Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/06/2007  Reissue
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> 16.0 Film and Video - Introduction >> 16.6 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).


Video hire

In 1999-2000, video hire outlets earned about three-quarters (76%) of their income through rental of videos and DVDs. Wages and salaries accounted for about one-fifth (21%) of total expenses, with the other main expense items being purchases of videos and related goods (18%) and rent, leasing and hiring expenses (17%).

16.11 INCOME AND EXPENSES OF BUSINESSES IN THE VIDEO HIRE OUTLET INDUSTRY - 1999-2000

Value
Percentage contribution
$m
%

Income
Income from the rental of videos and DVDs
449.7
75.6
Income from the rental of video games
38.3
6.4
Income from the sale of videos and video related goods
36.3
6.1
Income from the sales of food and beverages
40.0
6.7
Other
30.9
5.2
Total income
595.2
100.0
Expenses
Labour costs
128.9
23.1
Rent, leasing and hiring expenses
93.5
16.7
Other selected expenses
87.7
15.7
Purchases
Videos and related goods
99.9
17.9
Food and beverages
27.9
5.0
Other costs
120.8
21.6
Total expenses
558.7
100.0

ABS, Video Hire Industry, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8562.0).


Previous PageNext Page


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.