Theatrical Release Schedule for Movies

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Theatrical Release Schedule for Movies

Key Takeaways

  • In 2018, 873 movies were released in the US and Canada.
  • In 2018, 48 movies released in US and Canada had revenue of over $100 million.
  • In 2023, 57 movies are set to be released by the major film studios (Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros.) and expected to drive the most revenue.

Introduction

The theatrical release schedule for movies released in 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023, and 2024 in the United States and Canada has been provided in the following brief. In addition, the number of movies that will drive the most revenue in 2022, 2023, and 2024 when compared to the pre-pandemic years have been provided.

Movie Release Schedules for 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023, and 2024

  • In 2018, 873 movies were released in the US and Canada.
  • In 2019, 792 movies were released in the US and Canada.
  • In 2022, 628 movies have been and are set to be released in the US and Canada.
  • In 2023, a total of 67 movies are set to be released in theaters in US and Canada.
  • In 2024, thirty movies are set to be released in theaters in US and Canada.

Brief Summary

  • Fewer movies have been released in the US and Canada since the pre-pandemic era.
  • Fewer movies will be released in 2022 compared to 2018 and 2019.
  • The number of movies set to be released in 2023 will reduce to 67 from 873 and 792 in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
  • Only 30 movies will be released in 2024. This is a significant drop in the number of movies that have been released since 2018.

Movies that will Drive that Most Revenue

Number of Movies that Drove/Will Drive the Most Revenue (Over $100 Million)

  • In 2018, 48 movies released in US and Canada had revenue of over $100 million.
  • In 2019, 38 movies released in US and Canada had revenue of over $100 million.
  • In 2022, seven movies have garnered over $100 million in box office revenue.
  • Thirty-eight movies in 2022 are set to be released by the major film studios (Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros) and expected to drive the most revenue.
  • Forty-five movies will drive the most revenue in 2022.

Number of Movies that Will Drive the Most Revenue (Released by Major Film Studios)

  • In 2023, 57 movies are set to be released by the major film studios (Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros) and expected to drive the most revenue.
  • In 2024, 30 movies are set to be released by the major film studios (Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros) and expected to drive the most revenue.

Brief Summary

  • The number of movies that will drive the most revenue will increase to 45 in 2022 from 38 in 2019. However, more movies were released in 2018 (48) compared to 2022.
  • More movies will be released by major film studios in 2023 compared to 2018, 2019, and 2022. About 57 movies will drive the most revenue in 2023.
  • In 2024, the number of movies that will drive the most revenue will reduce to 30.

Research Strategy

For this research, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information available in the public domain, including media, industry sites, and data aggregators, such as The Numbers, Statista, and Cinema Blend.

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