Oscars 2015, theatrical distribution: facts and figures

As the D-Day for Hollywood’s Awards Season is approaching, it is worthy taking a look at the Best Picture nominees’ theatrical distribution facts and figures, playing a little bit with the numbers.

All in all, the overall worldwide theatrical gross box office for the eight candidates was more than $1 billion, with each release falling within the wide $11 to $397 million range and $125M on average ($99M if we strip out the out the outliers American Sniper and Whiplash from the analysis) against production budgets of $3.3 to $58.8 million, $165.1 million in total and $20.6 on average.

The highest grossing film is American Sniper with $396 million and counting, whereas The Theory of Everything scored the highest percentage in foreign sales with 66%. Clint Eastwood’s latest film also had the best average per screen at its wide opening weekend, an impressive $25,111, despite being released to 3,555 theaters. Continue reading “Oscars 2015, theatrical distribution: facts and figures”

Box Office Italy | 17-20 July 2014

TITLE | DISTRIBUTOR | WEEKS || GROSS W-E | %CHANGE | TOT GROSS || ADMISSIONS W-E | TOT ADMISSIONS || N° SCREENS | SCREEN AVG

  1. Transformers 4 – L’Era dell’Estinzione (Transformers: Age of Extinction) | Universal | 1 || €2,858,860 | NA | €3,877,258 || 375,647 | 511,162 || 962 | €2,972
  2. Mai Così Vicini (And So It Goes) | Videa-CDE | 2 || €166,425 | -44% | €569,692 || 28,631 | 99,373 || 253 | €658
  3. Maleficent | Disney | 8 || €111,415 | -57% | €13,535,048 || 19,935 | 2,074,772|| 198 | €563

Source: Cinetel

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Box Office Italy | 10-13 July 2014

TITLE | DISTRIBUTOR | WEEKS || GROSS W-E | %CHANGE | TOT GROSS || ADMISSIONS W-E | TOT ADMISSIONS || N° SCREENS | SCREEN AVG

  1. Mai Così Vicini (And So It Goes) | Videa-CDE | 1 || €293,367 | NA | €283,367 || 48,814 | NA || 233 | €1,259
  2. Maleficent | Walt Disney | 7 || €420,505 | +23% | €13,332,878 || 43,509 | 2,037,285 || 250 | €1,041
  3. Le Origini del Male (The Quiet Ones) | Lucky Red | 2 || €233,793 | -18% | €757,611 || 38,272 | 128,563|| 248 | €943

Source: Cinetel

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2013, a year of lights and shadows for the Italian film industry

According to the report presented yesterday by FEdS (the Foundation for Entertainment) and MiBACT (the Ministry of Arts and Culture), 2013 has been a year of “lights and shadows”.

In fact, on one side the Oscar won with The Great Beauty, the all time attendance record (8 million tickets sold, €51.83 million gross) set by the Italian comedy Sole a Catinelle which contributed to increase the market share for national products from 25 to 30 per cent, more films distributed (from 883 to 979, +13.7%), and the boom of first works (from 364 to 453, +24.79%).

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But on the other side, the shadows:  the crisis of “Cinema Paradiso” style single-screen cinemas (from 713 in 2006 to 530 in 2013, -39.4% sales), the collapse of investments (from €493.1 to €357.6 million) and the cut of Fus – the Italian fund for cinema, ndr (from €137.7 in 2007 to €99.7 in 2012 to €91 million in 2013), the lower average investments for 100% Italian productions compared to co-productions (€2.1 vs. €1.69 million).

Ivan Maffeis, President of FEdS claims that the industry, which contributes with €4.4 billion to the Italian GDP, needs largely shared strategies and projects, whereas Nicola Borrelli, General Manager for Cinema at MiBACT, says that all the stakeholders have to define the appropriate actions to address the new challenges of the digital environment.

Box Office Italy | 5-8 June 2014

TITLE | DISTRIBUTOR | WEEKS || GROSS W-E | %CHANGE | TOT GROSS || ADMISSIONS W-E | TOT ADMISSIONS || N° SCREENS | SCREEN AVG

  1. Maleficent | Disney | 2 || €1,695,646 | -62% | €8,812,676 || 256,794 | NA || 732 | €2,316
  2. Edge of Tomorrow | Warner Bros | 2 || €420,505 | -60% | €1,931,199 || 68,330 | NA || 500 | €841
  3. X-Men: Days of Future Past | 20th Century Fox | 3 || €403,422 | -69% | €5,502,934 || 65,966 | NA|| 390 | €1,034

Source: Cinetel

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