Theater Admissions in France in 2015

Admissions (in million)

2015

2014

change 2015/2014 (%)

January

16.77

17.72

-5.4

February

22.54

17.57

+28.2

March

17.57

21.11

-16.8

April

17.95

19.26

-6.8

May

14.29

19.68

-27.4

June

12.20

11.36

+7.4

July

18.22

15.61

+16.7

August

15.21

19.53

-22.1

September

9.48

9.34

+1.4

October

19.47

18.49

+5.3

November

17.42

17.22

+1.2

December

24.94

22.08

+13.0

total

206.06

208.97

-1.4

Source : CNC.

 

According to the last estimates made by the CNC, admissions in theaters reached 24.94 million in December 2015, up from 22.08 million in December 2014 (+13.0%). This is the second biggest monthly result since 35 years (1980, first year of monthly statistics).
France cinema admissions totalled 206.06 million in 2015, down 1.4% compared with the same period in 2014. This result remains higher than the ten-year average of 199.58 million. Theater attendance in France in 2015 remains the highest in Europe.
 

Market shares (%)

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2014

2015

French films

44.7

36.5

45.5

36.9

35.9

41.0

40.5

33.8

44.4

35.2

American films

44.3

49.3

43.4

50.0

47.9

46.2

43.0

54.0

45.4

54.5

Other films

11.1

14.2

11.2

13.1

16.2

12.9

16.5

12.2

10.2

10.3

Source : CNC.

 

French films made 35.2% of total admissions
After an exceptional year in 2014 for French films with a market share of 44.4%, in 2015, the market share for French films decreased to 35.2%. The admissions dropped by 21.5% to reach 72.56 million admissions, a level lower than the ten-year average of 78.53 million. Over the last ten years, the market share for French films was 39.3%.

Strong increase in admissions for American films
In 2015, American films registered 112.24 million admissions, up 19.1% compared to 2014. This is the highest result since 1958 (112.90 milllion).The market share for American films is 54.5% in 2015 (45.4% in 2014). This result is higher than the ten-year average of 47.5%.

Non-French and non-American films gathered 10.3% of total admissions in 2015 (10.2% in 2014). Their admissions decreased by 4.7% to 21.26 milllion. This is lower than the ten-year average of 26.19 million and a market share of 13.1%.
 

Three films attracted more than 5 million admissions
As it was the case in 2014, in 2015, three films attracted more than 5 million admissions. 12 films gathered more than three million admissions in 2015 (11 films in 2014) and 23 films registered more than two million (21 in 2014). In 2014, 45 films totalled more than one million admissions (57 in 2014) and 89 films more than 500 000 admissions (92 films in 2014).
 

Films over :

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

5 million admissions

4

6

2

4

3

4

3

-

3

3

3 million admissions

10

8

10

10

17

9

12

8

11

12

2 million admissions

18

14

14

21

26

20

20

19

23

23

1 million admissions

43

40

46

50

51

53

54

55

57

45

500 000 admissions

96

77

95

100

95

111

95

93

92

89

Source : CNC.

 

14 French films over one million admissions
Two French films totalled in 2015 more than three million, compared with four in 2014 and 6 French films racked up more than two million admissions (10 in 2014). Globally, 14 French films reached more than one million admissions in 2015 (20 in 2014). 36 French films gathered more than 500 000 admissions (31 in 2014).
 

French films over :

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

5 million admissions

2

1

2

1

1

2

1

-

3

-

3 million admissions

7

2

2

3

5

2

4

1

4

2

2 million admissions

9

4

5

6

8

4

8

3

10

6

1 million admissions

18

12

17

18

19

21

22

17

20

14

500 000 admissions

39

31

39

39

34

38

37

31

31

36

Source : CNC.

 

16 American films registered more than two million admissions
In 2015, three American movies reached more than five million admissions (none in 2014 and 2013). Ten American films registered more than three million admissions (6 in 2014). 16 American films totalled two million admissions (12 films in 2014) and 28 films more than one million admissions (33 films in 2014). 48 films gathered more than 500 000 admissions (53 films in 2014).
 

American films over:

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

5 million admissions

2

4

0

2

1

1

1

-

-

3

3 million admissions

3

5

7

6

10

5

5

6

6

10

2 million admissions

7

8

8

13

14

14

8

14

12

16

1 million admissions

23

22

26

28

26

28

27

34

33

28

500 000 admissions

48

38

49

49

48

61

48

54

53

48

Source : CNC.

 

Figures in red are estimations

Paris, 31rst December 2015

Centre national de la cinématographie et de l’image animée
Direction des Etudes, des Statistiques et de la Prospective