Media, Entertainment and Sport

Can there be a fairy-tale ending for Hollywood after COVID-19?

Seats are spaced by cardboards of movie characters aimed at social distancing ahead of the reopening of the Arena Cinelounge theatre during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 17, 2020. Picture taken June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RC27HH9UT3JO

COVID-19 is accelerating the transformation already underway in movie production, distribution and consumption. Image: REUTERS/Mario Anzuon

Stefan Brambilla Hall
Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Geneva
Silvia Pasquini
Intern - Media, Entertainment and Culture: Value in Media, World Economic Forum
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Yearly cinema admissions per capita
Yearly cinema admissions per capita (China 2009-2019 and India 2009-2018) Image: The Numbers, UK Cinema Association, Statista, World Economic Forum
Major studio release windows (DVD)
Major studio release windows are changing. Image: National Association of Theatre Operators

Yearly share of box office revenue %
Yearly share of box office revenue by studio type Image: IMDb/World Economic Forum
The box office share of films based on original scripts is shrinking.
The box office share of films based on original scripts is shrinking. Image: Quartz Atlas

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