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CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 02/28/2014
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Domestic Markets

The U.S. motion picture exhibition industry has a track record of long-term growth, with box office revenues growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 1.73% from 2002 to 2012. Against this background of steady long-term growth, the exhibition industry has experienced periodic short-term increases and decreases in attendance, and consequently box office revenues. Industry box office records were set during 2012 due to growth in attendance and ticket price. While 2013 industry statistics have not yet been published, industry sources estimate that 2013 U.S. box office revenues were approximately $10.9 billion, an approximate 1% increase over 2012, and an all-time industry record. During the 2013 summer season, which generally covers May through July, all-time box office revenue records were also set and attendance reached a four-year high.

The following table represents the results of a survey by Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA, published during March 2013, outlining the historical trends in U.S. box office performance for the ten year period from 2003 to 2012:




U.S. Box

Office Revenues

($ in billions)



(in billions)


Average Ticket



   $  9.2    1.52    $6.03


   $  9.3    1.50    $6.21


   $  8.8    1.38    $6.41


   $  9.2    1.40    $6.55


   $  9.6    1.40    $6.88


   $  9.6    1.34    $7.18


   $10.6    1.42    $7.50


   $10.6    1.34    $7.89


   $10.2    1.28    $7.93


   $10.8    1.36    $7.96

Films leading the box office during the year ended December 31, 2013 included Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Monsters University, Frozen, Man of Steel, Fast & Furious 6, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Gravity, World War Z, Thor: the Dark World, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Croods, Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Heat, The Conjuring, We’re the Millers, Identity Thief and The Great Gatsby, among other films.

The film slate for 2014 currently includes sequels such as Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, Hobbit: There and Back Again, Transformers 4, Amazing Spider-Man 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier and new films such as The Lego Movie, Maleficent, and Interstellar, among other films.

International Markets

International box office revenues continue to grow. According to MPAA, international box office revenues were $23.9 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012, which is a result of strong economies, ticket price increases and new theatre construction. According to MPAA, Latin American box office revenues were $2.8 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012, representing an 8% increase from 2011.

Growth in Latin America continues to be fueled by a combination of robust economies, growing populations, an emerging middle class, attractive demographics (i.e., a significant teenage population), substantial retail development, and quality product from Hollywood, including an increasing number of 3-D films. In many Latin American countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Chile, successful local film product can also provide incremental box office growth opportunities.