The attendance of the French theatres shows an increase of 3.6% compared to the previous year, according to figures released Friday by the Centre national du cinema.
The attendance in the cinemas of france has reached its second best level in the last fifty years in 2016, a year marked by the success of animated films of Disney (Zootopie, Vaiana), but also by the vitality of the French production.
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Thus, the 213 million tickets have been sold in 2016, an increase of 3.6% compared to the previous year, according to figures published Friday, December 30 by the Centre national du cinema (CNC). The attendance record for the past fifty years was reached in 2011 with 217 million entries.
First country in Europe to the attendance
” The historical record bears witness to the vitality of the cinema in France, and once again demonstrates that it is the cultural outing favorite of the French people “, welcomed Frédérique Bredin, president of CNC. For the third year in a row, the cinema attendance in france is in excess of 200 million entries. France remains the first country of Europe for the attendance.
not surprisingly, these are the american films that have carved out the lion’s share, with a market share of 52.6 %, with 111,80 million entries. An increase of 5.5% compared to 2015, and the highest level since 1958. Topping the box-office 2016, we find the animated film Zootopie (4.8 million viewers), Vaiana, the legend of the end of the world (3.8 million admissions). The film from Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio, Deadpool and the animated film really each have $ 3.7 million entries. Currently in theaters, the last-born of the saga Star Wars, Rogue One, totals for the time as 3.1 million entries.
in the Face of these behemoths, the French cinema displayed a beautiful health, with a market share of 35.3 % (increase of 3.1% compared to 2015). Noteworthy fact : at least 18 French films have surpassed the million of entries this year underlines the CNC. Among them are comedies The Tuche 2 : The american Dream, with its 4.6 million viewers, Camping 3 (3.2 million), or Cheap ! (2.9 million).
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