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Movie & Video Production in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Movie & Video Production in the US

The Movie and Video Production industry has grown moderately over the five years to 2017, benefiting from steady demand for entertainment but challenged by disruption to its traditional distribution channels. Box office sales have grown sluggishly, mainly as a result of higher ticket prices rather than increased attendance. Studios are placing bigger bets on action movies, especially in on-trend genres such as superhero films, which bring both domestic consumers to theaters and have staying power in foreign markets. The focus on blockbusters has improved profit over the past five years. However, in the coming years it will make studios more vulnerable to profit losses, given the fast-changing nature of consumer tastes. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to sustain modest growth. Shifting domestic distribution channels, including a sluggish box office, will continue to pose a challenge for the industry. Meanwhile, new digital players that have already inched into film production will pose a threat to major studios unlike any they have faced since the premier of the talkie.

Operators in this industry produce and distribute motion pictures and videos. This industry excludes third-party distributors and disc manufacturers and products produced for the television, such as TV shows and made-for-television movies.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from movie theaters
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table The Walt Disney Company (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table NBCUniversal (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Time Warner Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table 21st Century Fox (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Sony Corporation (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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