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Number of digital 3D cinema screens worldwide 2006-2020

In 2020, there were over 122 thousand digital 3D cinema screens worldwide. This figure is over five times higher than that of a decade go, and marked an increase over five thousand from the previous year.

3D cinema – additional information

Between 2006 and 2020, the number of 3D cinema screens experienced a rapid growth, as well as there being an increase in the number of overall movie screens worldwide. Around the world, the Asia Pacific region is best equipped in digital 3D cinema technology, hosting over 78 thousand of such screens, followed by the EMEA and North American regions which respectively house 20.9 and 16.3 thousand three-dimensional screens. Latin America lags behind with just over six thousand.

The number of films released on 3D in the North American market has been fluctuating since 2012. In that year, 55 movies were released on 3D film, a figure which by 2015 had decreased to 39 movies. In 2016, 51 films were released in 3D and then the figure dropped again, amounting to just 35 in 2019.

Number of digital 3D cinema screens worldwide from 2006 to 2020

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Release date

March 2021



Survey time period

2006 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures for 2006 to 2014 come from MPAA's earlier publications

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