Over the five years through 2018, revenue for Cinemas in China has been increasing at an annualized rate of 19% to an estimated $9.1 billion.Cinemas in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai contribute the most to industry revenue due to the higher average disposable income levels and higher concentrations of cinemas in these cities. The number of establishments, or cinemas, in the industry is estimated at 11,794 in 2018, up 4.5% for the year. These establishments employ 44,731 people with a total payroll of $149.1 million in 2018. All films screened in China are subject to censorship by the Commission of Film Censors of China, an organization under the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). However, there is currently no film classification system...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • All films to be presented in Chinese cinemas are subject to censorship of the "Commission of Film Censors of China"
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry outline factors that can prevent a potential player from entering the industry. Key factors to assess the barriers to entry include the rapid development of the cinema chains through mergers and acquisitions since the implementation of the Cinema Circuit System in the industry in June 2002. The large number of branch cinemas enabled cinema chains to lower film release (or distribution) costs and develop certain economies of scale. Small companies are faced with higher costs and therefore lower profit margins.Land prices in China have increased in recent years. As a result, heavy investment is required to establish a new cinema, especially in a suitable location with good traffic conditions. Mos...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cinemas Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cinemas Industry are

  • Effective product promotion
  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household Disposable Income and Leisure and Recreational Activity Levels - Expenditure in the Cinemas industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cinemas Industry?

    The Cinema industry in China screens films and other videos to a paying audience. The industry's establishments include cinemas, auditoriums, open-air movie theaters, and video theaters.

    Industry Products
  • Chinese films
  • Foreign films
  • Industry Activities
  • Film screening
  • Video screening
  • Sales of snacks and drinks
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Leisure and Recreational Activity Levels - Expenditure
  • Systems and Technology
  • The Leisure Market - China CD and DVD Sales
  • Upstream Supplying Industries

  • Current Performance
    Industry development
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Cinemas Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cinemas Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Filming Machine Manufacturing
  • Movie Production

  • Products & Services
  • Chinese films
  • Foreign films
  • Other
  • Chart: Cinemas Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Household disposable income levels
  • Film quality improvement
  • Age structure
  • Government policies on intellectual property protection
  • Leisure time availability
  • The development of internet technology

  • Major Markets
  • People aged 25 to 34
  • People under 24 years of age
  • People aged 35 to 44
  • People aged 45 to 54
  • People over 55 years of age
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cinemas Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cinemas

  • Basis of Competition
  • Prices and discounts
  • Environment and equipment
  • Customer and other services
  • Branding
  • Location
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cinemas Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Dalian Wanda Group, China Film Group Corporation, Guangdong Dadi Cinema Circuit Co. Ltd., Shanghai Film Group Corporation,
  • Table: Dalian Wanda Group - financial performance
  • Table: China Film Group Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Guangdong Dadi Cinema Circuit Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Film Group Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cinemas Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cinemas Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)
  • Number of Domestic-made Films (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Box Office
  • The total sales of admissions for a specific movie or for a year.
  • Concessions
  • Food or drink sales.
  • Film Screening
  • Showing of movies to a paying audience via film projectors.
  • Video Screening
  • Showing of movies to a paying audience via a video projection, such as a DVD player or video player.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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