The circulation of European films outside of Europe, published by the European Audiovisual Observatory, looks at the volume and the theatrical performance of European films in 12 non-European sample markets, including North America, six Latin American markets, China and South Korea, as well as Australia and New Zealand. The analysis is based on 2017 data and complemented by a five-year data series for the period 2013 to 2017.
Some key insights from this new European cinema report:
– China became the largest export market for European films in terms of admissions, ahead of North America.
– Due to a surge in tickets sales for European films in China, admissions to European films outside Europe rose by 18.7% to 97 million in 2017, the second-best result in the last five years.
– 671 European films were released outside Europe in 2017.
This report was written by Martin Kanzler, European cinema Analyst within the Observatory’s Department for Market Information. It is available as a free download.