Motion Picture Production & Distribution Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 12/28/2020
SIC Codes: 7812, 7822
NAICS Codes: 51211, 51212
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Companies in this industry produce and distribute motion pictures, videos, television programs or commercials. Major companies include Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros (all based in the US). Newer, but increasingly significant, entrants in the field include streaming services Amazon and Netflix (both based in the US). Outside the US, major companies include Reliance Entertainment (India), Toho (Japan), and Village Roadshow (Australia), as well as Wanda Media (China), the movie production operations of China's Wanda Group.

The Asia/Pacific region accounts for the greatest share of global movie box office revenue, at about 40%, followed by the US and Canada at nearly 30% and the Europe/Middle East/Africa region at about 25%, according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Latin America accounts for the remainder. Global box office grew just 1% from 2017 to 2018. China, with a 12% increase in box office dollars, was the primary driver of growth, offset by declines from Argentina (-41%) and Brazil (-22%).

The US motion picture production and distribution industry includes about 14,600 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $65 billion.

The top motion picture studios are generally part of larger media companies. Most companies in the industry engage in both production and distribution of motion pictures; about 350 US establishments are solely distributors. Production and distribution of television programs is included in the industry but discussed more ...

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