2015 – The Year In Numbers

Sunday, January 10 2016
2015 – The Year In Numbers

The year’s over, the counting’s done and the figures are all in… Rather than a straightforward feature we’ve pored over stats and numbers from the video industry and other spheres of the entertainment business to pul together a whole bunch of relevant numbers for 2015.

So without further ado, here is 2015 In Numbers…

We’ll have more year-end charts, round-ups and stats in the coming weeks…

6.1 billion – the value in pounds of the total entertainment market across music, video and games

5.2 billion – the revenue in pounds across the three formats at their lowest point in 2012, after the crash of EUK, Woolworths and other retailers

2.24 billion – the value in pounds of the home entertainment business in 2015

30.3 – the percentage growth in digital video services in 2015

1 billion – the total digital revenue in pounds exceeded by the video industry for the first time in 2015

60 – the percentage of entertainment revenues across all three sectors (video, games and music) that now comes from digital services

1.5 – the percentage growth in the video industry in 2015

10.9 billion – the value in pounds of the audio visual market in 2015

4.8 – the percentage growth in the audio visual industry in 2015

57 – the percentage of people who would rather own (on disc or digitally) than rent or stream

119.6 million – the number of DVDs and Blu-rays sold in 2015

143 million – the number of DVDs and Blu-rays sold in 2014

1,075 million – the value in pounds of the physical video market in 2015

526 million – the value in pounds of the physical music market in 2015

894 million – the value in pounds of the physical games market in 2015

1.2 million – the number of units sold by Paddington, 2015’s biggest seller

1.05 million – the number of units sold by Jurassic World in 2015, a figure it achieved in just 10 weeks

1 million – the number of units sold by the year’s third biggest seller, The Hobbit – The Battle Of The Five Armies

1.3 million – total sales of the aforementioned final Hobbit film and The Hobbit Trilogy, a total that combined made it the year’s biggest seller

909,000 – the number of units sold by the year’s fourth biggest seller, Fifty Shades Of Grey

521,000 – the number of units sold in the first week by Fifty Shades Of Grey, making it the year’s fastest week one seller

816,000 – the number of units sold by Minions in its first week on sale

123,000 – the number of units sold by Amy, making it the bestselling music release of 2015

378,000 – the number of units sold by the years bestselling sports release, Charlotte’s 3 Minute Belly Blitz, which also became the fastest selling fitness release ever

305,000 – the number of units sold by Shaun The Sheep – The Movie

Four – the number of Game Of Thrones titles in the top 10 TV sellers for 2015

890,000 – the number of Game Of Thrones DVDs and Blu-rays sold in 2015

297,000 – the number of units sold by Michael McIntyre, 2015’s top selling stand up comic, with his Happy And Glorious release. Numbers two and three were Kevin Bridges’ A Whole Different Story (259,000) and Mrs Brown’s Boys Live (241,000)

19 – the percentage market share boasted in both value and volume terms in 2015 by Universal, making it the leading studio in the market

15.6 – the percentage market share held by Warner, making it the second biggest distributor

22.6 – the percentage of the Blu-ray market held by Warner in 2015, buoyed by HD-friendly titles such as Mad Max: Fury Road

25 – Adele’s 25 album was the year’s bestselling entertainment product, beating Paddington into fourth place

Nine – the total number of video titles in the overall top 20 bestselling entertainment products of 2015

26.8 billion – the number of audio streams in 2015, accounting for more than a fifth of all music consumed

4.4 million – the number of units sold in its lifetime by Frozen, now the most gifted DVD ever

34 – the number of titles that sold more than 100,000 units in their first week on sale in 2015

54 – the number of 2015 titles which sold more than 100,000 units in their first month on sale

24 – the number of titles that sold more than 100,000 units on Blu-ray in 2015

Three – the number of titles that sold more than 300,000 units on Blu-ray in 2015

50 – the percentage rise in digital ownership in 2015

11.5 million – the number of digital ownership film transactions in 2015

100 million – the value in pounds of consumer spend on digital ownership

100,000 plus – films selling more than this number of units included Kingsman, Fifty shades Of Grey, Jurassic World, Minions, American Sniper, Fast & Furious 7, The Hobbit – Battle Of The Five Armies, Interstellar

100,000 plus – titles that had more than this number of transactional rentals in 2015 included Th Imitation Game, Kingsman, Gone Girl, American Sniper, Interstellar, Lucy, Paddington and The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

65 – the percentage growth in vinyl sales in 2015

one – one pound in every £2 spent on entertainment went on video

320,000 – the number of DVD and Blu-ray discs sold every day…

1.24 billion – the total box office receipts in pounds at UK cinemas in 2015

1.31 billion – the total box office receipts in pounds at UK and Irish cinemas in 2015

Figures from the BVA, ERA, Official Charts Company, UK Cinema Association, Futuresource Consulting, IHS, Kantar…

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