Film industry in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on the film industry in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about the film industry in the United States (as well as a global overview), including data on movie studios, box office results, film consumption, and accolades. The report also includes information about employee earnings and diversity among directors and actors in the industry.

Table of contents

  • 1. Key global industry figures
    • Global filmed entertainment revenue growth 2018-2023, by country

    • Leading film markets worldwide 2019, by number of tickets sold

    • Leading box office markets worldwide in 2020, by revenue

    • Animation market size worldwide 2017-2020

    • Number of digital 3D cinema screens worldwide 2006-2020

    • Number of digital cinema screens worldwide 2006-2020

    • Most expensive film productions globally 2019

  • 2. Key U.S. industry figures
    • Box office revenue in the U.S. 2012-2021

    • Box office revenue in the U.S. and Canada 1980-2020

    • Revenue of movies at the domestic box office 2021, by rating

    • Employment in U.S. motion picture and recording industries 2001-2020

    • Hourly wages in U.S. motion picture and recording industries 2007-2020

    • Revenue of the U.S. motion picture and video industry 2019, by source

    • Motion picture theaters: consumer expenditure in the U.S. 1999-2019

  • 3. Film studios
    • Market share of film studios in North America 2020

    • Combined market share of major film studios in North America from 2000 to 2019

    • Box office market share of Disney/Buena Vista in North America in 2020

    • Box office market share of 20th Century Fox in North America in 2020

    • Box office market share of Warner Bros in North America in 2020

    • Box office market share of Universal in North America in 2020

  • 4. Movie theaters
    • Tickets sold at the North American box office from 1980 to 2020

    • Ticket price at U.S. movie theaters 2009-2019

    • Number of cinema sites in the U.S. 1995-2020

    • Leading cinema circuits in North America in 2020, by number of screens

    • Cinemark theaters in the United States 2020, by state

    • Number of indoor cinema sites in the U.S. 1995-2020

    • Number of drive-in cinema sites in the U.S. 1995-2020

    • Number of cinema screens in the U.S. from 2008 to 2020, by format

  • 5. Digital and 3D cinema
    • Number of digital 3D screens in North America from 2007 to 2020

    • Number of 3D films released in North America from 2003 to 2019

    • Highest grossing 3D movies in North America 2019

  • 6. Movies
    • Movie releases in North America from 2000-2020

    • Movie genres in North America from 1995 to 2020, by number of releases

    • Biggest opening weekends at the North American box office 2020

    • Most popular movies on Facebook 2020

    • Most viewed movie trailers in their first 24 hours as of March 2019

  • 7. Audience
    • Frequency of going to the movies in the U.S. 2019

    • U.S. frequent moviegoers 2017-2019, by ethnicity

    • Frequency of streaming movies in the U.S. 2019-2020

    • Frequency of streaming movies in the U.S. 2020, by age group

    • Foreign language films movies viewing preferences in the U.S. 2020, by ethnicity

    • Renting movies to watch at home due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

    • Renting movies for the first time due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by age group

  • 8. Actors
    • Best-paid actresses in 2020

    • Best-paid worldwide actors 2020

    • Highest grossing Hollywood actors in 2018

    • Highest grossing Hollywood actors of all time in the U.S. and Canada 2021

  • 9. Diversity
    • Gender distribution of film directors in the U.S. 2011-2020

    • Film directors ethnicity in the U.S. 2011-2020

    • Share of female film directors in Hollywood 2019

    • Share of indie movies with female directors in Hollywood 1998-2018

    • Women of color directors of top movies 2007-2019

    • Distribution lead actors in films in the U.S. 2011-2020, by ethnicity

    • Gender distribution lead actors in films in the U.S. 2011-2020

  • 10. Academy Awards
    • Film studio ranking by number of "Best Picture" Academy Awards 2021

    • Number of nominations per studio for the 2021 Academy Awards

    • Academy Awards nominations in 2021, by film

    • Oscars in the category "International Feature Film" 1948-2021, by country

    • Actors with the most Oscars 1929-2021

    • Most Oscar nominated individuals of all time without a win as of 2020

    • Academy Awards - number of viewers 2000-2021

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