Magazine article Screen International

European Cinema Admissions Reached Record Levels in 2017

Magazine article Screen International

European Cinema Admissions Reached Record Levels in 2017

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Figures boosted by huge Russian growth.

‘Beauty And The Beast’

Cinema admissions in Europe reached record levels last year, according to a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory presented at the Berlin Film Festival.

They estimate that including non-EU territories, 1.29 billion tickets were sold in Europe in 2017, “the highest admission levels of the past decades”.

This was driven by a jump of nearly 10% in the Russian market, which surpassed 200m admissions for the first time. This “further strengthens Russia’s position as the first European market in terms of admissions,” said the report. …

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