Less movie goers in cinemas in 2018

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QUÉBEC | attendance declining in the cinemas of Quebec has led to a decline in revenue at the counters the last year.

According to the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ), to 19.1 million entries have been recorded in 2018 in the dark rooms of the Belle Province, a decrease of 2 % compared to the previous year.

Compared to the average of the last five years, the decline reached 1 %, a-t-we learned Wednesday in the Investigation on the film, which has been published by the Observatoire de la culture et des communications of the ISQ.

The income counters have also declined by 1% in 2018 in the province, for a total of 158,8 million $.

Quebec films have made less mobs running around, with the decrease being of 800 000 entries in and of themselves, which is four times more than the decline cashed by the proposals of Hollywood, which totalled $ 200 000 entries less in 2018. In contrast, the uk productions have been able to count on 600 000 entries more than the previous year.

Speaking of the seventh art, its market share has dropped to 9.2 %, while it was 13.3% in 2017. Québec producers can take comfort, because the 9,2 % is however higher than the average of the last five years for the market shares of québec, to 8.8 %.

Thus, with 1.8 million entries (-32 %) and income of $ 13.3 million (-32 %) in 2018, cinema in quebec reached an occupancy rate of the chairs of 12.2 %. It was 13.3 % in 2017. Note that the occupancy rate for all films not quebec was 9.5 %.

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The ISQ note that there were 975 000 projections during the year in Quebec, a summit in 10 years. This means that each session, on average, attracted less movie-goers.

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