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11 June 2001 à 12:25

The theatrical market in tip-top shape in France

With close to 86 million spectators recorded since January 1, 2001 and French films securing a 53.2% share of the market, cinema attendance in France has reached record-breaking highs.

According to estimations from France's Centre National de la Cinématographie, close to 86 million movie tickets were sold in the first five months of 2001, representing a 11.6% increase in admissions over the same period in 2000.

With just under 11 million admissions registered in May, 2001, 10.8% more than in May 2000, movie attendance in France is in fine shape, boasting a rise of 4.6% over the past 12 months.

A fine score, accompanied by an excellent market share for French films, which has reached new heights, running at 53.2% for January-May, 2001, against 33.6% for the same period in 2000.

These figures bear witness to the healthy movie industry in France, boosted once again since April 25, 2001 by the standout performance of "Amelie from Montmartre", which is continuing its exceptional run with an additional 497,000 tickets sold in its seventh week on the screens, soon to reach the 5 million admissions mark.

And finally, the nationwide "Fête du Cinéma" (Cinema Festival) will be held from July 1st to 3rd this year, no doubt drawing increasing numbers of moviegoers to the country's theaters.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 01 October 2015 à 12:25 CEST

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