Market Share of the Top Film Studios in the US and Canada
Market Share of Top Film Studios in US and Canada
In 2020, Sony was the leading film studio in North America. With a domestic box office gross of 500 million U.S. dollars, the studio accounted for approximately 22 percent of that year’s total box office gross in the United States and Canada.
Powerhouse Disney has been ruling the domestic, international, and global box office for years. It was the first studio to hit the three billion U.S. dollar mark at the domestic box office in 2016, and since then, both the studio and the motion picture film industry clicked past that mark in 2018 and 2019 as well. In recent years, Disney has acquired several profitable companies and movie franchises like Fox, Marvel Studios, and 21st Century Fox to expand its movie portfolio and strengthen its monopoly position. Some of its most successful recent releases include ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Lion King’, and ‘Black Panther’. In late 2019 the company launched its very own streaming service, Disney+, which is reportedly part of The Walt Disney Company’s long-term goal to grow its direct-to-consumer segment.
Return on Investment (ROI)
The median ROI is 27% for a studio-financed movie in the US. This figure is thought to be grossly undervalued due to Hollywood's creative accounting techniques.