Magazine article Screen International

CNC Says French Cinema Admissions Fell by 6.1 Percent in the First Half of 2011

Magazine article Screen International

CNC Says French Cinema Admissions Fell by 6.1 Percent in the First Half of 2011

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Yo-yo first half of the year at French box office in which admissions slumped 23.6% in April and rocketed 35.7% in June to give overall decrease of 6.1%.

French cinema admissions fell by 6.1 percent in the first half of 2011, with theatres registering 97.26 million entries against 103.56 million in the same period in 2010, according to figures released by National Cinema Centre (CNC) on Monday.

"It marks a modest drop on last year but you've got to take into account that 2010 was a record year, the like of which had not been seen since 1967," Benoit Danard, director of research at the CNC, told local news agency AFP.

The French box office was particularly strong last year in large part thanks to Avatar, which was released at the end of 2009 but generated more than nine million entries in 2010 alone.

Attendance for the first six months of 2011, meanwhile, was erratic. In January and April, entries fell by 24.9% and 26.3% respectively, in the first instance partly due to bad weather conditions and in the second instance due to exceptionally fine weather.

But in June, attendance rocketed by 35.7% to 14.7 million entries with the help of studio pictures such as Kung Fu Panda 2 (1. …

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