threatened if high-level talent departs a company or signs a film contract elsewhere. Many studios also subcontract labor, hire part-time employees and seek out volunteers to keep wage costs to a minimum.

    However, the increasing sophistication of computer software reduces the need for some production crew and makes the postproduction process less labor-intensive, with artistic concepts easier to realize. For..

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    Additional Insights for the Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry are

  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having marketing expertise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Technological change for the Global Entertainment sector and Global per capita income in the Global Movie Production & Distribution industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that primarily produce and distribute motion pictures. Distributors work with theatrical and home media entertainment products, including digital and physical versions. Movie producers also hold distribution rights to movie libraries that receive revenue from cable and network TV; however, companies that principally broadcast and produce TV content are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
    Romantic Comedy
    Industry Activities
    Producing motion pictures
    Distributing motion pictures
    Marketing motion pictures

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Technological change for the Global Entertainment sector
  • Global per capita income
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global advertising expenditure
  • Global internet usage

  • Current Performance
  • Technology boost
  • Slow growth in cinema and home media
  • TV revenue supports growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Silver screen to small screen
  • Movie technology and trends
  • Piracy concerns
  • Table: Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores
  • Global Supermarkets
  • Global Advertising Agencies
  • Global Television Broadcasting
  • Global Tourism

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Advertising Agencies
  • Global Book Publishing
  • Global Music Production and Distribution
  • Global Newspaper Publishing
  • Global Public Relations Agencies

  • Products & Services
  • Action/Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Other
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Chart: Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 18 to 39
  • Consumers aged 40 to 59
  • Consumers aged 60 and older
  • Consumers aged 17 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Movie Production & Distribution

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    21st Century FoxThe Walt Disney CompanyComcast Corp.Time Warner Inc.
  • Table: 21st Century Fox - financial performance
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company - financial performance
  • Table: Comcast Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Time Warner Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Global per capita income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Production or distribution of film using digital technology that provides far better screen and sound quality.
  • Distribution
  • Distribution of film product in various formats, including DVD and Blu-ray, for digital screens in theaters as well as downloads from the internet.
  • Production
  • Film production activity that may partly involve the use of digital enhancement or animation.
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