European cinema admissions increased by 4.5 per cent in 2019, with over 1.34 billion visits across the region, figures released today confirm.
In a statistical bulletin issued by the International Union for Cinemas (UNIC) – the European cinema trade body – it was confirmed that total 2019 box office in Europe passed the €8.5 billion mark compared to €8.0 billion in 2018. For those territories in the EU, estimates indicate that box office reached over €7.1 billion compared to €6.8 billion in the previous year.
As in previous years, box office was mainly driven by international titles including, but not limited to, The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame, Joker, Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4. But a host of local titles attracted huge interest in their home territories and beyond, including Qu’est-ce qu’on a encore fait au Bon Dieu ? (FR), Das perfekte Geheimnis (DE), Jagtsæson (DK), Tõde ja õigus (EE) and Ženy v běhu (CZ).