Hollywood’s Annual Revenue = Americas’ Pet Boarding Expenses

February 4, 2013 1:10 pm

If you look at Hollywood revenue, you will find that the revenue number is very close to Pet boarding expenses – well, Pet boarding and ‘other services’ to be precise. With all the DogBnB craze of late, the market size of Pet boarding is getting a lot of attention – mostly people agree on the 10 billion USD a year number (Source). Turns out, that number is more or less the same as Hollywood’s 2012 revenue.

And of course, we had spotted some hollywood piracy stats today – hence we spotted the similarity in scale between these two.

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1 Comment for “Hollywood’s Annual Revenue = Americas’ Pet Boarding Expenses”

  1. I can’t seem to find a cite on that $10B pet boarding figure, a quick Google seems to turn up much lower estimates.

    From: http://www.americanpetproducts.org/press_industrytrends.asp
    Estimated 2012 Sales within the U.S. Market

    For 2012, it estimated that $52.87 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S.

    Estimated Breakdown:
    Food $20.46 billion
    Supplies/OTC Medicine $12.56 billion
    Vet Care $13.59 billion
    Live animal purchases $2.15 billion
    Pet Services: grooming & boarding $4.11 billion

    As Pet Services as a category includes both grooming and boarding, I would estimate boarding alone would probably account for some amount less than $4B. Still a stunningly large figure, but I suppose it could make sense, given that there are easily >70M pet owning households, and out of those households, only 20-30% would have to spend about $200 a year on boarding. I would guess it’s something like 10-20% spend >$200 a year, but either is plausible.

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