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Movie & Video Distribution Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
(industry trends)
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Movie & Video Distribution

Overview: the U.S. Movie & Video Distribution Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Movie & Video Distribution: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Movie & Video Distribution industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Distribute Audiovisual Works

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Distribute - Motion Picture Films

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Distribute - Television Programming

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Distribute - Other Audiovisual Works

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Exhibit, Broadcast, Or Rent Feature Films (Include ""Revenue-Sharing"" Agreements.)

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To - Exhibit Feature Films

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To - Broadcast Feature Films On Television

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Broadcast Or Rent Television And Cable Programming (Include ""Revenue-Sharing"" Agreements.)

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To - Broadcast Television Or Cable Programming (Television Program Rights)

Licensing Of International Rights To Distribute Audiovisual Works

Licensing Of International Rights To Distribute - Motion Picture Films

Licensing Of International Rights To Distribute - Television Programming

Licensing Of International Rights To Exhibit, Broadcast, Or Rent Audiovisual Works (Include ""Revenue-Sharing"" Agreements.)

Sale Of Copies Of Audiovisual Works To The Wholesale, Retail, And Rental Markets

All Other Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Movie & Video Distribution company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Movie & Video Distribution industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Movie & Video Distribution measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 19%
Actors, Producers, and Directors 18%
Actors 9%
Producers and Directors 9%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 12%
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors 7%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 11%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 10%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 9%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 15%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 13%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 11%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 11%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Retail Sales Workers 5%
Cashiers 5%
Cashiers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Movie & Video Distribution Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • movingimage Releases Essential Checklist for Enterprise Video Security - “The EVP must be capable of keeping internal and external videos available in a secure way, complying with regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and guaranteeing reliable distribution globally." movingimage, which ... (01/10/2018)
  • The Movie Studio, Inc. Exhibits at the 2018 NATPE... - "The Movie Studio is implementing its assets and implementing its 2018 marketing and distribution strategy and there's no ... involved with substantial feature film projects, music videos, television shows and other intellectual properties. (01/10/2018)
  • Zombie movie musical Anna and the Apocalypse acquired by Orion Pictures - Based on the short film Zombie Musical (itself a 2010 BAFTA winner), the John McPhail-directed film is written by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry, who is the late star of the "Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal" Viral Videos. The original musical score is by ... (01/10/2018)
  • 5 content distribution strategies for 2018 - You need a content distribution strategy. For years ... visitors to share your e-book link with their colleagues and friends. If you’re not creating videos, you need to get on the bandwagon — fast. Did you know that turning your blog post into a ... (01/09/2018)
  • The State of Video Marketing: Distribution, Topic, and Budget Trends - Marketers say social media is the best distribution channel for digital videos, according to recent research from Magisto. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in July and August 2017 among 500 marketing decision-makers in the United States ... (01/09/2018)
  • Nine Inch Nails Video Director Eric Zimmerman Releasing Feature Film - Zimmerman's film debut will be released via ITN Distribution. Watch the trailer here. Zimmerman had this to say "This movie was inspired by real-life phone messages I received from an anonymous woman. The messages are very disturbing, and I imagined what ... (01/09/2018)
  • Bunker Hill man charged with possession, distribution of child porn - man was charged Monday with child-pornography possession and distribution in Berkeley County (W.Va ... including Blu-ray discs that contained 14 child-pornography videos that totaled more than 66 minutes, court records said. Some of the videos depicted ... (01/09/2018)
  • Five Reasons Why Video Will Be Crucial For PR In 2018 - brands now have the opportunity to pitch their videos as part of their content distribution mix. 5. It’s how people are consuming news. The final reason is the most important: Online video content is how people are consuming and will continue to consume ... (01/08/2018)
  • Mark Tenser, President and CEO of B-Movie Studio Crown International Pictures, Dies - Founded in 1959, Crown had distributed several B-films with such colorful titles like “The Creeping Terror” and “They Saved Hitler’s Brain,” but once Tenser, who joined Crown as a distribution ... video, younger audiences flocked to B-Movie ... (01/04/2018)
  • RLTR - ReelTime VRs “Really Twins” Tops Veer VRs Featured Videos Worldwide Just Two Days After Release - Really Twin Brandon exclaimed: “There are some very cool VR videos and experiences on VeeR VR ... We have end to end production, editing, and distribution capabilities for internal and external projects. ReelTime Currently produces three ongoing series ... (01/03/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $654,224 on Movie & Video Distribution. It has awarded 32 contracts to 7 companies, with an average value of $93,461 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Film distribution agencies, Animated cartoon distribution, Film libraries, commercial distribution, Motion picture film libraries, Tape distribution for television, Motion picture distribution exclusive of production, Motion picture film distributors, Film distribution, motion picture and video, Television show syndicators, etc.

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