Over 1,25 bilion cinema-goers in Europe

Across 2018, cinema-going in Europe decreased by 3.3 per cent but still totalled over 1.25 billion admissions and € 8 billion at the box office for the fourth year in a row.

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the body representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has released its update on admissions and box office revenues across Europe for 2018.

Box office was mainly driven by international titles, including Avengers: Infinity War, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Incredibles 2, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Between the main countries the UK, despite a very slight dip of 0.1 per cent in box office results, enjoyed a record-breaking year with over 177 million admissions, the highest level of cinema-going since 1970.

France, Spain and Russia achieved average results with European data, Germany (box office -14.8 per cent and admissions -13.9 per cent), suffered from a lack of successful local and international content.

Admissions per capita for all UNIC territories remained stable at 1.5 visits per year. 

The complete report on UNIC