[MUD-Dev] Movie grosses

Koster Koster
Wed Apr 11 08:02:16 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu 
> [mailto:mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu]On Behalf Of
> Brian 'Psychochild' Green
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 1:28 AM
> To: mud-dev at kanga.nu
> Subject: Re: [MUD-Dev] Movie grosses
 
> Matt Mihaly wrote:
  
>> In cases anyone cares, I've found a much more realistic figure for
>> what the movie industry grosses: US$40 billion. Games don't come
>> close yet.
 
>>   http://www.mecfilms.com/moviein.htm
 
> -----
> From the link:
> 
> In 1998, worldwide gross revenues generated by motion pictures in all
> territories and media (including music and ancillaries) amounted to
> over $40 billion.
> -----

> The statistic I heard was that games grossed more than *box office
> receipts* for motion pictures.  The $40 billion figure represents
> revenues from all territories and *all media*, including music,
> rental income, etc.  Later in the article it mentions that box
> office receipts equalled "over [$]9 billion in 1998".

I finally got curious to get real numbers. :)

According to the market research reports I get, the movie figures for
2000 are:

  Total retail and rental:    ~20 billion
     Rental                   8.25 billion
     Sales                    11.6 billion
        DVD Sales             4 billion
  Box office                  7.66 billion (according to this source, a record)

There were 84 movies released last year in theaters.  Source: Video
Business Magazine

For games:

  Worldwide HW&SW videogame:  13.5 billion
      Hardware                 4.7 billion
      SW                       8.8 billion
   Videogames at retail        4.1 billion
   PC games at retail          1.5 billion (including edutainment)

-Raph
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