In 2013 the share of tickets sold to 2-11 year olds was at its highest point since 2009 and the share of tickets sold to 50-59 year olds was at an all-time high.
MPAA CEO and Chairman Senator Chris Dodd Celebrates
Growth of Global Film Marketplace at CinemaCon
Newly released report finds enormous growth
in international market to historic high
LAS VEGAS – MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd delivered remarks today at
CinemaCon, the annual National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) convention in Las Vegas.
During his state of the industry address, Senator Dodd announced new figures that found global
box office receipts for all films released in 2013 reached $35.9 billion, up 4% from the previous year.
These global statistics were released today in the MPAA’s annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report
The staggering growth of the international market played a vital role in the record-breaking year.
International box office, for movies produced in the U.S. and throughout the world, was up 5% to
$25 billion, but has increased by 33% over the past 5 years. Senator Dodd, speaking at The
Colosseum inside Caesar’s Palace, commented on last year’s remarkable achievements:
“Our formula for success is simple. Hollywood creates and produces extraordinary stories,
and you create truly extraordinary theater experiences. Together in 2013 we made that formula
Senator Dodd also spoke of innovative ways film and television creators and consumers are
embracing new technology:
“We need to keep exploring fresh ways of leveraging our new technology to drive traffic to
your theaters. We can embrace technology, and use it to complement our offerings….A
smartphone can make more content available, but it will never be able to surpass the shared
experience that you deliver to every person who sits in your theaters.”
“After all, the most frequent moviegoers tend to own more technological devices than the
general population. Nearly three-quarters of all frequent moviegoers own at least four
different pieces of new technology.”
In addition to the new statistics that demonstrates movie fans’ propensity for technology use, this
year’s report for the first time explored the demographic breakdown of the top grossing films of
2013. The results, represented here, reflect a moviegoing audience that is an ethnically diverse
snapshot of the country’s population.
Other highlights from the report include:
• Global box office for all films released in each country around the world reached $35.9
billion in 2013, up 4% over 2012’s total, due to increases in international ($25.0 billion) and
U.S./Canada ($10.9 billion) box office.
• All international regions experienced growth in 2013. Chinese box office ($3.6 billion) grew
by 27% in 2013, becoming the first international market to exceed $3 billion in box office.
• In 2013 the Asia Pacific region ($10.9 billion) surpassed EMEA and for the first time
become the top region in international box office.
• Over 80% of the world’s nearly 135,000 cinema screens are now digital..
• 2013 U.S./Canada box office was $10.9 billion, up 1% compared to $10.8 billion in 2012,
and up 3% from five years ago.
• More than two-thirds of the U.S./Canada population (68%) – or 227.8 million people –
went to the movies at least once in 2013, consistent with prior years.
- Ticket sales continue to be driven by frequent moviegoers who, by definition, attend movies
once a month or more. In 2013, frequent moviegoers represented 11% of the population
and 50% of all movie tickets.
- Frequent moviegoers tend to own more technology products than the general
population. Nearly three-quarters of all frequent moviegoers (74%) own at least four
different types of technology products, compared to 50% of the total population
• In 2013 the share of tickets sold to 2-11 year olds was at its highest point since 2009 and the
share of tickets sold to 50-59 year olds was at an all-time high.
• Broader moviegoer demographic shares remain relatively stable from 2012 to 2013, with 12-
24 year olds and Hispanics continuing to oversample in moviegoing versus their proportion
of the population. Hispanics, 2-11 year olds, and older 50-59 year olds all experienced
growth in the number of frequent moviegoers in their demographics.
• Among the top five grossing films in 2013, "Iron Man 3" and "Man of Steel" both attracted
overwhelmingly male audiences, while the family films "Despicable Me 2, " "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Monsters University" earned a majority share of box office from the female audience. "Man of Steel" drew the most ethnically diverse audience, earning only 50% of its box office from Caucasians and 19% from Asian/Other ethnicity audiences.
About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion
picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members
include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc
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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- THE BIBLE reached a new milestone today with 1 million units sold across Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD™. The epic 10-part miniseries from co-executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey continues to dominate records everywhere with its unprecedented sales performance. During its run, THE BIBLE propelled HISTORY® to number one in all of television from 8-10PM on Sunday nights with over 100 million viewers. THE BIBLE series will air internationally later this year, followed by its international home entertainment release.
“We are thrilled that THE BIBLE series continues to be enjoyed by millions across the country. The response to the series on television was overwhelming and clearly families are now wanting to own the DVD and enjoy it with family and friends,” said co-executive producers, husband and wife team Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. “There are many people that are gifting it to others to share the good news far and wide. THE BIBLE series is fast becoming a national treasure, and next we roll it out around the world.”
"Millions of people embraced THE BIBLE, not only making it the television event of the year but also bringing it to unprecedented success with the home entertainment release in the US," said Mary Daily, president and chief marketing officer of worldwide marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. "We are excited about introducing this project to millions more as we launch internationally later this year."
“Retailers understood the potential of this project immediately, especially in its broad appeal to families," said Simon Swart, executive vice president and general manager of North America for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. "Sales have maintained a brisk pace since its release which reflects the endearing universal appeal of the series."
