I remember not too long ago hearing that the video game industry had passed the movie industry in worldwide sales. I found that very interesting. I thought it would be interesting to find out how much is spent in the various forms of entertainment in the USA.
Theres big money in this stuff. Entertainment is a huge industry in the USA and worldwide. According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers the worldwide spending on Entertainment and Media is expected to hit $2 trillion by 2011. In the USA the spending on E&M is expected to hit $754 Billion.
Below are a list of various industries and the amount spent in each for the U.S.A. The figures are in Billions of dollars.
|US Movie tickets||$10.0|
|Fabric, craft, sewing||$5.2|
|Bar and nightclub||$18.0|
|Las Vegas Casinos||$5.5|
|Sport and camp equipment||$3.5|
|Horse industry '02||$25.3|
I also made up a bar chart to show how the the spending figures stack up to one another graphically: