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2024 U.S. Industry Statistics & Market Forecast - Movie Theaters

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Movie Theaters: 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.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Average Revenue Per Employee
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Analysis of Federal Data

Market Forecast

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

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Industry Insights

The movie theaters industry has experienced significant changes and challenges in recent years, with technological advancements and shifting consumer behavior being key trends affecting the industry. One of the most significant changes has been the rise of streaming services, which have led to a decline in theater attendance. This has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted widespread theater closures and a shift towards digital releases.

Another trend in the movie theaters industry is the adoption of premium experiences to differentiate from home entertainment options. This has led to the growth of luxury theaters that feature amenities such as reclining seats, gourmet food options, and high-end technology. The use of immersive technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality is also gaining traction as a way to enhance the theater-going experience.

Another major trend in the movie theaters industry is the consolidation of major players such as AMC and Regal, which has led to an increase in market share for these companies. This has also led to a more standardized movie-going experience across different theaters.

Finally, there is an increasing demand for diverse and inclusive representation in Hollywood films, which is gradually being reflected in the movies that are being produced and distributed. This trend has been driven by changing demographics and societal attitudes towards representation and inclusion.

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Movie Theaters 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

Advertising Revenues

Admissions To Feature Film Exhibitions (Exclude State And Local Taxes.)

Admissions To Feature Films - Domestic Films

Admissions To Feature Films - Foreign Films

Meals And Beverages, Prepared And Served Or Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Merchandise - Packaged Food And Beverages

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
Net Income
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Movie Theaters 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 Theaters 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 Theaters 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 6%

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General and Operations Managers5%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 22%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 17%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 17%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 56%
Supervisors of Personal Care and Service Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services 6%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 49%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 45%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 45%
Sales and Related Occupations 8%
Retail Sales Workers 6%
Cashiers 6%
Cashiers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Movie Theaters Competitor Landscape & Key Companies [PREMIUM]

The most influential companies in the Movie Theaters industry and adjacent industries either have large market share or are developing new business models and methods that could disrupt the status quo. We look at leading and emerging companies in the Movie Theaters industry and adjacent sectors:

Market Leaders:
Direct Competitors

Companies with the largest market share, focused in this industry
Market leaders:
Diversified Competitors

Largest companies that have diversified operations in this and other industries
Direct Competitors

Innovative, Emerging, and Disruptive Companies that may influence the future direction of the industry.
Diversified Competitors

Innovators and Disruptors in adjacent industries that may also affect the Movie Theaters industry.

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