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Leading box office markets worldwide in 2019, by revenue

China was the second-largest box office market in the world in 2019 with revenue of 9.3 billion U.S. dollars, although the source notes that this figure includes online ticketing fees. As ever, the U.S. and Canada ranked first, although revenue dropped from 11.9 to 11.4 billion between 2018 and 2019.

Leading box office markets - additional information

The box office is a measurement of the total gross of tickets sold for a particular movie, essentially the revenue from ticket sales. In the film industry, box office sale values are significant in order to assess how successful a movie is. For film studios, box office numbers are important for potential future projects.

On a worldwide scale, the North American box office market leads by a significant amount compared to other markets. In 2019, box office revenue in the United States and Canada amounted to 11.4 billion U.S. dollars.

In the U.S. and Canada, the average cost of a movie ticket amounted to 9.16 U.S. dollars in 2019, up from 9.11 dollars in the previous year. Prices have been on the increase since 2001, when a movie ticket cost 5.66 dollars on average.

Leading box office markets worldwide in 2019, by revenue

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March 2020



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Supplementary notes

*The source notes that the figure for China includes online ticketing fees, and that the total for the China box office excluding these fees is no longer made available.

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