MDespite the covid-19 pandemic, French cinemas managed to cap a 96 million audience in 2021, an increase of 47% compared to 2020, according to data published by the National Center for Cinematography on Thursday, 30 December.
Despite months of closures and sanitary measures, dark rooms seem to have less than a quarter (23%) of attendance opening their heads above the water, if we compare this to 2019, last year without a pandemic , and “the pace of recovery was accelerated toward the end of the year,” notes CNC.
Difficult to compare figures from one year to the next, 2021 is again marked by the pandemic: cinemas closed until May 19, then subject to gauges and curfews, and finally for the presentation of health passes. But in the month of December alone, attendance is “close to normal”, with 20.43 million admissions, as against 22.68 million in 2019.
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French cinema is doing better than its European neighbors
By extension, the year was marked by an outstanding performance by French cinema (4 out of 10 admissions), moderated by Camelot part one, bac answer And Touch 4,
American movies with locomotives Spider Man, James Bond And Dune, attract a slightly more audience, but the gap is the smallest difference we’ve seen in the last ten years.
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According to data from box office company comScore as of December 21, “France is the country with the smallest decline in cinema attendance among the five major European countries, just ahead of the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom. Spain. This is compared to that seen in the United States.” less important”, further underlines the CNC.
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