EU Admissions Down 4.1% But Scandinavia on Top
The European Audiovisual Observatory has announced that total admissions in Europe fell 4.1% in 2013 to 908 million, the second lowest since 2000. However, despite this, Scandinavian market share for local films has been strong. Denmark was at 30%, Sweden at 24.8%, Finland at 23% and Norway at 22.8%. Other European countries with strong market share included Italy at 31%, Germany at 26% and the Czech Republic at 24.2%.
The drop in cinema attendance was driven by a sharp decline in major EU territories such as Spain (-16%), France (-5.3), Germany and the UK (-4% each). Significant admission grown was only achieved outside the EU, notably in Russia which increased its cinema attendance by 10.5% to 173.5 million, making it the second largest European cinema market after France.
Via the Nordisk Film and TV Fond