Originally Posted by Braineack
the movie industry about 2 trillion.
Total box-office gross in the US was $10.2 billion in 2011, down from $10.5 billion in 2010. (source
DVD sales were down 2% from the prior year at $6.95 billion, with BluRay up 20% to 2 billion. Mail-order DVD rental and online streaming rental rose 4% to 2.37 billion, and kiosk rentals (eg: redbox) jumped 31% to $1.66 billion. Video On Demand (via cable companies) was up 7% to 1.87 billion, and iTunes sales of digital movie downloads rose 9$ to $554 million. (source
In all, consumer spending for all home video fell a mere 2% to $18 billion, despite the implosion of the video rental store.
For 2011, physical sales of videogames in the US (in boxes from the store, not on-line) accounted for $9.3 billion, with the total videogame market (including hardware) at around $16.5 billion. (source
) This was down 8% from 2010.
It is interesting that the ESA (the gaming equivalent of the MPAA), which arguably has much more at stake and suffered higher declines over the past year than home video, does not find it necessary to lobby the congress for such draconian measures.