In 2017, the total world box office film distribution amounted to a record 40.6 billion dollars
At the same time, attendance at sessions in the USA has fallen to a minimum over the past 23 years.
According to the report of the American Film Association, total film collections around the world in 2017 exceeded $ 40 billion, including due to the growth in China, which offset the results of the United States and Canada.
In addition, the association included for the first time in its report data on home rental. It turned out that total spending on such entertainment increased by 11% to 47.8 billion dollars, primarily due to the popularity of online cinemas.The spending on the purchase of digital copies also increased - in the USA by 20% and worldwide by 41%, and the number of subscribers to various video services grew by a third and amounted to 446.8 million people.
Total film fees worldwide in billions of dollars
The head of the association, Charles Rivkin, said that the industry had changed a lot, but mostly he paid attention only to advantages. For example, he noted an increase in the number of tickets sold on the world market and digital sales.
In addition, according to the report, frequent visitors to cinemas (that is, those who attend sessions at least once a month), despite the fact that only 12% of the total population of the United States and Canada bought almost half of all tickets sold. Moreover, 24% of the population of North America does not go to the cinema at all.
The total amount of money spent on entertainment - both in cinemas and at home - worldwide was $ 88.4 billion, including tickets, movie rentals, and the sale of CDs and digital copies. This is 7% more than in the same period a year earlier.
In the US, this figure rose by more than 1% to $ 31.16 billion. Online cinemas and various services for renting and downloading digital copies of films turned out to be the largest segment - they received 43% of total profits.From the sale of tickets was received another 35%, and physical copies brought 22%.