THE BIBLE retells the stories of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The four-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD set dives deeper into the making of the series and features a behind-the-scenes look at how the ground-breaking miniseries came together.
THE BIBLE series is produced for HISTORY by Lightworkers Media and Hearst Entertainment & Syndication. Executive Producers are Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Richard Bedser. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs. THE BIBLE is distributed by One Three Media, Inc.
'The Great Gatsby' arrives but still must battle 'Iron Man 3' While not being released on the same day, it can not be a good thing for "The Great Gatsby" to play against the still strong "Iron Man 3." In the Media by Tim O'Brien
'Iron Man 3' rockets its way to second-best opening ever It wasn't as big as "The Avengers" but it did beat "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2." It would be "Iron Man 3" with a box office haul of $175 million. It completely dwarfed the competition. In the Media by Tim O'Brien
review-proof 'Iron man 3' takes over
'Iron Man 3' will be huge, it is that simple It will be a big box office when this report is updated, to say the least. That statement is a no-brainer, but how much will "Iron Man 3" take in will be tracked but it is already raking it in overseas. In the Media by Tim O'Brien ...'Iron Man 3' is all that matters here...
Midnight movie showings exposed
Note: De Kalb County and Iowa made "At Any Price" opens wider this weekend and buzz is gone...opened in Northbrook, Chicago and Evanston May 3 and now in De Kalb on May 10 (MARKET SQUARE CINEMA 10). Minneapolis as well (LAGOON THEATRE 5)...finally in Newton, IA, where race scenes were filmed on May 31 (CAPITOL 2) .."Troll" was to roll out production in Rock Island but was pulled due to lack of funding.. 'gatsby' not great; let's just go with good
If "visually stunning" is used and "vibrant" for a movie, look out, it means we are looking for something to like in a movie. On that note, "The Great Gatsby" is a visually stunning and vibrant adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. But, Hollywood has never been able to get this right, ever. No, not even with Robert Redford. Now they try with Leonardo DiCaprio. Let's just go with "The Good Gatsby" on this attempt.
Head's up.."At Any Price" is not just a simple drama about a farmer and his son who wants to be a race car driver..The drama is of a farm attacked by a biotech corporation ...this multinational biotech company thinks he patented their crops in his field,...that is the real film...ie thinly disguised Monsanto....is it a fine drama but Dennis Quaid is no hero here. He is an unlikable character ..if you have family or know someone who grows and makes a living from those firms -- which is many for us who grew up in De Kalb, (the flying ear of corn) -- you may be offended... it it big farm vs smaller guy..a familiar Hollywood premise...
It was filmed in Illinois...
BENTONVILLE, Ark., and BURBANK, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Superman fans, mark your calendars! Walmart announced today that it has partnered with Warner Bros. to give its customers exclusive access to see Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Man of Steel" in theaters nationwide before the film's official release. This program marks the first time in entertainment history that a studio has partnered with a retailer to provide such an opportunity for fans.
Tickets for the exclusive screening of "Man of Steel," will go on sale in more than 3,700 Walmart stores starting at 8 a.m. on May 18. Customers will be able to purchase up to four tickets per visit, and have the option to choose between 2D or 3D showings, where applicable. The advance screening will take place in selected local theaters nationwide at 7 p.m. on June 13.
"We couldn't be more excited to give our customers and associates early access to one of the summer's most anticipated movies," said Laura Phillips, senior vice president of entertainment at Walmart U.S. "Walmart's premiere of 'Man of Steel' once again proves we have the ambition and studio partnerships to develop unique retail programs that give our customers access to the movies they love."
Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures president of domestic distribution, stated, "We are extremely pleased to partner with Walmart on this unprecedented initiative, which will allow devoted fans to be among the first to see 'Man of Steel.' We know the movie delivers and believe this unique partnership will kick off strong word of mouth that, thanks to the reach and immediacy of social media, will propel moviegoers to theaters nationwide."
The director of "Man of Steel," Zack Snyder, added, "We have appreciated the unwavering support of the fans, and can't wait to share the movie with them. I am thrilled that Walmart is giving us this terrific opportunity to open the doors early."
In addition to being the first among their friends to see "Man of Steel," Walmart customers can also take advantage of the following offers:
About "MAN OF STEEL"
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes "Man of Steel," starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder. A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
"Man of Steel" also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters serve as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, "Man of Steel." Opening nationwide on June 14, 2013, the film will be released in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX®, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. "Man of Steel" has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language. www.manofsteel.com
Via press release, Warner Bros. and Wal Mart
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'The Last Stand' tanks while 'Mama' scares up big box office win It wasn't Arnold Schwarzenegger who ruled the box office this weekend, but rather Jessica Chastain. In not one, but two movies. She was in a battle with herself - and won. Huh?
In the Media by Tim O'Brien
Arnold is back in theaters while others seek Golden Globe bounce This will be the weekend to see if those Golden Globe winners see any bounce at the box office. Also, it was a week when "Zero Dark Thirty," which went wide last weekend, tried to stem the controversy. In the Media by Tim O'Brien
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