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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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 Products Chapter

Box office

Box office sales are the main source of revenue for cinemas. The amount of revenue generated from box office sales each year depends on the total number of cinema admissions and the average price of tickets purchased. The film release schedule determines both the number of admissions, because the spread of big film releases over the year influences attendance, and the average price, in that 3-D film releases command higher ticket prices. Overall, IBISWorld estimates that box office sales will account for 77.6% of industry revenue in 2016-17.

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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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