The Movement Image Affiliation’s annual theme document presentations what is instantly obvious around the trade: The affect of streaming.
The U.S. and Canadian field place of work reached $4.5 billion, up 105 p.c from 2020, however nonetheless less than pre-pandemic ranges.
However the mixed theatrical and residential and cellular marketplace was once $36.8 billion in 2021, surpassing the pre-Covid determine of $36.1 billion in 2019. Learn the whole document right here.
In 2021, the collection of on-line video subscriptions, or streaming, within the U.S. greater to 353.2 million, up 14% from 2020. The collection of digital pay TV subscriptions — like the ones presented via YouTube TV and Hulu — additionally greater to fourteen.5 million, up 18% from 2020.
In the meantime, cable and satellite tv for pc subscriptions confirmed a slight lower.
In earnings, on-line video subscription earnings even surpassed that of satellite tv for pc, an building up of 24% to $40.2 billion. Cable TV was once nonetheless the biggest subscription earnings marketplace, however it was once down 3% to $49.0 billion.
The MPA document additionally comprises a lot of different information issues to turn the expansion of streaming. A complete of one,826 unique sequence have been launched in 2021, together with 559 scripted presentations. That was once an building up of 15% from 2020, which the affiliation was once due partly to manufacturing for on-line products and services. Final yr, the ones streaming products and services produced a complete of 693 sequence, in comparison to 451 a yr previous. Cable and satellite tv for pc had 887 sequence, as opposed to 910 in 2020, and there have been 246 broadcast sequence, up moderately from 228 in 2020.
The streaming products and services produced 179 unique motion pictures solely to their platforms remaining yr. This is related to a yr previous, however a 60% building up from 2019. For the reason that get started of the pandemic, 53% of adults within the U.S. reported that their viewing of flicks and TV presentations on a streaming carrier greater, and 42% mentioned that their viewing on pay TV assets, like cable and satellite tv for pc, greater.
General, subscriptions to streaming products and services reached 1.3 billion international. That’s up 14% from 2020, very similar to the spice up within the U.S.
There was once a large building up in theatrical manufacturing. In line with the MPA, 943 motion pictures entered manufacturing all through the yr, a spice up of 111% from the former yr.
A large query is whether or not the pandemic sped up a shift in viewing behavior — on the expense of brick-and-mortar theaters.
The MPA mentioned that the worldwide field place of work reached $21.3 billion remaining yr, which was once up 81% from 2020 however nonetheless underneath the former yr. The highest markets outdoor the U.S. and Canada have been China, with $7.3 billion, together with on-line ticketing charges; Japan, with $1.5 billion, and the United Kingdom, at $0.8 billion.
Within the U.S. and Canada, consistent with capita attendance was once very best amongst the ones 12-17, and amongst Hispanic/Latino moviegoers.
The worldwide theatrical and residential leisure marketplace reached $99.7 billion in 2021, which surpassed 2019. Together with the pay TV marketplace (cable, satellite tv for pc, on-demand0, the determine was once $328.2 billion, matching a report set in 2019.
Charles Rivkin, the chairman and CEO of the MPA, mentioned in a commentary, “We’re simply getting began in writing the following bankruptcy of our trade as streaming continues to increase, theaters are rebounding, and the whole international marketplace for our leisure product recovers and breaks data.”
The highest streamed film was once Luca on Disney+, whilst the highest unique sequence was once Lucifer on Netflix. Felony Minds, on Netflix, was once the highest obtained sequence.