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Contents >> Film and Video >> Financial Data for Motion Picture Exhibition Industry

MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITION INDUSTRY

According to the Census of Motion Picture Exhibition Industry, there were 79.4 million paid admissions to cinemas in 1999-2000 which generated gross box office receipts of $678.9m (or 65% of the total income of motion picture exhibitors). Sales of food and beverages contributed a further 17% to business income, while their major expenses were Film hire and Wages and salaries (29% and 14% of total expenses respectively).

16.10 INCOME AND EXPENSES OF BUSINESSES IN THE MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITION INDUSTRY - 1999-2000

Value
Percentage contribution
$m
%

Income
Gross box office receipts
678.9
64.9
Sales of food and beverages
175.9
16.8
Screen advertising income
32.5
3.1
Other income
158.8
15.2
Total income
1 046.1
100.0
Expenses
Wages and salaries
129.9
13.9
Other Labour costs
18.6
2.0
Rent, leasing and hiring expenses
Film hire
268.2
28.7
Other
118.8
12.7
Total
387.0
41.4
Advertising, marketing and promotion expenses
43.3
4.6
Other operating expenses
196.3
21.0
Purchases of goods for resale
49.1
5.3
Other
110.2
11.8
Total expenses
934.3
100.0

ABS, Motion Picture Exhibition, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8654.0).



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