Box Office - France

  • France
  • Revenue in the Box Office market is projected to reach €1.41bn in 2024.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) of 3.93%, resulting in a projected market volume of €1.71bn by 2029.
  • In the Box Office market, the number of viewers is expected to amount to 42.1m users by 2029.
  • User penetration will be 59.1% in 2024 and is expected to hit 64.3% by 2029.
  • The average revenue per viewer is expected to amount to €36.68.
  • In global comparison, most revenue will be generated in the United States (€9,402.00m in 2024).

Key regions: South Korea, United Kingdom, Germany, United States, Europe

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Analyst Opinion

The Box Office market in France has been experiencing steady growth in recent years, driven by customer preferences for a diverse range of films and local special circumstances that support the industry. Customer preferences in the French Box Office market are diverse, with a strong demand for both domestic and international films.

French audiences appreciate a wide variety of genres, from art-house films to big-budget blockbusters. This diversity in customer preferences has contributed to the growth of the Box Office market, as it attracts a larger audience and encourages a greater number of films to be produced and distributed. In addition to customer preferences, there are several trends in the market that have contributed to its growth.

One trend is the increasing popularity of digital platforms for film distribution. Streaming services and online platforms have made it easier for audiences to access films, increasing the overall demand for content. This trend has been particularly beneficial for independent and foreign films, which may not have had wide theatrical releases but can now reach a larger audience through digital platforms.

Another trend in the French Box Office market is the rise of event cinema. Event cinema refers to the screening of live performances, such as opera or theater, in movie theaters. This trend has attracted a new audience to cinemas and has provided an additional revenue stream for theaters.

The popularity of event cinema can be attributed to the unique experience it offers, as well as the opportunity to see performances that may not be easily accessible otherwise. Local special circumstances in France have also played a role in the growth of the Box Office market. The French government has implemented policies to support the film industry, including tax incentives and subsidies for film production.

These measures have encouraged both domestic and international filmmakers to choose France as a filming location, contributing to the overall growth of the industry. Additionally, the French government has implemented quotas that require a certain percentage of films shown in theaters to be of French origin. This policy supports the local film industry and ensures the continued production and distribution of French films.

Underlying macroeconomic factors have also contributed to the growth of the Box Office market in France. The country's stable economy and high disposable income levels have allowed audiences to spend more on leisure activities, including going to the movies. Furthermore, the strong cultural tradition of cinema in France has created a captive audience that is willing to support the industry.

Overall, the Box Office market in France is experiencing growth due to customer preferences for diverse films, trends such as the popularity of digital platforms and event cinema, local special circumstances that support the industry, and underlying macroeconomic factors. These factors have created a favorable environment for the Box Office market to thrive in France.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the Cinema market, which comprises revenues from box office, advertsing and concessions. The market includes both consumer and advertising spending. All monetary figures refer to consumer spending on tickets and concessions. This spending factors in discounts, margins, and taxes.

Modeling approach / market size:

The market size is determined through a bottom-up approach. We use annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and industry associations, third-party studies and reports, survey results from our primary research (e.g., Consumer Insights), as well as performance factors (e.g., user penetration, price per product, usage) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as various macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, and reported performance indicators of key market players. In particular, we consider average prices and annual purchase frequencies.


We apply a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the relevant market. For instance, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption. The main drivers are GDP per capita, consumer spending per capita, and 4G coverage.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level. The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice a year. In some cases, the data is updated on an ad hoc basis (e.g., when new, relevant data has been released or significant changes within the market have an impact on the projected development). Consumer Insights data is reweighted for representativeness.

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