Los Angeles – The total number of digital and 3D cinema
screens installed worldwide rose 121.8% in 2010, from 16,339 to 36,242,
according to a report from IHS Screen Digest.
Of these, 3D screens currently
account for 60.5% of all digital cinema installations, up from 55% in 2009; 3D
screen growth also outpaced total growth at 144.3% year-over-year.
America is home to 46.2% of all digital cinema screens (38.6% of 3D), compared
to Europe with 28.2% of digital screens (34.3% of 3D), and Asia which hosts
21.6% of digital screens (21.2% of 3D).
IHS Screen Digest forecasts that the
total number of digital screens worldwide is poised to exceed 100,000 by 2015,
41.7% of which are expected to be equipped for 3D.