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Cinemas in the UK: Market Research Report

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Cinemas Market Research Report | SIC J59.140 | Feb 2017

Slowed motion: Constrained disposable incomes likely to affect current-year attendance numbers

IBISWorld’s Cinemas market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Cineworld Group plc Cineworld Group plc market share
Natl. Amusements (UK) Limited Natl. Amusements (UK) Limited market share
ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group market share
Vue Entertainment Group Vue Entertainment Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cinemas industry includes all operators that show films in designated film-projection facilities, which are mostly indoors but some are open-air. The bulk of industry revenue comes from box office sales, the majority of which are generated by blockbuster films. UK cinemas also generate revenue from screen advertising and selling drinks and snacks. The industry has grown moderately over the five years through 2016-17, as the average spend per visit has increased. This is due to the average ticket price rising, along with industry operators having expanded their retail offerings over the period. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.3% over the five years through 2016-17. In the current year, revenue is expected to fall by 0.2% to £1.6 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The strength of the film line-up is a major factor in determining the popularity of cinema from year to year. The release window, competition from alternative forms of media and the advancement of technology also contribute to the performance of the industry. The amount people spend on visits to the cinema is affected by general economic conditions, and household budgets for entertainment and leisure in particular. Such economic factors therefore influence revenue growth through box office and retail sales, as well as filtering through to demand for screen advertising. Cinema attendance tends to be affected by major sporting events, including the Olympics or football tournaments. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.3% t.. purchase to read more


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What is the Cinemas Industry?

Cinemas show films in designated film-projection facilities, which are usually indoors but can also include open-air venues.

Industry Products
Box office - top 20 filmsBox office - all other filmsFood, beverages and merchandise
Industry Activities
Projecting filmsOperating open-air film projectorsRetailing drinks and snacks

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