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“European films strong as cinema attendance falls,” European Audiovisual Observatory

On the eve of the Cannes Film Festival, the Observatory has just published the latest figures on film attendance and production for the year 2007. The Observatory press release indicates that more detailed information are available in FOCUS 2007. World Film Market Trends is compiled by the European Audiovisual Observatory and published by the Marché du Film.

The Observatory press release includes the following information on film attendance and production in 2007:

  • Cinema attendance in the 27 member states of the European Union fell 1.3% to 919 million admissions in 2007
  • European films earned a market share of 28.8% in 2007, slightly up from the strong level of 2006
  • In 2007, 921 feature films were produced in the EU, 10 more than in 2006

Please consult the European Audiovisual Observatory press release for full information regarding film attendance and production in 2007.