Cinema screenings in EU countries and the United Kingdom are expected to increase by 28% in 2021 over 2020, with a total audience of 383.2 million, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory (OAS) on Tuesday.
The Watchtower underlines the statistics of member states and the United Kingdom. “Clear sign of redemption” of the cinematography processWith the increase in trips to the theaters, the Govt-19 epidemic environment is also being taken into account.
In 2020, as a year of the epidemic’s strongest impact on economic and cultural activity, 299 million cinema tickets were issued, indicating a 70% drop compared to 2019.
Despite the increase in 2021, The number of visitors is 61.9% lower than what was recorded in 2019The year that cinema screenings in the European Union and the United Kingdom crossed the one billion barrier.
OAS refers to the large disparity in the statistics between member states, with each country temporarily closing or reducing the capacity of rooms, depending on the measures enacted to control Covid-19.
For example, in Bulgaria recorded a 90.1% increase in the number of visitors to the hallIn 2021, Sweden had a 6.4% increase compared to 2020.
In Portugal, the increase was 43.8%, from 3.8 million viewers to 5.5 million.
In terms of total box office revenue, the watchdog did not disclose total data because not all member states provided them, but in some respects, the data varied greatly between countries with increased revenue (such as Bulgaria, Spain, or Romania), and others that lost revenue, such as Italy and Greece.
Data from the European Audiovisual Observatory Released within the confines of the film festival From BerlinIt runs until Sunday.
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