EU Admissions Down 4.1% But Scandinavia on Top

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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

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.