Theater Admissions - Estimates for February 2017

Total attendance (million admissions)

2017

2016

change 2017/2016 (%)

January

16.64

16.72

-0.4

February

24.99

25.99

-3.8

First two months

41.64

42.71

-2.5

rolling year (from March n-1 to February n)

211.90

208.72

+1.5

Source : CNC

According to the last estimates by the CNC, admissions in film theatres reached 24.99 million in February 2017, and thus decreased compared to February 2016 (-3.8 %). Over the two first months of 2017, cinema admissions totalled 41.64 million (2.5 % less than over the two first months of 2016). Over the last 12 months, theater attendance reached 211.90 million, which represented a growth of 1.5% compared to the 12 months preceding February 2016.

The market share of French Films was 45.2% over the two first months of 2017 (41.4% over January-February 2016) and the market share of American Films amounted to 48.4 % (49.7 % over January-February 2016). Over the last 12 months, the market share of French film was 36.5%, while American films captured 52.2% and others films represented 11.3% of the market.

 

Market Shares (%)

French Films

American Films

Other films

 

2017

2016

2017

2016

2017

2016

First two months

45.2

41.4

48.4

49.7

6.3

8.9

rolling year (from March n-1 to February n)

36.5

34.5

52.2

53.6

11.3

12.0

Source : CNC

 

Estimates of monthly admissions are reliable within a 5% margin, and accuracy increases with accumulated months. There is less accuracy in the calculation of market shares, which must be considered with caution.

Figures in red are estimations.

Paris, March 3rd 2017

CNC
Research and statistics Department