Movie Theatres in Canada: Market Research Report

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Movie Theatres in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51213CA | Jan 2015

Great preview: Higher concessions sales will combat falling attendance rates

IBISWorld’s Movie Theatres market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Movie theatre performance is tied largely to the success or failure of major blockbuster releases. On the whole, attendance at movie theatres has been slipping, partly due to the growing popularity of video-on-demand streaming services. Exhibitors have been combating falling attendance by emphasizing concessions and other merchandising. During the next five years, exhibitor revenue will continue to depend on films' ability to draw attendance. As major players upgrade theatres and add amenities, independent venues will find competing difficult, and many are expected to close down... purchase to read more

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At 57.8% of industry revenue, admissions (i.e. movie tickets, including regular screenings, 3-D, IMAX and other chain-specific formats) make up the majority of industry earnings. The Canadian exhibition market is dominated by foreign films, the vast majority of which are produced by US companies. In 2011 (latest available data), 86.3% of Canadian box office revenue was generated by films made in the United States, 10.9% by other foreign films and 2.8% by films made by Canadian companies. Canadian films have a much stronger presence in the French-speaking box office thanks to the well-established film industry in Quebec; even so, Canadian films in this linguistic market amount to only 13.4% of revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Movie Theatres Industry?

This industry comprises businesses that primarily exhibit movies. It includes cinemas, drive-in and outdoor movie theatres, and film festival exhibitors.

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Operating movie theatres and cinemasExhibiting films at festivalsOperating drive-in movie theatres

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