The publication “Focus 2009-World Film Market Trends” states that the Indian film industry produced 1,132 feature films in 2007. In comparison, the American film industry in 2008 produced 520 feature films, Japan 418 and China 400.
This study has been done by the European Audiovisual Observatory, a public service body gathering and distributing information on the audiovisual industry in the world.
India’s count of 3.3 billion (330 Cr) audience in 2008 for theatre admissions was higher than the combined total of the next nine biggest film producing countries in the world. The US was the only other country to have more than a billion admissions into theatres.
India has the cheapest ticket price averaging $0.5 (Rs 22). The average price of a ticket in the nine other big film producing countries ranges between $2.2 (Rs 110) in China and $11.7 (Rs 585) in Japan.