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- The domestic box office was $10.6B, an increase of 7.6% from 2009
- The number of ticket sales in the US and Canada declined 5% to the 2008 level of 1.34 billion (likely due to increased outlets for viewership)
- The percentage of people who go to see movies was up 3% from 2009
- Frequent movie goers make up 50% of the ticket revenue, about 35 million
- There are 150,000 screens worldwide
- 3,548 is about as many theaters as you can get domestic
- One in three people have seen a 3D movie
- The domestic box office has grown four of the past five years
- One quarter of all screens are digital
- 60% of the digital screens are 3D capable
- The Asian Pacific territories grew the most at 21% (with China) and generated 7.7 billion in sales
- China makes up 40% of the Asian territory film market
- Productions on major films are down 12% from 558 to 633
- Twenty 3D films were released in 2010
- Ticket sales for a 3D movie averaged $3.50 more than other films
- The top grossing distributor from 1995 to 2011 was Warner Bros. with 484 movies, 14.33 % of the market share and a total gross of 25.7 billion
- Second distributor was Walt Disney just a tad behind and Sony slightly trailing (1995 – 2011)
- The top grossing genre from 1995 to 2011 was Comedy with 1.631 movies with 24.10% of the market share (1995 – 2011)
- Second was Adventure with 19.53% and 464 movies (1995 – 2011)
- 2,847 dramas were filmed but the average gross was half of comedy
- Intellectual Property from 1995 – 2011 49.38% were based on original screenplays
- The top grossing film of all times was Avatar with $760,507, 625
- Avatar sold 10,156,458 DVDs, for 2010 following were Toy Story 3, The Twilight Sage: New Moon, the Blind Side, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
- Toy Story 3 was the top grossing film of 2010 with $414,984, 497