The shifting sands of global box office power 2006-2014

February 18, 2016  | Subscribers Only

David Hancock David Hancock Director – Research and Analysis, Cinema & Home Entertainment
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Cinema box office grows steadily every year, taken globally. The cinema industry is experiencing a renewal in many parts of the world, moving from a tired old screen estate, and low cinema attendances, to a more vibrant, multiplex-based cinema system that is tapping into the expanding incomes and middle class of several countries and regions. The past few years have seen the introduction of new countries into the global box office family, and these are slowly changing trhe balance of power of box office earnings, with North America and Western Europe, the traditonal engines of growth, now taking a back seat to the newcomers in Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe.


  • Global box office of Cinema Intelligence countries grew by 48% between 2006 and 2014
  • Asia grew from a global proportion of box office of 25.2% in 2006 to 35.4% in 2014
  • USA accounted for 34.6% of global box office in 2006, declining to 30.4% in 2010 and 26.4% in 2014

David Hancock

Director – Research and Analysis, Cinema & Home Entertainment

Mr. David Hancock is a director of Research and Analysis for Cinema & Home Entertainment at IHS Markit.

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