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Studies & Market Reports

05 December 2010 à 22:33

CNC annual report about French film results abroad in 2009

The Centre National du Cinémat et l'Image Animée (CNC) has just published its statistics report for French film exports abroad.

The report concerns business transacted by sales companies responsible for selling French films to foreign distributors throughout the world. In 2009, sales figures for French films reached €136.9 million, a drop of 3.1% compared to 2008. This figure can be compared with the international box office for French films (admissions revenue), which reached €350 million.

According to the CNC, the minimum guarantees proposed by buyers continue to decrease and the income generated by VOD is still far from compensating the decline in the video market.
In 2009. Western Europe was the first market for French film, with 47.6% of total revenues. Germany, Great Britain, Spain, and Italy led this sector. North America (United States, Canada) represented almost a quarter of revenues. It was followed by Central and Eastern Europe (11.8%), and Asia (7.7%, a continual decline).

The concentration of the sector should also be mentioned: three leading French film export companies were responsible for 58% of total revenues.

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Latest update : 21 December 2010 à 22:33 CET