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…

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….

Are UK’s PLF Pre-Releases Hurting Smaller Exhibitors?

There is a growing sense of unease amongst smaller UK exhibitors about the recent trend to pre-release blockbusters in PLF (premium large format) auditoriums. The back-to-back Week -1 screenings of “Everest” and next “The Walk” on both Imax and own-brand…

China Cinema Growth Slows Dramatically

New data released by Ent Group shows that while the growth of cinemas in China continued in the first half of 2015, the pace of growth is slowing significantly. According to Ent Group the first six months of 2015 saw…

European Cinema Figures and More by UNIC

Definitive cinema attendance figures for Europe in 2014 have been published by cinema trade body UNIC, as part of its 2014-2015 General Report. Preliminary figures were released by UNIC back in February and are largely the same, so the report…

Global Box Office 2014: Asia Comes to West’s Rescue

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has released its 2014 Theatrical Market Statistics report, providing an overview of global box office and trends. Overall box office grew year-on-year by just 1% but to a record USD $36.4 billion. However,…