3D decline: Inconsistent interest in 3D films will constrain revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Industry Market Report on 3D Movie Production is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Ensure due diligence in your research with our strategic analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments; economic, lifestyle and demographic influences; distribution and supply chain factors; and pricing issues.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has struggled to contend with new channels for distributing entertainment to consumers
  • While increased consumer spending has benefited all film studios, 3D film releases have declined
  • IBISWorld projects the industry to essentially flatline over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The 3D Movie Production industry erupted over the past decade into the fastest growing phenomenon in cinema. Developments such as high-definition screen resolution, digital distribution, advanced computer graphics, increasingly affordable 3D-capable camera technology and the proliferation of massive film exhibitor franchises such as IMAX and Cineplex all contributed to the industry's immense growth in recent years. Despite the industry's tremendous revenue growth early on in the five-year period, the industry has struggled to contend with new channels for distributing entertainment to consumers, and revenue is expected to decline over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Action and adventure films

    Action and adventure films are anticipated to generate 69.5% of industry revenue. These films, which span subgenres such as superhero, science fiction and fantasy, are highly compatible with the 3D format due to their fast-paced nature and dynamic cinematography. Moreover, the past five years have become an era of lucrative film franchises, including the Avengers, Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises. These films are typically released during anticipated high-volume seasons, including the summer and winter holidays.

    Due to the commercial viability of these genres, 3D movie producers have strong incentives to produce action-adventure feature films. Add..

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    Additional Insights for the 3D Movie Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the 3D Movie Production Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from movie theaters and Per capita disposable income in the 3D Movie Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the 3D Movie Production Industry?

    This industry produces and distributes three-dimensional (3D) films that create the illusion of depth in motion pictures. The industry does not manufacture 3D accessories like Blu-ray discs and 3D glasses, nor does it distribute other forms of 3D media, like television programs and video games.

    Industry Products
    Action and adventure
    Industry Activities
    Creating production timelines and ensuring timeline goals are met
    Pursuing financing for motion picture productions
    Scriptwriting, casting and shooting 3D motion pictures
    Marketing and publicizing 3D motion pictures
    Distributing 3D motion pictures to movie theaters and festivals (if involved in all of the above)

    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
  • Demand from movie theaters
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Technological change for Television Networks and Providers
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • The end of the 3D revolution
  • Stabilization in the industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry landscape
  • State budget changes impact growth
  • Table: 3D Movie Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - 3D Movie Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Movie & Video Distribution
  • Movie Theaters
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Celebrity & Sports Agents
  • Market Research
  • Performers & Creative Artists
  • Video Postproduction Services

  • Products & Services
  • Action and adventure
  • Thriller/suspense
  • Other
  • Chart: 3D Movie Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Genres
  • Disposable income and leisure time
  • Technology and finance

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 17 and younger
  • Consumers aged 18 to 24
  • Consumers aged 25 to 39
  • Consumers aged 40 to 49
  • Consumers aged 50 to 59
  • Consumers aged 60 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the 3D Movie Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    PurchasesProfitWagesMarketingRent & utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs 3D Movie Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the 3D Movie Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Walt Disney CompanyComcast Corporation21st Century FoxTime Warner Inc.
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company - financial performance
  • Table: Comcast Corporation - 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 3D Movie Production 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 3D Movie Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • An optical disc format capable of displaying high-definition resolution and storing large amounts of data.
  • Feature Film
  • A full-length film intended as the main attraction of a movie theater.
  • In-House
  • When production is performed within the movie studio rather than a contract outside company.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Having full ownership and oversight of a product's creation and sale from beginning to end.
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