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The Network - 03/06/2011
2010 Feedback: 6 out of 10 screenings for European films in the Europa Cinemas Network !
In 2010, the Network’s 760 cinemas devoted 60.6% of their screenings to European films (+ 1.7 points compared with 2009); non-national European films also showed a slight increase, achieving a share of 36.4% of projections. press release
American cinema declined by 2 points (to 30.8%), with national productions benefiting from this in particular. Cinema from the rest of the world remained stable with an 8% market share.
More than 61 million filmgoers visited Europa Cinemas/MEDIA theatres in 2010, resulting in takings of € 370 million.
In 2011 the Network welcomes new members, enabling it to surpass the 2000 screen mark with cinemas in 475 European cities.
Which European films were shown on the Network’s screens?
2010 was marked by a better sharing of admissions over a larger number of films. The following films led the way with almost 1 million admissions: Soul Kitchen, The Concert, Of Gods and Men and The Ghost.
Other films that performed well were The Secret in Their Eyes, Loose Cannons, The White Ribbon, I Am Love, An Education and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, with Woody Allen’s latest British film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger also achieving a good result.
There was also plenty of diversity in the young audience films screened, including A Cat in Paris, Little Nicolas, Kooky and Young Goethe in Love.
Claude-Eric Poiroux, Director General of Europa Cinemas, concludes: “The results for 2010 within our Network are particularly encouraging. However, we should not overlook the situation of numerous exhibitors who are currently unable to raise sufficient funds to make the switch to digital technology. European cinema must not suffer as a result of this transitional period”.