European Audiovisual Observatory – EU cinema attendance up by 5.5% in 2019, showing best result since 2004
On the occasion of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the European Audiovisual Observatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2019. After two years of decrease, the Observatory estimates that total admissions in the European Union increased by 5.5% thus breaking through the 1 billion barrier. This is 52.6 million admissions more than in 2018, making the best result registered in the EU since 2004. Taking into account non-EU territories, admissions in Europe also showed an upswing, increasing from 1.25 billion in 2018 to 1.31 billion, a record for at least the last two decades.