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

While audiences still attend movie theaters in person to view summer blockbusters and children's movies that make use of 3D technology, the 3D Movie Production industry's total revenue has been unable to reach the massive success it achieved at the end of the previous decade. Movie theater attendance has slowly declined over the past five years as competition from at-home streaming content providers has provided consumers with a more convenient, less expensive way to view a wide selection of films. Since six major film studios comprise the vast majority of production duties, the industry's success hinges on the amount of interest these studios hold in making 3D films...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

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
  • Online content providers have emerged as a major competitive force
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The 3D Movie Production industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. There are significant costs associated with production equipment and technology, and current 3D filmmaking technology requires the use of two cameras to record the dual perspectives necessary to create the illusion of depth in film. Movie producers often rent equipment to reduce costs, and new Fusion Camera System technology has helped reduce capital expenditures over the past five years. In 2017, for every dollar spent on labor, movie producers incur an estimated $0.15 in capital expenditures. Over the past five years, capital intensity has declined, as high-quality digital film equipment has become increasingly affordable...purchase to read more.

    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
  • Thriller/suspense
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from movie theaters
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Technological change for the Audiovisual Production and Post Production sector
  • 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

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

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the 3D Movie Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal Media LLC, 21st Century Fox, Time Warner Inc., Sony Corporation,
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company - financial performance
  • Table: NBCUniversal Media LLC - financial performance
  • Table: 21st Century Fox - financial performance
  • Table: Time Warner Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Sony Corporation - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the 3D Movie Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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 by the movie studio rather than by a contracted outside company.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Having full ownership and oversight of a product's creation and sale from beginning to end.
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