Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 21 January 2016

India – Could the Indian box office boom be undermined by single screen cinema closing faster than multiplexes are adding new screens? Like the PVR five-screen cinema at Grand Mall in Chennai’s Velachery, there are dozens of multiplexes across India ready…

How Sustainable Is The Chinese Cinema Market?

In 2011 the average ticket price in China was CNY ¥ (USD $5.62) but by 2015 this had fallen to nearly CNY ¥35 (USD $5.32) despite the growth of Imax and premium screens and the increase in cinema ticket prices…

Fathom Events and US Cinemas Find the Faith(ful)

One if the fastest growing genres of event cinema (a.k.a. alternative content) is the uniquely US-focused rise of faith-based events in cinemas. Fathom Events has been a driving force behind this, with three faith-based events this past autumn. Fathom attributes its…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 15 January 2016

Europe – 2016 was a pretty good year at the European box office, with the feel good of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” at the end of the year masking some spectacular flops (remember “Fant4stic 4”?), some troubling attendance figures…

China to Crack Down on Box Office Fraud

Chinese authorities are cracking down on box office fraud, with severe punishments for cinemas, ticket software vendors or apps caught siphoning off BO….