Number of 3D cinema screens worldwide 2006-2018

This statistic shows the number of 3D cinema screens worldwide from 2006 to 2018. In 2018, there were over 105 thousand 3D cinema screens worldwide. This figure is over 40 times higher than that of a decade go, and an increase over ten thousand since 2017.

3D cinema – additional information

Between 2006 and 2018, 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 3D cinema technology, hosting over 62 thousand of such screens, followed by the EMEA and North American regions which respectively house 19.84 and 16.93 thousand three-dimensional screens. Latin America lags behind with 5.82 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 42 in 2018.

Number of 3D cinema screens worldwide from 2006 to 2018

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

2006 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures for 2006 to 2013 come from MPAA's earlier publications

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