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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
21st Century Fox $x.xlock
Disney $x.xlock
NBCUniversal $x.xlock
Time Warner $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
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
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Global Movie Production and Distribution industry creates and disseminates motion pictures and its success hinges on the discretionary spending of moviegoers around the world. The industry suffers most when disposable income and leisure time among moviegoers fall. Revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2017.The industry's methods of distribution are rapidly evolving. Technological change, particularly in online viewership, has shifted many consumers' spending habits away from traditional cinemas in favor of at-home systems. The industry has been plagued by illegal online piracy of its copyrighted works...

    Industry Products

    A film's genre generally refers to the basic similarities in narrative elements used to construct a film. The film's genre is derived from the director's use of setting, the general emotional delivery of the film or the technical execution of the film. The most popular genres are often those that appeal to the largest demographic of viewers. For example, action films appeal to essentially all audiences, and these films therefore represent a significant portion of industry revenue.


    Motion picture studios have largely consolidated and now produce very few genres, all of which are considered to be the most likely to generate revenue. This is especially true for action and adventure films, which have come to dominate the industry's production activities. Act..

    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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    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
    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
  • Box office sales
  • Technology boost
  • Slow growth in cinema and home media
  • 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
  • Chart: Global Movie Production & Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 18 to 39
  • Consumers aged 17 and younger
  • Consumers aged 40 to 59
  • Consumers aged 60 and older
  • 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
    The Walt Disney CompanyNBCUniversal Inc.21st Century FoxTime Warner Inc.
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company - financial performance
  • Table: NBCUniversal Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: 21st Century Fox - 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 (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Global per capita income (2008-2022)

  • 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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