‘Spectre’ tops most watched movies among 700,000 cinema admissions in 2015

In 2015, cinemas in Malta and Gozo projected 375 different film titles and registered a total of 704,243 admissions

The most popular movie was ‘Spectre’, attracting 5.9% of total admissions
The most popular movie was ‘Spectre’, attracting 5.9% of total admissions

Cinemas registered a total of 704,243 admissions in 2015, 2.9% of which were attracted by Maltese productions. Maltese productions had precisely 20,331 admissions and generated a total gross box office of €100,000 in 1,252 screenings.

However, the vast majority of cinemagoers watched films originating from the United States, with the figures reaching almost four out of five cinemagoers.

Foreign productions intotal had 683,912 admissions with a total gross box office of €4,094 million in 47,635 screenings.

Admissions to 3D movies accounted for 9.4% of the total, while non-3D films enjoyed a share of 73.3% of total admissions

The total number of film titles exhibited in 2015 stood at 375.

Total screenings amounted to 48,887, with an average 130 screenings per film. A total of 906 film shows were projected in 2015, of which 80.4% were first-time releases.

Last year, 230 fiction films were screened in cinemas across Malta and Gozo. These types of films attracted 78.7% of total admissions. On their part, animation films totalled to 25 and attracted 19.2% of total admissions.

In 2015, the most popular movies were ‘Spectre’, ‘Minions’ and ‘Fast & Furious 7’, attracting 5.9%, 5.3%, and 5.2% of total admissions respectively.

Total employment in cinemas registered last year stood at 189 persons, of which 82.5% were engaged on a part-time basis.

In 2015, there were eight cinema establishments with a total of 35 screens and a seating capacity of 6,748. Of these eight cinemas, two were located in Gozo.

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