World Film Production 2015

July 10, 2017  | Subscribers Only

Xin Zhang Xin Zhang Analyst, Cinema
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The volume of world feature film production rose slightly to reach 7,653 projects in 2015, according to IHS Markit research. As usual, some previous years’ data has changed in the light of revisions from data sources. A total of 17 territories recorded annual output of more than 100 feature films, same with 2014. The top ten countries accounted for 68% of all films produced during the year.

The rise is largely driven by North America and Western Europe, more specifically by USA, France and Spain. China contributed 68 titles on the global rise, but the total production output in Asia was dragged down by a drop in India.


  • Total world film production rise slightly in 2015, but total investment drop with a bigger proportion
  • 17 territories produced more than 100 national films, including co-productions
  • Female producers gain strength in the film production industry
  • Exchange rate pulls down the total production budget in some territories

In this report:

  • Feature film production
  • Film investment,

List of Tables and Charts:

  • 2015 Film production by region
  • World film production (number of films)
  • Average production budget per title
  • Number of feature films produced by territory

Number of Pages: 9

Number of Tables of Charts: 4

Xin Zhang

Analyst, Cinema

Xin Zhang joined IHS in January 2011 as an analyst in the cinema team, undertaking the operational aspects of the Cinema Intelligence service. Prior to joining IHS, Xin worked in China...

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