GAIN GROUND IN U.S.
Copyright 2002 www.screendaily.com
[ March 26th 2002 ]
a commercial perspective, 2001 was an exceptional
year for European cinema. The box office share
of European films climbed in their home markets
and in the US export market.
to data from the European Audiovisual Observatory
(EAO) the market share of US films in Europe dropped
from 73.7% in 2000 to 66% last year. And four
European films made it into the region's top 20.
Encouragingly for European producers, three of
them Amelie, Bridget Jones's Diary and The Others
achieved wide cross-border distribution in several
European territories. German comedy Der Schuh
Des Manitu achieved 10.5 million admissions in
its national market and, but was also successful
in Austria and Switzerland.
to the EAO the BO share achieved by European films
in the US climbed from 3.6% in 2000 to 4.5% last
year. But this was seen as a recovery with figures
still below 1999 (5.5%) and in 1997 (5.4%).
films at the European BO (2001)
Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone US 39.3
Jones's Diary GB-US 24.7
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Women Want US 19.8
Pie 2 US 19.8
Mummy Returns US 16.5
Away US 16.4
Harbor US 15.0
Of The Apes US 14.7
Park III US 13.7
Schuh Des Manitu Ger 12.5
Croft: Tomb Raider US-UK-Jap-Ger 11.8
Others Sp 10.3
Rouge US-Aus 9.5
Emperor's New Groove US 8.3
Movie 2 US 8.1
European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) Figures
in millions of spectators. Nationality as defined