Box office – France
Country Focus: A spectacular increase in production during the first half of the year
100.79 million admissions in the first half of the year in France
by Fabien Lemercier
- Attendance levels were on the rise again in June following three months of declines; the market share of French films stands at 36.5% for the first half of the year
According to the CNC’s estimates, 100.79 million admissions were recorded in France over the first half of 2015, or 5.5% less than during the same period in 2014. However, the month of June sent some positive signals, as some 11.99 million viewers visited the country’s movie theatres, a total that is up 5.6% compared to June 2014 and is an upturn following three consecutive months of declining admissions compared to the previous year.
As for market shares, French films represented 36.5% of the admissions for the first half of 2015 (48.4% for the same period last year), as against 48.4% for US productions and 15.1% for features from other countries.
(Translated from French)
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