GVR Report cover Movies and Entertainment Market Size, Share & Trend Report

Movies and Entertainment Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis Report By Product (Movies, Music & Video), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Mar, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-126-9
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 189

Report Overview

The global movies & entertainment market was valued at USD 80.98 billion in 2016 and is expected to keep growing over the forecast period. The increasing popularity of 3D movies that give the audience experience of virtual reality is projected to drive growth.

The number of investors and buyers for the market continues to remain large globally. Increased spending on entertainment and change in the lifestyle of people in emerging economies is expected to positively influence revenue generation. Enhanced communication and distribution channels have increased the access of people to products.

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Competitors involved in the movies & entertainment market are shifting their focus towards regional cinema to diversify their creations. The trend to look beyond traditional mediums to establish stronger connections with the audiences is observed among the players. Rising demand for regionalization provides a broad range of themes and genres for filmmakers.

Revenue generation is restricted due to high piracy rates and lower profit margins through online streaming. The number of new entrants in online streaming business is observed a rise. Developments in cybersecurity laws and tightening legal actions against piracy are expected to reduce losses for the players.

Easy access to the audience through various platforms such as TV and the internet has encouraged new talents to come up. Increased adoption of mobile communication and the internet in countries such as China, South Korea, and India drives industry progress in emerging markets. Thus, the stagnation in the global market due to the maturation of leading markets such as the U.S. is overcome by increasing demand and rapid progress in these countries.

Product Insights

Over decades movies have become a significant part of most cultures across the world. The prominent place of cinema in people’s life has made its primary means of entertainment in most countries. However, developments in technology leading to digitalization in all the fields have significantly influenced the industry.

Cost reduction & acceleration in production, improved quality, and better storage solutions revolutionized the entire movie industry. Right from the making of movies to their delivery to the audiences has changed drastically over the decades.

Global movies & entertainment market

The introduction of digital storage formats led to a drastic decline in the music & video segment. Demand for CDs, DVDs, VCDs, and vinyl records witnessed a downfall with the increasing spread of internet and online streaming. Piracy is another major factor contributing to a decline in the revenue share of music & video segment.

However, in recent years, music & video segment is observed to have positive growth. Change in operational strategies of music companies such as a partnership with online streaming service providers and radio broadcast companies is attributive to this positive growth.

Regional Insights

Hollywood has established its dominance in the industry and retains its preeminence by adapting and changing according to audiences. The leading market players are big studio companies that have their roots in Hollywood. In addition, the highest number of screens contributes to North America’s largest share in revenue in 2016.

However, Asia Pacific is projected to witness the fastest growth over the coming years. This growth is attributive to shifting the focus of key players towards the untapped markets. Competitors are observed to concentrate on the production of regional content to increase their sales in these regions. The growing popularity of Chinese, Japanese, South Korean, and Indian movies & music is anticipated to further drive growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players operating in this industry include CBS Corporation and CBS Broadcasting Inc., Sony Corporation, Disney, Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, Viacom Inc., Comcast (NBCUNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC. & DreamWorks Animation LLC.). These players are involved in various strategic plans to grab a larger revenue share. However, a broad range of cultures, traditions, and audiences provide players with different content and genre to producers. This reduces the competitive rivalry.

High investment in innovation to develop novel creations has raised the standard of expectation from the audience. An increase in the number of players in the market has led to a rise in spending on promotional activities. The development of improved strategies for marketing and distribution reflects growth in competition among players to promote their products.

Movies and Entertainment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 91.83 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 114.93 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.1% from 2018 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Product, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; Japan; China; Brazil; South Africa.

Key companies profiled

CBS Corporation and CBS Broadcasting Inc.; Sony Corporation; Disney; Time Warner; 21st Century Fox; Viacom Inc.; Comcast (NBCUNIVERSAL MEDIA; LLC. & DreamWorks Animation LLC.).

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the regional & country level and provides an analysis of the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global movies & entertainment market report on the basis of product and regions:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Movies

    • Music & Video

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

    • The Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

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