Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones

Charlotte is a Principal Analyst in the IHS Cinema team focusing on the global cinema business and a specialist on digital and 3D market trends. She is responsible for the day to day management of the IHS Cinema Intelligence service and has actively expanded it since for it to become one of the most in-depth and comprehensive databases in the industry covering close to 60 international markets. She has also been responsible for developing a number of detailed industry models and creating new research and report areas such as giant screen cinema, global exhibition circuit rankings, developing markets and premium pricing tiers. Charlotte leads the IHS research on 3D cinema and has also taken a lead role in developing related cross-platform 3D analysis.

Charlotte is the author of a number of high profile industry reports, including the first major industry study on 3D Cinema published in 2007, The Business Case for 3D Cinema, and authored the comprehensive annual reports on Global Film Production and World Cinema Exhibition among others. Drawing on her expertise, Charlotte regularly advises clients ranging from Hollywood studios, private equity firms and technology companies. She has been actively involved in a range of consultancy projects in the fields of customised modeling, business strategy and new market opportunities. As a recognised expert in the field, Charlotte is a regular keynote speaker at a number of high profile global conferences and film festivals and is frequently quoted in the international consumer and specialist trade press.

Prior to joining IHS, Charlotte held analyst positions at Kagan World Media and Sport Business Group.  

She holds an MSc degree in International Business and graduated from University of Wales, Aberystwyth with an honours degree in Geography.


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Global box office reached a new height of $37.7 billion in 2015

Global box office revenue hit a new all-time high of $37.7 billion in 2015, a significant increase of 4.2% over 2014’s total of $36.2 billion. The increase was driven by admissions and box office growth in most countries, and would have been even higher had it not been for exchange rate fluctuations between the US dollar and South American countries and (to a lesser extent) between the Rouble and the Euro.

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4D and immersive motion seating enters rapid growth phase

The total number of screens under the wider 4D and immersive motion seating banner increased by 55% in full year 2015 to reach 679, according to IHS data, representing a new record for net annual screens with 243 deployed worldwide.

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Global box office continues to post gains over 2015’s record level in first half 2016

Total cinema admissions across 20 territories (where data is available) hit 2.24 billion in H1 2016 equating to a healthy 9.1% rise, an impressive result considering 2015 was a record year.

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