The survey looked at eight cinema establishments based in Malta and Gozo, with a total of 35 screens and a total seating capacity of 6,748. These establishments projected 375 different film titles - seven more than 2014, registering a total of 704,243 admissions. Total gross box office generated was of €4.2 million, almost half a million more than that generated in 2014.
Films originating in Malta saw a drop in admissions, notwithstanding the slightly higher number of titles (eight in 2015 and five in 2014). Maltese films accounted for 2.9% of total admissions compared to 4.2% in 2014. This is reflected in the generation of total gross box office, from €148,000 in 2014 to €100,000 in 2015. This decrease is more than offset when looking at films originating from the USA, which make up 79% of admissions – approximately an increase of six percentage points from 2014. UK films registered 13%, also a significant rise of three percentage points from the previous year. In 2015, films of foreign origin generated more than half a million more in total gross box office than in 2014. Read more.